Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer

1. General Provisions

These Terms of Use constitute an agreement made between Melissa Maimann and you ("you," "your" or "User").  This agreement contains the terms and conditions that govern your use of this Website.

By accessing, visiting, browsing, using or attempting to interact with any part of this website, or other services of Melissa Maimann’s (collectively "services"), you agree that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by this agreement.  If you do not agree to be bound by this agreement, please do not access or use any part of this website.

Melissa Maimann reserves the right, from time to time, with or without notice to you, to make changes to this agreement at Melissa Maimann’s sole discretion.  Continued use of any part of this website constitutes your acceptance of such changes.  The most current version of this agreement, which supersedes all previous versions, can be reviewed by clicking on the "terms of use" hyperlink.

2. Access to this site

To make contact with Melissa Maimann, you will be asked to provide certain details and other information. It is a condition of your use of this site that all the information you provide on this site will be correct, current, and complete.  If Melissa Maimann believes the information you provide is not correct, current, or complete, Melissa Maimann has the right to refuse you access to services.

3. Restrictions of Use

You may use this site for purposes expressly permitted by this site.  As a condition of your use of Melissa Maimann’s website(s), you warrant to Melissa Maimann that you will not use the website(s) for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.  For example, you may not (and may not authorise any party to) (i) co-brand this site, or (ii) frame this site without the express prior written permission of Melissa Maimann. For purposes of these Terms of Use, "co-branding" means to display a name, logo or other means of attribution or identification of any party in such a manner as is reasonably likely to give a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute this site or content accessible within this site.  You agree to cooperate with Melissa Maimann in causing any unauthorised co-branding, framing or hyper-linking immediately to cease.  In addition, you may not use Melissa Maimann’s website(s) in any manner which could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the website(s) or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the website(s). You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, content, or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the website(s).

4. Personal and Non-commercial use limitation

Melissa Maimann’s website(s) are for your personal and non-commercial use.  You may not use this site for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without Melissa Maimann’s express prior written consent.  You may not modify, copy, distribute, display, send, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, content, software, products or services obtained from or otherwise connected to Melissa Maimann’s websites with Melissa Maimann’s express permission.

5. Proprietary Information

The material and content accessible from this site, and any other website owned, operated, licensed, or otherwise controlled by Melissa Maimann (the "Content") is the proprietary information of Melissa Maimann or the party that provided or licensed the Content to Melissa Maimann, whereby such providing party retains all right, title, and interest in the Content. Accordingly, the Content may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of Melissa Maimann, except that you may print out a copy of the Content solely for your personal use. In doing so, you may not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark, or any other proprietary notice or legend appearing on any of the Content.


This site may be hyper-linked to other sites that are not maintained by, or related to, Melissa Maimann. Hyper-links to such sites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this site or Melissa Maimann. Melissa Maimann has not reviewed any or all of such sites and is not responsible for the content of those sites. Melissa Maimann is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any hyper-linked site. Hyper-links are to be accessed at the user's own risk, and Melissa Maimann makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness or accuracy of these hyper-links or the sites hyper-linked to this site. Melissa Maimann provides hyper-links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any hyper-link to a third-party site does not necessarily imply endorsement by Melissa Maimann of that site or any association with its operators.

7. Indemnity

You will indemnify and hold Melissa Maimann harmless from any breach of these Terms of Use by you, including any use of Content other than as expressly authorised in these Terms of Use. You agree that the Indemnified Parties will have no liability in connection with any such breach or unauthorised use, and you agree to indemnify any and all resulting loss, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees of the Indemnified Parties in connection therewith. You will also indemnify and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the information accessed from this site.

8. Trademarks and Copyrights

Trademarks, service marks, logos, and copyrighted works appearing in this site are the property of Melissa Maimann or the party that provided the trademarks, services marks, logos, and copyrighted works to Melissa Maimann.  Melissa Maimann and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, logos, and copyrighted works to Melissa Maimann retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, logos, and copyrighted works appearing in this site.

All contents of Melissa Maimann’s websites are Copyright © 2013 Melissa Maimann. All rights reserved

9. Miscellaneous

If any part of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

These Terms of Use along with any additional terms and conditions included by Melissa Maimann on this site together constitute the entire agreement among the parties relating to this subject matter, superseding all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Melissa Maimann with respect to Melissa Maimann’s websites.

A printed version of such documents and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to the agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, any additional terms and conditions on this site will govern any additional items to which they pertain.

Melissa Maimann may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting.


All information contained on the www.essentialbirthconsulting.com.au website is intended for informational and educational purposes. The information is not intended nor suited to be a replacement or substitute for midwifery assessment or advice.   

We urge you to always seek the advice of your midwife or obstetrician with respect to your condition or questions.  As a recipient of information from this website, you are not establishing a midwife/patient relationship. There is no replacement for personal midwifery care and advice from your midwife.