The Garvan websites ( and and the supporter section of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre website ( are administered by the Garvan Research Foundation, the marketing and fundraising arm of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

When you set up a personal fundraising page on the Garvan or The Kinghorn Cancer Centre website, please be aware that your personal fundraising page is accessible to the public. The personal details you enter when registering and creating your page, other than your name (i, address, email address etc) are not available to the public, however anything you upload onto your page or that you write in the body text section of your page will be viewable by the public.

You must ensure that any content you upload onto the site (including photographs) is not obscene, offensive, defamatory or racist and does not breach any law or regulation or any intellectual property rights of a third party or any right or duty owed to a third party. This means that if any of the content you upload is copyright protected, you must obtain the copyright owner’s written permission in order to use it. You should also obtain permission from anyone appearing in your photograph.

You must not use the website in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the site or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way. You must not use the site to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organisation.

You must not use the site to send junk or spam email.

The Garvan Research Foundation reserves the right to remove any content from any page without notice at its sole discretion.

You must not to attempt to modify, adapt, translate, sell, or otherwise interfere with this web site or any other web site.

You must not attempt to bypass the network firewall.

You must not to use any part of this website which you are not authorised to use or devise ways to circumvent security in order to access part of this web site which you are not authorised to access. This includes but is not limited to scanning networks with the intent to breach and/or evaluate security, whether or not the intrusion results in access. You must not to use or attempt to use this website for any unlawful, criminal or negligent purpose. This includes but is not limited to password cracking, social engineering (defrauding others into releasing their passwords), denial-of-service attacks, harmful and malicious destruction of data, injection of computer viruses and intentional invasion of privacy.

In the event that you become aware of any content which breaches any of the above rules, please notify us immediately by emailing

There may be links to other websites on the Garvan and The Kinghorn Cancer Centre websites. The Garvan Research Foundation accepts no responsibility for any of the material on these websites.

Under 16 Years of Age

There are different rules for the use of this site depending on whether you are over 16 or not.

If you are under 16, you require the permission of a parent or guardian to create a personal fundraising page. We must receive this permission in writing. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted to build a personal fundraising page.

You can download the parental consent form here and mail to Garvan Research Foundation, 384 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, or fax (02) 9295 8151, or alternatively you can scan the signed consent form and email to This form must be received within 5 days of the fundraising page being built or Garvan Research Foundation will delete the personal fundraising page.

It is a condition of use of our website that any person under the age of 16 building a personal fundraising page must be appropriately supervised by an adult. The supervision requirements are as follows:

  • • Children under the age of 16 building personal fundraising pages must do so under the supervision of a parent or an adult delegated by the parent.
  • • Children between the ages of 8 and 12 building personal fundraising pages must do so under the direct supervision of parent or an adult delegated by the parent.


If you have any concerns whatsoever about a child’s use of our services, please notify us immediately by emailing us at or call 1300 73 66 77.

It is your (or if you are under 16, your parent or guardian’s) responsibility to ensure that the photographs and copy posted on your personal fundraising page do not put you at any risk in any way, physically or emotionally. Do not include any personal or confidential information on your fundraising pages.

Notes to Parents/Guardians

It is your responsibility to check that the content posted on the personal fundraising pages is appropriate for the age of the child.

Privacy Policy

The Garvan Research Foundation understands the importance of protecting your private information. We comply with the relevant legislation and the Australian Privacy Principles. Our Privacy Policy details how we protect your information.

Site Security

When you provide personal information such as your name and address and credit cards details on this website, this information is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security, with Server Gated Cryptography that provides 128-bit step-up encryption. The website is fully authenticated by Thawte, a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program.