Privacy Policy


When we talk about ‘us’, we mean the business that operates the PostdocTraining website, the PostdocTraining products and services, the Career Control for Researchers websites and the Career Control for Researchers products and services. When we talk about ‘you’, we mean the person using these websites, products or services.

‘Personal information’ is information that would identify you, or from which you can be identified. It is important to us to protect your personal information. We don’t give it away or sell it and we have effective systems in place to protect it.


We collect personal information about you when you give it to us, usually when you complete an online form. We don’t collect your information from anywhere or anyone else.

We may also use ‘cookies’ so that you can customize our web pages or so that you do not have to keep filling in your details repeatedly. If you want to find out more about ‘cookies’ and how they work, we suggest you look up Wikipedia.


We use your personal information in an effort to tailor your experience of our websites, products and services specifically for you. We want to offer you products and information you want, not material you have no interest in.


If you have received a mailing from us then your email address is either listed with us as someone who has expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future (‘opt-in’), or you have previously purchased or expressed interest in our products and services.

Each email we send contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us, or to change your details. If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of the email.


Data that you have given to us about you is stored remotely through Mailchimp and data safety is maintained by Mailchimp’s strict standards ( From time to time we will generate a back-up of user data on a hard drive that is not connected to the internet.


We don’t give away or sell your personal information. We will disclose your personal information if we are legally compelled to. We might from time to time use another provider to help deliver our products or services to you. If they need your personal information to complete that delivery we will require them to use your information only for that purpose and then destroy it.


We have no control over the information that can be accessed through links from our website. You use links to such information at your own risk. If you post your personal information in a public forum, we have no control over how it is used and no responsibility to protect it for you.


We use Mailchimp ( to manage our subscriber lists. You can update your details via the link on any emails that we send to you, or by contacting us.


Let us know if you have any feedback or concerns regarding the way we manage your personal information via the Contact Us page. We will take action to fix any problems, within reason. We will update this privacy policy from time to time, including to meet our legal obligations. 



When you read the words ‘us’, ‘our’ or ‘we’, it means PostdocTraining. The words ‘you’ or ‘your’ means you, the visitor to our website or user of our products and services.

This website is operated by The Outset Trust trading as PostdocTraining, ABN 19 925 159 501. Contact address: PO Box 953, Toowong, Brisbane, QLD 4066, Australia; or email

By using our website you accept these terms of use. It you don’t agree, your remedy is to stop using our website. We may update these terms of use from time to time, so you should revisit them each time you use our website, if you have any concerns.   


Our website may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of a Linked Site. We are not responsible for any form of transmission received from any Linked Site. Links are provided to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of a Linked Site, or any association with its operators.


As a condition of your use of this website, you warrant that you will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms of use. You may not use this website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair this website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of this website. You agree not to hack into areas of this website that are not intentionally made available by us.


We expect you to show common courtesy and respect when using this website. This website may use services that provide members of the public with the opportunity to publish comments or opinions. You agree to use the services on this website only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular products and services we provide. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using this website, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy) of others.
  • Post or distribute any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Upload any material protected by intellectual property laws unless you own or control those rights or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload any material that has been altered to remove proper legal notices.
  • Download any material posted by another user that you know, suspect or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless we provide a particular forum for those messages.
  • Conduct or forward spam, surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying our website services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines that we proscribe.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.

Material uploaded to any part of our website may be subject to stated limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for complying with those limitations if you download the material.


Always use caution when giving out any identifying information about yourself or others anywhere on the internet. We do not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any part of this website where users are able to contribute their own posts and material. We specifically disclaim any liability with regard to those parts of this website and any actions resulting from your participation in using those parts of this website. Managers and hosts of forums and blogs are not authorized spokespeople for PostdocTraining, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of our business.


We are not obligated to monitor the posts and materials published by members of the public on this website. However, we reserve the right to review materials that are posted and to remove any materials at our sole discretion. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, at our sole discretion.


We do not claim ownership of the materials you post on any of part of this website (including feedback and suggestions). However, by posting any information or material you are granting PostdocTraining, our affiliated companies and necessary sub-licensees permission to use your information or material in connection with the operation of our and their businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your information or material; and to publish your name in connection with your information or material. No compensation will be paid to you with respect to that use of your material or information.

We are under no obligation to post or use any material or information you may provide and may remove any of your material or information from this website at any time at our sole discretion.  By posting your material or information you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights necessary for you to post that material or information.


24-hour access to this website, including areas restricted to members or program participants, cannot be guaranteed at all times due to 3rd-party involvement in hosting and operating the website.


We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your access to this website and the related services or any portion of it at any time, without notice.



You specifically acknowledge and agree that your use of this website and products and services found on this website are at your own risk. Anything available via this website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information on and available via the website. We make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of anything contained on this website, for any purpose, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. Anything contained on this website is provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind, unless specifically stated otherwise.

The information and services offered by PostdocTraining are for educational purposes, to help members and program participants develop clarity of direction, the capabilities and the confidence to achieve their maximum potential. The information, products and services we provide are not accredited by a third party and do not lead to any formal certification. We do not guarantee any results based on the information you receive.

You acknowledge and agree that no information or advice provided by us constitutes medical, legal or financial advice or advice of any other regulated industry or creates a warranty of any kind with respect to this website and you acknowledge that you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation. Any legal information on this website is for information only and does not replace the need for specific advice relevant to your particular circumstances.

This disclaimer applies to the fullest extent permitted by law, and shall survive any termination or expiration of this agreement or your use of this website or the services found on this website.



We will not be liable to you or any other person or entity for any damages whatsoever arising as a result of your use of this website in any way. In addition, where warranties are implied by law, you acknowledge and agree that the total aggregate liability to us is limited to the total amount paid by you for the particular products or services that are the subject of the cause of action, even if those products or services were provided to you without cost.

This limitation of liability applies to the fullest extent permitted by law, and shall survive any termination or expiration of this agreement or your use of this website or the products and services found on this website.



This agreement is governed by the laws of Queensland, Australia and you consent to the non-exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Queensland, Australia in any and all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website. Use of this website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms of use, including without limitation this paragraph. If you are resident in a jurisdiction where the use of this website is unauthorized, it is your responsibility to cease using this website. 



You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and PostdocTraining as a result of this agreement or use of this website.

Our performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in this agreement can be used to inhibit our right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this website, or with regard to information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.



If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.



Unless otherwise specified in these terms of use, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and PostdocTraining with respect to this website.



All contents of this website, and the products and services provided by us, are copyright by PostdocTraining. Please contact should you require permission to reproduce any of the contents of this site. The names of actual companies and products mentioned on this website may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Where any fictitious companies, organizations, products, people and events are depicted on this website as examples, no association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

Permission: Only your personal use of our copyright materials is permitted, which means that you may access, download, or print such materials for your personal use only. Commercial use of any sort is expressly prohibited. You agree not to change or delete any copyright or proprietary notice from materials downloaded from this site or any site accessible through this site. Any requests for our permission to publish, copy, reproduce, distribute, transfer, or otherwise use any materials contained in the web site should be directed to Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.

For any questions, comments, feedback or complaints please contact

We reserve the right to change our Terms of Use at any time. Consult this website for the latest revision.

This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use were prepared by © 2010.



Members of PostdocTraining and participants in Career Control for Researchers are subject to the same Terms of Use and Privacy Policy as all visitors to this website. Beyond these, below are further terms specifically for members:


If you are a member of PostdocTraining you will receive eclasses, a monthly news service, access to advice via email on career-related matters, access to the Career Options Masterlist and the right to mentoring phonecalls with a staff member of PostdocTraining as specified in the membership offer. You will have access to these features in return for the membership fee.

If you are a participant in Career Control for Researchers, you will receive eclasses, the right to take part in career-related webinars, access to the Career Options Masterlist and the option of joining a moderated LinkedIn discussion forum on career issues, in return for the participation fee stipulated.


24-hour access to this website, including areas restricted to members or program participants, cannot be guaranteed at all times due to 3rd-party involvement in hosting and operating the website.


Memberships and program participation are sold as one-person access licences and are not transferrable. This includes any arrangement reached for a discounted offer for several users joining at the same time. In such cases, each user of a group will receive his or her own log-in details to access our services at a discounted rate related to the number of members joining together. If one or several members subsequently cancel their membership, the remaining members may be charged based on the remaining number of members in that group.


Please note that unsubscribing by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in our emails will only stop the emails being sent, and will not cancel any future payments due.

You can cancel your subscription to membership of PostdocTraining by using the following steps:

  1. Log into your PayPal account.
  2. Under ‘My Account’, put your cursor over ‘Profile’ and click on ‘More Options’.
  3. Under the ‘Financial Information’ column, click on ‘My preapproved payments’.
  4. Click on the payment you wish to cancel, and then click ‘Cancel Payment’.

This will unsubscribe you from your membership.


Data that you have given to us about you is stored remotely through Mailchimp and data safety is maintained by Mailchimp’s strict standards ( From time to time we will generate a back-up of user data on a hard drive that is not connected to the internet. We do not capture or store any of your financial data and your payments are managed and processed through Paypal’s secure payments system.

For any questions, comments, feedback or complaints please contact

We reserve the right to change our Terms of Membership and Program Participation at any time. Consult ‘Privacy and Terms’ on the PostdocTraining or Career Control for Researchers websites for the most up-to-date version.