The "Know Your Risk" website (Website) is owned and operated by The Anti-Cancer Foundation of South Australia ABN 29 .53 873 822 (Cancer Council SA).

The content and services of the Website have been developed by Cancer Council SA and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Org No. 108 619 709 (CSIRO). Funding assistance has been provided by the Jodi Lee Foundation Pty Ltd ACN 145 489 489 (Jodi Lee Foundation) (and together with CSIRO, the Project Partners).

Please read the following terms and conditions of use carefully before using this website. By using this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions as they appear from time to time. Cancer Council SA may change the content of the Website, the services offered by the Website and these terms and conditions at its discretion without notice. Amendments will be effective immediately. By continuing to use the Website you accept these terms and conditions as they apply from time to time.


You agree that we may handle your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy on the Website. If you provide us with personal information of a person other than yourself you warrant that that person has consented to Cancer Council SA collecting and handling their personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


Information provided on this Website is provided "as is" and for general information purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition. You should not rely upon the Website as a substitute for qualified health professional advice, consultations or care. If you have, or suspect you have a medical condition, you should consult a qualified health professional.

The Website cannot predict if you will develop, or if you have bowel cancer. It estimates your risk based on the information provided by the user and according to the evidence based recommendations outlined in the National Health and Medical Research Council's endorsed guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer.

While the Cancer Council SA takes reasonable care to regularly monitor and update the Website content, the Cancer Council SA and Project Partners make no representation as to the currency, accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of the information. The information is subject to continuing changes as a result of ongoing and new clinical research, clinical practice guidelines, clinical experiences, professional differences of opinion, human error in preparing this information and unique differences in individuals situations.

The Cancer Council SA and Project Partners are not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on any of the information or material posted on the Website. If you use or otherwise rely on any of the information on the Website you are responsible for ensuring by independent verification its currency, accuracy, completeness and reliability. You should obtain any appropriate professional health advice relevant to your particular circumstances.

If the Website identifies you as having an elevated risk of bowel cancer following your completion of the questionnaire on the Website, you should visit your general practitioner to discuss these results and any health care and risk management options, that your general practitioner recommends.

If you believe you are experiencing symptoms that are consistent with those of bowel cancer, you should consult with your general practitioner immediately.


The Cancer Council SA and the Project Partners, and each of their respective agents, instrumentalities, officers or employees, and any other contributors to the Website, will not be liable for any loss, damage, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees and disbursements and the costs of investigation and litigation and the amount of any settlement, judgment, interest, fines and penalties) of any person resulting from accessing, downloading, using or relying on the Website or any information on the Website.

Insofar as the Website and these terms of use apply to a supply of goods or services to a consumer within the meaning of the Australian Consumer Law, nothing contained in these terms and condition of use excludes, restricts or modifies the application of any provision, the exercise of any right or remedy, or the imposition of any liability under the Australian Consumer Law, provided that, to the extent that the Australian Consumer Law permits the Cancer Council SA and the Project Partners to limit their liability, then the Cancer Council SA and the Project Partners liability will be limited to:

  1. in the case of services, the cost of supplying the services again or payment of the cost of having the services supplied again; and
  2. in the case of goods, the cost of replacing the goods, supplying equivalent goods or having the goods repaired, or payment of the cost of replacing the goods, supplying equivalent goods or having the goods repaired.

Otherwise, to the extent permitted by law, any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied into these terms and conditions is hereby excluded.


Reference on the Website to any commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any individual or organisation does not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by Cancer Council SA or the Project Partners.

The Cancer Council SA and the Project Partners do not take any responsibility and make no representations, either express or implied, as to the quality, accuracy, reliability or credibility of material supplied by each other or by third parties.


You agree to indemnify the Cancer Council SA and Project Partners and each of their agents, instrumentalities, officers and employee and to keep them indemnified, against all loss, actions, proceedings, costs, expenses (including legal fees on a solicitor and own client basis), claims and damages arising from any breach by you of these terms and conditions, and reliance by you on any information or material obtained through the Website and your access to and/or use of the website.

Intellectual Property

Copyright and all other intellectual property rights in materials contained on the website are owned by or licensed to Cancer Council SA. No intellectual property rights or other rights in and to the information and materials on the Website are transferred to users of the Website.

Except as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), or any other applicable law in your location, you may not adapt, reproduce, publish or distribute copies of any materials contained or available on the Website (including, but not limited to text, logos, graphics, photographs, video clips, trade marks, garment graphics, sounds or images) in any form (including by e-mail or other electronic means).

In the event that you suggest any improvements, developments, variations or modifications to the Website, you agree that if Cancer Council SA chooses to act on a suggestion, all intellectual property rights will be owned by Cancer Council SA.

Links to external websites

The Website contains links to other websites that are external to the Website. Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained. The Cancer Council SA takes reasonable care in linking to websites that offer credible information and up-to-date or evidence-based medical information but has no direct control over the content of the linked sites, nor the changes that may occur to the content on those sites.

The Cancer Council SA makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, quality, fitness for purpose or any other aspect of the information on those linked sites. Any links to another site should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation by the Cancer Council SA of any information, goods or services contained on the Website. Your use of the links to other sites is entirely at your own risk.

Risk of damage to computer

The Cancer Council SA provides no guarantee that the Website will be free of infection, viruses, defects, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your computer system. The Cancer Council does not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your computer systems which arises in connection with your use of this Website or any linked websites.

The Cancer Council SA cannot and does not guarantee that access to the Website will be uninterrupted or error free.

Termination of Access

These terms and conditions and your access to the Website may be terminated by Cancer Council SA at any time without notice. All disclaimers, retractions and limitations of liability will survive termination.


If Cancer Council SA waives any rights available to it under these terms and conditions on one occasion, this does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, it will be severed from these terms and conditions and the remaining provisions will continue in full force.

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws in force in South Australia, Australia. You acknowledge and agree that any disputes in relation to this website are to be determined by the courts of South Australia, in accordance with the laws of South Australia.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome through the website's contact us page.