Terms of Use

How Safe Is Your Car Terms of Use

The use of the howsafeisyourcar.com.au web site by a person ("User") is subject to these Terms of Use.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully, as they contain important information, including warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability.

By using this web site, Users agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not accept TAC's Terms of Use please refrain from accessing and using the web site.

TAC may amend these Terms of Use from time to time by posting the amended version on this web site. If the amendment is likely to have a significant detrimental impact on Users, the TAC will make such changes to these Terms of Use 5 days after it has notified Users of the amendment on the web site’s homepage. By continuing to use the howsafeisyourcar.com.au web site after the Terms of Use have been amended you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use as amended.

1. Use of this web site

The information on this web site is provided for general informational purposes only. Users access the web site, and rely on the material contained in the web site, at their own risk. Users must make their own independent enquiries before making decisions about their particular circumstances.

2. Third party information

The following information on this web site is provided by third parties:

  • Public Collision Test Data is provided by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program Committee ("NCAP") ;
  • Used Car Safety Ratings are provided by the Used Car Safety Ratings Advisory Committee, using data produced by the Monash University Accident Research Centre; and
  • Vehicle Information is provided by Redbook Pty Ltd.
  • can only be used as a basis for determining the relative safety of a vehicle;
  • may be based on only certain types of collision tests
  • the information provided on the web site is accurate, complete, up to date or suitable for any purpose;
  • the web site itself is free from any computer viruses, other malicious code or other defects; or
  • Users' access to the web site will be continuous or uninterrupted.

The Transport Accident Commission ("TAC") does not verify the accuracy of any third party information provided on this web site. That information is provided "as is" and, subject to any terms implied by law that cannot be excluded, TAC accepts no responsibility for it. Any queries or concerns about third party information provided on this web site must be directed to the relevant third party, as identified above.

Click the links below for contact details for each of these third parties.

3. User acknowledgements

Users acknowledge that:

(a) Public Collision Test Data and Used Car Safety Ratings:

(b) it is not possible to guarantee the safety of any particular vehicle;

(c) by providing information on this web site, TAC is neither endorsing nor discrediting the vehicles of any particular manufacturer;

(d) the prices quoted for vehicles normally exclude government and statutory charges;

(e) use of Redbook Vehicle Information is subject to further terms and conditions.

4. Prohibited Use

4.1 Users must not, at any time:

(a) adapt, translate, reverse engineer, dissemble or decompile the web site or any part of the web site;

(b) directly or indirectly, introduce or permit the introduction of, any virus, worm, trojan or other malicious code or item of a destructive nature in or on the web site or in any way corrupt, degrade or disrupt the web site;

(c) reformat or frame any part of the web pages that form part of the web site;

(d) use the web site to violate the security of any computer network, to crack passwords or security encryption codes, or to transfer or store unlawful material (including, without limitation, material that is threatening or obscene); or

(e) use the web site for any purpose that is unlawful, breaches any applicable code of conduct, infringes a third party’s rights or is otherwise prohibited by these Terms of Use.

5. Disclaimer of warranties and representations

Except as required by law, TAC gives no express or implied warranties, and makes no representations in relation to this web site. In particular, while care has been taken in creating the web site, TAC does not warrant or represent that:

6. Data and valuations Disclaimer

Automotive Data Services Pty Ltd (RedBook) has prepared this data and valuations from information gathered from a variety of sources. Whilst all care is taken in producing the data and valuations, RedBook cannot guarantee or make any representations regarding the use of, or reliance, on it. RedBook is not responsible for all the information provided to it and you should not rely on the data or valuations without making your own independent assessment of the vehicle and other sources of information. RedBook is not liable for any loss or damages (other than in respect of any liability which may not lawfully be excluded) relating to your use of, or reliance on, this valuation and data.

Personal and Non Commercial Use Only

Data and valuations on this website are provided for your personal and non-commercial use only. You must not, without the written approval of the Website owner:

  • modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish or licence any data and valuations from this website;
  • use or attempt to use any data and valuations published on this website to create any web site or publication;
  • mirror or frame any data and valuations published within this website;
  • use any automated process of any sort to query, access or copy any data and valuations on this website or generate or compile any document or database based on the data and valuations published on this website; or
  • transfer or sell any data and valuations offered on this website;
  • Used Car Safety Ratings and Australasian New Car Assessment Program - contact the TAC here in the first instance

The website owner may terminate your right to access and use this website at any time.

7. Limitation of TAC's liability

Where conditions and warranties implied by law cannot be excluded, TAC limits its liability, where it is entitled to do so, to the resupply of the relevant service, or paying the User the cost of that resupply. Otherwise, TAC and its officers, employees, agents and representatives will not be liable for any loss or damage (including consequential loss or damage) to any person, however caused (whether by negligence or otherwise) which may arise directly or indirectly in respect of any error, omission or misrepresentation in any information provided on this web site, the Users accessing or using this web site or any linked web site or arising out of any reliance on information contained or accessed through the TAC web site.

8. Links to third party web sites

The TAC web site may contain links to other web sites that are not operated or controlled by TAC. Those links are provided for convenience only and may not be current. Provision of a link should not be construed as an endorsement or approval of the third party web site by TAC. The TAC is not responsible for the content of third party web sites, which are not covered by these Terms of Use. The TAC does not provide any warranty, or assume any responsibility, regarding the quality, accuracy, source, merchantability, fitness for purpose or any other aspect of the material on third party web sites. The TAC does not warrant that material on third party web sites will not infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person. Users access those web sites at their own risk. Third party web sites should have their own Terms of Use, which TAC encourages Users to read.

9. Availability and use

This web site is designed for use within Australia only. Public Collision Test Data, Used Car Safety Ratings, Redbook Vehicle Information and vehicle descriptions relate to Australian vehicles only and may not be applicable to vehicles with the same or similar descriptions or names in other jurisdictions.

10. Copyright and Trademarks

Copyright in the material in this web site is owned by, or licensed to, the TAC. Users may download information from this web site and print out that information, but only for their own private, non-commercial use. Otherwise, except as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), no part of the web site may be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent of TAC. Requests for consent should be directed to TAC.

The web site also contains trade marks which may be registered or otherwise protected by law. These include trademarks registered by TAC and trademarks of third parties. Users are not permitted to use trade marks available on this web site in or as part of their own trademarks, in connection with their activities, products or services, in a misleading or confusing manner or in a manner that disparages TAC's information, products or services.

For any copyright or trademark enquiries contact us here.

11. Indemnity

Each User indemnifies and holds the TAC, its employees, officers and agents harmless from and against any claims, liability, expenses, losses, damages and costs (including legal costs and expenses on a solicitor own client basis) (Loss) incurred by any of those indemnified where such Loss was caused, directly or indirectly, by that User’s access to or use of the web site.

12. Jurisdiction

The content, operation and interpretation of this web site and these Terms of Use will be governed by the laws of the State of Victoria. The User agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Victoria in the event of a dispute arising out of, or in connection with, this web site.

13. Security of information

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can ever be guaranteed as totally secure. While the TAC uses reasonable efforts to protect such information, the TAC does not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which Users transmit to the TAC in connection with the web site. Accordingly, any information which Users transmit to the TAC is transmitted at their own risk. Nevertheless, once the TAC receives the Users' transmissions, the TAC will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of this information.

14. Termination of access

Access to this web site may be terminated at any time by the TAC without notice.

15. Contact details

Data sources remain the same.