Terms and Conditions

Health and Wellbeing Queensland, Podsquad App  

These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) apply to your access to, and use of, the Podsquad App (“the App”), developed by Health and Wellbeing Queensland (“we,” “us,” or “our”), which is governed by the Queensland Government. By accessing and using the App, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please refrain from using the App. 

1. App Description 

The Podsquad App is a free play-based mobile application designed for children aged 5-12 and their families, with the aim of supporting health promoting behaviour change. It provides access to educational content, activities, and resources related to nutrition, physical activity and sleep. It is available for Apple and Android devices. 

2. Family Account Registration 

Parents or legal guardians (“Parents”) are required to register a family account to use the Podsquad App on behalf of their children. By creating a family account, Parents agree to: 

a. Provide accurate and up-to-date information during the registration process; This includes your name and email address; 

b. Be responsible for keeping your account information, including your password and parental PIN, secure; 

c. Be responsible for the actions of all family members using the App; and 

d. Ensure that all family members using the App comply with these Terms. 

3. Your Privacy 

Protecting your family’s privacy is important to us. We adhere to relevant data protection laws and have implemented safeguards to protect the privacy and personal information of your family. By using the Podsquad App, Parents acknowledge and consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information in accordance with our Podsquad Privacy Statement. 

4. Responsible use of the App 

a. The Podsquad App is provided for informational and educational purposes, and to support health promoting behaviour change. We do not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or suitability of the content provided within the App for your personal circumstances. Users are solely responsible for their reliance on any information obtained through the App. 

b. Users must not use the Podsquad App in a way that: 

i. Violates any applicable laws, regulations, or third-party rights, including any act that would constitute a breach of the privacy or any other legal rights of a person;  

ii. Contains or promotes harmful, obscene, or inappropriate content;  

iii. Interferes with the functionality or security of the App or any connected systems; and  

iv. Attempts to gain unauthorised access to the App or its related systems. 

5. Intellectual Property 

All intellectual property rights related to the Podsquad App, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, trademarks, audio, video, and source code, are the property of Health and Wellbeing Queensland. The App is for your personal use only. You warrant that you will not: 

a. modify, copy, distribute, reproduce, publish, licence, commercially exploit, transfer, or sell any content, software, products, or services contained within or related to the App; 

b. prepare derivative works of, or reverse engineer, the App; 

c. knowingly or negligently use the App in a way that abuses or disrupts our networks, user accounts, or App; 

d. transmit through the App any harassing, indecent, obscene, fraudulent, or unlawful material; 

e. market, or resell the App to any third party; 

f. use the App to send unauthorised advertising, or spam; or 

g. harvest, collect or gather user data without their consent. 

6. Disclaimer of Warranty 

The Podsquad App is provided “as is,” without warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied. We do not guarantee that the App will be error-free or uninterrupted, or that it will meet your specific requirements. Users acknowledge and agree that their use of the App is at their own risk. 

7. Limitation of Liability 

To the fullest extent permitted by law, Health and Wellbeing Queensland and its employees, and affiliates shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages arising from the use or inability to use the Podsquad App or any content therein. 

8. Modifications and Termination 

We reserve the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Podsquad App or any part thereof, at any time and for any reason, without prior notice. We may also update these Terms from time to time. Users are encouraged to review the Terms regularly for any changes. 

9. Governing Law 

a. These terms and conditions are governed by the law of Queensland and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts operating in Queensland. 

b. If any of these terms and conditions are invalid or unenforceable, they will be severed, and the rest of the terms and conditions will remain in force. 

c. All records will be retained and disposed of in accordance with the Public Records Act 2002 (Qld). 

10. Contact Information 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these Terms or the Podsquad App, please contact us at podsquad@hw.qld.gov.au. 

By using the Podsquad App, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to these Terms and Conditions. 

Last updated: 20 October 2023 


Last updated 28 November 2023