Terms & Conditions

This website is presented by the Carbon Market Institute (CMI) for the purpose of providing general information relating to carbon markets to the public. By accessing or using this website, you agree to the below terms of use.


The information on this website is provided for general information only and does not constitute professional advice. CMI has used reasonable endeavours to ensure that material contained on this web-site was correct at the time the page was created and last modified. However:

  • CMI does not warrant the accuracy, content, completeness or suitability of the information on this site (or any site linked to this site) for any purpose; this includes (but is not limited to) Registered User Content.
  • No reliance should be made by any user on the material but instead users should make their own independent enquiries with the originating or authorising body.
  • CMI reserves the right to make changes without notice.
  • CMI will not be liable for any claims or damages whatsoever resulting from use or reliance on information in this site.
  • Information provided on this website does not necessarily reflect the official views of CMI but may reflect the views and/or opinions of our members, other individuals or organisations in an effort to facilitate open, informed debate on topical issues.
  • Official policy positions of CMI are identified as such.


External Links

This website contains links to external websites that are operated by third parties. CMI takes no responsibility for and gives no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites, or the presence of a computer virus or malicious software as a result of visiting externally linked websites.

Such third party websites may contain their own privacy statements and terms of use.

Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites.

You may link to the CMI website at your full expense and responsibility.


Browser Compatibility

CMI has tried to ensure the greatest browser compatibility support for all major current systems. CMI’s platform should provide a superior website experience across multiple device and system platforms.

The CMI Website is best viewed using the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 9∗, 10∗ and 11∗ ∗Must set to Compatibility Mode if using Windows 7 or 8
  • Google Chrome 32 and later versions (Tips & Settings)
  • Mozilla Firefox 28 and later versions
  • Apple Safari 5 and later versions
This document sets out the privacy policy of The Carbon Market Institute (CMI) relating to the protection of the privacy of ‘personal information’ as defined by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”).

CMI is an organisation that relies on the use of personal information to add value its services to members. We rely on comprehensive and accurate personal information about our members and other people with whom we deal. We collect information from members and non-members so that we can provide services, manage our professional relationships, manage our business, comply with our legal obligations, communicate effectively and enhance the level of service being offered. We have robust systems and procedures in place to protect your privacy whenever we collect, store, use or disclose your personal information and we are committed to abide by the Privacy Act in the conduct of our business.

The main purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information are to provide services and benefits for our members and to maintain and extend our membership. Our working relationships extend to non-members and overseas affiliated organisations in addition to local and international bodies, governments, regulators, academia and other associated industries.

What kind of personal information do we collect and hold?

In accordance with the Privacy Act, ‘personal information’ means any information by which an individual could be identified. The personal information collected and stored by CMI may includes, but is not limited to:

  • Photographic identification, including driver’s licence or passport;
  • Members’ official and preferred names, titles, address, telephone, e-mail and facsimile contact details (private and business), date of birth and gender;
  • Members’ qualifications, education and academic history, work experience and skills, occupation, employer information, insurance details, areas of practice, areas of interest, details of complaints and disciplinary action;
  • Financial details including credit card numbers, bank account information and financial status of membership;
  • Information from persons who participate in CMI sponsored seminars, conferences or other events and programs.

How do we collect personal information?

Most of the personal information is obtained directly from members when they complete an application for admission, readmission, concession or payment. Personal information may also be collected directly via communication including over the telephone, written correspondence, or communication via our web site.

Personal information is also collected when members participate in a CMI survey and other CMI information gathering projects. We also collect personal information about members and non-members who register for CMI events, seminars and conferences.

How do we use personal information?

We will use personal information to provide a particular product or service and to contact members about matters pertaining to membership of CMI. This includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Assessing membership applications;
  • Processing payments of applications and events;
  • Providing membership services such as CMI Update, Publications and other member benefits;
  • Invitations to partake in working groups, technical seminars, professional development activities and networking activities;
  • Contacting board and working group members to distribute business papers.

We may use personal information for purposes related or ancillary to the main reason we collect it, such as:

  • Internal accounting and administration;
  • Regulatory reporting and compliance;
  • Providing benefits to members through commercial partners;
  • Identifying other services that may be of benefit to members; and
  • In the event of a complaint made against a member, we use the personal information provided to investigate the complaint.

As a not-for-profit organisation, CMI will enter into sponsorship and commercial benefit partnership arrangements with third parties from time to time. When we enter into a sponsorship agreement, we may use personal information to provide members with information about products, services and promotions offered by our sponsors or benefit partners.

The materials displayed on this website, including without limitation all editorial materials, information, photographs, illustrations, artwork and other graphic materials, and names, logos and trade marks, are the property of CMI and are protected by copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property laws.

Any such content may be displayed and printed solely for your personal, non-commercial use within your organisation only provided that any copyright notice on such a display or page is not removed. You agree not to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any such material to any third party without the express prior written consent of CMI.

Save for the above, and unless expressely granted, CMI does not grant any licence or right in, or assign all or part of, its intellectual property rights in the content or applications incorporated into the CMI website or in the user interface of the CMI website.

Grades of Membership


Membership grades include:

  • Corporate Member;
  • Individual Professional; and
  • Student.

Application to any or all of these Membership Categories is open to any individual who:

  • is not less than 16 years of age at the date of application;
  • applies via available CMI pathways specifying the category of Membership he or she wishes to apply for; and
  • agrees to be bound by the Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.

All members are required to indicate they accept all terms and conditions of membership. Applications will not be processed until confirmation is received.

CMI Memberships are individual and are non-transferable, excluding additional membership benefits associated with Corporate Memberships.

Members wishing to resign their membership are required to do so in writing, by mail or email. Please include your CMI Membership number, full name and contact details. Membership fees are non-refundable.


Membership Fees

Information regarding specific fees is as follows:

  • The Application Fee is payable by each applicant for a new professional membership.
  • The Annual Membership Fee payable by a Member is the sum the Board determines for the relevant category of Membership.
  • All Membership Fees are due and payable in advance of the member’s renewal date each year.

If a Member does not pay their Membership fees, their Membership will lapse and they will not have access to CMI membership benefits. If an individual’s membership does lapse or is resigned, that individual must not claim to be an CMI Member.

If CMI incurs any unexpected costs in processing Membership fees, those costs will be charged back to that Member. Costs may include but are not limited to bounced cheque fees and related bank charges.

Membership fees will not be refunded by CMI except where:

  • an application for membership is declined by CMI; or
  • written applications to the Membership Administration Manager to be assessed on a case by case basis.


Forgotten Passwords

Members may retrieve their password by clicking the forgotten password link. An email will be sent to the Member’s registered email address with instructions to reset the password.


CMI Members should log in before purchasing items as certain discounts and/or promotional prices are only available to members. Logging in will automatically update the checkout with member details and discounted member prices for product purchases.

All prices are displayed in Australian dollars (AUD) only.

If EFT is the selected method of payment, note that payment must be cleared prior to product dispatch

Financial Data Security

Our website has in place appropriate security measures to ensure that any data provided to us online is secure.

Any payment information submitted to us (such as credit card details) will be encrypted through out SSL encrypted payment pathways. NO credit card details will be stored on the CMI database.


All cancellations must be notified in writing to event managers (CMI). Cancellations received up to 2 (two) weeks before the event will be refunded in full, less 25% of the fee to cover administration costs. No registration refunds will be made after this date.

Alternatively, your registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation. The event managers must be advised in writing of any alterations or transfers.


CMI event attendees must be appropriately covered for travel insurance, including but not limited to repatriation and medical expenses, as well as public liability insurance.

Intention to Photograph

Attendees and others are advised that photographs and or footage may be taken during CMI events and reproduced for promotional material.