Information collection and privacy protection

We make every effort to adhere to the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites developed by the Australian Privacy Commissioner (available at http://www.privacy.gov.au/issues/p7_2.html), and Information Privacy Principles (see Glossary below) 1 to 3 and 10 and 11 of the Privacy Act 1988 (a copy of the Act is available at SCALEplus the legal information retrieval system owned by the Australian Attorney General’s Department at http://scaleplus.law.gov.au).

This page explains the type of information that is collected by us, how such information is used, and under what circumstances and to whom it may be disclosed. If you have any privacy concerns, you should contact us.

Your email address

We will only record your email address in the event that you send us a message by email or if you register requesting notifications. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to any mailing lists without your prior consent by way of a specific request in writing. We will not use or disclose your email address for any other purpose, without your prior written consent.

Clickstream data and cookies

We use a ‘cookie’ for maintaining contact with a user through a website session. A cookie is a small file supplied by us and stored by the web browser software on your computer when you access this site. (An explanation of cookies generally can be found at the site of the Australian Privacy Commissioner). The cookie allows us to recognise you as an individual as you move from one page to another.
This cookie will be immediately lost when you end your internet session and shut down your computer. Our copy of your information will be automatically deleted twenty minutes after you last used the system. This information is only used to help you use our website systems more efficiently, not to track your movements through the internet, or to record private information about you.

Any system on this website that records information about you will specifically ask your permission first. We make a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • the user’s server address
  • the user’s top level domain name
  • the date and time of access to the site
  • pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • the previous site visited

This information is analysed to show broken links in our website, bottlenecks, and other site problems. We use this information to redesign for efficiency of use.

No attempt will be made to identify anonymous users or their browsing activities unless legally compelled to do so, such as in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider’s log files.

Personal information

Information provided through this website complies with Information Privacy Principles (see Glossary below), and particularly principles 1 to 3 and 10 and 11.

Queries, concerns and further information

If you have any queries, concerns or require further information relating to privacy and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, please contact us.

Glossary

Domain name
The code for the country or type of internet connection a user comes from, such as ‘.com’ ‘.gov’ ‘.au’ ‘.uk’

Information Privacy Principles
11 principles established under section 14 of the Privacy Act 1988. Commonwealth and ACT government agencies must comply with these principles in their handling of personal information in their possession. The principles can be accessed at SCALEplus, the legal information retrieval system owned by the Australian Attorney General’s Department (at http://scaleplus.law.gov.au).

Internet Service Provider
A company or organisation that provides access to the internet for users.

Law enforcement agency
An agency of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory such as the Australian Federal Police, which exercises powers such as executing a warrant to seize documentation or goods or to search premises etc.

Notification
Automatic advice of new or updated material available via the Foundation, provided to a user who registers for this service.