Privacy statement

For the purpose of this document, the owner and operator of this website will be knows as 'the association'.

The association is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the party's Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the association's website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The association collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The association also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postcode code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. This information may be gathered voluntarily by the submitter as part of site registration or other collection point forms.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the association through services such as form submission and Google Anaytics. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by the association for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the association's Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the association's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The association does not read any of your private online communications.

The association encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from the party so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The association is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the party and the association's family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

The association collects and uses your personal information to operate the association's Web site and deliver the services you have requested. The association also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the association and its affiliates. The association may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The association will provide your personal details the Australian Electoral Commission as part of your application to join the association, and in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Electoral Commission. The association is not responsible for the use of your data by the Australian Electoral Commission.

The association does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The association may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, the association may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the association, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The association does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Use of Cookies

The association's Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

1st party Cookies used on this site

The association does not use or directly use 1st party cookies on this site.

3rd party Cookies used on this site

The following 3rd party cookies are used on our site:

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Google Privacy policy

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize an association's Webs Site page, or register with the association's site or services, a cookie helps the association to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same association site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the association features that you customized.

How to control and delete cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the association's Web sites you visit.

Visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.

Security of your Personal Information

The association secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The association secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

The association will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The association encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the association is protecting your information.