Australian Council ("Australian Council") operates australiancouncil.org and may operate other websites. It is Australian Council's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Australian Council collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Australian Council's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Australian Council's visitors use its website. From time to time, Australian Council may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Australian Council also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on australiancouncil.org blogs/sites. Australian Council only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Australian Council's websites choose to interact with Australian Council in ways that require Australian Council to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Australian Council gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at australiancouncil.org to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Australian Council are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Australian Council collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Australian Council. Australian Council does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Australian Council may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Australian Council may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Australian Council does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Australian Council discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Australian Council's behalf or to provide services available at Australian Council's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Australian Council's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Australian Council will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Australian Council discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Australian Council believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Australian Council, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Australian Council website and have supplied your email address, Australian Council may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Australian Council and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Australian Council takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Australian Council, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Australian Council goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Australian Council may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.