The Australian Science Media Centre ('AusSMC') is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We are bound by the National Privacy Principles set out in the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act).
1. Collection and use of personal information
This site may collect and use:
User's IP address
Date and time of the visit to the Site
Media and/or documents downloaded
Type of browser used
This website may at times utilise cookies to collect and store the above information. To the extent that cookies are used to obtain information, such as that listed above, that information will be used to improve the performance and operation of our website only and will be treated in accordance with this policy.
3. Disclosure of personal information
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our service provider's logs. This information is analysed periodically to determine the Site's usage statistics.
The AusSMC will not disclose your information to a third party except:
in exceptional circumstances, The AusSMC may be required or authorised by law to disclose personal information, for example to law enforcement authorities or to prevent a serious threat to public safety;
or otherwise with your consent.
4. Handling of personal information
The AusSMC will take all reasonable steps to protect all personal information held by it from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
5. Accessing your personal information
We will, at your request, provide you with access to any information which we have collected about you through this website in accordance with Information Privacy Principle 6, Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). To gain access to this information you should contact us.
6. Google Analytics
The AusSMC uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ('Google') to help analyse how our website is used.
If you want to opt-out, download and install the add-on for your current web browser. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is available for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera here.
If you have any questions or concerns about the AusSMC's collection, use or disclosure of personal information, please contact us.