This site endorses the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner's National Principles for the Fair Handling of Personal Information. This policy conforms to those principles.
This website is owned by The National Forum ABN 67101843396, a not-for-profit Australian public company limited by guarantee. The company's contact details are:
Telephone: +61 7 3252 1470; or
Post: PO Box 1365, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006, Australia.
Information collection and use
Our website host server automatically logs information about visits for the purposes of providing access to the site. This information is limited to the standard computer-contact information and includes the viewer's IP address, browser type, referring URL, date and time of visit, pages requested, and top-level domain name. These logs are used for the purposes of administering our site and improving our product. They do not contain any information about the person using the computers that connect to our site.
The Editor collects personal information about our users only for the purposes of adding them to our subscription list or obtaining their feedback via our forms. That information is limited to a name, email address and other preferences that the user may volunteer. We collect only the information supplied by the user.
Information storage and security
The computer logs are stored on the host ftp server and occasionally downloaded to our office computers for analysis. Our databases of subscribers and Research Project participants are stored on our office computers. No copies are made by us for any purpose other than as above.
We do not disclose any information about our readers to any third party in the normal course of our business. We do not allow this information to be accessed by any other entities. We would only do so if required to by law.
The On Line Focus Project, which is associated with this site, collects details about people who have expressed an interest in participating in the research project. That information is limited to the details required to group, select and contact those people for the purposes of the research project and additional information supplied by the nominating person through their participation in the project.
Access to our information
Any person about whom we hold information is able to view, correct or update that information by contacting the Editor as above.