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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Council for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has a firm commitment to privacy in accordance with the guidelines for world wide websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner. This statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.

If you are submitting personal details, credit card numbers, or other information over the internet which you wish to remain private, please note that, while all measures are taken to secure information transmitted to this site, there is a possibility that information you submit could be intercepted by a third party while in transit.

Information logged
When you visit this site, our server logs the following information which is provided by your browser for statistical purposes only:

  • the type of browser and operating system you are using
  • your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
  • the address of the referring site (for example, the previous site that you visited)
  • your server’s IP address.
In addition, our server logs record the following information:

  • the date and time of your visit
  • the address of the pages accessed and the documents downloaded.

  • All of this information we use only for statistical analysis or systems administration purposes. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities, except in the unlikely event of an investigation where police may exercise a warrant.

    Email addresses
    We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you provide it, and will not be added to a mailing list (such as Newsletters) unless you request that this be done. We will not share it, or pass it on to anyone else.

    A cookie is an electronic token that is passed to your browser and your browser passes it back to the server whenever a page is sent to you.

    Our server generates one cookie which is used to keep track of the pages you have accessed while using our server. The cookie allows you to page back and forwards through the web site and return to pages you have already visited. The cookie exists only for the time you are accessing our server.

    Search terms that you enter when using our search engine are collected, but are not associated with any other information that we collect. We use these search terms to see what people are looking for at our site, and to improve the services that we provide.