Privacy Policy

The privacy of visitors to this site is of the utmost importance to us.

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

  • 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); and
  • your server’s IP address (a number which is unique to the machine through which you are connected to the Internet: usually one of your service provider’s machines).
  • the type of browser and operating system you are using;

In addition, our server logs the following information:

  • the date and time of your visit; and
  • 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 a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant.

With the exception of the online membership application, personal information collected via this site, such as in Feedback Forms, etc, including e-mail addresses, will not be disclosed to any third party unless with your consent or required by law. Where necessary personal details such as name and date of birth may be disclosed to a relevant state authority or agency for the purposes of criminal history checks authorised by law, however before this occurs you will be advised and written consent sought. We do not disclose or sell information to any third party for the purposes of adding to mailing lists.

Note that when you send us an e-mail the content is transferred across the internet and may not be secure. If you have concerns about sending information in this manner then please contact us directly by telephone, fax or mail.

Your IP address may also be recorded in a database if you trigger the Spam and hacker Filter on any of our online forms or web pages. These filters are used to help stop hackers from using our form mail scripts to send spam email to people. When activated the IP address is added to the blocked address list, otherwise the information is disregarded and is not used for any purpose whatsoever. IP addresses that end up in our blacklist may also be notified to the relevant ISP to alert them to possible hacker activity. If you accidentally trigger any of our spam or hacker filters then we will remove your IP address from these lists immediately upon being notified of the accidental triggering, and confirmation that you are a real person (i.e. by reply to a verification email).

Pop-up Windows

This site does not use pop-up or pop-under windows. Internal hyperlinks open into the same browser window, unless otherwise specified in the link (e.g. some help files), etc. These may open to a new window to make viewing easier without losing your place on the original page. Downloadable forms and brochures will provide the option of saving or opening of the item. Links to an external page will open into a new browser window. External links are marked with this icon: . Links that do open a new browser window do so using only standard HTML code and no form of Javascript is used to force a browser to open a new window.

Cookies and Tracking Cookies

This site does use cookies as part of the server process, however blocking these does not prevent the site from working. No user information, except as indicated above, is stored or used, or passed to a third party (other than as indicated below.)

This site does make use of some cookies that are part of external WordPress plugins or modules. This includes:

  • Google
  • e-mailit (used for the link at the top of each page for Facebook, Email, etc.)

In addition, some ‘tracking cookies’ are used by external plugins to aid in statistics and analytics. They include:

  • Facebook
  • Google-analytics
  • Doubleclick