Privacy and security information for users of Cancer Australia's
Australian Cancer Trials Online website.
Cancer Australia is committed to protecting your privacy in
accordance with the Privacy Commissioner's Guidelines for Federal
and ACT Government World Wide Websites (http://www.privacy.gov.au/internet/web/index.html).
The guidelines set out the requirements for transparent collection,
appropriate and ethical use and secure storage of personal
information. Our aim is to provide an online environment which will
ensure the information you provide to us is handled in a secure,
efficient and confidential manner.
Information collection and privacy protection
This statement outlines our information gathering and
dissemination practices for this website. Cancer Australia is
subject to the Privacy Act 1988 and these practices have
been developed for the purpose of complying with that Act (a copy
of the Act is available at COMLAW (http://www.comlaw.gov.au). Any information you
provide to Cancer Australia will only be used for the purpose for
which you provide it and will not be disclosed to any other party
unless your written consent has been obtained.
Your email address
Cancer Australia will only record your email address if you send
us a message by email, or if you register requesting notifications
by email. If you do not want your email address to be recorded by
Cancer Australia, you can send a postal mail or facsimile to the
address below. Your email address will only be used for the purpose
for which you have provided it, and will not be added to any
mailing lists without your prior consent by way of a specific
request in writing. We will not use or disclose your email address
for any other purpose, without your prior written consent.
Cancer Australia uses 'cookies' for maintaining contact with a
user through a website session. A cookie is a small file supplied
by Cancer Australia, and stored by the web browser software on your
computer when you access our site. (An explanation of cookies can
be found at the site of the Privacy Commissioner at: http://www.privacy.gov.au/internet/internet_privacy/#2.1).
Cookies allow us to recognise you as an individual, as you move
from one of our web pages to another.
All cookies will be immediately lost when you end your internet
session or shut down your computer. Our copy of your information
will be automatically deleted twenty minutes after you last used
the system. This information is only used to help you use our
website systems more efficiently, not to track your movements
through the internet, or to record private information about
No attempt will be made to identify anonymous users or their
browsing activities unless legally compelled to do so, such as in
the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may
exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider's log
Links to other websites
This website contains links to other sites. The Australian
Government is not responsible for the privacy practices of any
third parties nor are they responsible for the material contained
in a website that is linked to this site.
Cancer Australia applies a range of security controls to protect
its websites from unauthorised access. However, users should be
aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that
gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being
viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files
which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling
codes, worms or other devices or defects. If you do not wish to
email or send an online form to Cancer Australia, you can send a
postal mail to the address below.
The Commonwealth accepts no liability for any interference with
or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring
in connection with or relating to this web site or its use. Users
are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to
ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses
or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's
computer system, software or data.
Queries, concerns and further information
If you have any queries, concerns or require further information
relating to privacy and the Australian Cancer Trials Online
website, please email Cancer Australia at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have concerns about emailing this site, please use our
Australian Cancer Trials Online
C/- Cancer Australia
PO Box 1201
DICKSON ACT 2602