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The Australia Council website makes use of some data that directly or indirectly identifies users. We take great care with practices that affect personal privacy and comply with the Privacy Act 1988, and the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner. The Australia Council provides the following privacy statement in relation to user interactions with the Australia Council web site:

Site visit data

It is a necessary part of visiting any website that some information is automatically collected and logged due to the nature of communication protocols. Users should be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the Internet.

The Australia Council makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes: the user's server address, the user's top level domain name (e.g. .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.), the date and time of the visit to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited and the type of browser used.

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 the service provider's logs.

Collection of Personal Information
The Australia Council will only record your email address or other supplied details if you send us a request or complete a form online. Supplied information will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list unless you have requested this. Unless required by law, we will not use your email or other addresses for any other purpose, and will not disclose them without your consent.

This site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the Internet. Users should be aware that there are inherent risks transmitting information across the Internet.

The Australia Council web site does not use cookies, however browsing any website generates a trail of pages visited and the time spent displaying each page.

User Feedback
We seek feedback from our users in order to improve the service offered by the site. Answering feedback questions is voluntary and does not in any way affect your access to the Australia Council websites. Feedback should be addressed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Through the process of obtaining feedback to this address Council staff become aware of the email address from which feedback is sent. Your email address will not be added to a mailing list or used for any other purpose without your consent.

Data Storage, Use and Disclosure, and Retention
All personal data described in the preceding section is stored in transmission logs, and archived for a period that is yet to be determined but is likely to be at least 12 months and quite probably longer.

The data is used by the Australia Council website software and by staff involved in Council operations only for:
website and system administration, including monitoring to prevent security breaches;
customising of the website to user needs; and
evaluation, research and development.

Identified data can only be re-disclosed to the user if the user provides the unique request session number. Identified data may be disclosed to a third party only in circumstances in which such disclosure is legally authorised, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence, and in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.

Staff who operate the Australia Council websites, and most Commonwealth Government agencies, are subject to the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.

Complaints About Privacy
If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our websites, please notify Council's Privacy Contact Officer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . While the Council accepts no liability for any material or links posted to its websites, we will investigate all complaints.

Changes to Australia Council Online Privacy Policy
If the Council decides to change its Online Privacy Policy we will post those changes here on our website.

Contact the Australia Council
Complete contact information is available on our contacts page .

No sale of personal information
Under no circumstances will the Australia Council sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.