Flinders University has a firm commitment to privacy in accordance with the Australia Privacy Act (cth) including the Australian Privacy Principles (APP’s) defined by the Office of the Australian Information 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 attempts are made to secure information transmitted to this site, there is a possibility that information you submit could be observed by a third party while in transit.
When you visit this site, our server logs may automatically log some or all of the following information:
- 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 (a number which is unique to the machine through which you are connected to the Internet: usually one of your service provider's machines)
- your computer's geographic location
- the date and time of your visit
- the address of the pages accessed and documents downloaded.
Some pages of this internet site provide the facility for users to subscribe to email mailing lists. To subscribe to these services users must provide a valid email address.
These email addresses will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and you will not be added to any other mailing lists unless you specifically request that this be done.
Email mailing list addresses are stored on a separate server and can only be accessed by authorised Flinders University staff. Your email address will not be disclosed without your consent.
Storage and protection
The University uses digital data storage providers located both inside Australia and overseas and has agreements with its storage providers to ensure the protection of Personal Information they store. Arrangements with these providers are reviewed and assessed periodically. In addition to storing data in Australia, the University also stores Personal Information with providers located in the following countries:
- United States
- United Kingdom (and European Union)
The University’s website automatically collects personal informaton when you are browsing or using it. The various mechanisms used to collect this information include pixels, server logs, proxy logs and cookies.
A cookie is a piece of information that our web server sends to your computer when you visit our website. That cookie is stored on your computer and may provide information ( such as your IP address) to our server to optimise your experience when you visit our website.
In addition to optimising website functionality cookies may be used by the University to track website usage patterns, analyse website traffic, personalise content and advertising and enable social media features.
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 ascertain what people are looking for at our site, and to improve the services that we provide.
Links to other sites
This site contains links to other sites. Flinders University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.