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The purpose of this statement is to let users of this web site know what information is collected about them when they visit this site, how this information is used and if it is disclosed.

(This statement does not apply to information submitted separately on a conference registration form to the Centre for CLE. That is governed by CLE's policies.)

Information collected

The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and may be published in reports to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving the Service of the site and the services offered on it.

We will not disclose or publish information that identifies individual machines, or potentially identifies sub-groupings of addresses, without consent or otherwise in accordance with the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988.

Cookies are not used from the this site to collect information.

If you contact us via email (at our Feedback address or otherwise) we will only use your email address and any information about individuals you provide to us for the purposes for which the information is provided. It will not be added to a mailing list without your consent.

Exceptions to the rule.

We will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:

  • unauthorised attempts to access files which are not published pages;
  • unauthorised tampering or interference with files published on the site;
  • unauthorised attempts to index the contents of the site by other sites;
  • attempts to intercept messages of other users of the site;
  • communications which are defamatory, abusive, vilify individuals or groups or which give rise to a suspicion that an offence is being committed; and
  • attempts to otherwise compromise the security of the web server, breach the laws of the State of New South Wales or Commonwealth of Australia, or interfere with the enjoyment of the site by other users.

We reserve the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of the site raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed. In the event of an investigation, we will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.

Security of information stored

Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held by us for archival purposes. When the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it is deleted.

Information provided in Feedback

We provide feedback facilities on the site to allow users to provide input into the future development of the site and to comment on the provision of service by the Office. The provision of personal details on feedback is optional. Users may provide personal details for the purpose of receiving a reply to their feedback. This information will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided. We will not add your email address or name to any mailing list. We may publish aggregated information about feedback on the site, to the extent that it does not identify or cannot be used to identify individual users.

Access to information within the host

We capture the usage information on our own computers. Access to the raw data is restricted to a limited number of people for the purpose of analysis and to report on our success in meeting our communication and access objectives. The people who can access this data are members of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre and AustLII (on whose servers the site sits). If you would like to access information held about you please contact us.

Due to the developing nature of privacy principles for online communication, this policy may be modified or expanded in light of new developments or issues that may arise from time to time. The amended policy will be posted to this site and will operate from the time it is posted.


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