ACE2011 understands the importance of protecting the privacy of individuals and is committed to complying with the Privacy Act 1988, and associates National Privacy Principles, to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information collected.
Our policy is to respect your privacy and only use any data we collect in the direct service of persons who have registered for, or are interested in, our conference.
We never supply your details to parties outside the ACE2011 or its agents and will always respect your wishes for removal from the email notices or the database. We will only grant access to any part of collected data as part of service supply if such suppliers have also been bound by a confidentiality undertaking in advance.
The Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 defines Personal Information to be "information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database), whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion".
While you visit this website, we may collect different kinds of Personal Information from you in a variety of ways.
When you visit this website our server makes a record of your visit and logs the following Personal Information:
- Your server address;
- Your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .net, .edu, etc);
- The time and date of your visit to the website;
- The pages and documents you have accessed or viewed; and
- The type of browser you are using.
Emails and Electronic Forms
The Personal Information collected by the ACE2011 when you send us an email, or if you complete and submit one of the electronic forms on our website, will include your email address and may also include some of your Personal Information. In all cases and at all times, this Personal Information will only be used for the stated purpose for which it was provided.
The 40th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE2011) records your email address and Personal Information in the following instances:
- When you send feedback via email or electronic forms.
A cookie is a small amount of information stored on your computer by the ACE2011 website server. It is information that your web browser sends back to the ACE2011 website server whenever you visit it again. Cookies are used to 'remember' your browser between page visits. In this situation, the cookie identifies your browser, not you personally. No Personal Information is stored within the ACE2011 cookies.
Purpose and use of Personal Information we collect from you
The Personal Information we collect from you is collected for the following purposes:
- Website and system administration, including monitoring to prevent security breaches;
- Enhancement to the website to the user's needs; and
- Communication, statistics, research and development.
No attempt will be made to identify individual users or their browsing activities other than as disclosed in this privacy statement or as required by law. The Personal Information collected on this website will not be disclosed to a third party except where authorised by you or required by law.
Publication of your Personal Information
All Personal Information collected by ACE2011 is protected by the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 and any subsequent Federal legislation. Information on the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 can be found on the Federal Privacy Commissioner's website http://www.privacy.gov.au/
Access to the Personal Information we collect
If you wish to know what, if any, Personal Information we hold about you, or wish to correct any Personal Information we may hold about you, you may access and correct such Personal Information at any time by contacting us using the contact information provided.
Security of your Personal Information
Your Personal Information will be held in strictest confidence. We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Information we hold in our servers is not subject to loss, misuse or unauthorised access or alteration. We also take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify Personal Information if it is no longer required.
This website does not, however, provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the Internet. You should be aware that there are inherent risks associated with the transmission of Personal Information via the Internet.
You should also note that if you link to a non-ACE2011 website from this website, a different privacy and security statement is likely to apply. Therefore, once you leave this website, you should check the online privacy and security statements of the new website you are visiting.
When to check this privacy statement
We may make changes to this privacy statement from time to time, so you should check it each time you visit this website.
If you require further information, contact our office at:
Australian Conference of Economists (ACE2011)
PO Box 193