Privacy Statement

Our website is not governed by the Australian Federal Privacy Act 1988 or by the National Privacy Principles, or by any State privacy legislation. However we respect and are committed to protecting the privacy of our users. Accordingly, we have adopted the privacy protection policy and practices set out below.

Through our home page e-mail facility we collect a user’s e-mail address if the user voluntarily submits his or her e-mail address. This facility for user questions and feedback enables us to improve our services. We use this information for these purposes. We do not retain the information once we have responded to the user’s e-mail, or use it for any other purposes unless we are required or authorised to do so by law.

The membership application form provided on our website must be downloaded and returned to us using post or fax methods. No associated personal information is collected online.

Our website does not use cookies (more information about cookies in general is available at “The World Wide Web Consortium” at where a search on the word “cookie” will provide current discussions).

Our website, like most other web servers, collects clickstream data. This is data that enables us to approximate the numbers of users visiting the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded. This data does not in itself identify individuals, and is collected by us to improve our services.

The Australian National University (ANU) is the Internet Service Provider (ISP) that hosts the AIAL website. The ANU is governed by the Federal Privacy Act 1988 and the ANU’s Privacy Notice is at Any personal information collected through the AIAL website would be disclosed by the ANU only in accordance with the Privacy Act.

For the convenience of users our website provides links to related sites. Those sites may not be subject to privacy protection regimes. Users should note that there are inherent risks associated with public networks such as the Internet. We take no responsibility for any aspect of those linked websites. Users should make their own assessments as to whether or not they should utilise those facilities.