Privacy Policy

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Australian News Online

While we diligently strive to keep the information on this website current, Australian News Online provides no warranty and assumes no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the content. We retain the right to make changes deemed appropriate at any time.

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Australian News Online adheres to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwth), which safeguards the privacy of your personal information. This statement outlines what information is gathered about you and how it is utilized when you visit a Australian News Online website or provide your details directly to us through various means, such as in-person interactions, phone conversations, emails, or by completing our online or hardcopy forms.

Automatic Collection of Information

When you visit our website, the agency automatically gathers specific information, some of which may be capable of personally identifying you. This data encompasses your browser type, operating system, IP address, and your website usage patterns.

Use of Cookies

Australian News Online’s website employs cookies, which are text files stored on your computer to analyze user behavior on a website. Typically, a cookie includes the domain name from which it originated, your IP address, the cookie’s “lifetime,” and a unique value (often a randomly generated number). Cookies enhance your browsing experience on our website and enable us to enhance our website and services.

The Agency’s use of cookies encompasses the following:

1. **Essential Cookies:** These cookies are vital for our website’s proper functioning.

2. **Personalization Cookies:** We utilize cookies to enable personalization features on our website.

3. **Anonymous Statistics:** Cookies are employed to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics, providing insights into user interactions with our website. This data helps us enhance our website’s structure. Importantly, these statistics do not enable the platform to personally identify you.

You have the option to accept or decline cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Nevertheless, please be aware that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to access all of our website’s interactive features.

Personal Information

Information provided by you, which allows for personal identification, whether submitted online via application forms, surveys, inquiries, email, or via phone or hardcopy, will be used by writers  to do various publishing tasks. This includes student administration, service provision, response to inquiries, and the dissemination of information regarding our courses and services.

Types of Personal Information

Generally, the personal information collected and maintained by the news agency includes your name, address, date of birth, and contact details (e.g., phone number and email address). With your explicit consent, the platform may also gather and retain specific sensitive information related to your racial or ethnic background or health. This information is collected to provide services or assistance and to fulfill reporting obligations to State and Australian Government agencies.

Your personal information, including sensitive information, will only be utilized for purposes consistent with the original collection intentions. Under the law, you are not obligated to provide your personal information to the Australian News Online. However, failing to do so may result in your inability to access the full range of services offered by the platform.

Use of Personal Information

The website employs the personal information you provide to:

– Engage in communication and respond to your inquiries.

– Manage day-to-day administrative affairs.

– Inform you about relevant events and activities pertaining to your course, along with other courses, services, and opportunities offered by the agency and its affiliates.

– Maintain your academic records.

– Aid in providing courses for students’ health and well-being.

– Keep alumni informed about events and opportunities that may be of interest via regular mailouts.

– Contribute to forecasting future needs regarding our products and services.

– Accomplish any other purposes identified at the time of data collection.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Information collected from you may be disclosed to third parties only under limited circumstances expressly permitted by the Privacy Act. This includes disclosure to State and Commonwealth Government Agencies as required or authorized by law. Personal information may also be shared with external organizations such as professional bodies, work-placement providers, and third parties engaged to act on the Australian News Online

‘s behalf.

Security of Information

The Australian News Online implements reasonable steps, as required by law, to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, interference, unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure. However, it’s important to note that data protection and security measures can never be entirely infallible. Despite the precautions taken by the Australian News Online, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. It is your responsibility to safeguard your personal information, such as usernames and passwords, and to promptly inform us once you become aware of any security breaches.

Accuracy, Access, and Correction

The Australian News Online takes reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and currency of the personal information it collects and maintains. Nevertheless, we rely on you to notify us of any changes to your personal information to assist in keeping our records up to date. Upon request, the Australian News Online will provide you with access to your personal information, unless legal requirements dictate otherwise. You will be informed of the basis for any denial of access to your personal information. To request access to your personal information or to update or correct it, please contact us using the provided contact details.

Revisions to the Privacy Statement

The Australian News Online retains the right to amend this Privacy Statement or any of its components periodically. We recommend regularly reviewing this Privacy Statement for any updates. In the event of significant alterations to this Privacy Statement, the Australian News Online will notify you through email or by posting a notice on the website. Your continued use of our website, services, or provision of additional personal information after you have been informed of the revised Privacy Statement is regarded as your acceptance of the updated Privacy Statement.

Contact Us

For all privacy-related inquiries and complaints, please direct them in writing to the Privacy Officer using the provided Access to Personal Information form. Australian News Online will address complaints within a reasonable timeframe.

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