The Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Bill 2000 recognises that people have the right to be protective of their personal details and places strict limits on how such information is collected and handled by private sector organisations.
Any recorded information that can identify a person, and which may or may not be sensitive, for example, ethnic background or medical information, is subject to the legislation.
The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Inc. (CRF) is a non-government charitable organisation whose core business is the provision of research grants to support health, education and social research into conditions that may affect the health, education and welfare of children in South Australia. In order to carry out its work and to provide assurances of quality the Foundation needs to gather and maintain information about grant applicants.
CRF respects the privacy of every individual and organisation that visits this website or submits an online forms from this site. The following statement provides details about how site visitor information is gathered, handled and used by CRF. These practices fully comply with the legislation, which has been in effect since 21 December 2001. Contact Usif you would like information regarding the broader privacy practices of CRF.
Gathering of information that does not personally identify you
In general, you can visit any part of this website without telling us who you are, or revealing any information about yourself. However by using our web site you are consenting to the collection and use of certain information that does not identify you personally. The following methods are used and types of information are collected on this website:
Cookies are used in the site. Cookies are small amounts of non-identifying code that record the user’s preferences when using the website.
If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you can disable this feature in your browser by following these instructions:
Clickstream data collection
This is data that is collected as the site visitor moves around within our site. The following information is recorded:
Date, Time, Client IP address, Service Name, Server Name, Method, URI Stem, URI query, http status, Bytes sent, User agent, Referrer.
This information is used for generating traffic reports and the like to allow us to analyse where people are going in the site and for how long they are using it. This information is only viewed by selected staff within CRF and helps us to understand which areas are most popular so that we can continually improve the site in line with what site visitors want. We ensure that the IP address of site visitors is not used to identify any particular individual.
Personal information collection
In some circumstances we may ask you to voluntarily provide us with certain personal information, such as when completing on-line forms. We may use this personally identifiable information to contact you. However, we will not publish, give, trade or sell your personally identifiable information to anyone else without your permission. We will record your email address if you send us an email message. However your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to any other mailing list without your consent, nor will it be passed on to any third parties.
If you have submitted information that personally identifies you to CRF through the website and would like that information to be deleted from our records, please contact us(link). On receiving your request, we will remove the information and let you know when this has been done.
The following pages of the website collect personal information:
- ‘Support Us’
- ‘Contact Us’.
Information is stored securely and is accessible only to the CRF website administrator. Information is stored to allow CRF to return requested information and to offer feedback. Information with regard to transactions (for example, donations) is stored to allow receipts to be provided.
Credit card transactions
This site uses a 128bit secure socket layer (Verisign) hosted by CRF’s web services partner, Fusion Design Consultants. Credit card information is never stored by CRF.
Third party sub-webs & outside links
This website contains links to other Internet sites. Wherever possible we encourage other organisations to implement policies and practices that respect the privacy of our visitors. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties.
Web site security
Visitors using our site should be aware that the Internet is not a secure network and there is always a potential risk that your transactions can be viewed or intercepted. However CRF has put in place SSL/128-bit encryption via a secure server for those sections of the website where credit card information is provided for making orders of goods or services to ensure that such information is delivered safely.
Every endeavour is made to ensure that downloadable files are free from computer viruses or defects. The safest files to download are plain text (.TXT). Where users choose to download files from this site or one of the sub sites, they are responsible for taking the necessary precautions to check for viruses or corrupted files. CRF accepts no liability for any damages incurred to a user’s computer system, data or software in connection with this site.