(1st August 2016)

The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle (“Diocese, we, us,. our”) is committed to protecting and maintaining the privacy of your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This collection notice applies to personal information we collect via this website. When you visit the website we may collect your personal information by a number of means described below.

When you visit the website certain information will be automatically logged such as server addresses, domain names, IP addresses, the date and time of visits to the site, as well as the pages accessed and any documents downloaded. We primarily collect this information for statistical purposes, in which case it will be de-identified before use. We will not attempt to identify individual visitors from this information, except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where it is required to by law.

We may also collect personal information about you by requesting that you complete an online form in order for us to respond to your enquiries or provide you with a service. If you send us an email, the email system will record your email address. We will use the personal information you submit via the form for the primary purpose of responding to your enquiries or to provide you with a service. If you do not provide us with the personal information we require to fulfil the purpose described above, we may not be able to respond to your enquiry or provide you with the service you are seeking.

Email communications made via the website may be monitored for statistical and quality purposes.

Some application of the website may use temporary cookies – this means that the server attaches a small data file to your computer’s memory so that the site can remember something about you at a later time. We may use this information to continue to provide you with information 9(including notifications) about our services after you have left our website. You can set your computer to refuse cookies.

We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any external links provided on the website. Links are provided for the purpose of convenience only. You release us and agree that we are not liable for any action, demand, liability, loss, damage or cost suffered by you directly or indirectly as a result of you using other websites via links located on the website, howsoever caused.

We may also collect your personal information if you provide it to the Diocese by communicating with the Diocese using a social media site such as Facebook or Twitter. Information collected via the website, Facebook or Twitter pages may also be used for marketing or fundraising purposes. It may also be disclosed to organisations that assist in the Diocese’s fundraising activities solely for that purpose.

From time to time we disclose personal information to third parties for administrative purposes or to comply with laws. For example, we may provide your personal information to service providers such as IT service providers that have access to our website. We will not disclose your personal information to overseas recipients.

All personal information we collect is held pursuant to our Privacy Policy, which contains information about how we manage personal information, other entities we may disclose that information to and your rights to access and seek correction of personal information we hold about you or make a complaint. Our Privacy Policy is available at https://newcastleanglican.org.au/privacy-statement

If you would like to contact us about our Privacy Policy, please contact the Privacy Officer by writing to the Diocesan Business Manager, Diocese of Newcastle, PO Box 817, Newcastle NSW 2300