This statement applies to user interactions with the Bathurst Historical Society (BHS) website, at http://www.bathursthistory.org.au
Data that in some way identifies the user is gathered during interactions with the BHS website in the following circumstances:
It is a necessary part of visiting any website, including the BHS site, that the user's web-browser provides the machine's identity (its IP-address) to the web-server, so that the server can address the reply to the correct machine. In addition, the browser-type and operating system are provided.
Navigation and Clickstream Data
The site has several forms that collect voluntary data from our users for the purposes of improving our service to clients and individuals who want to work with us.
We seek feedback from our users in order to improve the service offered by the site. Answering feedback questions is voluntary and does not in any way affect your access to the BHS site.
Data Storage, Use and Disclosure, and Retention
All personal data described in the preceding section is stored securely, and archived for a period of at least 12 months and possibly up to 7 years.
The data is used by BHS site software, and by staff involved in the management of the BHS site, only for:
- website and system administration, including monitoring to prevent security breaches
customisation of the website to the user's needs evaluation, research and development.
- Identified data can only be re-disclosed to the user if the user provides the unique request session number. Identified data may be disclosed to a third party only in circumstances in which it is legally authorised, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence, and in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.
Users 16 and Under
If you are aged 16 or under, get your parent or guardian's permission before you provide personal information to the BHS web site. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
The staff who operate the BHS site, are subject to the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.