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Last updated: 31 July 2003
AustLII's privacy policies are based on respect for international standards of information privacy protection and are in accordance with Australian privacy laws including the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 insofar as it is applicable to AustLII.
AustLII collects information about individuals for the purpose of operating the AustLII free access web site <www.austlii.edu.au> and also to operate the WorldLII free access website <www.worldlii.org>, and for directly related purposes including educational purposes arising from AustLII's role as part of two Universities. References to 'AustLII' in this document also apply to the WorldLII website.
AustLII collects two main categories of information about individuals, further
details of which are set out below:
A. Information concerning usage of AustLII
B. Information about individuals contained in AustLII databases
A2. AustLII does not disclose or publish information which identifies individual machines,or potentially identifying sub-groupings of addresses, unless we obtain consent or otherwise in accordance with legal requirements. AustLII does publish aggregated information about usage patterns.
A3. AustLII may also gather more extensive information that stated above (i) about any attempted access to AustLII which raise security issues (and, where necessary, to make disclosures to relevant authorities); and (ii) for network analyses on an occasional basis. AustLII may also collect and use more extensive information about individuals in the circumstances set out under 'Exceptions to the Rule' in the UNSW Privacy Statement .
A4. If you contact AustLII via email (at our Feedback address or otherwise) we will only use your email address and any information about individuals you provide to us for the purposes for which the information is provided. It will not be added to a mailing list without your consent.
A5. Cookies are not used by AustLII to collect information.
B2. AustLII does not give a general consent to the contents of these databases being indexed by other web sites. AustLII attempts to prevent such indexing occurring by placing these database outside the permitted scope of web 'crawlers', 'robots' or 'spiders' that adhere to the voluntary Robot Exclusion Standard. AustLII makes an exception to this general rule in some cases to allow other law web sites to index selected AustLII databases.
AustLII also monitors whether any robots attempt to index these databases in disregard of this Standard, and takes steps to exclude any that do so from any access to AustLII.
B3. AustLII users should note that there are legal limitations on the use, publication and dissemination of some information about individuals contained in AustLII databases, either relating specifically to certain databases (eg section 121 of the Family Law Act 1975) or relating to material found in any databases (eg Commonwealth and State laws concerning juvenile offenders or sexual offences). There is also legislation in most Australian jurisdictions providing limited protection against the disclosure of old convictions (often after a period of ten years) provided that the person concerned has not been re-convicted within that period ('spent convictions').
B4. Other legal publishers (both online and in print, free access and commercial) publish the same cases as are included on AustLII. If any person considers that any case in an AustLII database may contain information which it should not include, AustLII suggests that they should contact the Registrar of the Court or Tribunal concerned, setting out the reasons why there is information in a case which should not be published. The Court or Tribunal is then in a position to inform all previous recipients of the case of any matters that need to be changed.
B5. If a person informs AustLII (or AustLII becomes aware from any other source) that any case (or other document) in an AustLII database may contain information which it should not include, AustLII adopts the following procedure:
If you wish to contact AustLII concerning this policy you are also welcome to send email to our Feedback address <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Due to the developing nature of privacy principles for online communication, this policy may be modified or expanded in light of new developments or issues that may arise from time to time. The amended policy will be posted to this site and will operate from the time it is posted.