BARC's commitment to maintaining your privacy
BARC's Privacy Statement has been created because we value our users and recognise their right to keep personal information private. This statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the BARC website.
Collecting information on BARC visitors
BARC collects information on our site visitors collectively including which sections of the site are most frequently visited, how often and for how long. This data is always used as aggregated, non-personal information. BARC utilises this information to improve and enhance our services by monitoring the areas on the site that are most popular to you. This aggregated information may be shared with BARC partners to provide them with an overview of how BARC visitors use the site. This is done for the purposes of providing you with the best online service.
BARC's web servers gather your IP address to assist with the diagnosis of problems or support issues with our services. Again, information is gathered in aggregate only and cannot be traced to an individual user.
Cookies & Applets
Users who do not wish to receive cookies can instruct their web browsers to refuse them.
Registration with BARC is completely optional. However, registration allows you to make posts to BARC. Registration includes submitting your email address and entering a password. You may access this information at any time by clicking View My Profile.
Email communications from BARC
BARC also provides you with an update of information on posts made to BARC in our email newsletter BARC Newsletter. This free service is sent to registered users and provides the option of opting out of receiving these by choosing to unsubscribe.
Storage & Security of Personal Information
BARC takes all reasonable steps to ensure the security of our system. BARC allows you to access your information at any time to keep it accurate and up to date. Any information we hold for you is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities.
In addition, our employees , volunteers and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by BARC. However, BARC will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access of your personal information.
You can also play an important role in keeping your personal information secure, by maintaining the confidentiality of any password and accounts used on the BARC site. Please notify us immediately if there is any unauthorised use of your account by any other Internet user or any other breach of security.
Access to Your Information
BARC does not collect information that identifies you personally. If however, you become a BARC registered user, you are able to change, update or delete your registered profile at any time by logging in to View My Profile.
BARC Partners & Advertisers
BARC welcomes ideas and feedback about all aspects of the site. BARC stores feedback that users send to us. This feedback will be used to administer and refine the service and may be shared with BARC partners either in aggregate form or with specific identifying characteristics removed.
Privacy & Site Changes
From time to time, BARC may review and update its privacy statement. Revised versions will be updated on the website.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with BARC, you can contact us in the following way:
BARC Website Manager
C/O Multicultural Development Association
512 Stanley Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
More Information About Privacy
For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner's website.
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