The Commons Library is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.
We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988. The principles govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
What information do we collect?
The Commons Library collects information from you when you fill out a form or subscribe to our newsletter. You may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number.
The Commons Library conducts occasional surveys to gather feedback on our services and to ascertain your needs in relation to social change resources.
The Commons Library also undertakes research where you may be invited to share your views or experiences in particular areas (for example the Organising Models Mapping Project).
When you visit our website, we may collect and store your computer’s assigned IP address, the date and time of your visit, the information accessed and the referring page. We will also collect other non-identifying data for statistical purposes. This information is not linked to your personal information unless required by law.
Like many websites, our website may use ‘cookies’ from time to time. Cookies are small text files that the website transfers to your computer through your web browser to enable the website’s systems to recognise your computer. Cookies may also be used to record non-personal information such as the date, time or duration of your visit, or the pages accessed, for website administration, statistical and maintenance purposes. Any such information will be aggregated and not linked to particular individuals unless required by law. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser.
What do we use your information for?
The main way we use your information is to send you regular email newsletters and occasional updates. You may unsubscribe at any time.
In relation to research projects, we encourage you to check the details for each project. For example, see the Privacy and Data Management section on the Organising Models Mapping Project page.
In terms of data we collect about how people use the website this helps us get a sense of our audience and the kinds of resources you would like more of. This information informs our planning to keep building a helpful social change library.
How do we protect your information?
Your personal information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or providing services to you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.