Aboriginal Art Online recognises that your privacy
is important to you and that you have a right to the
privacy of your personal information. Personal information
includes your name, street and e-mail addresses, billing
information, click-through activity and any other personal
information you may provide. Unless you give us explicit
consent to act otherwise, the following policies will
govern how Aboriginal Art Online handles your personal
information and safeguards your privacy.
Each time a visitor comes to the Aboriginal Art Online
Website, our host server - like most on the Web - collects
some basic technical information, including, for example,
the visitor's domain name, referral data and browser
and platform type. We also count, track and aggregate
the visitor's activity into our analysis of general
traffic flow to our sites (e.g. where traffic comes
from and how traffic flows within the site). We may
merge information about visitors and visits into group
data and may share that information with our suppliers.
However, we will not disclose your individual identity
or personally identifiable data without your permission.
When we do present aggregated information to outside
companies, no one will be able to identify you or contact
Aboriginal Art Online is committed to protecting your
personal information and giving you control over your
personal information and how it can be used. We comply
with Australia's National
Privacy Principles 2001. Aboriginal
Art Online complies with these principles and will
also comply with any Australian laws or relevant codes of practice introduced to strengthen
protection for consumers' privacy.
Aboriginal Art Online will not use or disclose any information
about you without your consent, or access your communications
on our Website, unless we believe it is required by
law or is necessary:
In order to operate the Website or to deliver a service
we may sometimes need to share your personal information
with a service partner (for example, to complete an
online purchase). We will not otherwise disclose your
personal information to any other companies without
your explicit consent.
We produce a newsletter as a service
to users of the Web site. We collect subscribers' e-mail
addresses in order to distribute this newsletter and
do not share them with other companies or partners.
After signing up voluntarily to receive the newsletter,
users will start receiving it by e-mail. Users can unsubscribe
from our newsletter at any time by following the instructions
found in the newsletter or by using the cancel subscription
facility on the Website.
to add to your enjoyment of our Website. Cookies are
pieces of information that a website transfers to your
computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies
do not personally identify users, although they do identify
a user's machine and browser. Most Web browsers are
set to accept cookies.
Cookies are useful because they can make it easier
for you to shop online and can ensure that information
provided to you is more relevant to your interests.
Cookies can also provide us with aggregate information
on how people use our Website and identify what they
find interesting and useful. Aboriginal Art Online does
not store any information inside cookies.
However, if you do not wish to receive any cookies
mean you will not be able to take full advantage of
parts of the Website.
Aboriginal Art Online operates an online shopping
area in the Website. In the course of processing orders,
we will collect certain personal information for the
purpose of fulfilling customers' orders. We will save
this information as needed to keep responsible records
and handle complaints. We will not share this information
(other than in aggregate form, which does not reveal
your personal identity or contact information) with
any other companies or individuals except those third-party
firms that are directly involved in helping us to complete
the transaction and deliver the order.
Credit card numbers provided through our e-commerce
facility are processed immediately in an encrypted form over a highly
secure link. This provides a high level of security
protection for our customers. We do not store your credit card details on any computer or server. For more information see
our Shopping and online security
Advertising and promotional email ("spam")
We will not send you advertising or other emails without
first asking you whether you wish to have such information
sent to you. If you are receiving email information
from Aboriginal Art Online and do not wish to receive
this information any longer, you may remove your name
from our list either by following the instructions in
the newsletter on how to withdraw your subscription,
or by using the cancel subscription facility on the
Website. You may also email
us and ask for your name to be removed from our
mailing list. Please allow seven days for this email
request to be processed.
Storage and security of your personal information
Aboriginal Art Online will take all reasonable
steps to keep secure any information which we hold about
you, and to keep this information accurate and up to
date. Your information is stored on secure servers owned
by the Web hosting service used by Aboriginal Art Online.
These are protected in controlled facilities. Our employees
and data processors are obliged to respect the confidentiality
of any personal information held by Aboriginal Art Online.
However, Aboriginal Art Online will not be held responsible
for events arising from unauthorised access to your
You can help to keep your personal information secure
by maintaining the confidentiality of any password used
on the Aboriginal Art Online Website. Please notify
us immediately if there is any unauthorised use of your
membership name (such as unauthorised message posts)
by any other Internet user or any other breach of security.
You can access and change the information we
keep about you
If at any time you want to know exactly what personal
information our Website holds about you, you are welcome
to request your folder by emailing
us. Our file of your information will be made available
to you within seven days. If you wish to change personal
information that is inaccurate or out of date, please
contact us and we will change this record. If you wish
to have your personal information deleted, please let
us know and we will take all reasonable steps to delete
it unless we need to keep it for legal reasons.
Aboriginal Art Online and links to other Websites
Aboriginal Art Online provides links to websites
outside of the Aboriginal Art Online service. These
linked sites are not under the control of Aboriginal
Art Online, and we are not responsible for the conduct
of companies linked to our Website. Before disclosing
your personal information on any other website, we advise
you to examine the terms and conditions of using their
In order to improve the Aboriginal Art Online
Website, from time to time we will review our policies
and they may be revised. We reserve the right to change
posting an updated version of the policy on our Website.
This policy applied in an unchanged way between October
2000 and April 2001, when an updated version (updated
in relation to "best practice privacy standards)
was posted. The policy was updated in October 2002 to
remove references to an Online Forum that is not currently
operating. The policy was further updated on 28 August
2005 to clarify the way in which credit card details
are used (processed using a secure link).
Current version posted on 28 August 2005.