The purpose of this statement is to advise visitors to the illuminate website of the information collected when they visit, how this information may be used and whether or not it may be disclosed.
In this policy the terms 'we', 'us' and 'our' refer to the Assembly (National Council) of the Uniting Church in Australia, as the owners of this website. The terms 'you' and 'your' refer to the user or viewer of our website.
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website,
then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this policy.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
This policy is effective from 1st January 2020.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- full name
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
Collection of non-personal information
Our website and online applications automatically collect information about each user’s visit to the site via Google Analytics, cookies and clickstream data.
This data provides useful information and statistics about a user's online experience without identifying them.
The type of information we may collect includes:
- The internet address of the browser you are using
- Your internet server address
- Your domain name
- Your IP address
- The date, time and duration of your visit to our website
- The pages you accessed and the documents you downloaded
- The previous site you visited
- The type of web browser software you are using
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular we may use it for:
- Internal record keeping.
- Improvement of our products and services.
- Emailing to you, using the email address which you have provided, promotional material about new products, special offers or other information which we believe may interest you.
You may opt out of receiving such communications at any time
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical,
electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual and personalise your content.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs.
We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.
A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the information you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
However, this may prevent you from using all the features of our website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.
Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.
You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
We will not make any of your personal information available to third parties unless we have your explicit permission, or are required by law, to do so.
You may at any time request details of any personal information which we may hold about you.
If you believe that any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us. We undertake to correct any information that is erroneous.
Other privacy issues
If you believe that anything appearing on this site breaches your privacy, please contact us with details. We will investigate, and take remedial action where appropriate.
To lodge all requests, questions or concerns, please use the Contact page on this website. We aim to respond to you promptly.