Brisbane Powerhouse abides by the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Web Sites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner.
You can generally visit the site without revealing personal information, unless you choose to provide such information. The information received depends upon what you do when visiting the site.
As is the case for nearly all web sites, Brisbane Powerhouse makes a record of your visit, logging the following information for statistical purposes:
We will not identify users or their browsing activities, except where a law enforcement agency (or other government agency) may exercise a legal authority to inspect the ISP logs (e.g. by warrant, subpoena or notice to produce).
A cookie is a piece of information that an Internet web site sends to your browser when you access information at that site.
Parts of the Brisbane Powerhouse site may store cookies on your browser in order to better serve you when you next visit the site. Cookies are optional for the user and your browser can be set either not to accept cookies or to prompt you to accept them or not case by case.
Membership databases, email management, online forms and other collection of personal information your email address will only be recorded if you choose to send a message.
It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list unless at your request. Your email address will not be disclosed without your consent. If Brisbane Powerhouse acts on behalf of a third party such as a venue hirer, this party is considered, in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse, to be the co-collector of such data.
Brisbane Powerhouse maintains records of its members and uses the web site to gather or update member details. These details are collected and stored purely for the business of Brisbane Powerhouse and are not divulged to any third party. If Brisbane Powerhouse acts on behalf of a third party such as a venue hirer, this party is considered, in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse, to be the co-collector of such data.
Brisbane Powerhouse hosts a number of actual and potential discussions groups, which allow discussion via posts on a web site, or by email. Some may allow chat using IRC. Some of these services have a publicly accessible web archive. Where there is a web archive, subscribers are informed. If you subscribe to one of these services you should be aware that your complete email, including your email address, may be available across the web to anyone who searches through the archive.
Brisbane Powerhouse maintains the same level of security for personal information collected in an electronic format as it does for that collected in paper format.
However, if you are providing personal information via an email or an online form you should be aware that there are some risks to transmitting data via the Internet unless it is encrypted with a security certificate. Brisbane Powerhouse uses encryption and related server side mechanisms for secure data transfer in certain areas of the site where financial transactions may take place (e.g. credit card details), in other cases where no financial transactions take place web forms usually will not have encryption. If at any time you believe the principles referred to in this privacy statement have not been followed, or have any other comments on these principles, please notify Brisbane Powerhouse.
The use of the term "personal information" in this privacy statement means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained.