The ALP values protecting your privacy and in doing so follows current Australian best practice guidelines and the spirit and intent of the Privacy Act 1988 to ensure your privacy is protected.
Information provided by you
The content of e-mails or comments made in feedback or comment forms may be retained and passed on, along with your name and e-mail address, to the appropriate section of the ALP for consideration, a response and possible follow-up, if it is considered appropriate. The information provided will not be used for any other purpose and your name and e-mail address will not be added to a mailing list unless specifically requested by you and that request is confirmed via response to an e-mail sent to the address provided.
Information provided by you as part of a credit card transaction will be handled by a secure server, which should be indicated by your browser. The information is not held on ALP Internet servers and is passed directly to the ALP's credit card transaction service provider in an encrypted form. The information will not be used for any other transaction or purpose or provided to any other third party.
Donations by individuals totalling over $1500 are subject to disclosure under the requirements of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and it is for this reason we make provision of personal details mandatory whilst making a donation.
Information provided by you in the course of completing an online petition will be passed on to the appropriate officer of the Australian Parliament, however, it will not be used by the ALP for any other purpose unless specifically requested by you.
All ALP Internet mailing lists use a double-opt-in process which requires a request and confirmation of the request for an e-mail address to be added to a mailing list. All e-mail and newsletters sent via automated mailing lists will clearly identify the ALP as the sender and will include a suitable method for unsubscribing. Unsubscribing from a list removes your personal details from the list and they are not retained. If a subscription request is received and it is not confirmed, the request and personal information contained in it will be removed from the ALP's records.
As you browse the ALP's websites, its servers log some non-identifying data which is used for statistical purposes and improving the performance of the sites and how they are presented to you.
This data includes:
The time, date and IP address of the visitor
The browser used
The site last visited
The pages visited and items downloaded
The time spent on each page and total time spent on the site
The top level domain name and country of your Internet provider, e.g., com, org or au
Disclosure of information
Personal information provided to the ALP and information collected by the ALP will not be disclosed to any other third party except where it legally required, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence, and in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.
In the case of credit card transactions, the IP address of the visitor may be recorded, however, this information will not be used or disclosed except where it is legally required, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence, and in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.
Security of the information collected
Personal information provided to the ALP is not stored on the ALP's web servers and access is restricted to it, however, you should be aware that unencrypted information whilst in transit via the Internet inherently is not secure. Should you wish to send information to the ALP of critical importance and be assured of high security, please arrange another method of delivery.
Before we get on to some of the organisations that provide, through their courtesy, the ALP the use of some of their content and services, we must pay a tribute to the many people, both paid and volunteers, who have contributed to the ALP's World Wide Web presence since 1995.
They are too many to mention individually. They include National Secretaries, who were willing to listen to people within the ALP who understood the opportunity the Internet provided the ALP, its supporters, members and the wider community. Others include editors, designers, contributors and "web monkeys" who have put in hours, days, weeks, months and years of effort to develop ALP sites.
Many of the images of sitting parliamentarians used on this site are courtesy of AUSPIC and may not be used without their explicit consent.
This work is copyright. Permission is given for non-profit electronic viewing and distribution. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, this material may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission providing the material is not altered in any way. Any person wishing to distribute this material should seek advice on their legal obligations under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.
The views expressed on ALP websites are commentary only, and should not be considered as advice. We encourage you to rely on independent professional advice for economic or financial planning purposes.
The ALP and the authors disclaim responsibility for loss or damage suffered by any person relying, directly or indirectly, on this website, including in relation to negligence or any other default.
All information contained within this website is considered correct at the time of publishing.