Australian College of Journalism (ACJ) understands and appreciates that you, as an ACJ
online visitor, are concerned about the confidentiality and
security of information Australian College of Journalism may collect about you.
The ACJ is committed to providing you with high quality
distance education learning information and services within a secure and confidential
As part of Open Colleges, the Australian College of Journalism
is a proud member of the Australian Direct Marketing
Association and strictly adheres to the ADMA Code of Practice.
On the 21st December 2001, the new provisions of the Privacy Amendment (Private
Sector) Act 2000 commenced. This legislation, updating the Privacy Act of 1988,
is designed to protect your rights with respect to personal information that organisations
may hold, to ensure you are aware of your rights and of what information is held.
Personal information includes a person's name, address, telephone numbers, date
of birth, credit card and bank account details, course interests, education history
and employment status. None of the information that we hold about our enquirers
and students is considered sensitive under the provisions of the Act.
What information do we collect from you?
The information that we collect about you will depend on the functions that you
use the ACJ website. We will not collect any information
which identifies you as an individual unless you knowingly provide it to us.
Any personal information you supply will be used only in accordance with this Privacy
Statement. If you browse on the Site, read or download information, our system will
record the date and time of your visit and the pages viewed and information downloaded.
How do we collect, hold, use and disclose this information?
Personal information is collected from completed student enquiry forms and phone
calls, student enrolment forms, and our website. The information is held on our
customer computer database. We take all reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorised
access to that information. The information is collected to process your enrolment
as a student, or enquiry, and to assist us in improving our service to you. The
provision of this information is voluntary but if this information is not provided,
Australian College of Journalism may not be able to process your enrolment or enquiry.
What cookies are used within the site?
A cookie is a small data file placed on your computer by the Australian College
of Journalism server. A cookie contains information about your visit to the Site.
When you visit the Site again, our server will look for the cookie and structure
itself based on the information provided. A cookie identifies your computer to our
web server when you visit the Site.
- To determine if you have previously visited our Site
- To identify areas of our Site you have accessed
- To enable us to tailor the facilities and offerings made available to you when you
visit our site
- For administrative and security purposes
- The cookies installed on your computer will not contain personal information about
you, other than that outlined above.
Your personal data will be stored in a secure environment at the Australian College
of Journalism Site. It is recommended that you turn off any cookie warnings in your
browser before using this Site, otherwise you may not be able to use the full functionality
of this Site.
How your information may be used?
Any information we collect from you via the Site, may be used for:
- the purpose of enabling the Australian College of Journalism to provide products, services
or information to you in accordance with your requests or reasonable expectations;
- the purpose of enabling the Australian College of Journalism to ascertain whether or
not it has other services or products which may foreseeably meet your needs, and
to notify you about these;
- the purposes of enabling the Australian College of Journalism's research, planning,
product development, risk assessment, risk modeling and marketing; and any other
purpose required or authorised by law.
- We will only disclose personal information to third party entities carrying out
functions on behalf of the Australian College of Journalism on a confidential basis.
You should note that information we collect from you may also be disclosed to third
parties if that disclosure is required or authorised by law.
The security of information you provide
The Australian College of Journalism takes reasonable steps to preserve the security
of personal information it collects via the Site. Your user name and password are
encrypted for privacy during transmission using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
To ensure your browser is SSL compliant, check the bottom status bar now. You should
see either a closed padlock or a non-broken key symbol
How to get access
We will, with your help, keep your personal information accurate, complete and up
to date. In order to ensure this, you have the right to access the personal information
we have about you and request corrections. There are three ways you can contact
us to inspect information:
By calling 1300 650 011 and identifying yourself as a student by giving your student
number and outlining your request.
By writing to:
The Privacy Officer,
Australian College of Journalism Pty. Ltd.
PO Box 1568,
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Please include your student number, name and address and outline your request.
By emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
with your student number, your name and address and outlining your request.