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Privacy Policy

The Australian Dictionary of Biography website is an online resource of the Australian National University (ANU). When you enter the website, the server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information:

  • your browser's internet address;
  • the date and time of your visit to the site;
  • the pages you accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the previous site visited;
  • the type of browser you are using; and
  • the username entered if accessing a restricted site.

The ANU uses this information for statistical purposes and for system administration tasks to maintain this service. We do not attempt to identify individuals as part of our regular business practices however, in the unlikely event of an investigation, the ANU, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our server's logs.

If at any stage you provide us with your personal details, such as your name, email or mailing address either as part of a message or by completing a web form (i.e. where you are invited to provide comments, questions or suggestions), we will only use your personal details for the purposes for which it was provided. We will not subscribe you to any mailing list without your consent.

External sites that are linked to or from the ANU site are generally not under our control or responsibility and you are advised to review their privacy statements.

The ANU is deemed an 'agency' within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988 (C'th) and as such complies with the obligations of the Privacy Act within that meaning.