Website privacy policy

The purpose of this statement is to let visitors to our web site know what information is collected about them when they visit this site, how this information is used and if it is disclosed.

Recording your visit

When you look at this web site, we make a record of your visit and log the following information for statistical purposes:

  • Your server address.
  • Your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc).
  • The date and time of your visit to the site.
  • The pages you accessed and documents downloaded.
  • The previous site you visited.The type of browser you used.

No attempt will be made to identify individual visitors or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the logs.

Some sites use "cookies" to track individual visitors access to a site. Cookies are not used on this site to gather personal information about visitors.

Reasons we collect this information

The 'site usage' information listed above is aggregated and may be used for the following purposes:

  • Website and system administration, including monitoring to prevent security breaches;
  • Determine general usage patterns and fine tune layout in order to ensure that our site is as useful and enjoyable as possible;
  • Enhancement of the website to better meet our visitors' needs; and Research and development.

The Uniting Church in Australia, Presbytery and Synod of South Australia is unable to identify visitors or their browsing activities from the information collected above.

In the unlikely event of an investigation, either The Uniting Church in Australia, Presbytery and Synod of South Australia or the Internet Service Provider may provide logs to a law enforcement agency if they have exercised a warrant for their inspection.

The Uniting Church in Australia, Presbytery and Synod of South Australia uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure.

This website links to other web sites, but we are not responsible for their privacy policies or how they treat information about their web site visitors.

Email Management

We will only record your email address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be made available for commercial purposes. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it, without your consent. Your email may be kept as a record of correspondence.

Collection of Personal Information through Forms and Surveys

The main way in which the The Uniting Church in Australia, Presbytery and Synod of South Australia website collects information from visitors is through forms and surveys provided on web pages. The visitors information is not collected by The Uniting Church in Australia, Presbytery and Synod of South Australia without the visitors consent, that is, the visitor must click on a button provided on each web page to submit their information to The Uniting Church in Australia, Presbytery and Synod of South Australia. At or before the time we collect personal information, we will give notice to the visitor of our website as follows:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours will be collected;
  • Who is collecting the information;
  • How the information is used;
  • Who we can share the information with;
  • The choices you have in connection with collecting, using and distributing your information;
  • The kind of security procedures that we have in place to protect your information under our control;
  • How you can correct inaccuracies in the information.
  • The period for which your information will be held.

Feedback Forms, Surveys and Email

The comments and information you send will enable us to ensure this web site is as useful and enjoyable as possible. This feedback will enable the continual development and enhancement of our online presence to better meet our visitors' needs.

Personal Information

Except as mentioned, we will not send you unsolicited information, commercial offers or advertisements. When completing a feedback form, survey or sending us email feedback, you are given the opportunity to provide your contact details and email address. Your email or postal address may be used to contact you, when necessary, in reply to your comments or request for information.

We will not provide your email address to any third-party mailing lists or sell your email address to any commercial organisations. Feedback forms featured on our website provide visitors with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving further communications from us. Visitors may request details of information that we maintain about them or to have any inaccuracies in this information corrected. Contact us privacy@sa.uca.org.au  for further information.

The Uniting Church in Australia, Presbytery and Synod of South Australia is unable to identify visitors or their email addresses unless the visitor specifically supplies the information. We have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We may retain a copy of your email for our records in the event that your enquiry results in an investigation or response.

Notification of changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

If you have any queries about this policy, please email us at privacy@sa.uca.org.au.

If, at any time, you believe that we have not adhered to our stated privacy policy, please notify us by email at privacy@sa.uca.org.au.

Visitors to our site should note there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the Internet. Therefore, visitors should make their own assessment of the potential risks to the security of their information when making a decision as to whether or not they should utilise our website facilities. There are alternative ways to obtain The Uniting Church in Australia, Presbytery and Synod of South Australia information and transact business with The Uniting Church in Australia, Presbytery and Synod of South Australia for those visitors who do not wish to use public networks such as the Internet.