Privacy Policy

This website is hosted by Flinders University (ABN 65 542 596 200), a body corporate established by the Flinders University Act 1966 (SA).

Flinders University has a firm commitment to privacy in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles. This statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.

If you are submitting personal details, credit card numbers, or other information over the internet which you wish to remain private, please note that, while all attempts are made to secure information transmitted to this site, there is a possibility that information you submit could be observed by a third party while in transit.

Information logged

When you visit this site, our server logs may automatically log some or all of the following information:

  • the type of browser and operating system you are using
  • your top-level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.)
  • the address of the referring site (for example, the previous site that you visited)
  • your server's IP address (a number which is unique to the machine through which you are connected to the Internet: usually one of your service provider's machines)
  • your computer's geographic location
  • the date and time of your visit
  • the address of the pages accessed and documents downloaded

This information is collected, used and disclosed, including for future marketing purposes, in accordance with Flinders University’s Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time.

Email addresses

Our online forms may require you to provide contact details, your email address and other personal information. This personal information may be collected, used and disclosed by the University for the purposes of processing  and responding  to your requests, conducting the business of the University, and direct marketing the University’s services to you, in accordance with the University's Privacy Policy.


Some pages of this internet site may provide the facility for users to subscribe to email mailing lists. To subscribe to these services users must provide a valid email address.

These email addresses will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and you will not be added to any other mailing lists unless you specifically request that this be done.

Email mailing list addresses are stored on a separate server and can only be accessed by authorised Flinders University staff. Your email address will not be disclosed without your consent.

Storage and protection 

The University uses digital data storage providers located both inside Australia and overseas and has agreements with its storage providers to ensure the protection of personal information they store. Arrangements with these providers are reviewed and assessed periodically. In addition to storing data in Australia, the University also stores personal information with providers located in the following countries:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom (and European Union)


This website automatically collects personal information when you are browsing or using it. The various mechanisms used to collect this information include pixels, server logs, proxy logs and cookies.

A cookie is a piece of information that our web server sends to your computer when you visit our website. That cookie is stored on your computer and may provide information (such as your IP address) to our server to optimise your experience when you visit our website.

In addition to optimising website functionality cookies may be used by the University to track website usage patterns, analyse website traffic, personalise content and advertising and enable social media features.

The University may collect and store the information provided by cookies and use it for marketing/advertising purposes including disclosing it to third party advertising agencies for targeted direct marketing campaigns often called ‘retargeting’. Retargeting occurs where Google, Facebook or another third party uses cookies from your computer to show advertisements when you visit websites based on your web preferences and usage patterns. If you have a cookie from our website stored on your computer you may see the University’s advertisements as you browse other sites. You may choose to opt out or disallow cookies through your web browser settings but this may alter some functionality otherwise available on this website.


Search terms that you enter when using our search engine are collected but are not associated with any other information that we collect. We use these search terms to ascertain what people are looking for at our site, and to improve the services that we provide.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other sites. Flinders University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

European Union

If you are an individual located in the European Union, the additional privacy provisions set out in the University’s Privacy Policy will apply to you.

Privacy Policy

For information about the ways in which the University may collect, store, use, manage and protect an individual’s personal information please refer to our Privacy Policy (available here).

Contact details

If you have any questions or complaints about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us through the details supplied in the University’s Privacy Policy.