AVETPA is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the AVETPA Website and governs data collection and usage. By using the AVETPA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

AVETPA collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. AVETPA also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by AVETPA. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by AVETPA for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the AVETPA web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through AVETPA public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: AVETPA does not read any of your private online communications.

AVETPA encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from AVETPA so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. AVETPA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the AVETPA and AVETPA family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

AVETPA collects and uses your personal information to operate the AVETPA Web site and deliver the services you have requested. AVETPA also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from AVETPA and its affiliates. AVETPA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

AVETPA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. AVETPA may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, AVETPA may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to AVETPA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

AVETPA does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

AVETPA keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within AVETPA, in order to determine what AVETPA services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within AVETPA to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

AVETPA Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on AVETPA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of AVETPA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of AVETPA, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The AVETPA Web site uses “cookies” to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize AVETPA pages, or register with AVETPA site or services, a cookie helps AVETPA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same AVETPA Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the AVETPA features that you customised.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the AVETPA services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

AVETPA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. AVETPA secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

AVETPA will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. AVETPA encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how AVETPA is protecting your information.

Contact Information

AVETPA welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that AVETPA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact AVETPA at admin@avetpa.org.au. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.