The Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEFA) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: www.countryeducationaustralia.org.au and www.cef.org.au
Please read this Privacy Statement carefully to understand how your personal information will be treated the CEFA. By using this web site, you consent to the uses mentioned.
You can browse this web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). There may be times, however, when we may need this information from you, such as when you complete online forms. Such forms may request Personal Information such as your name, age, gender, location and contact details. The Personal Information you provide is held in a secure database. The CEFA does not collect information about anyone's ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs, sexual preferences or criminal record.
We will use the Personal Information you provide us to reply to your inquiries and requests for information. We may also use this information to provide you with updated information on our initiatives including alerting you to special events, conducting research and undertaking marketing programs.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. We use session cookies to enable the most efficient use of active server pages for the duration of your visit to our site.
If you do not wish for the CEFA to use your Personal Information for these purposes, please contact us. You may opt-out of receiving future communications; see the choice/opt-out section below.
The CEFA does not rent, sell or give away the information we collect from you.
We employ other companies to perform certain functions on our behalf such as sending mail, providing marketing assistance and processing credit card payments. Such agents have access to the personal information necessary to perform their functions but may not use this information for other purposes.
The CEFA may disclose Personal Information when required or authorised to do so by law or when such action is necessary or appropriate (for example, if The CEFA reasonably believes that someone is in imminent danger of serious harm). In these exceptional circumstances, we reserve the right to disclose Personal Information to the appropriate authority at our discretion and without your consent.
The CEFA takes reasonable steps to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse or alteration. As an additional safeguard, access to Personal Information is restricted only to the management, authorised employees of the CEFA and their agents to carry out permitted business functions.
If you believe that the information we have about you is not up-to-date, complete or accurate, or if you wish to review the Personal Information held about you by the CEFA, please contact us. You have the right to request the correction of any information which relates to you and is inaccurate.
As a supporter of the CEFA you have given us permission to charge your credit card and/or debit bank accounts. Your financial institution requires the CEFA to retain a copy of the Direct Debit request and by law we must keep a record of your financial details for seven years.
As with any tax-deductible charitable contribution, any online contribution made to the Country Education Foundation of Australia cannot be cancelled or returned once it has been approved and completed.
The CEFA is committed to ensuring a high level of security in all online transactions.
If you use any eCommerce transaction on this site, the information you provide is encrypted to minimise the possibility of the information being intercepted.
Your donation transactions are protected by SSL encryption technology and firewalls, ensuring your credit card and personal details remain secure. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is used by sites offering on-line financial transactions such as banks that encrypt the information being transmitted. Using 128-bit encryption, SSL ensures that you are accessing the website you expect and that all transaction details are secure. For additional security, the CEFA does not retain your full credit card details.
This site allows users the option for having their information removed from our database. Please contact us via email to confirm your preference.
This site contains links to other sites. The Country Education Foundation of Australia is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us.
The entire contents of this web site are subject to the laws of copyright and intellectual property rights. The visible contents of this web site may be printed for personal informational use as long as the copyright notices stay intact, but may not be re-distributed, re-sold, reproduced, stored in a retrievable system or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the Country Education Foundation of Australia Limited. Any infringements will be rigorously pursued.