AUC Privacy Policy


General

Personal information is information about you, from which your identity is apparent or can reasonably be deduced.

If you apply to participate in any AUC program, we will collect personal information about you. The AUC is an association of universities, governed by General Meetings of university delegates, and by an elected Executive Council. In this policy, ‘we’ and ‘the AUC’ refers to the AUC Executive Officer and the AUC Executive Council. The AUC is supported by, but is distinct from, Apple, and shares information with Apple only in accordance with this policy.

Whenever it is reasonable to do so, we will collect that information from you, but we may also refer to publicly available sources, including university email and telephone directories, and to material that you have made public. For some programs, we may ask for one or more referees to support your application, and from you providing this information we infer that we have your permission to contact them and collect information in relation to your application.

We use this information in order to administrate the programs. In cases where a competitive selection process applies, the information we collect from you and from referees where applicable will be used to inform the selection process. Information is shared, only as necessary, amongst the AUC Executive Council and other elected office bearers, and with individuals and organisations that provide the AUC with relevant services. Particularly, we share information about those who are awarded scholarships to Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference with Apple.

The information we hold will be transmitted across state and national boundaries: primarily, but not only, within Australia and New Zealand. All reasonable steps are taken to protect information from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

If you participate in an AUC program, we reserve the right to make the fact of that participation public, and to identify you by name and institution in doing so. If you contribute to an AUC website or publication, we reserve the right, and it is our normal practice, to attribute the contribution to you. Please see also our Contributions and Comments Policy.

At AUC events, you are in public. You may be photographed or filmed, and, subject to copyright, we may use that material in promoting the AUC and its work.


AUC online

When you interact with the AUC online (for example, by visiting an AUC website), our servers collect routine logging information such as the pages visited, the time of your visit, the web browser that you are using, and the IP address associated with your request. This information is used in aggregated form to help us manage our servers and websites, and to improve our understanding of the needs of users. The information may also be used when investigating security incidents and misuse of AUC facilities.

In some circumstances, when used in conjunction with other information, the IP address associated with your requests for web pages can be used to identify you. The AUC will not attempt to do so nor will it assist anyone else in doing so, unless it is necessary in the course of an authorised member-university security or misuse investigation, or the AUC is required or authorised to do so by law.

Some AUC web pages may use cookies to enhance site functionality. You may use your browser preferences to disable cookies, but this may affect your experience of the website.

Some AUC web pages use Google Analytics or other third-party tools to better understand how people use the site. This makes information similar to that of routine server logs available to Google or other third-party statistics providers. The analytic reports that are produced are aggregated and do not identify people.

Some AUC web pages present or point to content provided by third parties. The content, and any information gathered, is not controlled by the AUC and you should consult the privacy policies of the third party providers. The AUC will take reasonable steps to advise users when third parties are involved in AUC transactions.


Other use or disclosure

Other than as described above, we will not use or disclose information about you unless required or permitted under relevant law.


Changes to this policy

The AUC may change this policy from time to time, but does not intend to do so retrospectively. When we do change it, we will publish a prominent notice to that effect at www.auc.edu.au.

17 February 2012


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