1. PRIVACY STATEMENT
This privacy statement has been created in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting personal privacy. This statement addresses collection, use, security of and access to information that may be obtained through the use of The McDonald College web site. This notice covers the following topics:

  • Privacy Act
  • Information collected
  • Purpose for collecting this information and use of information
  • Other privacy issues:
    • Cookies
    • Security
  • Disclaimer for External Links
  • Contact details

The McDonald College website complies with the requirements for Commonwealth and NSW Government websites namely the Privacy Act 1988 (Federal)and the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998(NSW) .

 

2.0 PRIVACY ACT

The Privacy Act 1988 (C'th) gives rights to individuals in relation to how personal information is handled by the Commonwealth and NSW government agencies. NSW government agencies must comply with the 11 Information Privacy Principles set out at section 14 of the Privacy Act.
"Personal information" means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained.
We will not use your details for any other purpose, and will not disclose them to other persons or organisations without your consent or unless required or authorised to under the Privacy Act.

 

3.0 INFORMATION COLLECTED

3.1When you visit The McDonald College website to browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet Protocol address and a component of the domain name used (eg: .com, .net, .gov,.au, etc.). The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either by your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol address to direct Internet traffic to you where this is required;
  • The type of browser and operating system you used;
  • The date and time you visited this website;
  • The web pages or services you accessed at this website;
  • The time spent on individual pages and the website overall; and
  • Which files are downloaded

3.2We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an e-mail, participating in a survey or completing a form). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of The McDonald College website.

3.3This Website also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Website analyse how users use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google Inc on servers in the United States.

Google Inc uses this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for Education Services Australia Limited and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google Inc may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google Inc's behalf. Google Inc will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google Inc.

 

4.0 PURPOSE FOR COLLECTING THIS INFORMATION AND USE OF INFORMATION

4.1The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our website. Information you provide in relation to surveys, forms or feedback is strictly used for the purpose you provided it. We use your e-mail or other details to contact you: this may be to advise receipt, to address issues you identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the details to another agency for appropriate action.
4.2 The McDonald College analyses the website logs to continually improve the value of the information available on our site. Our website logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that browse this website.

 

5.0 OTHER PRIVACY ISSUES

Following are some other privacy issues that we consider relevant:

5.1 Cookies

Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to The McDonald College Primary School's website.
Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods.
Cookies can be removed at any time from your hard drive.

5.2 Security

This site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the internet. Users should be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the internet.

 

6.0 DISCLAIMER FOR EXTERNAL LINKS

The McDonald College website has links to other websites. These include links to websites operated by other government agencies, organisations, private individuals, and businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our website and this Privacy Statement will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.
The McDonald College, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the College warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

 

7.0 CONTACT DETAILS

To offer comments about The McDonald College website, or about the information presented in this Privacy Statement, you can use the contact details below.
Enquiries to the IT Manager
Phone: (02) 97520626
Fax: (02) 8765 0195
Email: itm@mcdonald.nsw.edu.au
Street Address: 17 George St, North Strathfield, NSW 2137
Postal Address: Locked bag