Collection of Personal Information
Data you give us when you make an online transaction
When you perform an online transaction, we update our relevant databases and store transaction information to use for future transactions related to your requirements and for audit purposes. Some examples of an online transaction include:
- Purchase of a product
- Completion of an online web-based form
- Subscription to a web page or document
Access to this information is restricted to South Australian Museum personnel who need to transact business with you. It is only used for purposes connected to your role as our customer. We may use the data to collate statistics about our customers (such as the nature of research undertaken or home suburb), but any statistics will not contain information that will identify individual customers.
Your personal information will not be sold or given away to any other person, company or organisation without your consent. However, we must cooperate fully should a situation arise where we are required by law or legal process to provide information about a customer. All financial information is securely transmitted using standard encryption processes and is PCI compliant.
If you do not wish to transmit the required details electronically you can contact us in a variety of ways (see Contact Us).
Data automatically collected on visiting the web site
Whenever you visit our web site, our system automatically records:
- your IP address,
- the date and time of your visit,
- the pages you access,
- the documents you download and
- the type of browser you use.
These statistics tell us how our site is being used and helps us improve it to make your visit enjoyable.
This information does not identify you personally. No attempt is made to identify you except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our service provider's logs.
The South Australian Museum will record your email address under the following circumstances:
- If you send us a message by email
- If you include your email address in an online form
- If you subscribe to any of our online documentation
It will only be used to send you a reply and will not be added to any external mailing list or used for any purpose unrelated to your business with the South Australian Museum. However, where you have explicitly consented, eg. when you subscribe to one of our services, or you have requested to be included in our contact database, you may be added to the South Australian Museum's own mailing lists.
Email addresses and any other information of a personal nature that may have been collected via an online form are stored in a secure area. Such information is only forwarded to appropriate staff so they can answer your question, action your request for service, or approve a request made via your email address.
Other Web Sites
This privacy statement only covers the South Australian Museum's website. It does not apply to other sites, even when we have provided you with a direct link. We recommend that you check the privacy statements of other websites if you are concerned about their privacy policies.
This privacy statement will be continually reviewed in line with the ongoing development of this Internet site. It is based on national and international privacy standards and follows the guidelines set out in the South Australian Government's Information Privacy Principles Instruction.
For details of your rights to access your own personal information and, where appropriate, to correct such information, view the Freedom of Information Commitment.
If you have any questions about our privacy policies please Contact Us