Australian City Design College (ACDC) is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement relates only to the information automatically collected from you resulting from your visit to websites controlled by ACDC.
ACDC is committed to protecting your privacy and processing personal information fairly and lawfully in compliance with applicable legislation.
The ACDC adheres to the following Legislative Acts:
ACDC is also considered to be a data controller for the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) in relation to the collection of personal information from individuals located in the EU, while conducting certain activities.
“Personal information” is defined broadly in the Privacy Laws and GDPR as information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
Under the Act, “Personal Information” is defined as: “Information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable: (a) whether the information or opinion is true or not; and (b) whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.”
With respect only to residents of the European Union, Schedule 1 of this Privacy Statement provides additional terms for the protection of “Personal Data” under the GDPR. Personal Data should be considered fundamentally interchangeable with the Australian expression “Personal Information” for the purposes of this Privacy Statement.
This privacy statement does not apply to external websites that are linked to ACDC. ACDC is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites.
A cookie is a small data file containing certain pieces of information that a website creates when you visit the site. It can track how and when you use a site, which site you visited immediately before, data about targeted ads served to you, and they may store information about your computer, browser or device (including your IP address or your mobile device type and unique identifier). Cookies and local storage values store non-personal information such as (but not limited to) the server address and domain name of your internet service provider, date and time of your visit to the site, which pages you accessed on ACDC website, files you downloaded, address of the last site you visited. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
We use the following types of cookies
ACDC website collects site visit data to better understand general user trends at an aggregate level and improve web performance, web services, and website maintenance.
To the extent that site visit data could make you identifiable, ACDC will not attempt to identify individuals from the records the server automatically generates, unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or for a law enforcement-related purpose, and then, only in compliance with the Privacy Laws and GDPR as applicable.
ACDC may also use site visit information for security audits to protect against threats from hackers, and for other law enforcement and security purposes.
ACDC has an arrangement with Google Ads and Facebook Ads to market ACDC, from Google and Facebook webpages, to users who have previously visited the College website. No personal information is shared by ACDC with Google Ads to facilitate this marketing. ACDC respects your privacy and does not collect identifiable information by using third-party re-marketing services provided by companies such as Google. Users may choose to opt-out of the use of such cookies.
You can view Google’s Privacy & Terms here. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise GDN ads using the Ads Preferences Manager or by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on .
ACDC will not disclose any personal information collected as part of your site visit to a third-party without your consent, unless we are required or authorised to do so by law. As part of an investigation into suspected unlawful or improper activity, a law enforcement agency or government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect the web server’s records (for example, in relation to hacking or abusive messages).
ACDC and its employees have a legislative obligation to protect your personal information by taking all reasonable steps to ensure the that the information we hold is protected from misuse, loss unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Specifically, access to systems, applications and the collected data is restricted to authorised personnel only.
In addition, any personal information collected and used to identify user trends (such as IP addresses) is aggregated and made anonymous during report generation.
You may request access to, or correction of, your personal information held by ACDC, or exercise data subject rights under the GDPR if applicable, by contacting Contacts (add link www.acdc.edu.au/contact-us/).
We may occasionally make changes to this Privacy Statement, particularly where there are changes in relevant laws or where we adopt new working practices. We encourage you to regularly review this statement for any updates.