Privacy Policy

At the Australian Institute for Policy & Science (AIPS), a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, your right to privacy and data security is a primary concern. It is a requirement of the Privacy Amendment Act (Private Sector) Act 2000 that you be informed about the type of information we hold about you and how we use this information.

The following outlines our privacy policy:

  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfilment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

The AIPS collects information from members in line with its legal obligations under our Constitution and relevant legislation and to forward documentation associated with activities undertaken by the Institute, including subscriptions to AQ: Australian Quarterly.

The specific personal information potentially collected for subscription to AQ includes:

  • Organisation or individual name
  • Contact person
  • Mailing address
  • Home telephone
  • Work telephone
  • Email

Subscribers are not listed by name on the AIPS Website or its Annual Report. The AIPS does not disclose personal information about Subscribers to other parties and personal information provided by Subscribers is treated as strictly confidential except as required by law.

Use of information collected

AIPS does not sell or loan any information collected. No data collected by AIPS from the site or our database(s) will be disclosed to any third party except where the details are required to transfer information for donations, at your request for any action, or to reply to a specific request that you might have or where it is legally required (such as in the investigation of a criminal office or in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena). Please note that this does not apply to contact details that are in the public domain.

AIPS database(s)

Databases maintained by the Australian Institute of Policy & Science are stored in a secure environment and only accessed by authorised members of staff, secured with a personal password.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or comments about AIPS’s privacy policy please contact our designated Privacy Officer on +612 9351 0819 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday AEST. Alternatively you can send an email to (attention Privacy Officer) or write to: Privacy Officer (Attention: Executive Director) Australian Institute of Policy & Science PO Box M145 Missenden Road NSW 2050 Australia