U3A BRISBANE

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

University of the Third Age Brisbane


Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

Privacy Policy


Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
The University of the Third Age, Brisbane (U3A) collects personal information when individuals apply for membership, either online or using a printed form. The information collected includes contact details, amount and method of payment, and optionally information about the member's skills and experience which may be of assistance to U3A in a volunteer capacity.

This information is used for the purpose of administering the affairs of U3A and communicating with members. Any other disclosure will only be with the individual's prior consent or as required by law.

Personal information is also collected about individuals making enquiries about U3A and its work, whether by post, telephone, or E-mail. This information is used to respond to the enquiry, and for subsequent follow-up if required. U3A will not disclose information about enquirers without their consent or as required by law. U3A does not insist on enquirers identifying themselves, respecting their right to remain anonymous, but this may limit our ability to respond and assist them.

Web Site
Like most web sites, when someone accesses U3A's web site, log files are generated by the web server that show the IP address of the visitor, date, time, and pages visited. U3A reviews information in our web site logs from time to time and the logs are periodically deleted. Information in web logs is used in the aggregate to generate statistics about access to our site such as which parts of our site are the most popular.

U3A does not compile "audit trails" identifying which visitors have browsed what pages. Our site uses cookies to maintain session information and does not contain "web bugs" (1x1 pixel images that some sites use to track visitors).

Membership Details
U3A does not and will not sell, rent or share our membership database or membership mailing list. U3A uses a one-way E-mail list to communicate with members. Members can unsubscribe at any time.

Credit Card Security
U3A Brisbane takes your credit card security very seriously. We use the latest technology to ensure all electronic transactions are safe and secure. We do not process or store credit card information on our own servers. Instead we utilise a third party secure gateway provider who has been accredited as PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant. 

Consent for Disclosure
While U3A does not generally disclose personal information to third parties without the express permission of the individual concerned, there are some circumstances where it is necessary that we disclose information with implied consent. U3A defines "implied consent" narrowly. 

For example, U3A's web pages and electronic mailing lists, like those of many other organisations, are hosted by external organisations. Information that you provide to U3A via the Internet passes through one or more service providers' systems in order to be received by U3A, and/or, we may disclose information to such a service provider when necessary to provide you with a requested service such as to subscribe you to one of our mailing lists. In this regard U3A arranges hosting services only with organisations or individuals who have privacy policies/practices that are in accord with U3A's privacy policy.

Security of Personal Information
U3A keeps membership and mailing list subscriber details and web server logs on controlled facilities that are secured against unauthorised access. Proof of identity is required before information is released to any person, including a member.

Access, Correction, Update or Deletion of Personal Information
If you want to see what information U3A holds about you, or to correct or update this information, or to be removed from our membership database and/or mailing list, please contact us by mail, email or phone.

Changes to Privacy Policy
This policy may be updated from time to time, but any changes will not reduce the privacy protection set out above and will not affect information previously collected, unless required by law or otherwise beyond U3A's control, e.g. technological changes. Any such changes to this policy that adversely affect privacy protection of U3A members or U3A's other contacts will be advised by email.

If you have any queries or comments concerning this privacy policy, contact us by by mail, email or phone as per the Contact page on our website.

Updated: 4-Jan-2013

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