Flinders University has a firm commitment to privacy in accordance with the Australia Privacy Act (cth) including the Australian Privacy Principles (APP’s) defined by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. This statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.

Information logged

When you visit this site, our server logs may automatically log some or all of the following information:

  • the type of browser and operating system you are using
  • your top-level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
  • the address of the referring site (for example, the previous site that you visited)
  • your server's IP address (a number which is unique to the machine through which you are connected to the Internet: usually one of your service provider's machines)
  • your computer's geographic location
  • the date and time of your visit
  • the address of the pages accessed and documents downloaded.

This information is collected, used and disclosed, including for future marketing purposes, in accordance with Flinders University’s Privacy Policy.


The website automatically collects personal information when you are browsing or using it. The various mechanisms used to collect this information include pixels, server logs, proxy logs and cookies.

A cookie is a piece of information that our web server sends to your computer when you visit our website. That cookie is stored on your computer and may provide information (such as your IP address) to our server to optimise your experience when you visit our website.

In addition to optimising website functionality cookies may be used by the University to track website usage patterns, analyse website traffic, personalise content and advertising and enable social media features.  

The University may collect and store the information provided by cookies and use it for marketing/advertising purposes including disclosing it to third party advertising agencies for targeted direct marketing campaigns often called ‘retargeting’. Retargeting occurs where Google, Facebook or another third party uses cookies from your computer to show advertisements when you visit websites based on your web preferences and usage patterns

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other sites. Flinders University is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Contact details

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.