We use “cookies” when you visit our websites.
A cookie is a packet of data that a website puts on your computer’s web browser to identify you as a visitor to that website and remember your activity. Most web browsers are set by default to accept cookies. Cookies may last for just the duration of your visit or they may last for longer allowing the server to recognise visitors over multiple visits. They are unable to search your computer in any way and cannot introduce viruses to your computer.
While a cookie may identify your computer, it should not identify you unless you are logged into the website (for example, when accessing restricted content). Types of cookies on our websites may include:
- Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies allow you to navigate our websites and are required for the operation of our websites, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites (for example, members only areas). If you opt to disable these cookies, you may find that certain sections of our websites do not work (for example, you may not be able to access all of the content).
- Performance cookies – these cookies allow us to measure and analyse how our visitors navigate our websites. We only use this information to improve functionality and user experience.
- Functionality cookies – when you are using our websites, these cookies will remember your preferences (like your language or previous search terms) and assist us to personalise your content and website experience.
- Targeting or advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver marketing and advertising materials that are relevant to you based on the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. These cookies are used to advertise relevant products to you on other websites, based on the products and categories you looked at. They also limit the number of times that you see an ad and help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
By using our websites, you agree to us placing these sorts of cookies on your device and accessing them when you visit in the future. You can modify the settings on your device to prevent cookie use.
Most cookies are temporary. They allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session, the time period between a user opening a browser window and closing it. Once closed, the cookies are deleted. Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie.
Our websites also use third party providers including Google, Facebook, and Zoom to process personal data on our behalf and/or target advertising based on online behaviour. These third-party providers may combine your information with information from other websites; and may place or recognise a unique cookie on your browser for the purpose of identifying users and delivering to them interest-based content and advertisements. These third-party providers may:
- use Third Party Cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our websites and elsewhere on the internet;
- compare de-identified information from us with information collected elsewhere on the internet; and
- use that information to provide measurement services and target ads to you.
- To opt-out of third-party cookies, please go to Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
The information collected may be disclosed to the following types of organisations as described below:
- event communication and registration websites for the purposes of communicating with you regarding an event you have expressed an interest in through a form on our website;
- service providers and consultants such as mailing houses, logistics and IT service providers (such as EventBrite, and Cvent) whom we engage to facilitate your access to our services and facilities on offer;
- to courts or tribunals or similar judicial agencies whether under subpoena or by force of law;
- IT service providers (such as SalesForce and PeopleGrove) who may (or use third-party hosting providers that may) store data outside Australia or in the ‘cloud’. When we disclose your information to overseas recipients, we take measures to ensure those recipients treat your information in accordance with applicable privacy legislation.
We will not otherwise use or disclose your information where it is not directly related to the primary purpose of collection, in circumstances where no other exemption applies, without your consent unless required or authorised by law.