Privacy policy

 The National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP), Macquarie University, is committed to protecting the privacy of all people who interact with the program and its events.

NISEP is bound by the National Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988. NISEP may, from time to time, review and update this Privacy Policy to take account of new laws and technology, changes to its operations and practices and to make sure the policy remains appropriate to the changing legal environment. We encourage you to periodically check our website for the most up-to-date version of this privacy statement.

NISEP collects personal information, including sensitive information, submitted by parties such as schools, preschools, vacation centres, local councils, miscellaneous organisations, parents and guardians for the purpose of running our educational programs and events or to answer enquiries.

You are not required by law to provide us with your personal details for the above purposes. However, if you choose not to provide the information requested, you may not be able to participate in NISEP events or access all the functionality on our websites or allow us to respond to your query.

By using our website, you accept that we use and share cookies and similar technologies to perform analytics and provide content and ads tailored to your interests. By continuing to use our site, you consent to this. Please see our Cookie Policy for more information regarding data collection on this website.

NISEP collects information from you via our websites using:

Contact and Registration Forms
We may collect personal information from our websites, such as when you register for an event, make a query, join (or request to join), post in or otherwise contribute to a NISEP forum/program offering or complete an on-line survey.
Information collected via our online forms is intended to be used for the following purposes: 
  • keeping parties informed about matters related to a NISEP program or event through personal correspondence;
  • tailoring programs or events to suit individual party needs;
  • corresponding with you in relation to your request or query, for example we may use the details you provide, including your nominated email address, to send you information about our programs and events;
  • compilation of reports using de-identified data to assist with performance reporting and to drive continuous improvement of this program;
  • complying with legislative reporting requirements;
  • and for other directly related purposes including but not limited to the above.

We use “cookies” when you visit our websites. Please see our Cookies Policy for more information.



Information retention
Your information may be held in a variety of ways, including in paper or electronic format. NISEP protects your information from unauthorised access loss and other misuse by allowing only restricted access to your information by authorised personnel.

We will only retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which that personal information was collected and to the extent permitted by applicable laws, specifically the State Records Act 1998 (NSW).

Access, amendments and erasure
You have a right to access, amend and erase personal information that we hold about you, subject to any exceptions in relevant legislation, specifically the State Records Act 1998 (NSW). If you wish to seek access to your personal information or inquire about the handling of your personal information please contact us at any time.

External Links
The NISEP website contains links to other sites. The content of provided links are from third parties not affiliated with NISEP. As such, NISEP cannot control, approve or take responsibility for the content of such sites or any other links provided. NISEP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

The world wide web is a public domain. There is a risk that transmissions to and from this site can be intercepted and modified by third parties. There is a risk that the files obtained from or through this site may contain computer viruses or other defects.

You accept responsibility for losses, damages, costs and other consequences resulting directly and indirectly from using this site and any material available from it.

If you would like to make a complaint about our handling of your personal information, please lodge a written complaint addressed to the Macquarie University Privacy Officer at Once they we receive your complaint, they will respond to you within a reasonable period of time, usually within 20 working days.