The CO-OPS Collaboration Secretariat will collect, use, disclose and store personal information it collects about you in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth.) When you register to use the CO-OPS website, we require you to provide us with your name, current occupation and organisation, and contact details. We will use this information to administer your CO-OPS membership, deliver membership benefits (e.g. access to restricted areas of the CO-OPS website), manage discussion forums, and inform you of activities and publications of interest in the field of community-based obesity prevention. We do not pass on your personal information to any third party unless you give us permission to do so. As a member of the CO-OPS network, you will also be sent a regular e-Newsletter with information on upcoming events, professional development opportunities, latest research, new projects and other information relevant to community-based obesity prevention. You may contact us to discontinue this service if you no longer wish to receive the newsletter.
If you decide that you no longer wish to be a member of the CO-OPS network, please contact us and we will remove your details from our database.
The web server used by the CO-OPS Collaboration Secretariat, and cookies installed by the server on users' computers' hard drives, record the following non-identifying information in relation to all users:
- the user's computer address and an anonymous user_id (identifier)
- the web browser and browser version being used to access the site (for example, Internet Explorer Version 5.0)
- the operating system on the user's computer
- the web page the user was accessing immediately prior to accessing the CO-OPS web page
- the pages and files viewed and files downloaded on the CO-OPS domain
- the date and time of the user's visit
- successful authentications to restricted areas on the site.
A cookie is a small text file which has a limited lifetime. Information supplied by cookies helps us learn about how you use our site, analyse our visitors and provide you with a better user experience. A cookie allows a web server to "remember" the visitor on subsequent visits without having to prompt the visitor for information previously supplied. A cookie may also be used to personalise your web experience. An example of this would be a cookie remembering courses you previously viewed.
The installation of cookies may be blocked via the user's web browser if the user does not wish to accept cookies, but this may mean that the user will not be able to access some parts of the CO-OPS website without re-authenticating on each visit. A web browser will contain a function enabling deletion by the user of all cookies on their computer's hard drive.
The website may offer users the opportunity to supply personal information to enable CO-OPS to provide further services, such as access to restricted areas of the website, responses to users' questions by e-mail or the provision of information to users by email. A user may also choose to complete on-line surveys, other forms or to offer feedback about the website.