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The University of Melbourne reserves the right to modify these terms at any time and will publish such modified terms online at this site or elsewhere on line. By continuing to access a site after such modifications have been published you signify your agreement to be bound by such modified terms.
The University of Melbourne has used reasonable endeavours to ensure that material contained on this web site was correct at the time the relevant page was created, modified and published.
- the University gives no warranty and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or the completeness of the material;
- no reliance should be made by any user on the material, but instead the user should check for confirmation with the originating or authorising faculty, department or other body;
- and the University reserves the right at any time to make changes as it deems appropriate.
The University provides external links as a service to users of its web site. In providing an external link the University does not accept responsibility for or endorse the content or condition of any linked site.
This privacy statement relates only to the information automatically collected from you as a result of your visit to websites controlled by The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne's Information Security Policy sets out the University's requirements for confidentiality, integrity and availability of information accessed through Information Technology facilities.
The University of Melbourne is committed to protecting your privacy and collects, uses and discloses personal information in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and other applicable legislation.
This privacy statement does not apply to external websites that are linked to the University of Melbourne site. The University is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites.
A cookie is a small file containing certain pieces of information that a website creates when you visit the site. It can track how and when you use a site, which site you visited immediately before, and it can store that information about your computer. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
This feature is based on Display Advertising (e.g., Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). Using the Ads Settings, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads.
This data is used to provide better services and more relevant content to our users based on demographic and interest data. You can opt out of this feature by downloading the Google Analytics Opt Out browser add-on.
From time to time we also use Remarketing with Google Analytics and similar tools to advertise online including the Google Adwords tracking cookie. This means we will continue to show ads to you across the internet, specifically on the Google Display Network (GDN). As always, we respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google's or any other third party remarketing system.
We, and our third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to:
- Inform, optimise, and serve ads based on your past visits to our website; and
- Find out how ad impressions, ad services, and your interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.
Use of site visit data
The University of Melbourne website collects site visit data as identified above to better understand general user trends at an aggregate level and improve web performance, web services, and website maintenance.
To the extent that site visit data could make you identifiable, the University of Melbourne will not attempt to identify individuals from the records the server automatically generates, unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or for another law enforcement-related purpose, and then, only in compliance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act.
The University of Melbourne may also use site visit information for security audits to protect against threats from hackers, and for other law enforcement and security purposes.
Disclosure of site visit data
The University of Melbourne will not disclose the personal information collected as part of your site visit to a third party without your consent, unless we are required or authorised to do so by law or other regulation. In the event of an investigation into suspected unlawful or improper activity, a law enforcement agency or government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect the web server's records (e.g. in relation to hacking or abusive messages).
Security of your personal information
The University of Melbourne and all employees have a statutory duty to protect your personal information by taking reasonable security steps against such risks as misuse and loss of information and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Specifically, access to systems, applications and the collected data is restricted to authorised personnel only.
Furthermore, any personal information collected and used for identifying user trends (e.g. IP address) is aggregated and made anonymous during report generation.
Authority to collect personal information
The University of Melbourne collects your site visit data under the authority of Information Privacy Principle 1.1 in the Privacy and Data Protection Act for the purposes stated above.
Access and Correction
Requests for access to documents containing your personal information which are held by the University of Melbourne should be made in accordance with the Records Access Procedure.
This web site is copyright © The University of Melbourne 1994 - 2017
This web site and its contents are subject to copyright under the laws of Australia and, through international treaties, other countries. The copyright in materials on this site and in this web site as a whole is owned by the University of Melbourne. The copyright in some materials incorporated within this web site is owned by third parties.
Copyright in any programs, content or other material made available by the University of Melbourne on distribution sites such as iTunes U is owned by or licensed to the University of Melbourne. The terms set out on this web page will apply to such programs, content or other material as if it were content or material available on this web site.
You may view this web site and its contents using your web browser and save an electronic copy, or print out a copy, of parts of this web site solely for your own information, research or study, but only if you:
- do not modify the copy from how it appears in the University of Melbourne's web site, and
- include the copyright notice "Copyright © The University of Melbourne 1994 - 2017" on the copy.
You must not otherwise exercise the copyright in the whole or any part of this web site for any other purpose except as expressly permitted by statute or with the University of Melbourne's prior consent.
Report a Copyright Problem
If you believe copyrighted work is available on the University of Melbourne network in such a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or a breach of an agreed licence or contract, please notify the Copyright Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the following information:
- your name;
- your address;
- your phone number;
- your email;
- address (URL, hostname or IP address, and file name) of the page/s;
- description of the item/s that you believe are a copyright infringement or breach;
- details of the owner of the content; if you are not the owner of the content the capacity in which are you acting on their behalf;
- any extra comments if necessary.
Requesting Permission to Use Copyright Material
The University of Melbourne Copyright Office provides a permissions service for staff using material from external organisations for university purposes. We also assist external organisations wanting to use University of Melbourne copyright material. For more information, please visit the Copyright Office's Permissions Service.
Details about copyright and intellectual property are available from several parts of the University's web site:
- Copyright information for staff and students, including digital copyright and information about photocopying, audio-visual materials, course notes and other materials.
- Academic honesty and plagiarism: information for students and staff.
- Intellectual property management for researchers and clients of the University.
- Compliance Program home page.