Information is provided as general advice. Where appropriate, further advice should be sought from a medical practitioner. The appearance of individuals in this website does not necessarily indicate their sexuality or their HIV status.
The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals. We support and endorse the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 and will comply with these principles whenever personal information as defined by the Act is collected by us.
When you look at this web-site, our server or our Internet Service Provider makes a record of your visit and may log the following information for statistical purposes:
- your server address (which includes your top level domain name - e.g '.com', '.gov', '.org');
- the date and time of your visit to the site;
- the pages you accessed and documents downloaded;
- the previous site you have visited; and,
- the type of browser you are using.
Access to information collected
AFAO will not make an attempt to identify users or their browsing activities. However, in the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our Internet Service Provider's logs.
The above info information with exception of users' e-mail addresses will only be given to external agencies when independent evaluation is sought around a particular aspect of this site.
Use of information collected
We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message. Your e-mail address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and it will not be added to a mailing list or used for any other purpose without your consent.
This site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the Internet.
Users should be aware that there are inherent risks transmitting information across the Internet.
This web-site will use only session cookies and only during a search query of the web site.
Cookies can be either 'persistent' or 'session' based. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer, contain an expiration date, and may be used to track your browsing behaviour upon return to the issuing web site. Session cookies are short-lived, are used only during a browsing session, and expire when you quit your browser.
Upon closing your browser the session cookie set by this web-site is destroyed and no personal information is maintained which might identify you should you visit our web site at a later date.