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to information about the activities of the Victorian Universities
Regional Research Network (VURRN). All information has been
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information provided on this web site, nor for any errors or omissions
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or out of date.
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implies that VURRN or site authors offer professional advice.
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The Victorian Universities Regional
Research Network (VURRN) is committed to ensuring the privacy of
personal information which you (the Visitor) might supply to us at this
site (Visitor Data). When you access this site and submit any Visitor
Data to us, your submission is an acknowledgment of and agreement with
the terms of this statement and to the use of that Visitor Data by
Any Visitor Data of a personal or sensitive nature that
is collected from this site by VURRN will only be used as necessary for
the business to be transacted between us and for the purposes of
providing our Visitors and Members with better services and products. It
will not be disclosed to anyone else unless we are required by law to
disclose it or you tell us we can or should.
and additional or new information regarding the products and services
of VURRN may be accessed on this site based on information we have
collected from our Visitors. Much of the information can be collected
automatically when a Visitor hits this site. We also provide an info
button for you to send us information about the site or our products and
services or concerns about the privacy of information. That button is
marked "contact" on the top of the home page.
to the Visitor Data is limited to authorised persons - employees and in
some cases contractors and consultants who are all bound by contractual
obligation to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of that Data.
there is a password or key provided to you to access this site or any
secure part of it, then it is important to keep that password or key
secret like an ATM PIN. Visitor Data held by us is kept in a separate
secure location not accessible from the Internet.
We may, in the
ordinary course of our own business, use Visitor Data to direct market
our products and services. You should indicate in your email if you
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any of the personal information which you submit to us changes or
becomes inaccurate, we ask that you notify us of the changes through the
contact button, so that we can take steps to correct the data we hold.
Unless you tell us, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate or out of
VURRN is continually assessing and
updating its systems to ensure the security of information on the Web
site as well as that retained on our independent systems. All reasonable
efforts are made to provide an acceptable level of confidence that
Visitor Data cannot be used by unauthorised persons or in a manner
likely to affect the reputation or standing of Visitors.
sort of information we hold and collect from the Visitor Data and which
might include personal information is:
- your organisation's legal name
- your business and trading names
- the name and title of the individual who represents your
organisation or access the Web site on your behalf
- the email address of that individual and the organisation
- the website address and the domain type of your
- the telephone facsimile postal and street addresses of the
- information disclosed about your organisation in the
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we might be able to infer from the context such as sectoral, employment,
turnover, geographical, and size issues the subject matter of the
enquiry or message. Much of what is collected and stored is for our own
use only to evaluate the effectiveness of our Website and the services
and products we post on that site. We use the information to improve the
site content or navigation.
Other information might be used by us to enable us to be
proactive in assisting you in matters that either you or we have
identified as relevant to your organisation and in particular, we may
contact you to assist you in navigation of the Internet itself or
location of like organisations suppliers or others with whom you may
deal. We may also use the information to contact you and alert you to
regulatory or compliance matters that might affect you. Or we simply use
the information to contact you to obtain your consent or authority to
use the Visitor Data in a particular way not mentioned here.
to the rights of other Visitors and persons whose information may be
collected and aggregated with yours, you may request and we will
disclose to you details of your personal information in the Visitor Data
that we hold at any time. Given our commitment to your privacy, we can
request verification from you and evidence to support such a request to
ensure that the person who so requests that information is the person
entitled at law to receive it.
Most importantly, your Visitor
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specifically required by law (law enforcement rights or where there is a
threat to someone's safety involved are the usual cases) or where full
details have been given to you and you have provided us with your
approval or consent.
You should be aware that our website from
time to time will contain links to other sites and those sites may have
different privacy provisions. VURRN is not responsible for those
sites or for any consequences of you accessing them through our Website.
You may at any time request VURRN to delete all Visitor
Data held by us in relation to your organisation and we will take all
reasonable steps to action that request promptly. However, there may be
technical or other constraints to completely destroying all details of
your visit and the information contained in your Visitor Data, as well
as legal and statutory duties and responsibilities imposed on us that
might also prevent us from destroying or removing from our records all