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PrivacyPolicy

Introductory

This web site is maintained and administered by the Western Australian Tourism Commission (WATC) trading as Tourism Western Australia. This privacy policy sets out the manner in which WATC will deal with information submitted to it through this web site by members of the public. WATC's privacy policy is based on, and is consistent with, the National Principles of the Fair Handling of Personal Information, published by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. The National Principles may be viewed on the Australian Privacy Commissioner's web site at www.privacy.gov.au.

General

When you visit this web site, a record of your visit is kept for statistical and research purposes. Similar records may be kept when you use any of the interactive features found in this web site.

The information kept for these purposes is:

your server address

your top level domain name (e.g. .com, .gov, .au, .uk, etc.)

the date and time you visited this site

the pages of this site you accessed, and the documents you downloaded

the previous site you visited

the type of web browser you used

We will not attempt to use this information to identify you or your browsing activities. However, this information may be used for those purposes in the unlikely event that a law enforcement agency or other party obtains and exercises a warrant, subpoena, or similar order to obtain access to our service provider's logs.

Some of the interactive features found in this web site may require you to enter personal information, such as your name, address, or credit card number. WATC stores this information in encrypted form, and disposes of it once the purpose for which it was collected has been achieved. The length of time for which such information is stored may vary according to the purpose for which it has been collected. No such information will be released to any third party without your prior consent, unless WATC is compelled to do so by law.

Registered users

If you decide to register as a user of this web site, you will be asked to submit various items of personal and other information. This information will be stored so that we may use it:

for research purposes;

to identify your interests; and

(with your consent) to add your name to our mailing list.

The information you provide may be combined with information from other sources (for example, census bureau data), so that we can better achieve these purposes. As a result, you may receive information about campaigns, promotions, and matters of interest to you.

The information you provide will not be released to any third party without your consent, which may be given during the registration process, or at any time afterwards. If you give your consent, we may pass the information to our tourism partners who subscribe to our services for purposes of research and direct marketing. Please note, however, that WATC disclaims all responsibility or liability for the uses to which such information is put by our tourism partners.

If you withdraw your consent to the provision of the information you submit to our subscribing tourism partners, we will remove your name from our mailing list. However, we will not be responsible for ensuring that our subscribing tourism partners remove your name from their mailing lists.

Access to information

Any person or organisation, whether or not a registered user of this web site, who believes that we have gathered and stored personal information relating to them, whether through this web site or otherwise, may contact us and request to view that information. They may also request the alteration of that information or its removal from our records. Any such request should be directed to the Coordinator, Online Initiatives by , by telephone to +61 8 9262 1700, or by facsimile to +61 8 9262 1735. Any request for further details of our privacy policy should be directed to the same address.

Cookies

This web site uses cookies to:

Collect the information referred to under the heading "General" in this policy statement, and

Save any preferences you may record whilst visiting this web site.

A cookie is a small string of text data that a web site can send to your web browser. A cookie cannot extract information from your computer, transmit computer viruses, or capture and transmit your email address.

Tourism Western Australia uses pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partner, DoubleClick. These files enable DoubleClick to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our website. The cookie was placed by us, or by another advertiser who works with DoubleClick. With both cookies and Spotlight technology, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address. For more information about DoubleClick, including information about how to opt out of these technologies, go to http://www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy.