Terms of use and Privacy Statement

Please read these terms of use carefully as they apply to your use of the Diversity Council Australia's (DCA) website.  By using this website you agree to be bound by these terms of use.  DCA may amend these terms of use at any time.

Your continued use of the DCA website is deemed to be acceptance of the amended terms of use.

Not professional advice

The content on the DCA website is provided  for general information purposes only.

Only current members of DCA (DCA Members) can access members only content and the members only section of this website and access to that content and that section by non-DCA members is not permitted.

The content on this website has been made available for members of the public and DCA Members for the purpose of providing access to diversity related information. It is made available on the understanding that DCA is not providing professional or legal advice.

Some content on this website may include or summarise views, standards, or recommendations of third parties. This information does not necessarily constitute the views of DCA or indicate DCA's commitment to any course of action.

Limited Liability

DCA makes no warranties or representations about this website or any of its content, including in respect of its relevance, accuracy or completeness.

To the extent permitted by law, DCA excludes all liability including for any direct, indirect or consequential loss suffered by you or any person in connection with the use of this website or your use and reliance on its content.

It is strongly recommended that you exercise your own skill and care with respect to your use of content on this website, including carefully considering its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance to your purposes.  Where appropriate, you should also consider obtaining professional advice.

Use of content and Copyright

DCA owns, or is licensed to use, the intellectual property, including copyright, in all content of this website.

You are permitted to read the content on this website.  However, non-DCA Members  are not permitted to reproduce, publish, communicate to the public or adapt either this website or any content on it.

If you are a DCA Member, or you are an employee of a DCA member and you have created an individual account with the DCA, you are permitted to use the content on this website internally within your organisation on the same terms as you are permitted to use Members Only Content under the Terms of Membership and use of Members Only Area.

If you wish to do anything else not explicitly permitted under these terms of use, you must obtain DCA’s prior written approval by contacting DCA at [email protected]  If DCA grants you permission, you must give appropriate attribution to DCA and any named authors of the particular content and indicate the date of first publication of the particular content.  You must also comply with any other terms of use notified to you by DCA.

External Links

The links to external websites contained on this website are not under the control of DCA.  DCA does not take responsibility for the content on, or currency of, any externally linked sites. The inclusion of any link within this website does not imply endorsement by DCA of the linked site or any associated person, organisation, product or service, nor does it suggest any relationship with the person or organisations that operates those websites.

Governing Law

The use of this website is governed by the laws of New South Wales.

DCA Privacy Statement

Diversity Council Australia Ltd (DCA) supports and endorses the state and national privacy regimes.

DCA only collects personal information from users and Members with their prior knowledge and consent. Users and Members can access the DCA website home page and browse this site without disclosing personal information.

DCA will only use personal information provided by users and Members for the purposes for which it was collected. DCA will not disclose personal information to a third party. DCA will ensure that the personal information of users and Members will not be disclosed to any other institutions or authorities except if required to by law other regulation.

When visiting this Internet site, the DCA server logs the following user information that is provided by the user’s browser for statistical purposes only:

  • The type of browser and operating system that the user is using;
  • The user’s top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, etc.);
  • The address of the referring site (for example, the previous site the user visited); and
  • The user’s server’s IP address (a number that is unique to the machine through which the user is connected to the Internet: usually one of the user’s service provider’s machines).

In addition, the DCA server logs the following information:

  • The date and time of the user’s visit; and
  • The address of the pages accessed and the documents downloaded.

All of this information is used only for statistical analysis or systems administration purposes. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities, except in the unlikely event of an investigation where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant.

If individuals are submitting personal details, credit card numbers or other information over the internet which they wish to remain private, please note that, while all attempts are made to secure information transmitted to this site, there is a possibility that information they submit could be observed by a third party while in transit. DCA does not retain users' credit card information collected online in the website database. DCA will only record an individual's email address if they send us a message. It will only be used for the purposes for which the individual provides it, and will not be added to a mailing list unless the individual requests that this is done. DCA will not disclose it without the individual’s consent.

DCA's website uses Google Analytics, including Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your web browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information please read thGoogle Privacy Policy or manage your Google Demographics and Interests.

DCA has implemented technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect the personal information that is under its control from: unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss. DCA will remove personal information from its systems where it is no longer required (except where archiving is required).

If you have any questions about the Privacy Statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you may contact DCA's Sydney office on telephone: (02) 9322 5197 or fax: (02) 9255 8372 or Email: [email protected].

Security

DCA uses PayPal for online payments. Information about PayPal's security policy can be found at https://www.paypal.com/au/webapps/mpp/seller-security. DCA uses CloudFlare for SSL and security. CloudFlare's Privacy & Security Statement can be found at https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy/

Refund/Cancellation Policy for membership and events

Where there is a fee for attending an event your attendance will only be confirmed on the payment of that fee.  Any notice of cancellation received by DCA more than two weeks prior to the date of an event will receive a full reimbursement.  Any cancellations received by DCA between two weeks and three days prior to the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.  No refunds will be made for any cancellations received by DCA less than three days prior to an event.

Substitute DCA Members are welcome to attend DCA Member only events where the original participant is no longer able to attend.  Substitute DCA Members and non-DCA Members are welcome to attend non-DCA Member only events where the original participant is no longer able to attend.  Where DCA is notified of the attendance of a substitute participant no cancellation fees apply.

All notifications of cancellations or requests for substitutions must be made to DCA.

Cancellation of DCA membership

You may cancel your DCA membership at any time by advising DCA in writing. In the event that you cancel your membership, you acknowledge that all individual member accounts created by DCA for your employees pursuant to your membership will also be cancelled.

Generally where members cancel their DCA membership they will not receive a refund for the whole or part of any paid membership fee.  DCA will only refund membership fees in exceptional circumstances.  You acknowledge that all decisions by DCA as to whether to refund the whole or part of paid membership fees are made by DCA in its absolute discretion. 

Notifications and requests

All notifications and requests to DCA must be made by email: [email protected] telephone: (02) 9322 5197, or facsimile: (02) 9255 8372 as appropriate having regard to the nature of the request.