Privacy Policy and Press Release Mailing List


We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We intend to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. The following policies relate to the Web pages, bookstore, and announcement mailing lists on the News Weekly web site at http://www.newsweekly.com.au.

Visitor Statistics

When your computer connects to the Internet it is allocated an IP address, so that Web pages can be sent back to it when requested. When you request a page, the Web server automatically records the IP address and the page requested. The IP address reveals nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals.

How do we use cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. We use cookies to identify which items are yours in the temporary bookstore shopping carts. When you go to the checkout, enter your delivery details and complete your purchase, your details are sent to us by email, then deleted.

You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

What other information do we request?

We may also request your e-mail address for our press release mailing list, or a delivery address and contact details for your purchases. We will always clearly indicate the purpose for which we request personal details before asking you to supply them, and will not disclose them to third parties outside the organisation without first obtaining your consent.

Press Releases

Press Releases are a necessary resource for media organisations and politicians, so we will occasionally circularise these two groups with information to assist them in their work. We do not intend to send unsolicited email to anyone other than our media, parliamentary and personal contacts, and will be grateful to receive advice of any inappropriate mailings. Our mailing list is fully "opt-in", "opt-out", and the exact email address used for a given email will always be included to assist the recipient in removing himself or herself from the mailing list, if so desired.

Disclosure to outside third parties

We will disclose personal information only when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:


Reasonable precautions

News Weekly uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. We cannot be held responsible for the actions of third parties who may breach security of the web server, which is not managed by us.

External links

We are not responsible for managing content on external sites that may be linked from our pages from time to time, nor with their policy on use of visitor details. Please check with those sites to determine their privacy policy.

Playing it safe when online

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example through e-mail, discussion lists, or elsewhere - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.

Your Consent To This Agreement

By using our Web site, you consent to our collection and use of information as specified above. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

October 2001