Privacy Policy

Privacy of Personal Information

The Property Foundation will collect, use, store, and disclose personal information relating to users in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993.  Where practicable all such personal information is obtained directly from users, or from their nominated agent(s).

Information will be stored on Property Foundation files and database(s) and all reasonable security measures will be maintained.  A unique identifier will be assigned to each user, which will be used in conjunction with a secondary means of identification or password/PIN.

Where provision or disclosure of information is voluntary or falls outside the scope of information the Property Foundation is permitted to collect, store, use and disclose under the Privacy Act 1993, users will be advised and their consent will be obtained prior to the provision or disclosure of information.

The Property Foundation will make information held about users available to them upon request and in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993, which also describes the conditions under which information may be withheld. Users have the right to request correction of personal information held in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993. If a user withholds information or provides incomplete, false or misleading information the Property Foundation may decline or cancel the membership and may withhold the record if its veracity cannot be confirmed.

This privacy statement operates in conjunction with any other privacy statement.

Website privacy

The Property Foundation uses a number of tools and mechanisms to record the following non-identifying information in relation to website users:

  • The internet address of the browser being used
  • The user’s  internet server address
  • The user’s domain name
  • The IP address of the user
  • The date, time and duration of the user’s visit to our web site
  • The pages accessed and the documents the user downloaded
  • The previous site the user visited
  • The type of web browser software used

The Property Foundation uses this information to: aggregate website statistics and measure traffic patterns to, from, and within this site; help us to better understand our website audience; improve our services to users, and; for targeted marketing and recruitment purposes.

A cookie is a small text file which has a limited lifetime. Information supplied by cookies helps us to understand our visitors and how they use our site, and provides users with a better experience. The Property Foundation website uses first-party and third-party cookies in the following ways:

  1. to personalise your visit to the Property Foundation website
  2. to provide information about the Property Foundation to you throughout your browsing experience
  3. to obtain non-identifying information about your demographic group and general interests
  4. to serve ads based on your past visits to our site

You can choose to opt out of Google Analytics for at any time by changing your ad settings. You can also use the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on so your visits are not tracked into Google Analytics.