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Privacy policy

Information collected

When you look at the website of the Australian Institute of Criminology (The Institute), the server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • your server address (the name or number which uniquely identifies the computer through which you are connected to the Internet);
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
  • the pages you accessed and documents downloaded
  • the previous site you have visited
  • the type of browser you are using.

The Institute collects information you submit through electronic forms available on the website. Any information gathered through these electronic forms will only be used for the purposes clearly stated on the form.

Access to information collected

The Institute will not make an attempt to identify users or their browsing activities. However, in the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our server logs.

Use and disclosure of information collected

The Institute will only record your email address if you send us a message. Your email address will only be used or disclosed for the purpose for which you have provided it and it will not be added to a mailing list or used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent.

Users are advised that there are inherent risks transmitting information across the Internet.


A persistent cookie is used to store your font size preference so that your selected font size is maintained when you return to the website. This information is stored on your computer and your web browser sends the cookie to the AIC server when requesting a page. No other information is stored.


Contact the Institute

For further information, inquiries or comments please contact the Institute.