The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) website and any material published therein, is not intended to be and should not be relied upon as legal or technical advice.
The ARA website is a database of information from various sources that may be of some assistance to its users. The ARA does not give any guarantee, undertaking or warranty that the information provided is comprehensive and covers every circumstance potentially relevant in the rail industry. Users should consult other sources of information and not rely on the ARA website as their only source of information.
The ARA does not invite reliance upon, nor accept responsibility for, the information it provides. The ARA makes every effort to provide a high quality service. However, the ARA does not give any guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up-to-date nature of the information provided. Users should confirm information from another source if it is of sufficient importance for them to do so.
Hypertext links on the ARA website are (in most cases) inserted by the ARA, not by the data providers.
Management and Protection of Personal Information
The Australasian Railway Association (“ARA”) is bound by the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (“Privacy Act”). The Principles are designed to protect the confidentiality of information and the privacy of individuals by regulating the way personal information is managed by businesses such as ours.
Personal information means material that identifies you, or material from which you might be identified.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
You may anonymously browse ARA’s website without providing any personal information. When browsing, ARA does not collect information identifying you or your computer, or information from which either might be identified.
ARA does collect some personal information if you choose to supply it to us through our website forms. By filling out these forms and providing personal information through this website, you consent to ARA collecting and storing this information as well as further information as may be provided by you in order that we may follow up your enquiries.
Our business is to understand your needs and provide the products or services that you require. To do this effectively we need to collect specific personal information about you.
This personal information is used for the primary purpose for which it is collected but may also be used for secondary purposes which are related to the primary purpose. This includes the provision of ongoing information about our business and upcoming events to people that we believe may be interested.
Such personal information includes names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers. ARA may supplement the personal information you supply through website forms with such further information as may be necessary from time to time to follow up your particular enquiries. That further information may include other information relevant to your enquiries.
Please do not enter any information on ARA’s website forms other than information that pertains to you or a person who has given you his or her permission to supply information about them to ARA.
Storage of personal information
ARA will take reasonable steps to protect the personal information that we hold from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We will also take reasonable steps to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date.
All personal information collected by ARA through this website is stored electronically in a secure database. We will not store personal information for longer than necessary and when it is no longer required, it shall be deleted from the database. If, from time to time, any information stored by ARA in electronic form is reproduced in hardcopy pursuant to the uses described in this policy, or as otherwise permitted or required under law, ARA shall ensure that such hardcopies are stored securely at its office premises and shall see to the safe destruction of any such hardcopies within the same period as the electronic data to which it corresponds.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, personal information collected by ARA through this website shall not be disclosed by ARA to any person (other than an employee of ARA) or organisation without the consent of the person to whom the information pertains.
Access, Alteration or Removal of Your Personal Information
At any time you may request that ARA stop contacting you. You may also seek to access, alter or remove any personal information that you believe to have been collected by ARA. This may be done using the contact details appearing elsewhere within this website.