Privacy policy


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Pathways to Politics and our program partners are committed to using your information responsibly.

This Privacy Policy helps you understand the kind of personal information we collect, why and how we collect, hold and use your personal information, and what to do if you have questions, concerns or complaints.

The content on the Pathways to Politics Website is provided for information purposes only. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content of the website. Pathways to Politics does not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) which is provided on its web sites or incorporated into it by reference. The information on the Pathways to Politics website is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.

No responsibility is taken for any information or services which may appear on any linked websites.

Information collected

So we can provide you with content that is relevant and useful, we do sometimes ask for personal information. It is your choice how much information you provide, but we might not be able to fulfil a request if you don’t provide the information we request.

Below are some examples of information we commonly collect:

  • Name
  • Contact details, such as email, address and phone number
  • Place of work
  • Areas of our work you’re interested in
  • Communication preferences
  • Statistical information regarding the use of our websites, including website users’ IP addresses and the dates and times of visits

We usually collect information through:

  • Online activity by visitors to our website or their use of social media
  • Third party suppliers
  • Requests for brochures, to join a mailing list or to be contacted for further information about our services
  • Responses to surveys or research conducted by us or on our behalf

We may share non personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners to show trends about the use of our Website and its content.

Where practicable, we will collect personal information directly from you. If we receive information from another source (like information listed in public directories or from like-minded organisations or third-party suppliers) we will take reasonable steps to ensure you are aware that we have collected personal information about you and the circumstances of the collection.

You are in control of the personal information you provide to us and you can change these details at any time by contacting us via this form

Like many websites, when you read, browse or download information from our Website, we or our internet service provider may also collect information such as the date and time of your visit to the website, the pages accessed and any information downloaded. This information is used for statistical, reporting and website administration, maintenance and improvement purposes only.

Like many websites, our Website may use ‘cookies’ from time to time. Cookies are small text files that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser. Cookies may also be used to record non-personal information such as the date, time or duration of your visit and the pages accessed, for website administration, statistical and maintenance purposes. This information is aggregated and not linked to particular individuals.

Security of personal information

To protect your privacy and personal information we use secure servers and trusted third-party providers.

We use MailChimp to send emails to people who subscribe to receive information from Pathways to Politics. By subscribing, you agree to MailChimp’s Privacy Policy.

Use and disclosure of personal information

In accordance with applicable privacy laws, we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information:

  • To provide you with content that is relevant and useful, whether that’s through a newsletter or our contact forms.
  • To provide opportunities for you to support our work
  • To respond to enquiries seeking information about our program
  • To undertake research and surveys and analyse statistical information
  • To comply with legislative and policy requirements including in relation to occupational health and safety and environmental matters

Occasionally, we may use your details to send you marketing material or information on behalf of Pathways to Politics program partners. We only send you such material in accordance with applicable laws or with your prior consent. If you are receiving promotional information from us and do not wish to receive this information any longer, please contact us via this form asking to be removed from our mailing lists, or use the unsubscribe facilities included in our marketing communications.

We generally explain at the time we collect personal information how we will use or disclose that information.  We will only use or disclose personal information for a purpose other than for which it was collected or a related purpose if you have consented to such different use or disclosure or such use or disclosure is otherwise allowed by applicable privacy laws.

Social media and online activity

We use Google to track visits to our website and use this information to measure its effectiveness for our clients. While this data is mostly anonymous, sometimes we will connect it to you, for instance in personalising a webpage or prefilling a form with your details. For more information on our analytics tools, read Google’s privacy policy.

Our website may contain links to third party websites. These linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the content of those sites nor are those sites subject to our Privacy Policy.  Before disclosing your personal information on any other website we recommend that you examine the terms and conditions and privacy policy of the relevant site.  We are not responsible for any practices on linked websites that might breach your privacy.

Accessing information we hold about you

If at any time you want to know exactly what personal information we hold about you, you are welcome to request access to your record by contacting us via this form. Our file of your information will usually be made available to you within 14 days.

If you wish to have your personal information deleted or amended, please let us know by contacting us via this form. We will take all reasonable steps to delete it unless we need to keep it for legal reasons.

Making a query or complaint

If you have a question or a complaint about how we manage your personal information or would like to know more, you can contact us via this form.

If you’ve made a complaint, we will acknowledge that your complaint has been received and action it as soon as possible. 

Future changes

Over time, aspects of our operations may change and this may require our policies to be reviewed and revised. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time and notify you by posting an updated version of the policy on this Website. If at any point we decide to use personal information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time it was collected we will notify users by email or via a prominent notice on our website, and where necessary we will seek the prior consent of our users.

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