AARJ Privacy Policy

Australian Association for Restorative Justice (AARJ) is committed to safeguarding your privacy online.

AARJ has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The AARJ Privacy Policy is based on the Australian Privacy Principles which we are bound by and which are contained in the Privacy Act 1988(Cth).

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practises for AARJ.

Personal information

AARJ does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from the registration process for subscription or services and in connection with content submissions, community postings (e.g. forums), suggestions and transactional areas.

Personally identifiable information about an individual will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the individual at the time of collection. 

How we use your personal information

We reserve the right to perform statistical analyses of individuals’ behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site.

We take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal information whether held by us or by a third party is securely stored.

We will only provide personal information to a third party with your express permission.

Your access to and updating of your personal information

An individual may request access to his or her personal information held on the database. AARJ may charge for making information available including for labour, materials and delivery costs. On request we will take such steps (if any) to correct or update personal information as are, in the circumstances, reasonable to ensure that, the information is accurate, up to date, complete and not misleading, having regard to the purpose for which the information may be lawfully used. Also, upon an individual’s request, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the individual and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete an individual’s entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.

AARJ may refuse a request for access to personal information or correction of personal information in certain circumstances, for example where prevented by law. As soon as possible after receiving a request for access or correction to information AARJ will let the individual know of the decision. You have the right to access and request the correction of your personal information pursuant to the Privacy Principles.

How we protect your personal information

Access to the database containing personal information is restricted to AARJ Committee and staff members with direct responsibility for operations, customer service or management of the website. Authorised Committee and staff members are not allowed to pass on information about members to non-authorised staff without the express permission of the AARJ President. If you believe we have breached our obligations under the Australian Privacy Law, you should contact AARJ in the first instance or you may refer a complaint to the Australian Information Commissioner at

Changes to our Privacy Policy

AARJ reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying individual users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.