These notices detail Australia Defence Association disclaimers, authorisations and our policies covering copyright, privacy, security, advertising and the provision of content for publication.
The Australia Defence Association is an independent, non-partisan, community-based, public-interest watchdog organisation and think-tank. We seek to further informed public debate on strategic security, defence and wider national security issues.
General Disclaimer. In accordance with our role and responsibility for furthering effective public debate the views of individual authors who post articles, reviews, letters or other comment on this website — or publish them in any ADA publication — are not necessarily the views of the Australia Defence Association. The ADA will not be legally responsible in contract, tort or otherwise for any statement or comment made by authors of any item published on this website or in any ADA publication.
Quality of information. We make every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on this website and in our publications. However, we cannot guarantee and we assume no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information.
Links to External Web Sites. This website contains links to external websites. We take reasonable care in selecting linked websites, however it is your responsibility as the user to make your own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites.
- Links to external websites should not be taken to be an endorsement or a recommendation of any third-party products or services offered by virtue of any information, material or content linked from or to our website. Users of links provided by this website should be aware of which organisation is hosting any website they visit via such links.
- Views or recommendations provided in linked websites do not necessarily reflect those of the Australia Defence Association.
- The copyright, privacy, security, advertising and supply of content policies detailed here apply only to the Australia Defence Association website. We recommend that you read the policies of any other website that you link to from our website.
Electoral Act Authorisation
Responsibility for election comment on this website and in our publications is taken by Neil James, of the above address, in his capacity as executive director of the Australia Defence Association.
Unless otherwise authorised by our Board of Directors as per our constitution, the executive director is the only person authorised to represent the ADA or authorise electoral comment by the ADA in any form of public discourse.
The content of this website is the copyright property of the Australia Defence Association (ABN 16 083 007 390).
Other than for the purposes of and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth of Australia) or other applicable laws, no information on this website may be reproduced, adapted, uploaded to a third party, linked to, framed, performed in public, distributed or transmitted in any form by any process without the written permission of the Australia Defence Association.
Our terms and conditions for the supply of content to the ADA are detailed here.
Privacy and Security
The Australia Defence Association is an independent, non-partisan, community-based, national public-interest guardianship organisation and think-tank.
The role, responsibilities, operations and activities of the ADA necessarily require and involve widespread interaction with the people of Australia.
We take our part of such interaction very seriously and expect such responsibility to be reciprocated by our interlocutors. Our policy and processes governing different aspects of commonplace community interaction are detailed on our enquiries, feedback and media liaison pages.
The Australia Defence Association respects your right to privacy under the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth of Australia). We are required to comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect to the collection of personal information from individuals. Such information is kept securely and is not disclosed to others.
Personal information. Please be assured that we only collect personal information to serve our members, subscribers or interlocutors efficiently and to further our public-interest guardianship responsibilities and activiities in an effective manner.
We keep all personal information provided to us in the strictest confidence.
We do not rent, sell or commercially use your personal information with any third party under any circumstances.
With one exception (see next bullet point) we do not otherwise share your personal information with any third party without your prior express permission.
Please note the exception that we must fully co-operate should a situation arise where we are required by law to provide information to a duly authorised Australian government law enforcement agency.
Email address protection. The Australia Defence Association will record your email address(es) if you become a member of the Association, a subscriber to our publications and, in some cases, where you initiate correspondence or contact with us.
Due to the geographic spread of members and subscribers across Australia and overseas our main method of contact is email.
This especially includes electronic distribution of our bulletin Defence Brief and other updates.
It is your responsibility to ensure we have your current email address in order to receive Defence Brief or other communications.
We do not use your email address(es) for any other purpose and we will not disclose your email address(es) to a third party without your express consent.
We do not send unsolicited emails unless, in some cases, you enter public debate on an issue that falls within our national public-interest watchdog responsibilities and such interaction would be considered reasonable in the circumstances according to accepted community standards.
Recipients of our email messages may choose to unsubscribe from our distribution lists by advising us by email, telephone or hard-copy correspondence.
Cookies. This website does not use 'cookies'.
Payment information. This website does not contain an on-line credit card facility.
There is no prospect of your credit card payment details being compromised by using this website.
You can only use a credit card to pay your subscription by advising us of your card details by telephone — or by completing the credit card authorisation form sent to you and returning it by post, facsimile or email direct to our national office.
Privacy information. More information about privacy law and the National Privacy Principles is available from the Australian Information Commissioner at http://www.privacy.gov.au.
Verification. If at any time you wish to know what membership information we might hold about you, then please email us at subscriptions so we can advise you of such detail.
Members-only fora. This website includes a members-only section. To encourage frank and open debate we also conduct some of our public education activities under the Chatham House Rule. Our general privacy policies continue to apply to both types of activity.
Australia Defence Association policy governing the acceptance and practice of advertising on this website and in our publications can be found here.
Terms and Conditions for the Supply of Your Content
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