ASA Privacy Statement

1. Information collected – De-identified

When you access the Asperger Services Australia Ltd (ASA) website there is a record of your visit made in the web server logs, via Google Analytics, of the following information for statistical purposes:

  • Your source IP address
  • Your domain or top level domain name (for example practice.com, .gov, .au etc)
  • The date and time of your visit to the site
  • The pages you accessed and documents downloaded
  • The previous site you visited
  • The type of browser you are using
  • Your age, gender, and interests based on other websites you have visited.

Google Analytics does not collect information about sensitive interests such as race, religion, sexual orientation, health, or financial status.

This non-identified information is used by us to monitor usage patterns on our sites in order to improve navigation and design features. We do not provide any of this information to third parties.

ASA also uses Google Analytics to track website usage and more can be found about this product on the Google Analytics information pages. You can control the age, gender and interests information, or opt out of having this information collected, through Google.

2. Information collected – Identified

Access to member only services is possible by secure authentication and checks against information provided when a member joins ASA. This information is stored and managed in the ASA Membership Register database.

In order to better service the needs of our members we collect additional information via a survey form.  The information is used to gather statistics about our members and used to plan services.  Other than this ASA does not collect any further details from members through the website.

3. Cookies

Cookies can either be persistent or session based. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer, contain an expiry date, and may only be used to track your browsing behaviour upon return to the issuing web site. Session cookies are short lived, are used only during a browsing session, and expire when you quit your browser.

The ASA website use persistent cookies in order to provide users with the most convenient way of remembering preferences and does so in such a way as to prevent other sites from using these cookies. The web site statistics for this site are generated from the web logs as outlined above.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

4. Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

5. Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.