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HIA Charitable Foundation Website: Security & Privacy Policy Statement.

This website is operated by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) using commercial web hosting facilities. HIA is committed to protecting the privacy of members of the public who use this website, in accordance with its legal obligations, as set out below.

The HIA website does not collect personal information about you except in the circumstances outlined below and in accordance with the following HIA Privacy Policy Statement.

When you visit this website:

When visiting this website, a record of your visit is logged. The following information is recorded for statistical purposes and is used to help improve the site. This information is supplied by your browser:

  • The user’s server address
  • The user’s operating system
  • The user’s top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au or .uk)
  • The pages accessed and the documents downloaded
  • The previous site visited
  • The type of browser used

On each use a ‘session cookie’ is temporarily placed on your computer, which is used to maintain navigation information during your website visit. These session cookies are deleted at the end of each Internet session.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet web server logs.

When you e-mail us:

When you e-mail us, we need to know your first name, last name and email address. We use these details to send to you the information you request in the form that you require. We will not pass your personal information to anyone outside HIA without your consent.

Privacy and storage of information:

The information you give us about yourself will be stored securely and used only for purposes relating to your donation to the HIA Charitable Foundation. It will not be disclosed except in aggregated statistical form in our Annual Reports, etc., where all identifying information will be removed. The HIA Charitable Foundation does not store your credit card information. Unless you tell us to the contrary, the HIA Charitable Foundation may contact you in the future with information we think you might find of interest.

Refund Policy:

Your donations to HIA Charitable Foundation are not refundable.


Any other information collected by HIA through this website, e.g. through the use of an online form, is also collected strictly in accordance with this policy statement.

Please note that photographs taken by HIA at events may be later used by HIA for promotional and marketing purposes. If you do not want to appear in such a photo, please advise the photographer at the time.

Links to other websites:

HIA’s website may contain links to a number of third party websites. The personal information privacy and security practices of these third party web sites are not the responsibility of HIA.

Further information:

Please contact HIA if you have any specific queries in relation to this Website Security and Privacy

HIA Contact Details:
HIA Charitable Foundation
ABN 47 561 403 935
79 Constitution Avenue