Privacy policy

This statement applies to the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA's (PHAIWA) Alcohol Programs Team web site ( and its sub-directories only. The website is managed by the PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team. Please contact our Administrator if you require any further information regarding our privacy policy.

Personal Information

The PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team will only collect personal information that is relevant to our business relationship with you and that you choose to give us. We do not collect identifiable personal information about you if you only browse this website.

We only use your personal information for the purposes for which you gave it to us (eg. information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters). Stored personal information about you is protected from unauthorised access through the use of firewalls, secure passwords and sign-in processes.

We do not share information about you with other organisations without your permission unless it:

  • It is necessary to provide you with a service that you have requested;
  • We have your express consent
  • It is required or authorised by law.

Use of Cookies

Internet cookies are small strings of text placed on users' hard drive during the data exchange that happens when a browser points to a website. The browser stores the message in a text file which is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies and other information collection technologies can only store information that is explicitly provided by the user or visitor in the first place, or information the PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team website already knows about the user, such as their IP address.

You can choose to adjust your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when they are being used. Sometimes, rejecting cookies results in a loss of some website functionality. Unique identifiers (such as log-in name and password) are collected from visitors to the PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team website to verify a user's identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.

The National Privacy Principles

The PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team respects and upholds your rights to privacy protection under the National Privacy Principles in regulating how we collect, use, disclose and hold your personal information. You can find out more about the National Privacy Principles by calling the Office of the Privacy Commissioner on 1300 363 992 or through their website at

We have a detailed policy and set of procedures to ensure that only authorised staff have access to your personal information and that it remains confidential and only used for appropriate purposes and in accordance with this policy.

We may use your personal information to send you information about the PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team and its function or to let you know about opportunities to we think you might appreciate being notified of. Each time that the PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team sends you a direct communication we will provide you with a simple way to OPT OUT of receiving similar communications in the future.

Opting out or updating your information

You can also let the PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team know that you do not wish to receive any further mail or to change any information that you have previously provided please contact:

The Website Administrator
The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, Alcohol Programs Team 
Curtin University of Technology
Health Research Campus
GPO Box U1987
Web site: 


The PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team materials, including Internet pages, documents and on-line graphics, audio and video, are protected by copyright law. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced or re-used for any commercial purposes whatsoever without written permission of the PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team. Please acknowledge the PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team when reproducing or quoting material from this site.


The PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team does not represent or warrant that any files obtained from or through this Site are free from computer viruses or other defects. The PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team accept no liability for the presence of computer viruses or other defects.

Policy amendments

The PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Third party websites

The PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team website contains links to other websites. The PHAIWA Alcohol Programs Team is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Updated: 15/01/2020.