Legal Notices

NAIF's legal notices ensure that all users of this website are aware of the terms of use.

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Privacy Policy

NAIF is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) which regulates how agencies collect, use, disclose and store personal information, including sensitive information, and how individuals may access and correct records containing their personal information.

NAIF respects the right to privacy under the Privacy Act and complies with Privacy Act requirements in relation to the collection and management of personal information.

For details about how we may collect, use or disclose your personal information, see our Privacy Policyopens PDF file .


The material contained on this web site constitutes Commonwealth copyright administered by NAIF. NAIF reserves the right to set out the terms and conditions for the use of such material. Exceptions are explained in the paragraph below titled ‘Third Party Copyright’.

View The Commonwealth Coat of Arms must only be used in accordance with the terms.

You may download, display, print and reproduce NAIF material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice, and any headers and footers) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation for non-commercial purposes. Apart from permitted uses under the Copyright Act 1968, and those explicitly granted above, all other rights are reserved.

Third Party Copyright

Wherever a third party holds copyright in material presented on this website, the copyright remains with that party. Their permission may be required to use the material. You may link to NAIF’s home page from your site. Requests for additional access to material that is Commonwealth copyright and managed by NAIF should be addressed to new email.

Links to external websites

The NAIF has no direct control over the content of any linked websites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those websites. Links to external websites are provided in good faith, but it is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites. Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those websites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those websites. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.

Clickstream data

Clickstreams are the paths a user takes when navigating a web site and the internet in general. When you visit one of our sites, our servers record the following information for statistical purposes:

  • Your server (IP) address and machine name
  • Your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk, etc)
  • The date and time of visit to the site
  • The pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • The number of bytes transmitted and received for each request
  • The previous site or page visited
  • Search terms used
  • Your browser type
  • The address of the referring page

NAIF may examine a summary of this information to determine the traffic through the server and to specific pages or applications. To deliver better services, NAIF may also perform statistical analysis to establish priorities and allocate resources.

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

Clickstream data will also be used to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the information supplied by NAIF.


A cookie is a short piece of data which is sent from a web server to a web browser on the user’s machine when the browser visits the server’s site. The cookie is stored on the user’s machine, but it is not an executable program and cannot do anything to your machine.

We use cookies to obtain session details for access to parts of our sites. Cookies are essential in providing a seamless access to some on-line databases. Cookie information is not stored or collected by NAIF.

Website Analytics

Our website also uses WordPress, a service that transmits website traffic data to WordPress servers in the US. We use Google Analytics in order to understand how users engage with our website. Data transmitted includes, for example, the web address of the page that you’re visiting and your IP address.

More information about how WordPress collects and processes data is described in WordPress’ Privacy Policy. If you don’t want WordPress to be used in your browser, you can use  the ’incognito’ mode in your browser.

Email addresses

Your email address will only be used by us for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list unless you have asked us to, nor will we disclose it except as described on this page or within our Privacy Policy.


We use Mailchimp, an online marketing platform service provider to deliver electronic newsletters. In using this service, Mailchimp may collect personal information which may contain email addresses and other information to be used for the distribution of email campaigns and other important information.

Mailchimp maintains your data in compliance with International Organisation for Standardisation 27001 Standard (ISO 27001).

Should you wish to contact Mailchimp you can find contact details on their website.

Social Networking Service

We use social networking services such as Twitter and Linked In to communicate with the public and potential employees. When you communicate with us using these services, we may collect your personal information. We only use this data to communicate with you. The social networking services will also handle your personal information for its own purposes. These sites have their own privacy policies.

Links to external websites

We may include links to other sites to make it easy to share information. These other sites may use web measurement tools, customisation technologies and cookies to inform the service they provide to their users. NAIF has no direct control over the content of any linked websites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those websites.

Links to external websites are provided in good faith and do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those websites or of any third-party products or services offered by, from or through those websites.


We collect personal information that is provided to us via online forms or by email, for example, when individuals use forms on the site to:

  • contact us;
  • make submissions;
  • submit a project for assessment; and
  • register interest.

By submitting personal information through online forms you are consenting, for the purposes of the Privacy Act, to your personal information being disclosed to us and potentially other appropriate third parties. This may include Commonwealth government entities and statutory agencies for the purposes of responding to your request. The information may also be used for, program administration, regulation and evaluation.