Privacy Policy

Australian Clutch makes every effort to adhere to the Guidelines for developed by the Australian Privacy Commissioner. In particular Australian Clutch seeks to comply with Information Privacy Principles (see Glossary below) 1 to 3 and 10 and 11 of the Privacy Act 1988 (a copy of the Act is available at SCALEplus the legal information retrieval system owned by the Australian Attorney General's Department at ). This page explains the type of information that is collected by Australian Clutch, how such information is used, and under what circumstances and to whom it may be disclosed.

Your email address

Australian Clutch will only record your email address in the event that you send a message by email or if you register requesting to become a member to its newsletters. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and Australian Clutch will not use or disclose your email address for any other purpose, without your prior written consent.

Clickstream data and cookies

When visiting this website, the Australian Clutch website server makes a record of the visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • the user's server address - this allows us to consider the visitors who use the site most, and tailor the site to their interests and needs;
  • the user's operating system (for example Windows, Mac etc.) - this allows us to tailor browser or platform specific parts of the site to each operating system because browsers act differently on each platform;
  • the user's top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au etc.) - this can allow us to tailor information relevant to different domains;
  • the date and time of the visit to the site - this is important for identifying the website's busy times and ensuring maintenance on the site is conducted outside these periods;
  • pages accessed and documents downloaded - this indicates to us which pages or documents are most important to our users and also helps identify important information that may be difficult to find;
  • duration of the visit - this indicates to us how interesting and informative our site is to our users; geographic location - this shows us how well marketed our site is internationally;
  • the site visited before the Australian Clutch website - this helps us determine the interests of our users and which sites are providing links to ours as well as sites where we may be able to seek links;
  • the type of browser used - this is important for browser specific coding e.g. Javascript.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities unless legally compelled to do so, such as in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider's log files.

This site contains links to other sites. Australian Clutch is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Australian Clutch has no knowledge if cookies or other tracking devices are used on linked websites.

Need further information?

You can also obtain further information from the Privacy Commissioner's web site,, or by telephone on 1300 363 992.


Cookies - Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to receive any cookies you may set your browser to refuse cookies. In some instances this may mean you will not be able to take full advantage of parts of the Network. A server cannot find out a name or email address, or anything about a user's computer, by using cookies.

Domain name - The code for the country or type of internet connection a user comes from, such as '.com' '.gov' '.au' '.uk' .

Internet Service Provider - A company or organisation that provides access to the internet for users.

Law enforcement agency - An agency of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory such as the Australian Federal Police, which exercises powers such as executing a warrant to seize documentation or goods or to search premises etc.

Notification - Automatic advice of new or updated material available via this website, provided to a user who registers for this service