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Privacy Policy

Collection, use, storage, disclosure and correction of personal information by Open Polytechnic are governed by the Privacy Act 1993. ‘Personal information’ means information about an identifiable individual. Open Polytechnic complies with the obligations of this Act.

Open Polytechnic collects, stores, uses and discloses personal information about individuals in the following circumstances.

Collection of information

Automatically logged information is recorded and logged by the Open Polytechnic server when you visit this website. This information includes:
  • your browser’s internet address
  • your server’s address
  • your domain name
  • your IP address
  • the date and time of your visit to the site
  • the pages you accessed and documents downloaded
  • the previous site visited
  • the type of browser you are using.

We have included on our web pages Google Analytics tracking code that we receive data from each day.
Open Polytechnic uses this information for statistical purposes and for system administration tasks to maintain this service. Open Polytechnic does not attempt to identify individuals as part of regular business practice. However, in the event of an investigation, Open Polytechnic, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect relevant server logs.


A cookie is a very small text file that is sent to your browser from our web server and stored on your computer hard drive. The text file is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies help us to provide the user with a customised experience without having to remind us of their preferences each time they return to our web pages. Cookies cannot damage files, nor can they read information from the hard drive of a computer. It is possible to disable the acceptance of cookies by your web browser. However, doing so may restrict your ability to access some web pages.

View Open Polytechnic’s full disclaimer, copyright and privacy statement.