Privacy statement

The purpose of this statement is to let you know what information is collected when you visit this site, for what purpose and how the information is used. It also details if that information is disclosed and to whom and addresses any other relevant privacy issues.

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is committed to protecting privacy in accordance with the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

General information about the Privacy Act can be found on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s website.

About this website

While every effort is made to secure information transmitted to this site over the internet, there is a possibility that this information could be accessed by a third party while in transit.

Information logged

When you visit this site, our server logs the following information:

  • all access to the website and website pages
  • the type of browser and operating system you are using
  • the address of the referring site (for example, the previous site that you visited)
  • your public IP address
  • the date and time of your visit
  • the address of the pages accessed and the documents downloaded.

This information is used only for statistical analysis and systems administration purposes. No attempt is made to identify users or their browsing activities, except in the unlikely event of an investigation by a law enforcement agency.

Electronic mail addresses

We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you provide it. In particular, we will not add it to a mailing list unless you request that this be done or disclose it, without your consent.


A cookie is an electronic token that is passed to your browser which passes it back to the server whenever a page is sent to you.
Our server generates one cookie which is used to keep track of the pages you have accessed while using our server. The cookie allows you to page back and forwards through the web site and return to pages you have already visited. The cookie exists only for the time you are accessing our server.


Search terms you enter when using our search engine are collected, but are not associated with any other information that we collect. We use these search terms to ascertain what people are looking for at our site, and to improve the services that we provide.

Collecting personal information

Electronic forms may be used on this site to gather personal information for purposes directly related to ACIAR activities or functions. When we do so we will let you know the purpose for which the information is being collected (including if the information is to be published), and the legal authority for the collection if it is authorized or required by or under law.

As there are risks associated with using the Internet as a transmission medium, when we use electronic forms to collect information we will also provide you with other options for providing the information - for example, a paper form and mailing address.

Publishing personal information

We will only publish personal information on this site if it has been collected for this purpose with your knowledge or if you have consented to the disclosure. When giving such consent you should be aware that information published on this site is accessible to millions of users from all over the world, that it will be indexed by search engines and that it may be copied and used by any web user. This means that, once the information is published on this site, we will have no control over its subsequent use and disclosure.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other sites. ACIAR is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites.