Privacy Policy

The Australian Alcohol and other Drugs Council (AADC) respects your right to privacy and is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our members, stakeholders and website visitors. We adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) which govern the way in which we must manage your personal information. This policy sets out how AADC collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage your personal information.

By providing us with personal information, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the types of disclosure covered by this Policy.

Please be aware that we may change this Privacy Policy in the future. We may modify this Policy at any time, in our sole discretion and all modifications will be effective immediately upon our posting of the modifications on our website or notice board. Please check back from time to time to review our Privacy Policy.

Collection and use of personal information

AADC will, from time to time, receive and store personal information you enter into our website, provide to us directly or give to us in other forms.

“Personal information” is information we hold which is identifiable as being about you. This may include basic information such as your name, phone number, address and email address to enable us to send information, provide updates and provide you with a service. We may collect additional information at other times, including but not limited to, when you provide feedback, when you provide information about your service needs, change your content or email preference, respond to surveys and/or promotions, provide financial or credit card information, or communicate with our team, or any other information you provide while interacting with us.

The personal information that we collect and hold about you depends on your interaction with us. Generally, we will collect and hold your personal information for the purposes of:

  • providing services to you;
  • to respond to queries made by you;
  • to keep ourselves and you informed of the status of events you have expressed an interest in, or are attending;
  • providing you with information about other services that we, our related entities and other organisations that we have affiliations with offer, that may be of interest to you;
  • providing you with promotional information about us, our related entities and other organisations that we have affiliations with;
  • facilitating our internal business operations, including the fulfilment of any legal requirements;
  • analysing our services and customer needs with a view to developing new and/or improved services;
  • to monitor our website performance;
  • keep you up to date of our achievements, new appointments, future activities and events.

Disclosure of your personal information

AADC will generally use your information for the purpose(s) for which it was collected as disclosed at the time of collection.

We may from time to time need to disclose personal information to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request.

We may also use your personal information to protect the copyright, trademarks, legal rights, property or safety of AADC, our website, services users or third parties.

Information that we collect may from time to time be stored, processed in or transferred between parties located in countries outside of Australia.

Where we disclose your personal information to third parties, we will request that the third party follow this Policy regarding handling of your personal information.

Security of your personal information

AADC is committed to ensuring that the information you provide to us is secure. AADC take reasonable steps to protect the personal information held. This includes implementing physical, technical and administrative safeguards against loss, interference, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure and other information misuse. These steps also comprise reasonable physical, technical and administrative security safeguards for electronic and paper records.

The transmission and exchange of information is carried out at your own risk. We cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us, or receive from us. Although we take measures to safeguard against unauthorised disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personal information that we collect will not be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

When you visit our website

When you come to our website ( we may collect certain information such as browser type, operating system, website visited immediately before coming to our site etc. This information is used in an aggregated manner to analyse how people use our site, such that we can improve our service.


We may from time to time use cookies on our website. Cookies are very small files which a website uses to identify you when you come back to the site and to store details about your use of the site. Cookies are not malicious programs that access or damage your computer. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can choose to reject cookies by changing your browser settings. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website. Our website may, from time to time, use cookies to analyse website traffic and help us provide better website visitor experience. In addition, cookies may be used to serve relevant ads to website visitors through third party services such as Google Adwords. These ads may appear on this website or other websites you visit.

Third Party Sites

Our site may from time to time have links to other websites not owned or controlled by us. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party websites do not constitute sponsorship or endorsement or approval of these websites. Please be aware that AADC is not responsible for the privacy practices of other such websites. We encourage users to be aware, when they leave our website, to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal identifiable information.

Access to your personal information

You may request details of personal information that we hold about you in accordance with provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). A small administrative fee may be payable for the provision of information that we hold about you.

AADC reserves the right to refuse to provide you with information that we hold about you, in certain circumstances set out under the Privacy Act.

If you believe that any information that we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, and wish to update your personal information including communication preferences please contact us on the details below.

If you have any queries or concerns about our privacy policy or the way AADC handle your personal information, please contact us at:

Email: or through our website