Sheldon College is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. 

This Statement of Privacy applies to the Sheldon College website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Sheldon College website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Sheldon College collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Sheldon College also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your post code, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Sheldon College. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Sheldon College for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Sheldon College website.

Sheldon College encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Sheldon College so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Sheldon College is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Sheldon College and Sheldon College family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

Sheldon College collects and uses your personal information to operate the Sheldon College website and deliver the services you have requested. Sheldon College also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Sheldon College and its affiliates. Sheldon College may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Sheldon College does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Sheldon College may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Sheldon College, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Sheldon College does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Sheldon College keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Sheldon College, in order to determine what Sheldon College services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within Sheldon College to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Sheldon College websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Sheldon College or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Sheldon College; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Sheldon College, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Sheldon College website use "cookies" to help you personalise your online experience. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Sheldon College services or websites you visit.

Use of Cookies from Online Service Providers

Google, Site Improve and on occasions other online service providers will serve cookies on Sheldon College websites to analyse traffic to College websites.  Information about your use of our websites is shared with Google and online service providers for that purpose.  For more information please see how Google uses data when you use our websites and the Site Improve Data Protection and Privacy Policy.

Security of your Personal Information

Sheldon College secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. Sheldon College secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Sheldon College will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Sheldon College encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed as to how Sheldon College is protecting your information.

Access and Correction of Personal Information

Under the Privacy Act, an individual has the right to seek and obtain access to any personal information which Sheldon College holds about them and to advise Sheldon College of any perceived inaccuracy. There are some exceptions to this right set out in the Act. Students will generally be able to access and update their personal information through their parents, but older students may seek access and correction themselves.

To make a request to access or to update any personal information Sheldon College holds about you or your child, please contact the Principal in writing. Sheldon College may require you to verify your identity and specify what information you require. Sheldon College may charge a fee to cover the cost of verifying your application and locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested.  If the information sought is extensive, Sheldon College will advise the likely cost in advance. If we cannot provide you with access to that information, we will provide you with written notice explaining the reasons for refusal.

The College will take reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information is accurate, up to date, complete, relevant and not misleading.

Contact Information

Sheldon College welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Sheldon College has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Sheldon College at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.