Privacy Policy


 

The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for the State of Queensland

 

Protecting your privacy

 

The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for the State of Queensland (ICLRQ) is committed to protecting the personal information we collect and hold about you. This policy explains how we collect, use, disclose and protect personal information, how you can request access to and correction of any personal information we hold about you and how you can make a privacy complaint.

 

Background

 

The ICLRQ is a charitable institution which was founded in 1907. Our principal function is to publish the authorised reports of the Supreme Court of Queensland (the Queensland Reports), which contains a selection of the key decisions of the Supreme Court, as corrected and approved by the deciding Judges. It is the policy of the ICLRQ to further develop its own website located at the domain names www.queenslandjudgments.com.au and www.queenslandjudgments.org.au (the Websites), so that online access to the full set of the Queensland Reports, and all earlier reported Queensland judgments, is readily available to the courts, the legal profession and the public on a not-for-profit basis.

 

Since 1908, the ICLRQ has also produced a weekly publication – the Queensland Law Reporter. The Queensland Law Reporter contains advance notice of cases which have been selected by the Editors for reporting. It also contains public notices, including those placed pursuant to the requirements of the Rules of the Supreme Court in probate matters or prior to applications for admission to the legal profession. This publication is available free of charge at http://www.queenslandreports.com.au (also, the Websites).

 

(Together, the Services).

 

What is personal information?

 

Personal information is any information or an opinion in any form about an identified individual or an individual who is reasonably identifiable by ICLRQ from the information or opinion.

 

Collection of personal information

 

The ICLRQ only collects personal information that is reasonably necessary to provide the Services. The types of information collected by the ICLRQ include your email address, name, postnominal, user type, region and locality, email subscription preferences and information about your website usage when you visit and use our Websites as explained further below.

 

The ICLRQ collects your personal information when you:

 

  • register on any of our Websites in order to access our Services; or
  • contact us over the telephone or by email.

 

Use of cookies and other website technology

 

The ICLRQ also collects information based on how you use the Websites. The Websites use session and browser ‘cookies’ and other similar technologies to collect information when you visit and use the Websites, such as your IP address, type of browser, device type, screen resolution you are using and your traffic patterns and activities through the site such as:

 

  • the date and time of your visit to the site
  • the pages you accessed, your click stream patterns and documents downloaded
  • the previous page you visited prior to accessing the site
  • the length of time you spend on the site or on a particular page

 

A cookie is a small piece of data shared between a web server and a user’s browser that websites use to give the server information about your visit. The use of cookies is standard, most websites use them and most internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies. This means that information about each of your visits to our Websites will be automatically collected through the use of session and browser cookies unless cookies are disabled. By visiting and using our Websites, you accept the use of cookies. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your internet browser to refuse cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. However, if you disable cookies, this may affect the functionality of the Websites for you and our ability to provide you with our Services.

 

Cookies are also used to implement the “remember me” function on the login page. If you check the box “remember me” on the login page, we encrypt your credentials and store them within a cookie so that you don’t have to log in every time you access the site. We can identify you individually through our use of cookies.

 

Storage and protection of personal information

 

The security of your personal information is of paramount importance to the ICLRQ and the ICLRQ will take reasonable steps to protect personal information against misuse, loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure. If it is necessary to disclose a document to a third party in connection with the provision of the Services, all reasonable steps will be taken to prevent unauthorised use or disclosure by that third party.

 

Reasonable steps will be taken to dispose and destroy personal information that is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected.

 

Use and disclosure of information

 

We will use and hold your personal information only for the purpose of providing the Services, developing the Websites and for related internal management purposes.

 

ICLRQ uses the information we collect through our use of cookies and related technologies when you visit our Websites in order to:

 

  • improve the Websites and their functionality;
  • record statistics on the Websites’ traffic; and
  • provide the Services (including customer support services) to you.

 

We will not share or disclose personal information about you with third parties unless:

 

  • you have given consent;
  • we have told you, or you expect us to, share or disclose the information; or
  • the disclosure is authorised or required under a law.

 

In some circumstances your personal information may be disclosed to service providers that provide a range of services on behalf of the ICLRQ including auditors and solicitors, accountants, information technology vendors and other consultants.

 

Access and correction of personal information

 

The ICLRQ will provide you with access to your personal information upon receiving a written request. The ICLRQ will process your request within a reasonable time.

 

If you believe that ICLRQ is holding inaccurate or outdated personal information about you, you should notify ICLRQ by using the contact details below or using the “my profile” page on the Websites. We will take reasonable steps, including making appropriate corrections, to ensure the quality of the personal information we hold.

 

In certain circumstances, the ICLRQ may not be able to correct or provide you access to your personal information. In these circumstances, the ICLRQ will write to you providing reasons why.

 

Contact us

 

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you wish to complain about how the ICLRQ has handled your personal information or you wish to access or correct your personal information, please contact us via:

 

 

Changes to our privacy policy

 

From time to time it may be necessary for us to review and amend this policy. Please check our Websites regularly for any changes. By continuing to use our Websites, you will be deemed to have accepted any changes to the ICLRQ’s privacy policy.

Last updated: 21 March 2018