Privacy Statement

The History Trust of South Australia is committed to protecting your privacy while using our websites. This statement sets out how the History Trust of South Australia collects and deals with personal information related to the content and usage of our website. This privacy and security statement applies to all websites of the domain.

This site is operated in compliance with the Government of South Australia’s information privacy principles (IPPs), a copy of which can be obtained on the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website and the History Trust of South Australia’s Privacy Policy

Collection of Information

Collection of Non-personal Information

Our website and online applications automatically collect information about each user visit to the site via Google Analytics, cookies, and clickstream data. This data provides useful information and statistics about a user’s online experience without identifying them.

When you visit our websites, the following information is automatically collected:

  • your computer’s unique internet (IP) address,
  • the date and time of your visit,
  • the pages you access,
  • the documents you download,
  • the previous referring site you visited (i.e. how you found the website)
  • the type of browser and operating system you use, and
  • your geographic location, device used and visitation frequency.

These statistics tell us how our sites are being used and helps us improve them to make your visit more enjoyable.

This information does not identify you personally. No attempt is made to identify you except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our website access logs.

Personal Information

We collect your personal information only when you provide it. This may be to receive specific information, communications or services. The information is securely stored and only forwarded to authorised personnel so they can answer your question, action your request for service, or approve a request made via your email address.

We will record your personal information under the following circumstances:

  • you send us a message by email;
  • you include your email address, or other personal information, in an online form;
  • you subscribe to any of our documentation, exhibitions or programs;
  • you make a purchase, gift or donation.

Your personal information will not be added to any external mailing list or used for any purpose unrelated to your business with the History Trust of South Australia except with your express consent

Data you give us when you make an online transaction

When you make an online transaction, we update our relevant databases and store transaction information to use for future transactions related to your requirements and for audit purposes. Some examples of an online transaction include:

  • Purchase of a product
  • Registrations
  • Completion of an online web-based form
  • Make a financial donation
  • Subscription to a website or eNews letter

Access to this information is restricted to personnel who need to transact business with you. It is only used for purposes connected to your transaction.

Your personal information will not be disclosed to a third party except in accordance with the History Trust of South Australia’s Privacy Policy (link).

We may use non-identifying data to collate statistics about our visitors (such as the nature of your query or home suburb), but any statistics will not contain information that will identify individuals.

All financial information is securely transmitted using standard encryption processes and is PCI compliant. Please note: financial transactions are processed by external financial institutions. The History Trust does not collect or store credit card or account details.

Do you have to provide your personal information?

We respect your right to anonymity or to deal with us using a pseudonym. Still, there are certain cases where we require your Personal Information in order to perform a certain action or undertake a certain request. This may include complying with legislative requirements for our events. In these and similar situations, a refusal to provide your Personal Information may mean we are unable to assist with your request.

Security and Access

Website Security

The History Trust of South Australia is responsible for the privacy and security of information while it is stored on or passing through our sites.

You should note that there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the internet. You should make your own assessment of the potential risks to the security of your information when making a decision as to whether or not you should use this site. There are alternative ways to obtain information from, and transacting business with, the History Trust of South Australia for those users who do not wish to use the internet.

Other Websites

This site contains links to other web sites that are included on the basis of containing content relevant to our audiences. When a user clicks on a link to another website, they leave this site and this privacy and security statement no longer applies


Individual’s seeking to gain access to and/or correct their personal information held by HTSA can send a request to Requests to access personal information will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (1991). All requests will be responded to and incorrect, incomplete or out-of-date personal information will be corrected.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may make changes to this Privacy Statement and the History Trust of South Australia’s Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you, so we suggest that if you return to this site on a regular basis you carefully read the information provided.

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