Privacy Policy


The material available from the Science & Technology Australia (STA) website comes from a number of sources including STA staff and members, third parties who have given permission for use of their material, and material copied under statutory licences. Accordingly, no material available from the STA site may be copied, reproduced or communicated without the prior permission of STA. Requests for permission for use of the material should be made to:


While Science & Technology Australia (STA) has used all reasonable endeavours to ensure the information on this site is as accurate as possible, it gives no warranty or guarantee that the material, information or publication made accessible is accurate, complete, current, or fit for any use whatsoever. No reliance should be made by a user of the material, information or publication accessed via this site. The user should instead seek confirmation with the originating organisation or other body before making use of the material, information or publication.

STA accepts no liability or responsibility for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered as a result of direct or indirect use or application of any material, publication or information made accessible via its website.

STA provides links to companies/organisations and information external to the organisation. In providing such links, STA does not accept responsibility for, or endorse the content or condition of, any linked site.

STA reserves the right to vary the material, information or publication on this website without notices.


When you look at the Science & Technology Australia (STA) website our server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information:

  • your browser’s internet address;
  • the date and time of your visit to the site;
  • the pages you accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the previous site visited;
  • the type of browser you are using.

STA uses this information for statistical purposes and for system administration tasks to maintain this service. We do not attempt to identify individuals of our regular business practices however in the unlikely event of an investigation, STA, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our server’s logs.

If at any stage you provide us with your personal details (such as an email address) either as part of a message or by completing a web form, we will only use this information for the purposes for which it was provided. We will not subscribe your email address to any mailing list without your consent.

External sites that are linked to or from the STA site are generally not under our control or responsibility and you are advised to review their privacy statement.