Privacy Policy

By visiting the Liver Foundation website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this privacy policy. The purpose of this privacy policy is to set out the type of information that the Liver Foundation will collect and the purposes for which the Liver Foundation will use and/or disclose your personal information, which you provide to us.

We respect the privacy of the personal information you may provide to us when we deal with you. The way we manage your personal information is governed by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) established under the Privacy Act. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not extend your rights or the Liver Foundation’s obligations beyond those defined in the Privacy Act. If there is any inconsistency between this Privacy Policy and the Privacy Act, this Privacy Policy shall be interpreted to give effect to and comply with the Privacy Act.

The information we collect from you allows us to personalise and improve the website experience. We may also use the information to communicate with you. We also use this information to prevent or detect fraud or abuses of the website and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.

Whenever it is lawful and practicable, we may allow you the option of not identifying yourself when dealing with us. For example, general access to our website does not, and general telephone queries do not, require you to disclose personal information about yourself. However, there are parts of our website where we may need to collect personal information from you for a specific purpose – for example, to register you for any events that we organise or to receive information from us.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “the Liver Foundation” means Liver Foundation Limited ACN [629 480 413] (trading as the Liver Foundation).

Your personal information

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “personal information” has the meaning given to it in the Privacy Act, being information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the information is true or not, and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not. Examples of personal information include an individual’s name, address, telephone number and date of birth.

This Privacy Policy includes examples but is not intended to be restricted in its application to such examples. Where the word ‘including’ is used, it shall mean ‘including without limitation’.


Your personal information will be collected by the Liver Foundation through the website and other sources where you have consented to us collecting your information. We will only collect personally identifiable information that you choose to provide. You may choose to provide us with personally identifiable information if, for example, you contact us with an enquiry, register on the website, fill out a survey or other form with your personal information included or request us to provide you with information. You consent for us to collect, use, disclose and store your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to conduct our activities
  • to provide and promote our activities
  • to communicate with you
  • to comply with our legal obligations
  • to help us manage and enhance our services

You consent that the Liver Foundation may also disclose your personal information to:

  • any third parties who assist us in providing services or who perform functions on our behalf (such as mailing houses and specialist consultants); and
  • anyone else who you authorise us to disclose it to.

Personal information collected via the website

Every time you visit the website, the Liver Foundation may collect information about you, including:

  • the date and time of your visit to the Liver Foundation website and program
  • your IP address
  • the type of browser and operating system you are using
  • any address of a recurring site and any website you are about to visit

The above information provides the Liver Foundation with details about how the website is used including the frequency and duration of visits, and which web pages you have accessed on the website. The information we collect will not personally identify you.

Most commercial websites, including this website, use cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that websites send to the browser and are stored in the computer hard-drive. Cookies make using the website easier by storing information about your preferences on the website. Cookies will not identify you personally. If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter your security settings on your web browser to disable cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. However, by disabling the ‘cookie’ function in your web browser you may impede your ability to use parts of the website.

Promotions, marketing, e-newsletters

We may use information for internal marketing analysis, for example, to assess trends amongst the people and organisations we engage with or to measure the amount of traffic to our website. We may also use your personally identifiable information in order to communicate with you. Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data although we will get your consent before sending third-party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to receive marketing information at any time by contacting us or using the ‘unsubscribe’ feature included in our electronic communications.

Legal obligations

We may be required by law to disclose information you have provided in the good faith belief that such action is required by law or to comply with the legal process served on us or to protect and defend our rights or property and our interests or the interests of our customers or users of the website or the public.

Other businesses we do not control

This website may contain links to other websites outside of our control and which do not operate under this statement. When you click through to these websites, this statement no longer applies. We recommend that you read the privacy policies for all third-party websites.

You can access your information to correct it if it is wrong

You have a right to view and have a copy of, personal information about you that we hold. If you can establish that personal information we hold about you is not accurate, complete and up to date, we will take reasonable steps to correct it so that it is accurate, complete and up to date. If you wish to exercise your right of access and correction, please contact the Liver Foundation using the details provided below.


Providing your personal information to the Liver Foundation is optional. However, if you do not provide your personal information to the Liver Foundation, we may not be able to provide you with the full suite of services that are provided through the website. We also may not be able to contact you or give you access to information. By providing your personal information you are deemed to have consented to the collection, use, disclosure and storage of that information as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Management of personal information

The Liver Foundation treats breaches of your privacy very seriously and any breach will result in disciplinary action being taken. The Liver Foundation ensures that our management of personal information is in accordance with this Privacy Policy and where applicable, the Privacy Act 1988 or the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).

A note for those in the EU

If you are in the EU, then how we use your information may be governed by the GDPR and we will only use your personal data when the law allows us to and for the purpose for which we collected it which include the following:

  • To manage your relationship with us
  • To enable you to participate in activities or complete a survey
  • To improve our website, service information, marketing or relationships
  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation

We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Liver Foundation may change this Privacy Policy at any time. If we change this Privacy Policy, those changes will be set out in that revised policy and displayed on our website, so that you have immediate access to the changes. If you have any questions in relation to the Liver Foundation’s commitment to privacy, please contact our [Privacy Officer – or other identified role].

Lodging a complaint

If you have a complaint about how we handled your personal information or about any decision to refuse access or correction of your personal information, please contact us using the Contact Details below. We will request that you lodge your complaint in writing.

We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint as soon as possible after receiving your written complaint. We will then investigate the circumstances of your complaint and provide you with a response within a reasonable timeframe.

If you are still not satisfied with how your complaint is handled by us, then you may lodge a formal complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at:

Telephone: 1300 363 992 (if calling from outside Australia including Norfolk Island please call: +61 2 9284 9749)

National Relay Service:

  • TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for 1300 363 992
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 363 992
  • Internet relay users connect to the National Relay Service then ask for 1300 363 992

Post: Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, GPO Box 5218, SYDNEY NSW 2001

Fax: +61 2 9284 9666



How to contact us

If you wish to contact us about your personal information, to obtain further information or lodge a complaint, you should contact our Privacy Officer at the following email address:

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 12 April 2022.

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