Northern Territory Council of Social Service Incorporated (the “Organisation”) respects the privacy concerns of the users of its website www.ntcoss.org.au and the services provided therein (the “Site”). The organisation thus provides this privacy statement to explain what information is gathered during a visit to the Site and how such information may be used.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using the Site, you accept the policies and restrictions set forth in this Online Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Site. This Online Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Online Privacy Policy to which you are bound.


You must agree to indemnify NTCOSS against all claims, liabilities, expenses (including legal fees on a solicitor-client basis) or losses that may be sustained arising from your breach of these conditions or otherwise howsoever from or in connection with your use of the site and supplies.

Children Age 18 and under

The organisation recognises the special obligation to protect personally identifiable information obtained from children age 18 and under. As such, if you are 18 years old or younger, the organisation requests that you not submit any personal information to the site.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s computer hard drive for record keeping purposes. These cookies are restricted for use only on our Site, and do not transfer any personal information to any other party. You can, however, reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please consult the technical information relevant to your browser for instructions. If you choose to disable your cookies setting or refuse to accept a cookie, some parts of the Site may not function properly or may be considerably slower.


We cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that the site or any files available through the site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for virus detection, accuracy of data input and output and for maintaining an appropriate means for the reconstruction of any lost data.

Links to third party web sites

Any links to third party web sites from the site are provided solely as a convenience to you. We make no representation as to the intellectual property rights of any material available on the linked third party web sites. We do not review and monitor any linked third party web sites and we are not responsible for the contents, accuracy, adequacy, currency, suitability, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any material on any third party web site and accept no responsibility for any broken or redirected links.

The presence of such links should not be taken to imply any type of association, sponsorship, endorsement, monitoring, approval of, or responsibility for, the linked third party web site or its content.  It is your responsibility to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites.  Your access to and reliance on any third party web site is entirely at your own risk.

You acknowledge and agree that we may receive payments or other benefits in connection with links to third party sites or the inclusion of third party material in the site.

You should refer to each website’s respective privacy policy and practices prior to disclosing any information.

Directory services

You warrant that any information you submit for inclusion in the directory is accurate and that you have obtained all necessary consents and approvals from any individual in relation to whom personal information is submitted.

You acknowledge that the directory may include some personal information including names of officers and associated contact details which we will store and make available for public access and viewing.  Our retention and use of personal information is subject to this privacy policy.



Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. As such, all connections to the Site are served over encrypted HTTPS connections. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, the organisation cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit via the internet. By transmitting any such information to the organisation, you accept that you do so at your own risk.

Inappropriate use and content

You must not email, post or submit any defamatory, offensive, illegal or inappropriate material or any material which infringes a third party’s intellectual property rights or which contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties.  You must not attempt to modify or damage the site and must not use the site in connection with any mass distribution of email (spam) or denial of service attack.  You must not impersonate any person or entity or enter a fictitious name or purport to be authorised to represent any entity if that entity has not authorised you to do so in connection with your use of the site.  You must not cause or permit any other person to engage in any of these activities (eg. by providing them with access to your computer or by providing password information to them).

We are not liable for defamatory, offensive, illegal or inappropriate content available at the site or accessed from the site and the risk of injury from such content rests entirely with you.

Third party material

The site may include content or references supplied by users, members or other third parties (“third party material”).  We do not monitor and accept no liability for third party material.  Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information contained in third party material, is the responsibility of the respective author(s), distributor(s) or providers of that third party material.  We make no representation and give no endorsement of the accuracy, adequacy, currency, suitability, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any third party material or the identity, knowledge or qualifications of any provider of third party material.  Your access to and reliance on third party material is entirely at your own risk.

References in third party material to any specific products, process, or service by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer, or otherwise, do not constitute or imply their sponsorship, endorsement or recommendation by us, and such references shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Copyright, trade marks & limited right to use materials

We own and retain the copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in the materials found at the site including without limitation web pages, documents, text, designs, graphics, audio and video.  Unless otherwise expressly stipulated by us, you may only use material available on the site for your personal use and may only print or make an electronic copy of the material for this purpose.  You must not sell or otherwise commercially exploit any material or information made available at the site. You must ensure that all copyright notices are retained in any material copied from the site.  Subject to this limited right to use materials, you must not use, download, upload, copy, print, display, broadcast, perform, reproduce, publish, license, post, transmit or distribute any materials from the site in whole or in part without our prior written permission.  If you breach any of these conditions, then (without limiting your other liabilities) your authorisation to use the site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.

You must not submit material to the site if a third party has any intellectual property rights in that material.


We may require certain personal information from you in order for you to access and use our services.  If you do not provide the information we require, we will not be able to provide access to and use of those services.

You authorise and consent to our collection, retention, use and disclosure of your submitted information in accordance with these provisions and the provisions of our Privacy Policy.  To the extent that you submit personal information about anyone else to us, you warrant that you have obtained all necessary consents and approvals for (a) the disclosure of that personal information to us; and (b) the collection, retention, use and disclosure of that information by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

By submitting any information to us, you consent to (a) our sending of commercial electronic messages (including emails and SMS messages) and communicating with you by other available means regarding our products and services using the email address(es), phone numbers and other contact details you disclose to us; and (b) our use of any submitted information to tailor our messages to suit your particular circumstances; and (c) third parties sending electronic messages (including emails and SMS messages) and communicating with you by other available means regarding third parties’ products and services using the email address(es), phone numbers and other contact details you disclose to us.  You warrant that this consent is given with respect to any email address, mobile phone number or other contact details you disclose to us (including by simply sending us an email).  You and any other disclosed addressee may “opt-out” of the receipt of these kinds of messages at any time by notifying us that your consent is withdrawn.  The withdrawal of consent will take effect five business days after we receive your notification. Despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you service related communications, including notices of any updates to these terms and conditions or our Privacy Policy. You may not opt out from these announcements, which are not promotional in nature, as they contain important information about changes to our services..

As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, or e-mail address, is automatically collected from your visit to the Site. However, certain non-personal information is recorded by the standard operation of the organisation’s internet servers. Information such as the type of browser being used, its operating system, and your IP address is gathered in order to enhance your online experience.

The Site’s various mailing lists, downloads, registration forms, and surveys may request that you give us contact information such as your name, mailing and/or e-mail address, demographic information such as your age and gender, and personal preference information such as your preferred software and interests. Information submitted at the time of submission will be used by the organisation only as necessary, including without limitation the improvement of our products, services and the contents of the Site.

Personally identifiable information is never sold or leased to any third parties. With your permission, we may use your contact information to send you information about our organisation. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings as provided below. The organisation does not store any credit card information it may receive in regard to a specific transaction and/or billing arrangement except as necessary to complete and satisfy its rights and obligations with regard to such transaction, billing arrangement, and/or as otherwise authorised by a user.

The Organisation may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with the Organisation’s rights or property, other users of the Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Governing law

The site is administered by us from offices in the Northern Territory.  These conditions and your use of the site and any disputes between you and us shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Northern Territory, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.  Any legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with the use of the site or supplies must be commenced in the appropriate court in the Northern Territory.  You are solely responsible for ensuring that your use of the site is not prohibited and complies with your local laws.


If any provision of these conditions is unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severed from these conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Changes to site content and access rights

We may modify the content, nature or accessibility of the site or any parts of the site as and when we see fit.  These conditions will continue to apply even if you cease to be permitted or able to use all or any parts of the site.

Revision of these conditions

We may revise these conditions at any time by updating this web page. You are bound by such revisions and should therefore regularly revisit this page to review the then current conditions by which you are bound.  Your continued use of the site after a revision of these conditions evidences your acceptance of that revision.

Contact Information for Complaints or Concerns

If you have any complaints or concerns about the organisation or about this privacy statement, please contact: admin@ntcoss.org.au or PO Box 1128 NIGHTCLIFF NT 0814. Information provided by you via general e-mail inquiries to the Organisation such as your e-mail address is used only to respond to your inquiries in the ordinary course of business, and is never shared with third parties.

Last Updated: January 29, 2018