This page outlines how the University of South Australia collects information through the use of its website. This information does not extend to external websites linked from the University website.

Collection of Information from the Website


One way of collecting information is through cookies, which are small information files that many websites store on your hard disk. For example, when you log onto your University email from a particular computer for the first time, cookies containing your log on information will be saved to your hard disk. The server can then read your cookie file to confirm your identity for that site.  Cookies are used by the University to enhance the experience of using the University's website and provide information to users of the website (including targeted information regarding services offered by the University).

A Client Relationship Management system (CRM) uses the cookies to identify the IP address of a device used to access the University's website and matches that IP address to information held by the University. You may choose to disallow Cookies through your web browser settings. This may alter some functionality otherwise available on the University's website.

Email addresses

The University may also collect information that you submit via any email address that you provide whilst visiting its website.

Website Usage

The University makes a record of your visit to its website using Google Analytics Web statistics service.  The University logs the following information for statistical purposes - IP address, the date and time of the visit to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited and the type of browser and OS being used. More information about Google Analytics and privacy.

Internal Users of the University Computer Environment

The University has an onus to ensure that unacceptable behaviour does not occur on the computer systems and the policy relating to privacy on the University's IT network formalises this commitment.

Privacy Policy

For information on how the University holds, uses and discloses personal information collected generally, please view the University’s policy on Privacy.