Privacy Policy

The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society complies with the Australian Privacy Act 1988.

The ANZFSS undertakes to protect the privacy of our members and will not provide personal information to any third party. Members provide contact and other personal details when applying for membership.  These details are otherwise only available to 1) the Central Executive, 2) the Executive of the Branch with which they nominate to be associated (typically the jurisdiction in which they live), and 3) the Organising Committee of the biennial ANZFSS International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences. These details are available to be viewed and updated by the member at any time via the online link to the Membership Database.  Members are asked to update these details whenever they renew their membership.

The ANZFSS operates a members-only email list which is free from spam and commercial advertisements, and to which members must subscribe by provision of an email address.  This list is used only to communicate with the membership about Society activities, awards and other matters relevant to the organisation of the ANZFSS at branch level and overall, and third party events that we think our members might be interested in.  The ANZFSS undertakes to protect the email address of all members and utilizes a secure server system to prevent unsolicited intervention.

A person’s membership of the ANZFSS can be revealed to any other ANZFSS member or any member of the public via the online ANZFSS Member Lookup facility.  This facility confirms only that an individual is a current financial member of the Society; no other details are provided.  Confirmation of membership is only given when the first and last name of the member is entered exactly as recorded in the Membership Database.

Proceeding with an application for membership is considered acceptance of the aforementioned arrangements.