Privacy statement

Your information

Trust is important to us so we promise to respect your privacy and not share your personal information with others. The following privacy statement describes the information we gather and how we make every effort to use it only for good.

Information you provide to us

From time to time, you may provide us with your personal details. For example, when you provide your email address to us to receive messages, you’ll need to provide us with some personal contact details. We promise never to share them with any other third party without your consent. The only time we will provide your details to others is if you’ve consented or when we are legally required to do so.

We will only use personal information provided by you for the purposes for which it was collected. We may also send you alerts on the latest news and other updates we think you’ll be interested in related to the outdoors community. You can let us know at any time if you want to stop receiving these communications.


When providing your sensitive information online, such as financial information to make a purchase, we’ll redirect you to a secure server and notify you of this redirect. Your personal or credit card information is never stored on this site.

Analysis of your movements on the site

You can access our website without disclosing any personal information. Our website does not collect or record personal information, other than information you may choose to provide to us via email or submission through any forms provided.

Some non-personal information is collected to record the number of downloads of documents. Google analytics information is also automatically recorded by this site’s web server for statistical and system administration purposes only. Things like the date and time of visit, pages accessed and downloaded, the address of the last site visited, computer operating system and browser type.

We are just wanting to know how many people visit, how many downloads occur and ensure the site works on different computer systems. To the extent that this data could possibly make you identifiable, we will not attempt to identify individuals from the records the server automatically generates.


This web site at times uses “cookies” to help interactions such as to know when you are returning to the site to personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page to provide convenience and features to save you time. For example, if you personalise pages or register with the site, a cookie helps the website recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved. Sensitive information like credit card details are not stored in these cookies.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our website and can also effect other web sites you visit that use cookies.


If you have any queries or concerns about the treatment of your personal information or you would like to make corrections to inaccuracies in that information, please contact us via the contact us page.

This privacy policy is current from the 28 August 2019.

Traditional owner acknowledgement

The Outdoor Council of Australia and the Australian AAS Steering Committee would respectfully like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners, their Elders past, present and emerging, for the important role Indigenous people continue to play in Australia and most especially on the land and waters used for outdoor activities and recreation.