The Australian Geomechanical Society (“The AGS”). It is The AGS’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The AGS collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The AGS’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The AGS’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The AGS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The AGS also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The AGS does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information.

Aggregated Statistics

The AGS may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, the AGS may monitor the most popular parts of the site. The AGS may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The AGS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The AGS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that:

  1. need to know that information in order to process it on The AGS’s behalf or to provide services available at The AGS’s websites, and
  2. that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using The AGS’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

The AGS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, The AGS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when The AGS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The AGS, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of a The AGS website and have supplied your email address, The AGS may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The AGS. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

The AGS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.

The AGS uses cookies to help The AGS identify and track visitors, their usage of The AGS website, and their website access preferences. The AGS visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The AGS’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The AGS’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The AGS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The AGS’s sole discretion. The AGS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.