University of Newcastle Rugby Club (UoNRC) respects the privacy of its online visitors. UoNRC staff are accountable to comply with the privacy principles contained in this statement.

This policy statement applies to all users and browsers of this web site. This statement is part of the general UONFC commitment to privacy and is part of the general privacy policy statement which can be found here. The extent and type of information collected from you on this web site depends on your use of the site: Non-Personal Information

If you visit this web site and read or download materials, such as information concerning our services, the information we receive is statistical only and will not be used to identify you personally.

Though we take precautions to prevent unauthorised access and use of on-line data, it is unfortunately the case that we cannot guarantee the security of on-line communications.

This website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content, security or privacy practices of the operators of those sites. This web site makes some use of data that does not personally identify users and browsers. In short, when you browse this site, our website may log the following data:

  • Computer Information - to enable communication between your computer and the server hosting this web site, it is necessary that your web browser provides your computer's network address, so that our web server can address its replies back to the correct machine. In addition, the browser type and operating systems which you use may also be recorded. This information will not be used by UoNFC to personally identify you.

  • Session, Navigation and Click-Stream Data - browsing this web site generates a "foot-print" or trail of the pages you have visited, the amount of data transferred and the date, time and duration of access. It may also log the previous site you have visited. This information is recorded against the network address supplied by your web browser. This information will never be used by UoNFC to personally identify you.

  • Cookies - a cookie is a very small text file placed on to your computer when you visit a web site. Cookies are used to enhance the online experience - for example, "session cookies" are created at the beginning of the user's search session and discarded at its conclusion. The cookie is not used to collect or store information about the user, only to allocate a temporary identifier to the search session. Without the session identifier, the user might lose the entire search context each time a new page is visited during a session.

  • Most web browsers recognise when a cookie has been offered or placed on your computer. Most web browser software enables you to decide whether you wish to reject or accept the cookie. Check with your software supplier if you are not sure. If cookies are disabled, you may find this web site provides less than desirable functionality and speed, for the reasons described above.

  • UoNFC does not use cookies to identify you personally, to connect your personal identity with your computer address or to track the navigational or browsing habits of identified visitors.

  • Storage Retention Use and Disclosure - apart from enabling our respective computers to communicate with one another, the information referred to above is collected and recorded in logs which are archived for use by our web site manager. The statistics generated by the collection of this information helps us to improve our web site from time to time and to make it more interesting and relevant to browsers. It may also help us determine market trends and preferences for various services we offer. In some circumstances the statistics generated from the collection of the abovementioned information may be used to promote our services or UONFC generally, or to obtain further research and insight into market preferences and trends. No information collected in the abovementioned manner will be linked or recorded to your name, address or other identifier. UoNFC may therefore disclose it to third parties to assist it with marketing or its management of this web site and its other information technology without breach of your privacy.

Personally Identifiable Information

As a general rule, information that can directly identify an online visitor is collected at this web site only when offered by the visitor voluntarily and on an informed basis. For privacy reasons, we have assumed the offering of such information is provided with your consent.

Where we collect personally identifiable information from you we also notify you about:

  • our purposes of collecting the information;

  • the use to which the information will be put;

  • the organisations or persons to whom the information is usually disclosed; and certain other matters that we are required to advise by National Privacy Principle 1.3.

Our purposes will depend on the nature of your interaction with us. Via this website, we most commonly collect personally identifiable information from members and applicants for membership and/or newsletters and from persons who may wish to purchase event tickets and/or merchandise. In such cases our purpose is to maintain contact details so that we can communicate with our members and manage their memberships, membership benefits and event ticket allocations. We may also use the information to send members and ticket purchasers’ information about our products and services and those of our corporate sponsors and affiliates.


We strive to ensure that all personal information we hold is accurate and up-to-date. To assist us in achieving this, please let us know if your details change or if you become aware that information we hold is in error. We will, where appropriate ask you for confirmation that information we hold is correct.

Access, Further Information and Complaints

This privacy statement and the UoNFC Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. This statement was prepared in October 2018.

Subject to certain exceptions, you have a right of access to personal information held by UoNFC which identifies you. There are some circumstances in which the Privacy Act entitles or may even require us to withhold access.

If you would like to exercise your right of access please contact UoNFC, details are set out below.

If you would like further information or if you wish to make a complaint about the collection or use of information via this web site, please contact UONFC at the following address:

Email address: