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SSL is committed to complying with the principles set out in the Privacy Act. This policy governs our collection, storage, use and disclosure of personal information.

How do we collect your personal information?

Personal information is information from which it is possible to determine your identity. Such information may include your name, postal address and email address. We collect personal information about you in a number of ways, including:

  • Directly from you, for example, when you provide information to us by phone, email, in an
    application form or through our web site (; and
  • from third parties, such as the National League of Silent Flight and the various other state and territory
    associations (“Other Glider Associations”)
  • Where possible, we collect this information from the individual concerned.

How do we use your personal information?

We and the Other Glider Associations, to whom we disclose your personal information in accordance
with this Privacy Policy, may use your personal information in order to:

  • verify your identity;
  • develop a members’ register to enable us to maintain contact with our and national members;
  • develop, run, administer and market competitions, programs, activities and other events
    relating to model gliding;
  • keep you informed of news and information, including by distributing newsletters, publications and other communications via various media;
  • research and develop new competitions, programs, activities and other events relating to
    model gliding; and
  • administer and manage our respective web sites and provide you with access to those websites.

If you do not wish to receive our newsletters, publications and other communications, please contact
us (our contact details are set out below).

When do we disclose your personal information?

Personal information that we collect directly from you in order to create and maintain our members’
database will not be disclosed to third parties, except to:

  • the National governing body, MAAA, where necessary to handle legal and insurance obligations;

Personal information that we collect from you for purposes other than for the maintenance of our
members’ database and from third parties may be disclosed to:

  • the parties referred to above;
  • LSF Australia; the various State and Territory glider associations;

Accuracy of your personal information

We take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date.

However, we rely on the accuracy of personal information as provided to us both directly and indirectly. If you find that the personal information we hold about you is incorrect, incomplete or outof-date, please contact us immediately (our contact details are set out below) and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that it is corrected.


We take steps to make sure that personal information is stored securely. Those steps include storing paper records in a physically secure place, and using appropriate access controls in relation to our information systems.

Your access rights

Subject to some exceptions at law, you are entitled to make a request to access your personal information. You should make this request in writing. You will not be charged for lodging such a request. We will provide access by allowing you to inspect personal information, or by giving you a copy of the personal information. If your personal information is not accurate, up-to-date or complete, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the information is corrected.

Our web site

In addition to information entered into our web site, the site automatically collects two types of information.

First, we may from time to time collect information relating to use of our web site, such as which pages are requested and accessed and which browser software is being used. This information enables us to identify the areas of the site which are popular and tailor the site accordingly for our members.

Secondly, we make use of a web browser software feature known as “cookies” which causes the user’s web browser software to store small pieces of textual information on a user’s computer. This feature allows us to make our site more useful by appearing to remember information about a user during and between visits.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may need to change this Privacy Policy in line with our business practices. We
will notify you of any changes by posting an announcement and the amended Privacy Policy on our