This privacy statement sets out how the Autism Association of Western Australia uses and protects any information that you give the Autism Association of Western Australia when you use this website.

The Autism Association of Western Australia respects the privacy of all information it holds in relation to people who use our services, our members, donors, and others, by complying with the Australian Privacy Principles of the Privacy Act (1988).

The Autism Association of Western Australia is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Autism Association of Western Australia may change this statement from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

For further information, regarding the Autism Association’s Privacy Policy, or how to access your personal details, please contact the Executive Manager of Policy, Planning and Development on (08) 9489 8900.

What we collect

Where we collect information, we do so for the primary purpose of providing services to people with Autism and their families, or for related activities of the Autism Association. We may also use information for a secondary purpose where it is directly related to the primary purpose for which it was collected and where the person would reasonably expect the Autism Association to do so (for example, your details may be used to send you information on services you may find helpful unless you instruct us otherwise).

We may collect the following information:

  • Contact information including email address.
  • Demographic information such as age, postcode, preferences and interests.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new resources, services, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

All personal details of individuals are maintained in a secure manner. Information is only disclosed to other organisations or individuals with your prior consent unless the disclosure is required by, or under law. However, it should be noted that the Autism Association is required to release information about service users to Commonwealth or State disability funding bodies and to enable statistics about disability services to be compiled. This information is used for statistical purposes only and will not be used to affect your entitlements or your access to services.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose 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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at autismwa@autism.org.au  or writing to us at: Locked Bag 2 Subiaco, WA 6904
  • Clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any direct marketing email you might receive.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. 

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Australian Privacy Principles of the Privacy Act (1988). A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

Locked Bag 2 Subiaco, WA 6094

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us at autismwa@autism.org.au as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


Complaints and Concerns

If you have any concerns about the Autism Association’s handling of your personal information, please contact the Executive Manager of Policy, Planning and Development on (08) 9489 8900 or email our Privacy Officer at: privacy@autism.org.au.

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