Privacy statement

This privacy statement has been created by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) to demonstrate our commitment to protecting personal privacy.

The privacy of officers and members of Indigenous corporations

Some personal information about officers and members is part of the Public Register of Indigenous Corporations. Generally the personal information that is collected under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act) and disclosed on this public register includes:

  • the names of directors
  • the names and addresses of contact persons/secretaries
  • the names and contact details of members.

All of this information is publicly available. Some of this information is also publicly available from the corporation—for example, under section 180-20 of the CATSI Act the register of members must be open for inspection by any person at the corporations registered office if it is a large corporation or at the document access address if it is a small or medium corporation.

Concerns have been raised that publishing certain documents of corporations on the website may be a breach of individuals' privacy rights, and may put some people on members' lists at risk. If the members of your corporation have a justifiable concern about personal information being made available on this website, you may call ORIC and discuss the matter. If you are still unhappy after discussing the matter with ORIC, the Privacy Commissioner is the appropriate person to approach. ORIC will then work cooperatively with the Commissioner to make any adjustments that are necessary.

You can still request public register documents, including members' lists, through our email or phone service. When a personal request is made ORIC may inquire about the purpose of this request before releasing the list. The main purpose of members' lists is to provide certainty about membership and associated rights such as voting at meetings.

Also see policy statement 15 Privacy.

If you have a justifiable concern about personal information being published on this website, please contact us on:

freecall: 1800 622 431 (not free from mobiles)
email: info@oric.gov.au
mail: PO Box 2029
WODEN ACT 2606

Your privacy while browsing this website

This website is a cookie-free site.

When you visit our website, our internet service provider automatically records your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • your server address
  • date and time of visit
  • time spent on individual pages and the overall site
  • pages accessed
  • previous site visited (if referred)
  • browser type used.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activity except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, if a law enforcement agency exercises a warrant to inspect the internet service provider's logs.

We will only record your user identity or email address if you send us a message. It will then only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list unless you request it. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it without your consent.

Any personal information provided to the ORIC website by site users will be treated with the utmost care, and will not knowingly be used in ways not explicitly consented to by the user who supplied the information and to whom the information refers.

This site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the internet. Users should be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the internet.