Information collection and privacy protection

The ANZCTR makes every effort to adhere to guidelines developed by the Australian Privacy Commissioner for government websites (Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government Websites). In particular we make every effort to comply with Information Privacy Principles. For more details see Glossary 1 to 3 and 10 and 11 of the Privacy Act 1988 (a copy of the Act is available at ComLaw, the legal information retrieval system owned by the Australian Attorney General's Department).

The ANZCTR is managed by the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre at the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney websites privacy statement can be found at

This page explains the type of information that is collected by the ANZCTR, how such information is used and under what circumstances and to whom it may be disclosed. If you have any privacy concerns, please contact the ANZCTR staff (

Your email address

ANZCTR will only record your email address in the event that you apply for a password in order to register a trial, if you register a clinical trial detailing your email address as the official trial contact, send us a message by email requesting information, or if you subscribe to forthcoming publications (e.g. ANZCTR Newsletter). Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to any mailing lists without your prior consent by way of a specific request in writing. We will not use or disclose your email address for any other purpose, without your prior written consent.

Personal information

Any information collected as part of your personal and or professional profile will be used only for the purposes of the ANZCTR's personalisation functions, and will not be used for any other purpose or passed to any other organisation. Personal information provided as the official contact for an individual clinical trial, as a requirement of the ANZCTR registration process, will be publicly available on the website.


The ANZCTR uses a 'cookie' for maintaining contact with you throughout your time logged on to the website (session). A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk allowing our server to remember specific information about your session. They are used to record what parts of the website you visit.

Cookies may also be used for authentication purposes, and to improve security during a visitor's session online.

Cookies may store the following information: session (numbered key) and duration. A numbered key is a unique server generated number used to identify the current session. The session key can be linked back to a user's login identification.

Unique identifiers (such as login identification) are collected from website visitors to verify the user's identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.

Disabling cookies will prevent you from using the website, particularly for entering new trials, and accessing trial information. (A helpful explanation of cookies can be found at the site of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Security level

The ANZCTR website has been tested to an advanced level of site security. Security is provided for your personal selections and pages of interest by use of a user-provided username and password combination.

Information that is of a sensitive nature, or not available except to identified users, are transmitted using encryption technology.