What information is collected?
Information collected is grouped into three categories:
Information you provide
When you visit this website, you may be asked to provide information about you. This is done to enable a response to any request you make. This may include your contact details (eg email, phone number, etc) as well as personal information, such as your gender or date of birth, if it is relevant to the enquiry or request. It is Peter Costello’s policy that your email address will only be recorded if you provide it and it will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it. Peter Costello will not disclose your email or use it for any other purpose without your consent. Your email address will not be added to a mailing list unless you have specified otherwise.
Information collected from you
When visiting petercostello.com.au, a record of your visit is made. This information is often referred to as 'clickstream'. Clickstreams enable the monitoring of which areas of this site are most frequently visited. The types of information recorded include the areas of the website you visited, your IP address and your browser software.
Information from 'cookies'
When you visit petercostello.com.au, a small file called a 'cookie' may be placed on your hard drive. This cookie is used to track your visit. Cookies do not personally identify you, your bank account details or your email passwords. Cookies do identify your browser. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. Of course, declining to accept a cookie may prevent you being recognised when you visit this site and presenting information we think you would like to view.
Circumstance for disclosure of your information
Your personal information will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it, or as otherwise permitted by Australian privacy legislation. Your personal information will not be used for any other purpose without your consent, nor will your personal information be disclosed without your consent.
From time to time it may sometimes be necessary to disclose your information to third parties. This disclosure will only occur in the following circumstances:
If required by law to disclose your personal information, where there is a court order or subpoena, or where there are investigations for any alleged unlawful activities or contraventions of the law.
Third parties and contractors
In some circumstance third parties may be engaged (e.g. other companies or contractors) to perform functions on behalf of Peter Costello. These may include processing of credit card information, mail-outs, debt collection, marketing and advertising. It is Peter Costello’s policy that third parties will have access to only that personal information required by them to perform their functions. They are not permitted to use your information for any other purposes, nor are they to provide your information to third parties without your consent.
This site is hosted on a third party secure server with all endeavours made to maintain the security of this server and keep it free from unauthorised use. However, no server is guaranteed to be 100% secure and unauthorised access may occur, despite taking all reasonable steps to do so.
Links to other sites
Peter Costello is not responsible for the privacy practices of sites that are linked to this site via hyperlinks, banner advertising or other means or for other web sites that petercostello.com.au links to. It is recommend that you take care at all times to check the veracity of the sites you are visiting and if you have questions about their online privacy policies, you should contact them directly.
Peter Costello in The Spectator
Address to Monash University Law School Graduation Ceremony
Peter Costello addresses the Monash University Law School Graduation Ceremony
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Peter Costello in the Herald Sun