Privacy policy

Who we are

We are Australian Organic Schools, an initiative by Australian Organic Ltd. Our website address is:


The information on this website should not be used as a substitute for advice from an organic certification professional or medical professional who can advise you about your own business or personal health needs. It is not intended to constitute business or health advice and is provided for general information purposes only. Information on organics is constantly being updated and revised by legislation, industry bodies and the research community.

Australian Organic Ltd does not warrant that the information on this website, or provided through its services, is correct or complete or that it is suitable for any particular purpose. Your use of the information is at your own risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept any liability for any reliance placed on the information including information which is not correct, complete or up to date or suitable for any particular purpose.

Where there are links from this website to other websites, these are provided for your general information only. Australian Organic Ltd does not control or monitor other websites and these links should not be taken as an endorsement or a recommendation by Australian Organic Ltd of these other websites or their content.

Organic Schools Website Intellectual Property and Security Statement

This site is owned by Australian Organic Ltd.

Copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights and laws, protect all content and materials available on the Organic Schools website,

Except where indicated otherwise on this website, Australian Organic has no objection to the reproduction of content or material for educational purposes provided the following criteria applies:

  1. Content is used in a non-commercial educational setting or publication.
  2. An acknowledgement of Australian Organic is prominently displayed.
  3. No fees are charged for your presentation using the content.
  4. Content is not altered, linked to, reused, further reproduced, or distributed.
  5. Content is not to be reproduced for use on a Web page or with any online service or application without prior consent.
  6. Other than as set out above, no material on this website may be reproduced, adapted, distributed, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted without prior written consent from Australian Organic, unless expressly permitted by law

Privacy Policy


The Organic Schools website contains links to third-party websites that are not operated or controlled by Australian Organic. Please note Australian Organic is not responsible for the privacy, accuracy or security practices of those websites and that this statement does not cover those websites.


Australian Organic uses secure data communications technology called SSL (“Secure Sockets Layer”). SSL can be used to secure any sensitive information including online payments, between your computer and the Fund’s server so the information cannot be intercepted. Your browser is operating in a secure fashion, when you see the security status of the key/broken key icon change in the status area of your browser.

If you are still concerned about sending your credit card number through our online payment section, you can call us directly on (07) 3350 5716 to provide your credit card details over the phone.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Overseas Transfer

Your personal information will not be disclosed to recipients outside Australia unless you expressly request us to do so. If you request us to transfer your personal information to an overseas recipient, the overseas recipient will not be required to comply with the Australian Privacy Principles and we will not be liable for any mishandling of your information in such circumstances

Complaint Procedure

If you have a complaint concerning the manner in which we maintain the privacy of your personal information, please contact us as set out below. All complaints will be considered by our privacy officer and we may seek further information from you to clarify your concerns. If we agree that your complaint is well founded, we will, in consultation with you, take appropriate steps to rectify the problem. If you remain dissatisfied with the outcome, you may refer the matter to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Access and Correction

Australian Privacy Principle 12 permits you to obtain access to the personal information we hold about you in certain circumstances, and Australian Privacy Principle 13 allows you to correct inaccurate personal information subject to certain exceptions. If you would like to obtain such access, please contact us as set out below.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Changes to this statement

We may amend this statement in future by posting the amended version on this website.


If you have any questions about these statements, please do not hesitate to contact us on (07) 3350 5716 or email

Last update: 20 October 2020