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Privacy Policy

For any questions about this privacy policy, please contact ausgem@uts.edu.au.

Form Submissions

If you choose to fill out a form on our website (including but not limited to a PhD Expression of Interest form, Job Expression of Interest form or Contact form), your details will be sent to UTS where they will be used to evaluate and assess your expression of interest. By filling out the form, you give UTS permission to use the form data for the purpose of PhD candidate recruitment. For more information about your privacy at UTS, see the privacy policy on the UTS website.

Third Party Links

While we take all reasonable care, we do not have control over the privacy policy of any third party websites that we may link to. For more information, refer to any privacy documentation on each third party’s website.

Cookies & Tracking

This website uses the cookies & tracking technologies outlined below. To learn more about cookies & how to control/delete cookies, see this article by Choice magazine, Australia’s leading independent consumer advocacy group.

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for our website to function and as such are automatically installed. For example:

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Preference Cookies

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Statistical Cookies

These cookies help us determine user behaviour on the website by reporting on your session. These technologies do not cross-reference your browsing with data from other websites. If you are located in the European Economic Area, we: ask each tool to only use a session cookie (ie. one that instructs the browser to clear it once you’ve finished your session). Technologies used:

  • Google Analytics (Privacy Policy | Opt Out) for tracking general & custom behaviour on the website. We use all options that Google Analytics provides for maximising your privacy including instructing it to anonymise your IP address, transmitting data by an SSL connection only and manually stripping out any personally identifiable information before transmitting to Google Analytics.

Third Party Tracking/Marketing Cookies

These cookies cross-reference your browsing with data from other websites to provide us with more accurate aggregated reports and to enable us to serve you personalised ads, including ads based on your browsing behaviour on this website. This functionality is aggregated: we do not use any provider that allows us to see your specific data or to create an ad specifically for you. If you are located in the European Economic Area, we do not use these cookies. Technologies used:

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A/B Testing & Personalisation Cookies

These cookies allow us to improve our website by consistently showing you the same variation of a website and seeing which variation engages users more. This functionality is aggregated: we do not use any provider that allows us to see your specific data or to create an ad specifically for you. If you are located in the European Economic Area, we do not use these cookies. Technologies used:

  • Optimizely (Privacy Policy | Opt Out) for serving different versions of one or more pages on our website based on a combination of chance and selected targeting criteria (eg. your location or referral source).

CRM and CRM-Like Cookies/Tracking

These cookies allow us to view some aspects of your website browsing behaviour on an individual basis. No providers we use store any personally identifiable data in the cookie, what’s stored instead is a pseudonymous identifier (eg. your account ID) which is then tied to any additional data on the provider’s end (ie. not in your browser or on the website). If you are located in the European Economic Area, we do not use these cookies. Technologies used:

  • Google Analytics UserID> (Privacy Policy | Opt Out) for combining the standard Google Analytics reports with a pseudonymous and/or encrypted identifier. This occurs only if you choose to personally identify yourself on this website (eg. by creating an account or filling out a form that requires your personal details).