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This website privacy statement applies to the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) website.

MRIWA is not responsible for the content, policy or practices of websites operated by third parties linked to this website. Links to third party websites do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement or approval by MRIWA of the content, policies or practices of those third-party websites. When you follow a link from this website to another website, we recommend you read and consider the privacy statement of that website.

Collection of personal information

You can browse the general content of the MRIWA website anonymously, without disclosing your personal information. However, some functionality on this website may require you to provide personal information.

Examples of this include where you wish to make an enquiry or register to subscribe to an electronic newsletter (enewsletter). We only collect personal information through the MRIWA website when it is knowingly and voluntarily provided by you.

If you choose not to provide personal information to MRIWA through the MRIWA website, we may not be able to provide you with access to parts of the website or to certain content, products and services available on or from the website or generally from MRIWA.

The retention and destruction of records of personal information held by MRIWA is governed by legislation and policies including the State Records Act 2000.

Use and disclosure of personal information

Any personal information we collect through the MRIWA website may be used or disclosed for the primary purpose for which it was collected, for example to allow us to answer your enquiry or subscribe you to a mailing list. We may also use or disclose personal information for related purposes, for example, where you have consented to the use or disclosure for the related purpose or you would reasonably expect the personal information would be used for that related purpose.

Under no circumstances will we sell users’ information.

The only time information is disclosed to a third party is when it is related to the provision and/or improvement of services or if we are required to do so by Australian law. In both cases these entities meet with strict guidelines to preserve users’ privacy.

Generally, personal information will only be used by staff or officers of MRIWA. In some limited circumstances we may also need to use or disclose personal information for other specific purposes, including:

  • where MRIWA reasonably determines that the use or disclosure of the information is necessary for one or more enforcement related activities conduct by or behalf of an enforcement body
  • where required by or under a law of Western Australia, a law of the Commonwealth or a court or tribunal order, for example pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1992 or in response to a subpoena.

Personal information will be dealt with in accordance with the applicable legislation in Western Australia and consistent with any legal obligation.

enewsletter subscriptions

MRIWA operates multiple mailing lists for enewsletter subscriptions. The aim of these enewsletters is to provide information on upcoming events, regular updates on our research program, and other news relevant to minerals research in WA.

By subscribing to the mailing list(s) you agree to receive emails from us.

You can unsubscribe from these emails at any time by following the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or by contacting MRIWA directly.

MRIWA reserves the right at our discretion, to suspend or cancel your subscription at any time or, again at our discretion, cancel the newsletter service.

Newsletters created and distributed by us are provided only for information purposes. They are not, and should not be regarded as, legal advice.

By subscribing to our service you agree that personal information including your name, email address and any other details you provide with your subscription will be collected and stored by us and used for the process of managing your subscription.


A cookie is a block of data shared between a web server and a user’s browser. Cookies, and the information collected through them, are used by MRIWA to make this website more efficient.

The MRIWA website does not use cookies to store personal information about you. The MRIWA website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. to help analyse how users use the site.

Collection and use of website data

The following information may be automatically recorded by this website’s web server for statistical and system administration purposes only:

  • your server address
  • your top level domain name (e.g. .com, .au, .gov)
  • the date and the time of your visit to the site
  • the pages you accessed and downloaded
  • the address of the last site you visited
  • your operating system
  • the type of browser you are using

We will not attempt to identify individuals from the above information and Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. However, in the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our records of the above information.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Contact us

Enquiries may be directed to MRIWA via the Contact Us form.

Page was last reviewed 13 July 2021

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