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Protection of your privacy

The Wilderness Society takes your privacy very seriously.

The Wilderness Society collects personal information so that we can contact you to tell you about our work, to advise on campaign issues, promote membership or fundraising matters, process donations and tax receipts, and invite you to events or meetings. Such contact may be made through, and your information shared with, your local Campaign Centre, trusted third parties and our service providers such as mail houses or telemarketers, either in Australia or overseas. We only use providers who guarantee your privacy.

You may request that no, or only selective, contact is made with you. Should you require we will provide details of our service providers.

From time to time The Wilderness Society may allow like-minded organisations to contact you with information that may be of interest to you. In return, these organisations allow us to contact their supporters so that we can reach more people like you who are concerned about the environment. You may request to opt out of this exchange by contacting our Privacy Officer, full contact details below.

The Privacy Act entitles you to access information about yourself held by The Wilderness Society.

If you consider this information to be incorrect, incomplete or in need of adjustment, you may request that it be adjusted. Unless the information is required to be held for statutory reasons, you may request that it be removed.

When you visit our website, we may collect and store your computer’s assigned IP address, the date and time of your visit, the information accessed and the referring page. We will also collect other non-identifying data for statistical purposes. This information is not linked to your personal information unless required by law.

Like many websites, from time to time our website may use cookies, tracking pixels and related technologies. Cookies are small data files that are served by our platform and stored on your device. We use cookies dropped by us or third parties for a variety of purposes including to operate and personalize the website. Also, cookies may also be used to track how you use the site to target ads to you on other websites.

Cookies may also be used to record non-personal information such as the date, time or duration of your visit, or the pages accessed, for website administration, statistical and maintenance purposes. Any such information will be aggregated and not linked to particular individuals unless required by law.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. To learn more about online privacy and Australian Privacy Laws visit

Please note that some parts of the website may not function fully for users that disallow cookies.

If you wish to complain about any breach or potential breach of this privacy policy you should contact our Privacy Officer by any of the methods detailed below your complaint will be considered within 7 days and responded to. It is our intention to resolve any complaint to your satisfaction, however, if you are unhappy with our response you are entitled to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner who may investigate your complaint further.

Our Privacy Officer may be contacted by email at, phone 1800 030 641 or  by writing to the Privacy Officer, The Wilderness Society, GPO Box 716, Hobart, Tasmania 7001.

The Wilderness Society provides the option for anonymous donations. The Wilderness Society collects information from your direct contact with us, your response to petitions, raffles and postcards and your purchase of merchandise.