Privacy and Security

This page provides privacy and security information for users of the AVERT Online, located at the Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.

Your information and your right to privacy

The Florey Neuroscience Institutes (FNI) has a firm commitment to protecting your privacy, and the privacy of patients recruited to AVERT Phase 3. The commitment to privacy is in accordance with the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commission. The guidelines set out the requirements for transparent collection, appropriate and ethical use and secure storage of personal information. Our aim is to provide an online environment which will ensure the information you provide to us is handled in a secure, efficient and confidential manner.

All users of AVERT Online are subject to the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988. Your personal password to access the 'AVERT Online' section at the FNI website protects your privacy and the privacy of recruited patients. You must not disclose, share or reveal this password to any other individual.

What information is collected by this site, and how is it used?

When you visit this site, the FNI makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical or systems administration purposes:

This information is analysed to show broken links in our website, bottlenecks, and other site problems. We use this information to maintain our site for your efficient use.

As part of the normal operation of this site, your Internet Browser will be sent a "cookie" (a temporary Internet file). This cookie enhances our site's functionality with features such as membership logon. By itself, this cookie can only identify your computer to our server; it is not used to identify you personally.

The NSRI will under no circumstances sell, trade or rent any personal information that you supply to us to any third party.

You have the right to review and alter any personal information that AVERT Online stores about you. After all, it is your information, so you should be the person that controls it.

We use your email address, your mailing address, and phone number to contact you regarding administrative notices and communications relevant to AVERT. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you have the ability to opt out by contacting the AVERT Trial Manager.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other sites. The NSRI is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties nor are they responsible for the material contained in a website that is linked to this site.


Your information is stored on FNI server located in a secure facility. The FNI is committed to using industry best practices to protect this website from unauthorised access. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

The FNI accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this web site or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.

Queries, concerns and further information

If you have any queries, concerns or require further information relating to privacy and the FNI, please email the Department at:

If you have concerns about emailing this site, please use our postal addresses and write to:

National Stroke Research Institute, Florey Neuroscience Institutes
245 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg, Victoria, 3084
Ph: (03) 9035 7065

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