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Cultural Offence: In certain articles within the Torres Strait Directory images, texts and/or sounds of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people may be displayed and/or utilised. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that these images may cause upset and or offence. It is the policy of this e-journal that these images, texts and/or sounds only be used where they are necessary to demonstrate a point of social disadvantage that Indigenous Australians have encountered. No offence is intended by their utilisation and it is the policy of the Torres Strait Directory to remove such images, texts and/or sounds should they cause offence. Please contact
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Many terms or phrases utilised within articles in the Torres Strait Directory may contain text and/or words that seem offensive, obsolete, or discriminatory in today’s society. However, it should be noted that these are utilised to represent the social thought of the time and should be read in the historical perspective from which they are utilised. Usually this is on the basis of demonstrating or explaining an area of social disadvantage with which Indigenous Australians have encountered. It is not the policy of the Torres Strait Directory to cause cultural offence. Should such an issue arise with any article inside the Torres Strait Directory we take this very seriously and would appreciate your immediate comment by contacting
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Disclaimer: 
The Torres Strait Directory often displays and utilises links to other web based resources, whilst we maintain control over what is published on our site, we take no responsibility for issues encountered on other sites. This includes copyright breaches, illegal downloading, cookies, Trojans or viruses or damage caused therein, or content placed on external sites not under our control. However, it is the policy of this site to check external sites before linking to them and we would not knowingly link you to a site that would violate your security in any manner. Unfortunately, external sites can change without warning and without our control, should you discover such an issue please bring it to our immediate attention by contacting
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Whilst the Torres Strait Directory utilises and maintains a high security level and efficient daily virus scans, updates and firewalls at its servers and machines it is unfortunate that due to the malicious intent of others that occasional infections occur. The Torres Strait Directory will take no responsibility for damage caused by such viral raids, should they occur. However, we take viral infections and safety very seriously and will prosecute to the highest point of law anyone who attempts or succeeds in infecting our data, sites or e-mail system.

Privacy: 
Note: This Privacy Policy does not cover privacy on external sites linked from our site. These sites have their own Privacy Policy and we advise you read them before utilising these resources. The Torres Strait Directory takes the privacy of its clients extremely seriously, whilst the following outsets our privacy policy in various sectors our general overarching policy is to fully protect and maintain the privacy of our clients in any way that we can and not reveal identifying information in any way, shape or form. Additionally, we would not knowingly link you to a site that would violate your privacy.

As guiding policies the Torres Strait Directory follows the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 outlined by the Office of the NSW Privacy Commissioner.

What Information we collect?
From time to time we will collect data freely from you in the process of going about our normal business. We will not give, trade, barter, rent or sell your personal information to any third parties without your express permission except as may be required by law or legitimate process.

What are Cookies and why do we use them?
Cookies are small bits of information that our server retrieves from your machine when you access the Torres Strait Directory site at http://tsd.atsiphj.com.au/. This data does not hold any identifying or personal data it merely records the colour depth, screen size, screen resolution, operating platform, browser type, source address, referring address, search terms and country location for statistical purposes and site design purposes only. No further information is retrieved, utilised or stored in this process in any way. The data we do retrieve is valuable to us in that we can design the site to suit you the user, and support your choices, making the Torres Strait Directory more efficient for you. This data is also not shared with any other person or company.

 

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