Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

In this privacy policy, “LIRRF”, “we”, “us” and “our” means the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation (ABN 51 856 560 421) at the Australian Museum, 6 College Street Sydney NSW 2010.


The Lizard Island Research Station is owned and operated by the Australian Museum. LIRRF is an independent trust entity dedicated to raising funds to support facilities and marine research at the Station.

What personal information do we collect?

If you donate to LIRRF, we will collect your e-mail address and other information you provide to enable us to send you a tax deductible receipt. If you subscribe to our newsletter or blog site at we will collect your e-mail address and other contact information. Our website server automatically collects navigational data, including the type of browser you are using, your IP address, the URL you have come from, and the time you spent on our site, your domain type and server. It does not capture or track any personal information.

How is your personal information used by us?

We use the information you provide with your donation to send you a receipt. We may also send you occasional reports on reef research and what is being achieved with donations we have received. If you have authorized us to do so, we may list your name in our public donor list. If you subscribe to, we may send you a free e-mail update whenever we create a new blog post on Lizard Island science or reef conservation. You can “unsubscribe” from this service at any time by using the link provided in our emails or by contacting our Privacy Officer. We may use your information for other purposes outlined at the time it is collected, or for purposes which can reasonably be inferred from the circumstances in which the information is supplied. We may also keep and file information.

Will your personal information be given to anyone else?

Although LIRRF is legally an independent trust entity, we operate as an ancillary fund-raising arm of the Australian Museum’s Lizard Island Reef Research Station. From time to time we may disclose information to Museum staff members who are assisting us. We may disclose information to third parties to whom we contract out specialised functions (e.g. technology service providers and electronic payment organisations). We take steps to ensure that all our contractors keep such information confidential and use it only to provide the services required by us. We may also disclose information to law enforcement agencies, government agencies, courts or external advisors in accordance with legal requirements.

Access to and correction of your personal information

You have a right to access information we hold about you and to ask us to correct any such information that is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. If you have any concerns or complaints about how we handle your personal information, or if you have any questions about this policy, please contact our Privacy Officer. If we fail to respond within 30 days or if you are dissatisfied with our response, you may make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Is your personal information stored safely?

We take reasonable steps to safeguard information held by us from unauthorised access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. Our IT systems are password protected and comply with security standards. Our paper files are stored in premises that are locked when unattended.

Contacting our Privacy Officer

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, or if you wish to complain about how we have handled personal information about you, please contact our Privacy Officer by filling in our contact form or by mail to the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney NSW 2010.

Revised 13 August 2021

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