Muslim Cemeteries and Funeral Services Limited (MCFS) values and is committed to protecting your privacy.
MCFS collects and handles personal information in accordance with the Cemeteries & Crematoria Act 2003, the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) (“PDP Act”) and the Health Records Act 2001 (NSW).
This privacy statement does not apply to any external websites that are linked on the MCFS website or which you may access through the MCFS website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external websites operated by third party organisations including those websites you need to access for purposes associated with your use of our website or services, for example, on-line event booking which is done through a third party organisation on our behalf. When you visit or are directed to other websites through the MCFS website, we recommend you read the privacy statements or policies of these websites before providing personal information.
Personal information we may collect
We may collect personal information that you choose to give us, or which may be required to access a service.
Examples of personal information we may collect include: Your name, address, phone number and email address. This information may be collected via on-line forms, event registrations, email, newsletter and blog subscriptions.
Whenever we ask you to provide personal information for other purposes, we will provide you with notice specific to that collection.
We will only disclose your personal information for the reason it was collected, or for a related purpose that you might reasonably expect us to use it for.
Collection of web analytics data
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about your interaction with our website. When you visit our website, your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google Analytics. The information collected includes:
- network location and IP address;
- the date and time of your visit to our website;
- the type of web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) and operating system (e.g. Windows 10, Mac OS X etc.) you are using;
- referring site details (such as the URL that you came through to arrive at our website);
- pages visited, and the time spent on each page;
- documents downloaded, and search terms used; and
- the forms accessed on our website.
We have enabled IP anonymisation, which means that when Google Analytics receives IP addresses, it is then anonymised. You can find more information about IP anonymisation, or how Google Analytics collects and processes data here.
Use of web analytics data
We use the web analytics information provided by Google Analytics for statistical purposes, such as to analyse, measure, and report on data about our website traffic and visits. This information helps us understand general user trends at an aggregate level, and improve our website, content, and user experience.
We may also use this information for security audits to protect against threats from hackers or other security purposes.
We do not use this information to identify you or match it with any other personal information that we may collect from you, unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or for a law enforcement-related purpose, in accordance with the PDP Act.
Your site visit data is collected under the authority of Information Privacy Principle 1.1 of the PDP Act for the purposes stated above.
Disclosure of web analytics data
We do not otherwise use or disclose your site visit data to third parties without your consent, unless we are required or authorised to do so by law. In the event of an investigation into suspected unlawful or improper activity, a law enforcement or government agency may use its legal authority to inspect our web server’s records (e.g. in relation to hacking or abusive messages).
Third party tools
We use third party tools to send email campaigns to our subscribers. You can unsubscribe by clicking unsubscribe link on the footer part in each of our emails or contact us on our web form https://mcfs.org.au/contact-us/.
Cookies are small files that are transferred to your web browser when you visit a website. These files contain certain pieces of information that help you navigate the website efficiently. Cookies are used to save information about your interaction with a website – for example, your login details, preferences, and how and when you use a website. They cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
Our website uses session cookies which are stored in temporary memory and are not retained after you close the browser session. Google Analytics may also set or collect first-party cookies to collect information on website usage statistics.
Access and Correction
You may request access to, or correction of, documents that contain your personal information which are in our possession. For information on how to make a request for access or correction, please contact us via the details below.
In some cases, requests for access or correction will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (NSW).
For further information about this privacy statement or how we handle personal information, please contact us: https://mcfs.org.au/contact-us/