Australasian Federation Family History Organisations Inc (AFFHO)
incorporated in the ACT and of P.O. Box 3012, Weston Creek, A.C.T. 2611.
Australia, is a not for profit umbrella organisation representing family history societies throughout Australasia established in 1978 and operated by an elected council of eleven members on behalf of its paid membership across the region and beyond.
AFFHO provides a range of services related to genealogy for its member societies and family historians in general throughout the region and beyond. As part of its business, AFFHO collects a range of personal data for and on behalf of its members for the purposes of family history research only.
AFFHO, its Council and any employee/volunteer working on behalf of the former will not knowingly pass on any private information about clients collected for the administration of the business itself.
AFFHO, its Council and any employee/volunteer working on behalf of the former will not knowingly pass on any information, collected in the course of family history research and publishing, to a third party without the knowledge of the primary client.
AFFHO, in conjunction with others, operates a number of web pages based on the promotion of the above enterprise and family history in general. Subscribers to these sites are advised that no 'cookies' or other unseen records are maintained.
AFFHO, its Council and any employee/volunteer working on behalf of the former will not knowingly pass on any personal information collected from Internet submissions without the knowledge of the subscriber. However, it is pointed out that neither AFFHO, its Council and its employees/volunteers can prevent the collection of personal data displayed on the web site by third parties. It is understood that anyone submitting material to the sites does so in the full knowledge that such material may be collected by a third party without the permission of the submitter, or AFFHO, its Council and its employees/volunteers. It is pointed out that under the provisions of the current Australian legislation, privacy laws only apply to living persons.
Member societies are urged to prepare their own statement, adopt and publish. Feel free to adapt this statement to suit your needs.
Last modified: 16 May 2015