The Bible Museum Australia Website Privacy Statement

Throughout this Website Privacy Statement, reference to your 'personal information' means information which identifies you as an individual, or from which your identity can be reasonably ascertained. Your home address, home telephone number and e-mail address are examples of personal information.

Any changes to this Website Privacy Statement will be posted on the Bible Museum's website. We encourage you to review this Statement from time to time.

The Bible Museum is committed to protecting your personal privacy. The principles that guide the Bible Museum in relation to collecting, handling and storing your personal information can be found in our Privacy Policy.

The following information pertains to your privacy and the Bible Museum's website.

Anonymous Access to this Website

You can access and browse our website without disclosing personal information. We will only collect personal information that you have chosen to provide.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

This site does not collect or use personal information except that which you choose to provide:

- on online forms through 'Contact Us', to subscribe to our online newsletter or in e-mail messages, to make a booking or an enquiry, in comments or when using online transaction services to purchase goods or services or to make donations.

We will only record your e-mail address and other contact details if you complete an online form or send us an e-mail message This information will only be used to respond to your enquiry, feedback, and will not be added to a mailing list unless specifically requested. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose. The Bible Museum does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. On occasion, you may have the option to join a 3rd party mailing list from the Bible Museum website. This will be clearly stated.

If you provide us with personal information about someone else, for example in an e-mail message or comment, or as a result of purchasing a gift, you must tell them about our website privacy statement and ensure that they do not object to their personal information being disclosed to us.

For Online Shop purposes, the Bible Museum collects and uses your personal information to process and deliver your order and for recordkeeping, in case you wish to return or exchange an item at a later date, subject to Shop Terms and Conditions. For this purpose, the Bible Museum collects:

Your name for delivery purposes
Your e-mail address for order confirmation and shipment emails, Your phone number for a back up contact.
Your billing and delivery addresses to complete and deliver the order
Shop staff will pick and pack each order and utilise Australia Post for registered mail delivery.
If you do not wish to place your order on the internet, please use the 'Contact us' link on the Bible Museum page or the Museum phone numbers.

For online donations, for administration, fundraising and recordkeeping, the Bible Museum collects:

Your name to provide a receipt
Your email address to send your receipt
It is your choice to provide street address details. If you provide these they may be used as an additional contact and/or additional validation for any queries

The Bible Museum stores the above personal information on our systems. Access to this data is security controlled.

Your credit card transactions are processed by Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS) compliant hosted services. For further information relating to PCIDSS please refer to: PCI Security Standards Organisation.

If you do not wish to receive updates and invitations from the Bible Museum you may select this option on the online form or via the 'unsubscribe' option on newsletter emails. You may also request not to receive further updates or invitations at any time.

We won't send you any e-mails unless you tell us you want them.

We may not be able to provide the full range of services through the Bible Museum website if we are not provided with the information outlined above.

Please contact the Bible Museum for further information.


We will only disclose your personal information in accordance with this privacy statement, or where we otherwise have your consent or if we are required to do so or are authorised by law.

Access and Correction

You may apply to the Bible Museum to access, correct or update your personal information. Please contact the Bible Museum for further information.

Internet Security

There are risks associated with transmitting information over the internet. We use a number of mechanisms to protect the security and integrity of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as completely secure. While we strive to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, therefore you do so at your own risk.

If you are concerned about conveying sensitive information to the Bible Museum over the internet, you may prefer to contact us by mail or telephone.

Data Security

Once any personal information comes into our possession, we will take reasonable steps to protect that information from misuse and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The Bible Museum provides secure information storage systems and procedures for the management of both physical and electronic information. Information will be disposed of in accordance with approved disposal schedules under the Public Records Act 1973.

Linking to other Websites

The Bible Museum websites may contain links to the websites of other organisations which may be of interest to you. Linked websites are responsible for their own privacy practices and you should check those websites for their respective privacy statements.

Web Measurement Service used by The Bible Museum

Pages on the site are coded with Google Analytics software. This software stores a cookie in your browser, which contains a unique identifier, and sends information to Google Analytics. In common with many websites we may also collect information which tells us about visitors to the Bible Museum website. For example, we may collect information about the date, time and duration of visits, and which pages of the Bible Museum website are most commonly accessed. We do not and will not marry any data collected by Google Analytics with any personal information. Please refer to Google's Privacy Policy for more information.


As part of the service provided by Google, the Bible Museum uses cookies, left on your machine by Google, to provide us with information to assist in making our website more useable.

Cookies are small text files with a unique identifier that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your web browser, which enables the recognition of your preferences and settings. The cookies collect information such as the number of visits, unique visits, documents viewed, browser type, how the site is navigated, the sections of the website visited and other website usage information. In using these cookies, none of your personal information is retrieved or recorded by the Bible Museum.

Online Surveys

The Bible Museum websites may also contain links to online surveys, to enable customers to provide feedback in order for Museum Victoria to improve its online services. The data collected is anonymous and will not be shared with any third party organisations.