The Italian Assistance Association (CO.AS.IT.) protects all personal information and health information which it collects, holds and uses in accordance with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988. We gather this information solely to manage your membership of CO.AS.IT. and the services that we provide you. We will not collect information that does not pertain to this. In order to serve the purposes of the Association and to improve the services we provide, CO.AS.IT. may use collected information for evaluation and research purposes.

All collected information will be protected against loss and unauthorised use or disclosure. CO.AS.IT. will not disclose individual information to third parties without seeking express permission first. You will always be able to request access to the information CO.AS.IT. holds about you. Any personal and/or sensitive information that we collect will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Commonwealth), the Privacy Data and Protection Act 2014 (Victoria) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Victoria).

Our website

Whenever you visit our website, our web host may record general information for evaluation and review. As with most websites, this information is likely to include:

  • your internet address – Including your domain name i.e. ""
  • when you visited CO.AS.IT.’s site
  • the pages you visited and any information and documentation you downloaded
  • the website you were looking at immediately preceding your visit to CO.AS.IT.’s site
  • basic information about the types of computer operating system and web browser you are using.

This information is used for statistical analysis only as a means of updating and improving our website. It will not be used to identify you or your internet viewing activity.

Email addresses

CO.AS.IT. will only record your email address if you send a message and we need to reply to your query. We will add your address to our mailing lists because you have expressed interest in the activities and purpose of CO.AS.IT. (e.g. by leaving your contact details in the Museo Italiano’s visitors book or in CO.AS.IT. forms and attendance sheets), but you will always be given the clear opportunity to "opt out" of this list. Your email address will not be disclosed to third parties and will be stored securely.


The CO.AS.IT. website and email server does not provide for secure transmission across the internet. CO.AS.IT. recommends that you contact the office by telephone or post if you have any concerns about sending information over the internet. This privacy policy does not relate to sites linked to the CO.AS.IT. website.


On request, subject to the exceptions set out in the National Privacy Principles, an individual will be provided with access to personal information held about them and given reasonable opportunity to correct any inaccuracies or out-of-date information. Any concerns regarding the privacy policies of this organisation should be addressed to: If you require any more information about CO.AS.IT., its policies or the information we may hold about you please contact us at .