The National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act (1988) govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your personal information.

Who we are

We are Coffs Hikers Inc, an incorporated association (INC2101130). Our website address is

Information we collect, why and how we use it

Personal information is that which identifies an individual. We collect personal information from you when you provide it to us on a voluntary basis for example to enquire about membership, join as a member, or join an activity. The personal data we may collect includes your name, phone number, email address and home address, emergency contact details.

Sensitive information

Sensitive information includes political beliefs, religious beliefs or health information. For purposes of managing activities, we ask participants to disclose to the activity leader any health conditions that may impact their ability to complete the activity safely. We do not store this information.

Disclosure of information

Generally, we use your personal information for these purposes

  • to send out activity information and newsletters to members
  • to allow activity leaders to organise activities
  • to allow members to collaborate on an activity such as car-pooling
  • to reach emergency contacts in case of an incident
  • to provide requested information to emergency services in an emergency situation

We will not share any information about you with third parties without your permission, except where required by legislation. The Associations Incorporation Act requires that members have access to the membership register, but this is for the purposes of furthering the associations objectives including the need for members to contact other members.


When you use our website we collect information about your visit using cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website stores on your computer. We use cookies when you make a comment or login for your convenience so that you don’t have to fill in your details again, and to save your display preferences.

We may record information in cookies about your usage of the website which includes your date and time of visit, pages you accessed, technology you used. These cookies do not identify you.


We’ve implemented reCAPTCHA on this site to manage spam and use of reCAPTCHA is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this website, you can access and correct your personal information by logging in (My Account). You may request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Your data is stored on our website servers and databases which are hosted in Australia.

Your consent

By using our website or otherwise providing Coffs Hikers with your information, you acknowledge that you have read this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy.

This policy is reviewed periodically, and any changes will be updated on this page. If you have any questions or complaints, please contact us.