ALQ Privacy Policy


Animal Liberation Queensland (ALQ) gathers two types of information about visitors:

  1. Information that visitors provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to opt-in to our electronic newsletters or from participation in online actions, polls and surveys.
  2. Information ALQ gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites: this information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs. ALQ does not divulge any information about an individual visitor to third parties for marketing or any other purposes.


What Information is Gathered?

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer several free services via our web site, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by visitors:

  • Email updates
    We offer free email updates. ALQ gathers the email addresses and optional contact details of visitors who voluntarily subscribe. Visitors may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every email. Opt-out requests can also be made in writing by sending an email to [email protected].
    Our email updates are sent out  using the MailChimp third party service.
    We offer optional opt-in check boxes via some of our action pages such as online actions, pledges or petitions. 
    Individuals may also subscribe to receive email updates through offline paper petitions or contact forms at information stalls and events.
  • Contact Forms
    We provide forms throughout this website for purposes such as contacting ALQ, requesting information packs and other purposes. All information that is voluntarily submitted in these forms will be recorded and used for the stated purpose of that form (such as responding to a request for information, etc.). These transactions are recorded by ALQ for record keeping purposes.
  • Online Shop
    Products can be purchased on this website through our online shop. Your name, address and other contact information may be required for fulfilling your order.  These transactions are recorded by ALQ for record keeping purposes. Payment details such as credit card or bank details are handled via PayPal. ALQ does not receive or store payment details for orders made through our online shop using PayPal.
  • Online Actions, Petitions and Other Purposes
    ALQ may make use of other campaign tools on our site that enable visitors to engage in fast and effective online activism. Online activism, including petitions and advocacy campaigns, may require certain information to be disclosed to petition or advocacy campaign targets for the purpose of lobbying or advocacy as indicated on all pages that include this feature.
    ALQ may at times use third-party providers for online petitions and you should check the privacy policy of the provider of the petition or campaign tool.
    Note that for some official government petitions or submissions, your details may be stored for the public record and may or may not be made publicly available.
  • Membership and payment information
    Donations - including one-off and regular monthly donations - made through our website are handled via a secure third-party service. All details are encrypted using SSL technology and processed on a secure server. Your credit card details are not stored by ALQ. 
    Payments are processed via PaymentExpress, now known as Windcave. You can read their privacy policy here.
    We may occasionally contact our current and past financial supporters by email, telephone, SMS or postal mail. Financial supporters can choose to receive our "member's newsletter" by email or post. If you wish to opt-out of all mail, you can contact us with this request. 

Usage Tracking

ALQ tracks visitor traffic patterns. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual visitors. ALQ does break down overall usage statistics according to a visitor's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every visitor's browser).


We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site, but you may find some features do not function properly with cookies disabled. 



ALQ takes all reasonable efforts to protect the security of information obtained through our website. Your personal information will never be disclosed to a third party for marketing purposes.

Occasionally ALQ will partner with colleague organisations to run joint campaign initiatives. In these rare cases, visitors may have the opportunity to join an e-mail list of our campaign partners. Joint opt-in preferences will always be clearly labelled. Please note that opting in to partner lists is never mandatory, and that lists run by partner organisations are governed by the privacy policy of the respective organisation.

Please note that posing as a fraudulent identity or supplying information on behalf of others without their prior consent is in breach of the terms of use of this website.


Opt-In / Opt-Out Policy

Our mailing list is a strict opt-in service, meaning, you must specifically request to be included on the list. You will not be added to the mailing list without your consent. Visitors can subscribe to the mailing list manually, or by opting in via one of our website contact forms (including actions - see above), or via offline contact forms or petitions.

Links to opt-out of the mailing list are included at the bottom of every email broadcast that we send.


Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by ALQ. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.