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Copyright, Privacy and Disclaimer

For enquiries and more information about these policies, e-mail the Questacon Web Team. For other enquiries about Questacon, visit our general Contact Questacon page.


Questacon endeavours to assure the quality, accuracy and currency of the information on this website. Such information in no way constitutes the provision of professional advice. Before relying on information provided on this web site it is suggested you check its currency, accuracy, completeness and relevance with relevant research agencies. Some material on this web site may include or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties. The inclusion of such material is not an endorsement by the Commonwealth.

While care is taken in selecting links to other web sites, links provided to other sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute endorsement of the information at those sites by Questacon. Questacon accepts no responsibility for material contained in any site that it linked to from this web site. Links to external websites are provided in good faith, but it is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy,  currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in liked external websites.Users of links provided by this web site are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.

To the extent permitted by law, the Commonwealth disclaims all liability (including negligence) for all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs the user may incur as a result of or associated with the use of information on this web site, or for damage to your web site or system or to third parties linking to us from your website(s) caused by or in connection with a link to our website,, for any reason whatsoever. A reference to the Commonwealth includes a reference to any contractor, agent or employee of the Commonwealth.


As an Australian Government Agency, Questacon is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act), which regulates how agencies collect, use, disclose and store personal information, including sensitive information, and how individuals may access and correct records containing their personal information.

Questacon respects the right to privacy under the Privacy Act and complies with Privacy Act requirements in relation to the collection and management of personal information.

Further information about how Questacon handles personal information is available on the Department of Industry and Science website. Please refer to the Department's Privacy Policy for detailed information about how the Department handles personal information. 

MailChimp and privacy consent

[To provide our eNewsletters to you] we use MailChimp, a reputable company* which provides online platforms that can be used to create, send, and manage emails. In providing this service, MailChimp may collect personal information, such as distribution lists which contain email addresses that Members have sent, or intend to send, emails to, and all information relating to those email addresses. For further information about the type of personal information MailChimp collects, please refer to their Privacy Policy.

MailChimp will use this information for the purpose of hosting the online platform to enable members (such as Questacon) to create, send and manage emails. MailChimp will also use this information to measure their Email Campaign’s performance and to improve the features for specific segments of customers, evaluate your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. MailChimp may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on MailChimps's behalf. MailChimp uses cookies, Web Beacons and Flash player code to collect information about when you visit the website, when you use the services, your browser type and version, your operating system, and other similar information.

As MailChimp is based in the United States of America (USA) and the information generated by cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by MailChimp on servers located outside Australia, we are required to inform you that by subscribing to our eNewsletter:

  • you consent to your personal information being collected, used, disclosed and stored as set out in Mail Chimp’s Privacy Policy and agree to abide by Mail Chimp’s Terms of Use;
    you understand and acknowledge that this service utilises a MailChimp platform, which is located in the United States of America (USA) and relevant legislation of the USA will apply. Accordingly, Australian Privacy Principle 8.1 contained in Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act will not apply; and
  • you understand and acknowledge that MailChimp is not subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and you will not be able to seek redress under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) but will need to seek redress under the laws of the USA.”

You can opt out of our eNewsletter if you chose the ‘unsubscribe’ service provided by MailChimp in every email, or contact Questacon at the following email address: You can also disable or refuse cookies or disable Flash player; however, you may not be able to use the services provided by MailChimp if cookies are disabled. Should you wish to contact MailChimp, you can find contact details on Contact MailChimp page.

* MailChimp has the endorsement of TRUSTe's Privacy Seal, which means this privacy policy has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with their program requirements including transparency, accountability, and choice related to the collection and use of your Personal Information. TRUSTe is an independent third party that operates a globally-recognized privacy trustmark.


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Ownership of intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise noted, copyright (and any other intellectual property rights, if any) in this web site is owned by the Commonwealth of Australia.


Creative Commons Licence

All material in this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivates 4.0 International Licence, save for content supplied by third parties, logos, any material protected by trademark or otherwise noted in this website, and the Commonwealth Coat of Arms.

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence is a restrictive licence, allowing others to copy and reproduce material in any medium or format in an unaltered form for personal and non-commercial use only, provided acknowledgement of the source of the material is made. Any remixed, transformed or built upon derivates are not to be distributed.

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Content contained herein should be attributed as 'Commonwealth of Australia, Questacon, The National Science and Technology Centre'.

We welcome use of our online materials by students and educators, with appropriate acknowledgement.

Apart from use permitted under the above licence all other rights are reserved. You may link to these web pages but the content may not be altered. We do not permit any part of our web site to be displayed within frames on third party web sites. Requests and inquiries concerning other reproduction and rights of this material should be addressed to:

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Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
PO Box 5322
Kingston ACT 2604