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The Society is committed to protecting the privacy, confidentiality and security of users of this website.

Proctor Online is the Society’s online news publication and visitors to this site may leave a comment.  In leaving a comment visitors will be asked to provide their email address so the Society may contact them.  Email addresses are not displayed on the Society’s website.  However, the comment may be displayed at the Society’s discretion.

Only the Queensland Law Society will have access to any personal information provided by visitors when leaving a comment and the Society will moderate the comment when deciding whether it will be publicly displayed.

By leaving a comment, visitors agree to be bound by the Society’s website Terms and Conditions as amended from time to time and found at www.qls.com.au

When you visit the Society’s website, our server records your visit and logs certain information for statistical and diagnostic purposes only. A tracking cookie is used which identifies the user over an entire browsing session and also over repeat visits to the website. In the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect activity logs.

Information that may be collected includes:

  • the requesting IP address;
  • the type of browser being used;
  • the date and time of the visit;
  • the pages and resources accessed and downloaded;
  • the previous site visited;
  • the user ID used to access the page, if any.


The Society’s website uses cookies.  A cookie is a piece of data which is sent from a web server to a web browser on the user’s machine when the browser visits the server’s website. The cookie is stored on the user’s machine as an historical identifier only and cannot do anything to your machine. Cookies are not stored by QLS and cannot be used to determine the user’s email address or anything about the user’s computer.

If you wish to log in to the website you will need to accept cookies. If your browser rejects all cookies you will still be able to view public, information only pages.

The site may include third party content which is subject to that third party’s terms and conditions of use. Nothing on this site should be construed as granting any licence or right for you to use that content.  You should consult the third party’s terms and conditions of use in relation to any third party content. 

The site includes links to third party sites which are not related to the Society and in relation to which the Society has no control or interest.  Links to third party sites do not constitute any endorsement or approval of those sites or of the owners of those sites.

Email correspondence is treated as a public record under the Public Records Act 2002.

Email addresses are not added to mailing lists and details will not be disclosed to third parties without consent or unless required by law. Authorised personnel may monitor email messages for system maintenance purposes.

The site is hosted in Australia and your personal information will be stored by the Society in Australia.  However, the Society uses Google Analytics, a web analytics, reporting and statistics service provided by Google Inc. QLS uses Google Analytics to improve the performance and usability of its websites based on web traffic, conversions and user interaction information.

Google Analytics uses cookies to report on user interactions on the Society’s websites. These cookies use information based on how you view and use the Society’s website, including your IP address. This data is transferred to and stored on servers in the United States by Google.

In addition, QLS uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, which places cookies on browsers to help QLS understand how people find and use the Society’s site. This service provides sample reporting on demographics and interests of users within the Society’s website.

QLS also uses Google Adwords display advertising periodically to advertise the Society products and services, which passively collects cookie information and provides this to Google Analytics.

QLS will not merge or facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product or feature, or divulge any information to third parties unless authorised or required by law.

Please refer to the Google Privacy Policy for more information.

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking, please visit this site. To opt out Google’s use of cookies in display advertising, please visit this site.

By using any websites run by the Society, you consent to this transfer and disclosure.

The Society’s Privacy Code of Practice and Privacy Plan can be bound on the Society’s website www.qls.com.au.

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