The Interior Design Association (IDA) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the IDA website and governs data collection and usage. By using the IDA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The IDA collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The IDA also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the IDA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by IDA for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the IDA website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through IDA public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: the IDA does not read any of your private online communications.

The IDA encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the IDA so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The IDA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the IDA and IDA family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

The IDA collects and uses your personal information to operate the IDA website and deliver the services you have requested. The IDA also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the IDA and its affiliates. The IDA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The IDA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The IDA may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about products or services that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, the IDA may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the IDA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The IDA keeps track of the pages our customers visit within our website. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular area.

The IDA will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

(a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the IDA or the website.

(b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Interior Design Association; and,

(c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Interior Design Association or the public.

Use of Cookies

The IDA website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to the browser and can only be read by a server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize webpages, or register with the IDA website, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the customised features.

You can accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the IDA website.

Security of your Personal Information

The IDA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The IDA secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected using encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

The IDA will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect legislative changes. The IDA encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how your information is protected.

Contact Information

The IDA welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that the IDA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the Association at or Tel. 1300 768 054. The IDA will use commercially reasonable efforts to determine and remedy the problem.