Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the Edna Ryan Awards website.

Our website address is

Your privacy is taken very seriously.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our supporters, nominees, nominators, supporters, donors and anyone else who interacts with us.

This policy is based on the Australian Privacy Principles issued in March 2014 under the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth) and incorporates the May 2018 EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect, use, and store personal information to assist us with our work. The information stored is used typically to keep you informed, with your consent, about the Edna Ryan Awards activities and news. We also store the information provided to us about the nominees, nominators and donors to make sure we can contact you at any time in case we need to follow up on any issue.

What we use to collect the data

We may receive your data in the following ways:

  • Nomination form
    We will use your information to reply to your enquiry. The information provided will also be shared with the Edna Ryan Review Committee to assist them to ascertain if your nominee meets the criteria set out for the award. Information provided to us in the nomination form will be stored in the State Library of New South Wales, and only those with permission granted from the Older Women’s Network can view the information. 
  • Donation form
    Forms that you use to make a donation or payment are sent through third parties (eg Banks and Credit Card processing platforms). We keep a record of your information to update you about your donation. Choosing to not share certain information with us may mean we are not able to process a receipt for your donation.
  • Cookies
    We may track your visit to our website by using ‘cookies’. A cookie is a piece of text that a website transfers to a browser file on your computer or device to help enhance your experience when visiting our website.
  • Analytics
    We collect analytical data to ensure that we do our best to display website information correctly and to the right audience. Analytics data is anonymous and no personal information, like names, is collected that will directly link you to geographic and demographic information that we collect.

Embedded content from other websites

Content on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We will never sell or ‘rent out’ your information to any third party. We do not purchase mailing lists. Disclosure of your personal information is only done under very strict limitations.

How long we retain your data

Personal data shall be kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed.

What rights you have over your data

If you feel that we have stored any information about you, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also 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.

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GiVE so the Awards Continue

We need your support, however modest, to help these awards grow and thrive. Your support can help spread the news about the EDNAS far and wide to attract diverse nominations and publicise the unsung heroines amongst us.