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Privacy Policy

We are Dry July Limited.

We provide:

  • the Dry July Website (at ) (the Dry July Website); and
  • the Dry July program (Dry July).

We respect your right to privacy. This Dry July Privacy Policy sets out:

  • how we may collect your personal information;
  • how we will handle the personal information which we collect; and
  • how and why we may use and disclose this information from time to time.

This Dry July Privacy Policy forms part of "Our Agreement". By agreeing to Our  Agreement, you consent to the collection, and use and disclosure of the your  personal information as described in this Dry July Privacy Policy.

We may review and update this Dry July Privacy Policy from time to time to take  account of, for example, new laws, technology and changes to Dry July or the  Dry July Website. We will notify you through regular notifications posted on  the Dry July Website. We will also  notify you on this page.

You should review this page regularly.

You should direct any questions or complaints to our Privacy Officer at We will endeavour to respond to any complaint within a reasonable time (usually 30 days).  If you are not satisfied with our response, you may take your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

You should not be a participant with Dry July, make any donations or place any  purchase orders on the Dry July Website, or access or use the Dry July Website  if you do not agree to anything in this Dry July Privacy Policy.

This Dry July Privacy Policy was last updated on 6 November 2013.


Personal information which may be collected by us

We may collect the following personal information:

  1. Information relating to Your Account: In accordance with Our Agreement we require all Participants to have an active account with us (Account). To open your Account you must provide us with certain personal information and we will collect and hold this information. We require this to be able to identify you and for security purposes. If you choose not to provide the personal information we request, we will not be able to let you open or keep open your Account. We may also collect information relating to your use of your Account. 
  2. Your Content: You may post on or make available to the Dry July Website your content and information, including information about you and the actions you take, any photos, video, or text or other forms of content (Your Content). Your Content will be publicly available. You grant us a licence to Your Content under Our Agreement. 
  3. Being a part of Dry July: If you are a Participant or Donor, we may collect and hold information in relation to your participation with Dry July. This may include information such as who you sponsor or who sponsors you, donations made by you or related to you (if you are a Participant) and purchase orders placed by you. If you choose to use our opt-in services, we will ask you for the information needed to send the communication or have it sent to you and we may keep information about our communications with you. 
  4. Using the Dry July Website: We collect and hold details of your access to and use of the Dry July Website. This includes your browser type and IP address. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.


Information we will not collect

We do not collect any credit card or debit card information from you.

All donations and payments are made through the EWay Payment System ( (Payment System). The provider of the Payment System may retain your payment and credit card details. We do not collect or hold your credit card information, either from you or from the Payment System provider. Click here ( to view the Payment System provider's privacy policy. 


Access to and use of your personal information

Your personal information may be used by us to:

  • verify your identity;
  • if you are a Participant, enable you to open and use Your Account;
  • if you are a Participant, have a profile page on the Dry July Website;
  • enable you to be a Participant or Donor;
  • enable you to otherwise access and use the Dry July Website, including uploading and
    sharing Your Content;
  • troubleshooting and rectifying or altering Dry July;
  • facilitate the sharing of Your Content;
  • administer and manage Dry July and the Dry July Website;
  • administer and manage your access to and use of the Dry July Website;
  • communicate with our Payment System; 
  • maintain, undertake research into and develop Dry July and the Dry July Website; and communicate with you, or permit other people to communicate with you, in accordance with Our Agreement.

You have a right of access to your personal information. This cannot apply to information in Your Account or Your Content if it is not available to you (ie removed, disabled, suspended or terminated).


Other people's information

If you provide to Dry July or post on or make available to the Dry July Website any personal information of another person, you must:

  • have that person's prior written consent to do so;
  • ensure they are aware of this Dry July Privacy Policy; and
  • ensure their consent allows us to use and disclose their personal information in the same way that we may use and disclose your personal information.


Disclosure of your personal information

In order to be able to manage Dry July and operate the Dry July Website, we may disclose your personal information to third parties for the following purposes:

  • if you are a Participant, to open and use your Account;
  • so you can access and use the Dry July Website, including uploading and sharing Your Content;
  • so we can administer, manage and support Dry July and the Dry July Website for you (including your access to and use of the Dry July Website);
  • so we can ensure your donations and purchase orders are properly accounted for with the Payment System provider;
  • so we can fulfil your purchase orders;
  • so we can undertake research into and develop Dry July and the Dry July Website to make it better.

For these purposes, the third parties:

  • carry out IT services for us related to Dry July and the Dry July Website including our physical housing, monitoring and backup of the servers for the Dry July Website, support and maintenance for the Dry July Website;
  • are the Payment System provider;
  • provide services to enable fulfilment of your purchase orders;
  • carry out marketing, market and participation research for us but your personal information will only be provided on a de-identified basis unless you otherwise consent;
  • provide us with support, sponsorship or are beneficiaries, but your personal information will only be provided on a de-identified basis unless you otherwise consent.

Some of these third parties are located overseas.  Singapore is the main overseas country in which these recipients of your personal information are located.

If you consent to the disclosure of your personal information overseas, Dry July will not be responsible for ensuring overseas entities' compliance with Australian privacy law (including the Australian Privacy Principles) in relation to that personal information

If you are a Participant we will display your name and image on your profile page of the  Dry July Website. Your email address or other contact information will not be displayed in any form through the Dry July Website.  If you are a Donor we will normally display your name on the profile page of the Participant to whom you have made a donation.  When making a donation, you have the option of checking a box marked "Anonymous Donation".  If you check this box, your name will not be disclosed to the Participant nor will your name be displayed on the Dry July Website. 

If you are a Participant, we may also provide your postcode information from your Account to Google Maps (but not other personal information) so Google Maps can display information about participation in Dry July. This is unlikely to be able to identify you.

We may also disclose information to third parties you have indicated you want to share your information with for a particular purpose, including through opting in to a particular form of communication (by checking a box or by other means that allows Dry July to pass your information onto third parties). This may include beneficiaries, third parties that provide goods or services, or our sponsors who may wish to contact you from time to time. Please note that unless you provide consent your personal information will not be provided to these people on an identified basis. 

We take reasonable steps to ensure that any third parties who we disclose your personal information to are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information. We will use all reasonable efforts to de-identify your personal information and to disclose personal information on an anonymous basis. Where this is not possible or appropriate for the purpose of the disclosure, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the third parties only use your personal information for limited marketing purposes.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information to:

  • your authorised representatives or your legal advisers (when requested by you to do so);
  • as required or authorised by law, including to government and regulatory authorities and other organisations; and
  • our professional advisers, including our accountants, auditors and lawyers.


Changes to personal information

Management of personal information in your Account and Your Content is governed by you. You are responsible for changing these as required by you from time to time.

You are responsible for ensuring that the personal information we collect, use and disclose and which you use and disclose to us is accurate, complete and up-to-date. To the extent possible, we will take reasonable efforts to assist you in ensuring this is the case. We ask that you:

  • let us know if there are any errors in your personal information which we have collected; and keep us up-to-date with changes to your personal information which we have collected such as your name or e-mail address.

If you have difficulty in doing this, you should contact us for help by emailing us at

Continued access to and use of the Dry July website indicates users' agreement to this Privacy Policy.