Privacy Policy

Please note that this notice should be read in detail before using this site.

PlantNet® is concerned about protecting your privacy. This policy sets out how we handle clickstream data, cookies and email addresses.

Clickstream data

Clickstreams are the paths a user takes when navigating a web page or the internet in general.

When you visit the PlantNet® website, our Internet Service Provider makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes – the user’s server address, the user’s top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.) the date and the time of visits to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited, and the type of browser used.

PlantNet® examines this information to determine the traffic through the server as well as access levels to specific pages. In order to deliver better services, PlantNet® also performs statistical analysis to establish priorities and allocate resources. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider’s logs. The statistics and log files may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way necessary to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the information supplied by PlantNet®.


A cookie is a short 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 site. The cookie is stored on the user’s machine, but is not an executable program and cannot do anything to your machine.

Whenever a web browser requests a file from the same web server that sent the cookie, the browser sends a copy of that cookie back to the server along with the request. In this way, the server knows you have visited before and can co-ordinate your access to different pages on its website. A server can not find out a name or email address, or anything about a user’s computer, by using cookies.

PlantNet® uses cookies to obtain session details for access to parts of our sites. Cookies are essential in providing a seamless access to our online databases. Cookie information is not stored or collected by PlantNet®. PlantNet® does not maintain a record of enquiries to the database search engines, or by the results obtained by the search request.

Email addresses

We will only record your email address if you send us a message or subscribe to one of our opt-in mailing lists. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it. We will not use your email address for any other purpose and will not disclose it without your consent. Electronic mail submitted to PlantNet® is handled accordingly to the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988.

No responsibility assumed

PlantNet®, its officers and employees assume no responsibility in relation to the use of this website or the information contained in it.

Professional advice recommended

The information in this website should not be used as a substitute for professional advice and assistance and we strongly recommend that such advice and assistance be obtained.

Information not complete or comprehensive

The information in this website is not intended to be comprehensive or complete and may not be up to date or current. The website may not contain information covering particular subjects or issues relevant to particular users.

Technical items used

The information in this website uses terms which have technical meanings that may be different from their ordinary meanings and require specialist knowledge and expertise to understand properly and use effectively.

PlantNet® copyright

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This work is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction, rights and the use of images from the website should be addressed to PlantNet, PO Box 811, Kallangur, 4503 or telephone 07 3491 9905

No endorsement of other organisations or businesses incorporated into this website are links to the websites of other organisations and businesses. The links we have incorporated do not and should not be taken as implying an endorsement or approval of the content of those websites or the activities of the organisations and businesses responsible for those websites.