RAMP Privacy Policy

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Australia, operators of the RAMP.au site, respects the privacy of its website visitors and registered members. If you have any questions about the operation of this website, please contact us.


What information do we collect, and what do we use it for ?

Information collected from all visitors

Our web-server records IP addresses from all visitors to our site, including anonymous visitors. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer (or your network access point) when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer this site, to analyze content access trends, and to gather broad demographic information - for the purpose of continually improving our website and for delivering customised content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information, and the collection of such data is standard procedure in most web-server environments.

We also collect - where available - information on each visitor's browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

Data collected on site visitors is used solely by the DAAD for internal administration of the RAMP.au website and is not shared, traded, or sold to third parties.

Information collected from all subscribing members

We only store essential personal information from registered members required for the on-going operation of our services.

Our website collects: names, email addresses, and phone numbers of registered members via our registration forms; and email addresses from newsletter subscribers via our mailing list registration forms. In addition, selected voluntary information on academic and professional expertise and professioanl affiliations is collected to facilitate the mentor/mentee matching process. This data is used solely by the DAAD for operation of the RAMP.au website and is not shared, traded, or sold to third parties.

Members can edit selected personal information by logging into the site and editing their details under My Account. Usernames allocated for login may not be edited.

On the use of cookies and session data

This website collects non-personal data through the use of server-based session variables, which we use to achieve important site functionality, including the recognition of logged-in users, for which the site uses a single cookie (a small file stored by your browser on your hard drive).

Login by members requires that your user browser cookie support is enabled (at least for this site) !

The RAMP.au site does not use any ads delivered by advertising partners that set cookies.

On comments and forum posting content

Authorised registered members may submit comments on some content pages and may submit forum postings in selected forums, which information is visible to other authorised registered members. Comment and forum posting content is stored on the website server(s) indefinitely. Comments and forum posting content is not shared, traded, or sold to third parties by DAAD Australia.

Members have the ability to edit and delete their own comments and forum postings. GreenSoft Pty Ltd reserves the right to delete any comment postings or forum postings at any time without explanation.

Concerning external websites

Our website contains links to other websites, indicated by an external link icon (). Please note that when you click on one of these external links, you are entering another website, for which RAMP.au is not responsible.


By using the RAMP.au site, you signify your agreement to our privacy policy as stated above. Note that this policy may be revised periodically without notice. Please re-read this policy prior to submitting any personal information if you have concerns about how your information is being collected and used.