Trove Privacy Statement

The purpose of this statement is to let you know how the National Library of Australia manages the privacy and personal information of Trove users.

The National Library of Australia’s approach to the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwlth) is set out in its Privacy Policy.

Additional guidance on the collection of information from online users is available in the Library’s Privacy Statement.

You should also be aware of Trove’s Terms of Use, Copyright Statement, and Disclaimer.

In particular, you should note:

  • As explained in our Terms of Use, Trove users contribute content, such as tags, comments and lists, under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Australia License. This does not apply to private messages sent through the Trove forum.
  • Search engines index the content of Trove, so any public content you provide, including your username, could be searched and found. For this reason we advise you to carefully consider the public username you choose when registering.
  • If you access the Trove Forum while logged in to Trove you are automatically registered for the Forum and your username will appear within the Forum’s list of members.
  • Trove logs and displays recent searches, however, we do not record the details of users who conducted those searches.
  • The Trove People and Organisations zone provides information about many individuals and organisations. Much of this information is contributed by other institutions under a Memorandum of Understanding that allows the National Library of Australia to make it available through Trove.