Privacy Policy


This website recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of the users of this web site. The World Wide Web site is a communication tool for providing family information and interactive services to our family and friends around the world. The goal of this web site is to provide a central repository of information to friends and colleagues around the globe.

Personal / Confidential Information

This website does not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to a user’s request or input, or to complete an online transaction.

Except as provided below, this website does not create individual profiles with the information provided by users of this site, nor does it give such personal information to third parties or private organizations. The City does not track information about individuals and their visits. The information does *not* identify you personally. Web usage summary statistics are gathered for site management, and other purposes such as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance issues.

We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • ‘The Internet domain (for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you connect from a university’s domain) and IP address from which you access the Family’s Web site;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access this web site
  • The date and time and duration of the visit;
  • The pages visited;
  • If you link to this web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

This web site does not collect information for commercial marketing. This website will not send you unsolicited email regarding any commercial offers or advertisements at any time.

If you choose to provide this website with personal identifying information, such as sending an e-mail to a Martin family member or by filling out and submitting an online application / submission form (that may require submission of personal identifying information) located on this website, this website may use that information to respond to the user’s message, to assist in obtaining information the user may have requested, or use the information in the manner contemplated by the online submission form. This website treats e-mails and submitted online forms the same way it treats letters to a family member. As further stated below, an online application/submission form containing personal identifying information will not be disclosed except as permitted or as requested legally under law.

In order to provide electronic commerce capabilities, the name, address and payment information (where applicable) that the user might provide when using this web site may be collected, processed and disclosed to complete an online transaction and for record-keeping for such activities as billing, permits, licenses and other business-related purposes.

Cookies or other technology may transfer information from this web site to your hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies or similar technology can make the Internet more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular site. The use of cookies or similar technology is an industry standard, and many major Web sites use them to provide useful features for their users. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of this web site if you do so.

Notwithstanding the above provisions of this section, information submitted to this web site may be subject to disclosure to another party pursuant to various provisions of Australian law. The web site only shares such information with another government agency if the user’s inquiry relates to that agency, to protect the interests of others, to protect and defend the rights or property of this website, its owner and or operator, or as otherwise provided by law.


Unless a particular web page on this web site indicates that encryption technology is being used, the user should not assume that information uploaded through that web page to this web site’s server will be treated as confidential. If a user submits information to this web site’s server through a web page containing visible indicators of active encryption technology, this website will take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the confidentiality of such information, but shall nevertheless not be held liable for any injury caused by the disclosure of that information, whether caused by security breach, accident, inadvertence, or any other act resulting in disclosure.

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