Last Updated – 12 May 2023

Identity details

GOLD COAST STINGRAYS GRIDIRON CLUB INC. ABN 25 788678027 (“Gold Coast Stingrays”) is an American Football (Gridiron) team. 

Gold Coast Stingrays operates mainly from the home ground, Nerang Bulls RUC, 125 Pappas Way, Carrara, QLD 4211, which is on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

The club secretary can be contacted directly through the Contact Form at

The Gold Coast Stingrays website is

Website Privacy Statement

Gold Coast Stingrays is committed to providing you with the best possible user experience. In order to do so, we may use website and third-party technologies to enhance your user experience, assist you to get information or to customise delivery of the site layout to suit the method used to access it.

Third-party services we use

To enable us to provide web services, we engage the services of third-party service providers. Although the list is not exhaustive, it provides an overview of the providers of the core services we engage to provide this website:

  • We use domain web hosting services through Crazy Domains.
  • We use a website content management system called WordPress, which uses cookies. Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer. Details such as device model, browser, operating system, screen resolution, network and location may be captured. The amount of information collected is dependent on many factors, including your device security and privacy settings. WordPress, plugins, templates and other services collect information in cookies to ensure the content and functionality is delivered correctly.
  • ReCaptcha is a service provided by Google for ensuring contact forms and websites are secured from malicious software and unsolicited mail attacks on the website. It is also used to capture website statistics for the purposes of site optimisation, unusual activity detection and malware monitoring. The logo in the bottom right of your browser represents that the Recaptcha service is active. For more information, please refer to Google’s Terms and Privacy 
  • Upon entering our website, a banner will appear informing you “We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site, we will assume that you are happy with it.”If you click OK, the banner will disappear for a period of one (1) week. If you wish to see the banner again, you will need to clear the cookies from your web browser. This can be done through the options or settings sections of most modern web browsers.

Your right to privacy

Gold Coast Stingrays is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), which sets out a number of principles concerning the privacy of individuals.  This Policy also describes what information we gather, how Gold Coast Stingrays uses it and why we may need to store cookies. We will also share how you can prevent cookies from being stored, however, this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site’s functionality.

Collection of your personal information
There are many aspects of the site which can be viewed without providing personal information, however, to submit forms on this site, you may be required to submit personally identifiable information. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, email, address, and contact number. Once submitted, this information is transmitted securely to the receiver and is not stored on this site. This site also offers email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of a site. in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to a site.

Sharing of your personal information

We may occasionally hire a third party to provide services on our behalf, including but not limited to handling enquiries and processing transactions. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. Gold Coast Stingrays Football Club Inc. takes reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.

In some cases, we may use cookies provided by trusted third parties, for example, this site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

We also use social media buttons and plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work, social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, may set cookies through our site to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Background checks

There are mechanisms on this website to register your interest or to fill out an application; for example, the Contact form and the Registration Form. Please note that Gold Coast Stingrays Football Club Inc.  has an obligation to protect the interests, safety and wellbeing of the club, players, coaches, administrators and volunteers, and any information provided may be used for these purposes in addition to the primary purpose for information collection, including but not limited to supply of information to law enforcement and other agencies when required to do so by law.

We are affiliated with the State and National governing bodies for American Football (Gridiron) in Australia; Gridiron Queensland ( and Gridiron Australia ( From time to time, we are obliged to share information for the purposes of administration of the game; for example, player, administrator and volunteer registration. Once provided to these organisations, your personal information will be subject to their respective Privacy Policies.

We may also use to carry out background checks with third party agencies, to make a determination or decision about an application. At our sole discretion, we may share your personal information for these purposes, including but not limited to the following:

  • Application for a position of trust within the club (Paid or volunteer), especially when handling financial matters.
  • Working with children check
  • Qualification’s check
  • Verification of age check
  • Criminal history check

Use of your personal information

For each visitor to reach the site, we may collect the following non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to browser type, version and language, operating system, pages viewed while browsing the site, page access times and referring website address. If collected, this information is used solely internally for the purpose of gauging visitor traffic, trends and delivering personalised content to you while you are at this site. From time to time, we may use this information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this Policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will use for these new purposes only, data collected from the time of the policy change forward will adhere to our updated practices.

Changes to this Policy

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features, cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most. Gridiron Australia Ltd reserves the right to make amendments to this Policy at any time. If you have objections to the Policy, you should not access or use the site.

Accessing your personal information

You have a right to access your personal information, subject to exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to do so, please let us know. You may be required to put your request in writing for security reasons. Gold Coast Stingrays reserves the right to charge a fee for searching for, and providing access to, your information on a per request basis.

Contacting us

Gold Coast Stingrays welcomes your comments and feedback regarding this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this Policy and would like further information, please contact the secretary of the Gold Coast Stingrays by submitting the Contact Form