Who is DAMA

Australia’s peak professional body for information management practitioners

DAMA (Data Management Association) is a vendor independent, not for profit professional association of information management practitioners. Its primary objective is to "promote the understanding and practice of managing information as key business assets".

DAMA has been in operation in Australia since the mid 1980s with active DAMA branches in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Parramatta.

DAMA Australia is part of the worldwide network of more than 60 DAMA chapters which form DAMA International.

Training and Events

DAMA Australia branches organise training and regular events with local and international speakers. Please check out the training page for details of training courses currently being offered. Click on a city above to see all the upcoming events in a specific location.

Keep in touch

The best way to stay in touch with the latest news and events from DAMA Australia is to sign up to our mailing list.

Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring DAMA Australia or one of the branches, please contact us for more information.

Upcoming Events

01 May 2017, Canberra
Canberra Training: Fact-based Modelling
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04 May 2017, Canberra
Canberra Training: Data Modelling
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Upcoming Conferences

2-3 May 2017, Canberra
Chief Data & Analytics Officer Public Sector
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6-8 June 2017, Swissotel, Sydney
Australian Fraud Summit 2017
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Membership Fees

The current membership prices are:

  • Individual $100

  • Corporate $400

  • Student $25
    NB. Student members must not be employed in the IT industry.

Our website is relatively automated, with minimal administration. Becoming a member via this page doesn't automatically add you to our mailing list because we need some additional information (like your email address). Once you've joined, click Join Mailing List to add yourself to whatever mailing lists you want.

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Terms of Use

Overview

The following are terms of a legal agreement between you and DAMA Australia. By accessing, browsing, or using this Web site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including export and re-export control laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this Web site.

DAMA Australia may, without notice to you, at any time revise these Terms of Use and any other information contained in this Web site by updating this posting. DAMA Australia may also make improvements or changes in the products, services, or programs described in this site at any time without notice.

General

This Web site contains proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed.

This site and all content in this site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, distributed, or used for the creation of derivative works without DAMA Australia’s prior written consent, except that DAMA Australia grants you non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited permission to access and display the Web pages within this site, solely on your computer and for your personal, non-commercial use of this Web site. This permission is conditioned on your not modifying the content displayed on this site, your keeping intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices, and your acceptance of any terms, conditions, and notices accompanying the content or otherwise set forth in this site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any software and other materials that are made available for downloading, access, or other use from this site with their own license terms, conditions, and notices will be governed by such terms, conditions, and notices.

Your failure to comply with the terms, conditions, and notices on this site will result in automatic termination of any rights granted to you, without prior notice, and you must immediately destroy all copies of downloaded materials in your possession or control. Except for the limited permission in the preceding paragraph, DAMA Australia does not grant you any express or implied rights or licenses under any patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other proprietary or intellectual property rights. You may not mirror any of the content from this site on another Web site or in any other media.

Certain disclaimers

Information on this Web site is not promised or guaranteed to be correct, current, or complete, and this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. DAMA Australia assumes no responsibility (and expressly disclaims responsibility) for updating this site to keep information current or to ensure the accuracy or completeness of any posted information. Accordingly, you should confirm the accuracy and completeness of all posted information before making any decision related to any services, products, or other matters described in this site.

DAMA Australia provides no assurances that any reported problems will be resolved by DAMA Australia, even if DAMA Australia elects to provide information with the goal of addressing a problem.

Confidential information

DAMA Australia may receive confidential or proprietary information from you through our Web site. Please note that any information or material sent to DAMA Australia will be deemed NOT to be confidential. By sending DAMA Australia any information or material, you grant DAMA Australia an unrestricted, irrevocable license to copy, reproduce, publish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, publicly display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise freely use, those materials or information. You also agree that DAMA Australia is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send us for any purpose. However, we will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless: (a) we obtain your permission to use your name; or (b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of this site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) we are required to do so by law. Personally-identifiable information that you submit to DAMA Australia for the purpose of receiving products or services will be handled in accordance with our privacy policies.

Global availability

Information DAMA Australia publishes on the World Wide Web may contain references or cross references to DAMA Australia products, programs and services that are not announced or available in your country. Such references do not imply that DAMA Australia intends to announce or make available such products, programs, or services in your country. Please consult your local DAMA Australia branch contact for information regarding the products, programs, and services that may be available to you.

Business relationships

This Web site may provide links or references to non-DAMA Australia Web sites and resources. DAMA Australia makes no representations, warranties, or other commitments whatsoever about any non-DAMA Australia Web sites or third-party resources that may be referenced, accessible from, or linked to any DAMA Australia site. A link to a non-DAMA Australia Web site does not mean that DAMA Australia endorses the content or use of such Web site or its owner. In addition, DAMA Australia is not a party to or responsible for any transactions you may enter into with third parties, even if you learn of such parties (or use a link to such parties) from a DAMA Australia site. Accordingly, you acknowledge and agree that DAMA Australia is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and is not responsible or liable for any content, services, products, or other materials on or available from those sites or resources.

When you access a non-DAMA Australia Web site, even one that may contain the DAMA Australia logo, please understand that it is independent from DAMA Australia, and that DAMA Australia does not control the content on that Web site. It is up to you to take precautions to protect yourself from viruses, worms, trojan horses, and other potentially destructive programs, and to protect your information as you deem appropriate.

Linking to this site

All links to this Web site must be approved in writing by DAMA Australia, except that DAMA Australia consents to links in which the link and the pages that are activated by the link do not: (a) create frames around any page on this Web site or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of any content within this site; (b) misrepresent your relationship with DAMA Australia; (c) imply that DAMA Australia approves or endorses you, your Web site, or your service or product offerings; and (d) present false or misleading impressions about DAMA Australia or otherwise damage the goodwill associated with the DAMA Australia name or trademarks. As a further condition to being permitted to link to this site, you agree that DAMA Australia may at any time, in its sole discretion, terminate permission to link to this Web site. In such event, you agree to immediately remove all links to this Web site and to cease using any DAMA Australia trademark.

Translations

Certain text in this Web site may be made available in languages other than English. Text may be translated by a person or solely by computer software with no human intervention or review. These translations are provided as a convenience to you, and DAMA Australia makes no representations or commitments regarding the accuracy or completeness of the translation, whether or not computer-generated or performed by a person. Please see the below Disclaimer of Warranty for additional conditions.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES WHATSOEVER. DAMA Australia EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, AND OTHER WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, OR REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMA Australia MAKES NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THIS WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IF YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA OR DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT WILL DAMA Australia BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE WHATSOEVER RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM THIS WEB SITE OR ANY USE OF THIS WEB SITE, OR OF ANY SITE OR RESOURCE LINKED TO, REFERENCED, OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, OR FOR THE USE OR DOWNLOADING OF, OR ACCESS TO, ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOST SAVINGS OR LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA, EVEN IF DAMA Australia IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS EXCLUSION AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORIES.

Additional or different terms, conditions, and notices may apply to specific materials, information, products, software, and services offered through this Web site. In the event of any conflict, such additional or different terms, conditions, and notices will prevail over these Terms of Use. Please see the applicable agreement or notice.

Privacy Policy

Introduction

We at DAMA Australia are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us.

DAMA Australia has established this Online Privacy Policy so that you can understand the care with which we intend to treat your personal information.

“Personal Information” means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. In general, you can visit DAMA Australia’s Web pages (http://www.dama.org.au ) without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself.

If you choose to provide us with your personal information on the Web, we may transfer that information within DAMA Australia or to DAMA Australia’s affiliated vendors or partners, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.

DAMA Australia strives to comply with all applicable laws around the globe that are designed to protect your privacy. Although legal requirements may vary from country to country, DAMA Australia intends to adhere to the principles set forth in this Online Privacy Policy even if, in connection with the above, we transfer your personal information from your country to countries that may not require a level of protection for your personal information that would be considered normal in other jurisdictions. In other words, our goal is to provide protection for your personal information no matter where that personal information is collected, transferred, or retained.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some companies’ Web pages utilise ‘cookies’ and other tracking technologies. (A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about a user’s Web site activity.) At the moment, DAMA Australia chooses not to use cookies for tracking Internet domain and host names or IP addresses as some organisations do. We prefer to assess our audience’s interests in a more direct way—through surveys both on-line and at conferences.

To protect your privacy, we have adopted the following principles:

  • Notice

  • Choice

  • Security

  • Access/Accuracy

Notice

Where DAMA Australia collects personal information on the Web, we intend to post a purpose statement that explains why personal information will be collected and whether we plan to share such personal information outside of DAMA Australia or with those working on DAMA Australia’s behalf. DAMA Australia does not intend to transfer personal information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on DAMA Australia’sbehalf unless such transfer is legally required.

Choice

You may choose whether or not to provide personal information to DAMA Australia. The notice we intend to provide where DAMA Australia collects personal information on the Web should help you to make this choice. If you choose not to provide the personal information we request, you can still visit most of DAMA Australia’s Web sites, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers, and services that involve our interaction with you.

If you chose to have a relationship with DAMA Australia, such as signing up for training with one of our partners through a training collaboration or by attending one of our sponsored events (conferences, seminars, etc.), we will continue to contact you in connection with that business relationship.

Security

Wherever your personal information may be held within DAMA Australia or on its behalf, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the personal information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure. Password refreshes will be provided through a private email of the password to its owner. The password owner will be encourage to change the password frequently.

Access and Accuracy

To the extent that you do provide us with personal information, DAMA Australia wishes to maintain the accuracy and currency of that information. Where we collect personal information from you on the Web and through other formats, our goal is to provide a means of contacting DAMA Australia should you need to update or correct that information. If for any reason those means are unavailable or inaccessible, you may send updates and corrections about your personal information to privacy@dama.org and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your personal information that we hold as soon as practicable.

Sharing of Information

DAMA Australia works with third party service (such as data management service companies, agencies or training groups) with whom we have a partner relationship. Periodically, such organizations suggest the sharing of email, addresses, names, postal addresses, etc. through some exchange mechanism. It is the policy of DAMA Australia to share our contacts’ and members’ personal information only with confirmed partners of DAMA Australia and only for the purposes that each contact or member has agreed to allow us to share that information. Otherwise, DAMA Australia will not share your personal information, and if you have not given us your consent to share your personal information even with our confirmed partners we will abide by your request. Thus, in lieu of exchanging this information, we might offer that third party some space on our website to protect our partnership with that third party.

DAMA Australia does not intend to transfer personal information without your consent. This includes any information we record in our on-line membership database or obtained through registration to our conferences and other programs. DAMA Australia does not sell or rent its membership lists or other records to any third party. All communication with you that may be requested by our partners is controlled through DAMA Australia, as protection of our members’ and contacts’ personal information is very important to us.

Discussion Groups

To leverage the intelligence and creativity our DAMA Australia members, we encourage the use of discussion groups to facilitate idea sharing in a free environment. We wish to encourage frank and open opinions, so each topic group is secured to limit expressed opinions and ideas to that specific group Each group has a moderator who has the responsibility and authority: (1) to allow individuals to enroll or cancel their group membership, and (2). to notify any group member about the DAMA Australia security policy when it appears the member’s activities are not conforming to the DAMA Australia information security and content policies.

Group Emails

DAMA website and mail engine both offer the facility to establish email groups for broadcasting messages of common interest to a group of people. For example, a group of email addresses can be built to address people interested in data warehousing. Also, the marketing function DAMA Australia creates mass electronic mailings to survey people’s interests. In all such group mail situations, DAMA Australia will assure its constituents that these groups and lists will not be sold, traded, or given away to other business entities.

Your Consent

By using this Web site, you consent to the terms of our Online Privacy Policy and to DAMA Australia’s processing of personal information for the purposes given above as well as those explained in other formats where DAMA Australia collects personal information. Should the Online Privacy Policy change, we intend to take every reasonable step to ensure that these changes are brought to your attention by posting all changes prominently on our web site for a practical period of time.

Summary

We are committed to privacy and, through our membership in the Online Privacy Alliance, we are actively involved in and support current industry initiatives to preserve individual privacy rights on the Internet. Protecting your privacy online is an evolving area, and DAMA Australia’s Web sites are constantly evolving to meet these demands.

If you have any comments or questions regarding our Online Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@dama.org . We cannot guarantee 100% perfect privacy; no organization can. But we will address any issue to the best of our abilities as soon as possible