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Policies & Disclaimers

Delegates Policy
  • Social media may only be used to summarise, highlight, excerpt, review, and publicise sessions, the exhibition hall, speakers, or the conference in general.


  • To protect the speakers’ intellectual property rights and copyright, photographing presentation slides is prohibited except for the title slide.


  • All mobile and other electronic devices must be on silent during a presentation and must not disturb other attendees.


  • All Conference registrations will close at midnight on the 16 March 2025.


  • There will be no refund applications to the Committee for cancellations after 28 February 2025. However, transfer of Delegate Registration to another person may be possible at the committee’s discretion.

Social Media Policy

We encourage your use of social media at our conference, such as Facebook, X, formerly known as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Tik Tok and live blogging.  However, social media may only be used to summarise, highlight, excerpt, review, and publicise sessions, the exhibition hall, speakers, or the conference in general.


We ask you to support our speakers, who have worked many hours to prepare and provide these presentations. In using social media, we ask you to support the balance between the speakers’ ownership of their material and your right to talk about the conference freely. In addition, the speaker must be appropriately referenced where applicable.


We ask you to support the balance between your right to use electronic devices and other people’s right to enjoy the presentations quietly.


You acknowledge that by attending the Connections: Past, Present and Future conference, your photo may be taken and used on social media.


As the organiser, Connections: Past, Present and Future have adopted some rules to support this policy clearly:



Website Privacy Policy

The Connections Past-Present-Future conference (, being organised by the Genealogical Society of Queensland Inc., is dedicated to keeping your details private. Any information we collect in relation to you is kept strictly secured. We do not pass on/sell/swap any of your personal details with anyone. We use this information to identify your orders and provide you with our conference updates.

What personal data do we collect, and why do we collect it?

The Connections Past-Present-Future conference uses cookies to allow you to log in to register for the Conference, become a Sponsor or book a Trade Table. Cookies sent to your computer from the Connections Past-Present-Future website only last while you’re browsing our website. We do not store persistent cookies on your computer.

Whenever you use our website or any other website, the computer on which the web pages are stored (the Web server) needs to know the network address of your computer so that it can send the requested web pages to your Internet browser. The unique network address of your computer is called its "IP address” and is sent automatically each time you access any Internet site. From a computer's IP address, it is possible to determine the general geographic location of that computer, but otherwise, it is anonymous.

We do not keep a record of the IP addresses from which users access our site except where you have specifically provided us with information about yourself, in which case we also record your IP address for security purposes. An example of this would be when proceeding to a checkout to finalise an order you may wish to make. After completing the form provided, your IP address will be stored along with a transaction number that allows us to track your order.

Contact form submissions will be kept for three months following the completion of the Conference, but the information provided is not used for marketing or any other purpose other than to respond to any query in the contact form.


The programme will be correct at the time of publishing. The Conference Committee reserve the right to adjust the programme should circumstances dictate this necessity.

Delegates Policy
Social Media Policy
Website Privacy Policy
Personal Data
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