Privacy & Terms of Use Conditions

Terms of Use

Hereby, I acknowledge that:

  • the purpose of the Cladding Materials Library is to assist professional fire engineers to analyse the safety of a building facade system in the context of a building's fire safety strategy.

  • the Cladding Materials Library is an information source that can only be used by professional fire engineers in conjunction with other resources and tool, and must not solely be relied upon assessing the performance of a cladding material sample.

  • I have read and fully understand the involvement of The University of Queensland and the Department of Housing and Public Works as stated in the 'Disclaimer' below.


The materials presented in this website are distributed by The University of Queensland as information source only to be used by fire engineers as part of their analysis of cladding material fire safety. The website has been developed by The University of Queensland in response to a collaboration project with the Department of Housing and Public Works ('Department'). This website is not under the control of the Department. Therefore, the Department does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations regarding the correctness, accuracy, reliability, currency, or any other aspect regarding the characteristics or use of the information presented on this website.

The University of Queensland and the Department disclaims all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs (including consequential or indirect loss or damage or loss of profits) you might incur as a result of the information being inaccurate, inadequate, or incomplete in any way for any reason.

The University of Queensland and the Department disclaims all liability for any losses or damages arising from your access to use of or downloading of any material or part thereof from this website. The University of Queensland makes no warrant that the information on this website is free of infection or corruption by computer viruses or other contamination.

The material contained in this website is made available on the understanding that The University of Queensland is not providing professional advice, and that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its use, and seek independent advice if necessary.

The University of Queensland makes no representations or no warranties as to the contents contained in this publication, including but not limited to the suitability of the material for use within a building. To the extent permitted by law, The University of Queensland disclaims liability to any person or organisation in respect of anything done, or omitted to be done, in reliance upon information contained in this publication.

The testing results presented on this website were carried out using dedicated high-end equipment, with the best practice procedures and scientific rigour.

Copyright licensing

The dataset provided in this website as an open-access resource and published under the UQ General Usage Terms and Conditions Permitted Non-Commercial Re-Use with Acknowledge License:

I AGREE TO A COMMERCIAL USE RESTRICTION on this data, or data included in it and to only use this data in non-commercial endeavours, such as conference papers and published research papers. I ALSO AGREE TO ACKNOWLEDGE, using the agreed form of acknowledgement as a full citation as presented on the UQ eSpace record for this dataset. 


The University of Queensland's Privacy Management Policy specifies that UQ must collect, store, provide access to, use and disclose personal information in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009. Whenever a UQ website or online system collects or uses personal information, it must do so in accordance with this policy and with state and federal privacy laws.

We collect and manage your personal information as described on this page, unless stated otherwise. 'Personal information' may include your name, address, phone number, email address, age, gender, your employer, and your position title.

Information we may request

We may ask you to provide personal information through this site. We will only do this:

  • to meet the needs of the Queensland Government for demographic analysis; and
  • if required by law.

Use and disclosure of personal information

We will not add you to a mailing list, or give your personal information to third parties other than the Queensland Government without your consent, unless required by law.


Our privacy principles apply to emails as well.

Our internet service provider or information technology staff may monitor email traffic for system trouble shooting and maintenance purposes only.

More information on privacy at UQ can be obtained from the Right to Information and Privacy Office.

If you have any questions or concerns about personal information displayed on, or collected by, a particular UQ web page or online system, you can:

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to gather statistics about how our web content is used, and statistics about our visitors such as their browsers and geographic location. No personally identifying information is collected.

The information collected includes:

  • how visitors arrived at our pages (e.g. directly from a bookmark or typing in an address; from a search engine; linked from another page)
  • which pages are viewed and for how long, including the viewing time and date
  • the general geographical locations of visitors (as indicated by the network or internet service provider they use), anonymised demographics (age bracket and gender), and the speed of their internet connections
  • technical information about the computers or devices used to browse pages, including the operating systems, browsers, plug-ins, screen types and default languages.

To opt out of analytics, you can download a browser add-on from Google. Alternatively, you can set your browser to refuse or delete cookies from Google Analytics. Check your browser's help information to find out how.

Other cookies and tracking

We employ a variety of digital tracking and analytics tools, known as cookies and pixel codes, across our public and student-facing websites, online learning systems, apps and social media channels. The data we collect from these tools helps us to better understand our customers and deliver an improved user experience.

Cookies we use may collect the following information about you:

  • IP address, company name inferred from your IP address or DNS, general geographical location inferred from your IP address
  • Technical information about your device, operating system, screen type and browser
  • Date and time of web visits, and web visits session duration
  • How you came to a UQ-page (e.g. from a search engine, direct URL or social media post)
  • Browsing actions, such as completing a form, conducting a search or clicking on a hyperlink
  • Demographic information depending on information you provide or that is available or can be inferred
  • App downloads and in-app activity

We use this information for a variety of purposes, including to:

  • authenticate you to systems and maintain session log-ins
  •  manage transactions across multiple webpages
  • improve and streamline your navigation of websites;
  • collect anonymous usage statistics and analytics for a website or system;
  • improve your user experience and track user behaviour on web pages, social media channels and advertisements or when using a UQ app
  • deliver targeted advertising based on website visits and page activity and measure advertising campaign performance
  • create custom audiences in Facebook based on website activity

Each analytics platform and cookie retains data for different periods of time.

We may use pixels and cookies from third parties such as Google and Facebook. For example, for advertising purposes the Facebook network allows UQ to deliver advertising to people who visit our web pages. Please visit Facebook and Google for more information about the data they collect and use.

If you wish to block Facebook advertising or disable the pixel or cookies while browsing our websites, or using our apps, please consult the help or privacy settings of your device, platform and/or browser.

Please be aware that disabling cookies may adversely impact your user experience, particularly when using UQ’s learning platforms and you might not be able to use some functionality or services.

UQ also uses cookie data for data-matching purposes. If you opt in to receive communications from us e.g. via a sign-up form, the personal information you provide (e.g. your email address) may be matched with previously unidentified aggregated information from your cookies for the purposes of building a contact record so that we can personalise our marketing to you.

Managing cookies and settings

You can delete and manage existing cookies on your device and manage your browser settings in relation to what new cookies can be installed on your device. For information about this you can visit websites such as, or the websites of browser producers such as Google (for Chrome browsers), Apple (for Safari browsers), Mozilla (for Firefox browsers) and Microsoft (for Internet Explorer and Edge browsers).

Cookies served through UQ websites

When you visit a UQ website, you will likely encounter first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are set by the website owner (e.g. UQ), while third-party cookies are set by other websites (for example, Google or Facebook). Data collected using cookies from third parties can be shared with both the operator of the website you are on and with the third party cookie provider.

You can identify a UQ website by checking to see if the URL address has ‘’ in it.

First-party cookies

On most UQ websites first-party cookies are used to:

  • remember your login details, settings or preferences
  •  identify basic technical information about your browser and device
  • identify your location (e.g. international or domestic)

On some UQ websites, additional first-party cookies are used to support our marketing and advertising activities. These cookies collect additional data, including:

your device’s IP address and company name (inferred from your IP address or DNS)

 demographic information depending on information you provide or that is available or that can be inferred e.g. age bracket, gender, interests and language

pages you viewed during your most recent visit

  • date and time of your web visits and how long you spend on-site
  • most recent search engine you used and your most recent search query
  • how you found the UQ page (for example, from a search engine, a link in an email, or a social media post)
  • actions you complete on the site (for example whether you do a search, submit a form, click on links or download an app)
  • in-app activity (if you download an app).

In some cases we may also use first-party cookies for data-matching purposes. For example, if you submit your contact details through an online form (for example, by signing up for an email newsletter) we may match information you include in the form (for example, your name and email address) to previously unidentified aggregated data in your cookies. This allows us to build a contact profile so we can send you personalised marketing information. You can manage this by using browser settings, choosing which forms or consents you provide and using any opt out functionality provided in email communications.

Third-party cookies

As noted above, third-party cookies are set by third party websites, not by UQ but can be used by UQ and those third party websites. Many UQ websites have third-party cookies, which support things like:

  • analytics and measurement;
  • online learning or lectures;
  • advertising and marketing; and
  • video, social media, maps and other third-party content.

Third-party cookies can collect the same kinds of information collected by first party cookies.

Some companies have introduced an optional “first-party mode” for their cookies. In simple terms, “first-party mode” allows a website owner to change a third-party cookie to a first-party cookie. In first-party mode it would not be blocked if you have set your browser to block third-party cookies. You can manage your browser settings to block first-party cookies and allow certain cookies on a case by case basis.

In some cases UQ uses “first-party mode” for Facebook pixels. First-party mode is only activated if you come from a Facebook website. It is not activated if you come from some other third party website. As noted above, you can manage your Facebook settings within your Facebook account.