Personal information protection
The Department values the privacy of every individual’s personal information and is committed to protecting the information we collect and use.
Protecting your personal information is an important aspect of the way we create, organise and implement our activities online and offline. You can access our websites and browse without disclosing your personal information.
The Department will only record your email address and/or contact details if you send our site a message. Any personal information provided is collected for the purposes of responding to any matters raised in your electronic correspondence to the Department.
The Department will ensure that your personal information will not be used or disclosed to other State institutions and authorities except where required or allowed by law.
The Department may collect non-personal information statistical information on how our websites are used, to improve your experience and make our websites more helpful.
The Department uses Google Analytics to track website use by using Cookies to gather anonymous information via your browser. Cookies collect information about the date and time of your visit, your browser type, computer platform, screen resolutions, pages, documents accessed, your server address and the website you visited prior to our websites.
The Department does not identify users or browser activity outside of our websites.
The Department has implemented technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect the personal information that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use, unsanctioned alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss.
The Department will destroy personal information where it is no longer required (except where required to be kept in compliance with the Archives Act 1983). The Department will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and up to date whenever the Department discloses or uses it.