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This policy statement explains how we collect information and how we use it. With respect to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information*, aiatsis.gov.au follows the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner.
As a general rule, we do not collect Personal Information* about you when you visit our site. You can generally visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing other Personal Information*, unless you choose to provide such information to us. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site. If you visit our site to read or download information, we record the following:
- your server’s address
- the name of the top level domain from which you access the Internet (for example, .gov, .com, .edu, .org, .au, .nz etc)
- the type of browser you use
- the date and time you access our site
- the pages you have accessed and the documents downloaded
- the previous Internet address from which you linked directly to our site
- the Internet address to which you link directly from our site
The above information is used to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, discover what information is most and least used, determine technical design specifications, and help us make our site more useful to visitors.
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider’s logs.
Collection of Personal Information:
Your email address will only be recorded if you choose to send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list unless specifically requested by you to do so. We will not use your e-mail address for any other purpose and will not disclose it without your consent.
If we ask you for any other Personal Information* we will tell you how we intend to use that Personal Information should you choose to give it to us.
If at any time you believe we have not adhered to the principles referred to in this privacy statement or have any other comments on these principles, please notify us by email.
* The use of the term “Personal Information” in this privacy statement means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained.