The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has a firm commitment to privacy in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner. This statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.
If you are submitting personal details or other personal information over the Internet which you wish to remain private, please note that, while all attempts are made to secure information transmitted to this website, there is a possibility that information you submit could be observed by a third party while in transit
When you visit this website, our server logs the following information which is provided by your browser for statistical purposes only:
In addition, our server logs the following information:
All of this information we use only for the purposes of statistical analysis, systems administration, monitoring of site security, customisation of the website to user needs, and evaluation, research and development. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities, except in the unlikely event of an investigation, such as where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant or subpoena. Information of this nature will only be disclosed to third parties if required or authorised by law. All data described in the preceding section is stored securely, and archived for a period of at least 12 months and possibly up to 7 years.
We will only record your email address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you provide it, and will not be added to a mailing list unless you request that this be done. We will not disclose it without your consent, unless required by law.
Some pages of this Internet website provide the facility for users to subscribe to email mailing lists or logon to restricted access areas. To subscribe/logon to these services users must provide either a valid email address or a specific user name and password. These details will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and you will not be added to any other mailing lists unless you specifically request that this be done. Email mailing list addresses are stored on a separate server and can only be accessed by authorised Department staff. Your email address will not be disclosed without your consent, unless required by law.
A cookie is an electronic token that is passed to your browser and your browser passes it back to the server whenever a page is sent to you.
Our server generates one cookie which is used to keep track of the pages you have accessed while using our server. The cookie allows you to page back and forwards through the website and return to pages you have already visited. The cookie exists only for the time you are accessing our server.
Please note that some browsers can be configured to allow cookies to be accessed by servers other than the originating server. Most browsers can also be configured to notify the user when a cookie is received, allowing you to either accept or reject it. You do not need to have configured your browser to enable the accepting or sending of cookies in order to use this website.
Search terms that you enter when using our search engine/database are collected, but are not associated with any other information that we collect. We use these search terms to ascertain what people are looking for at our website, and to improve the services that we provide.
This website contains links to other sites. The Department is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites.
We may seek feedback from our users in order to improve the service offered by the site. Answering feedback questions is voluntary and does not in any way affect your access to the Department's site. The Department will not disclose this feedback to any third party, other than as required by law.
If you provide your email address or personal information to us in the course of providing feedback on this site, we may use this information to contact you to seek further information or clarification regarding the comments you provide to us.
Contact name: Director, Cybersecurity Section, Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Address details: GPO Box 2154, Canberra, ACT, 2601
Phone number: +61 (0) 2 6271 1426
Fax number: +61 (0) 2 6271 1098
Email address: onlinesecurity [at] dbcde [dot] gov [dot] au