PRIVACY AND LEGAL
Queensland has privacy legislation which applies to the Queensland public sector—the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act). The IP Act contains privacy principles which set out how we may and must handle personal information. Personal information means any information about an identifiable person.
Website privacy and security statement
We are committed to protecting the privacy of our website users. We understand and appreciate that visitors to, and users of, this website, are concerned about their privacy and the confidentiality and security of information they provide to us.
As a general rule, personal information about you is not collected when you visit our site. When you visit our site to read or download information, our web measurement tool and Internet Service Providers record only anonymous information for statistical purposes including:
- your server and IP address
- the name of the top level domain (for example, .gov, .com, .edu, .au)
- the type of browser used
- the date and time you accessed the site
- the pages accessed and documents downloaded
- the previous site you visited.
These statistics provide information to assist us to make improvements to the content and structure of our website.
We may also collect personal information that you choose to give us via online forms, blog comments or by email for example:
- You may subscribe to electronic newsletter
- You may subscribe to participate in discussions
- You may wish to send an email through this website
Your email address details will be added to a mailing list (unless you request for it not to be) we will not disclose these details to third parties without your consent, unless required by law. Email messages may be monitored by our information technology staff for system trouble-shooting and maintenance purposes.
Cookies are text files that a website can transfer to your computer when you access information on that site. Cookies allow websites to recognise you as you browse their website.
Email correspondence, blog comments and information provided via webforms can constitute public records and can be retained as required by the Public Records Act 2002 and other relevant legislation.
Use and disclosure
We will only use personal information collected via our website for the purposes for which it was given to us and for related, internal management purposes.
We do not share personal information about you with other government agencies, organisations or anyone else unless one of the following applies:
- you have consented
- you’d expect us to, or we have told you we will
- it is required or authorised by law
- it will prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to somebody’s life or health
- the disclosure is reasonably necessary for law enforcement, or for the protection of public revenue.
We take strong precautions to protect your data from loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure, and against other misuse. However, this site does not provide facilities for securely transmitting information across the Internet.
Links to other sites
This website contains links to other websites. OIC is not responsible for the content and privacy practices of other websites.