Privacy statement

In accordance with the Guidelines for federal and ACT government web sites issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), www.gov.au provides the following privacy statements.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this website. The information we obtain from Google Analytics is used to help us understand users' needs so that we can offer a better user experience.

Google Analytics uses 'cookies' to collect information about which pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got there (for example from a search engine, a link, an advertisement etc) and what you select. Information collected by the cookies (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google's Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

This website contains links to other sites. www.gov.au is not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other web sites and encourages you to examine each site's privacy policy and make your own decisions regarding the accuracy, reliability and correctness of material and information found.

Email management - collection of Personal Information

Your email address will only be recorded if you choose to send 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. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and will not be disclosed, without your consent.

If at any time you believe the principles referred to in this privacy statement have not been followed, or have any other comments on these principles, please notify the webmaster through the contact us page.

If you do not wish to send your comments using email you can send it in writing to the following postal address:

Manager, australia.gov.au
Technology and Procurement Division
Department of Finance
John Gorton Building
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
Australia