Parliament of Australia Web Site
Web Site Privacy Statement
This statement applies to all users who access the Parliament of Australia Web Site.
The Parliament of Australia Web Site makes some use of data that only indirectly identifies users. We take great care with practices that affect personal privacy. As a general rule, we do not collect or record data that directly identifies users.
Data that indirectly identifies users is gathered during interactions with the Parliament of Australia Web Site in the following circumstances:
- Computer Information
It is necessary that your web browser provides your machine's network address, so the web server can address its replies back to the correct machine. In addition, the browser type and operating system information may be recorded.
- Navigation and Web Page Data
Browsing any web site generates a trail of pages visited, the amount of data transferred and the time of access. This information is recorded against the network address supplied by your web browser.
- Electronic Mail
It is a necessary part of electronic mail that a sender and receiver address is supplied. These are recorded as well as a message identifier, amount of data and the time. The address you supply as sender is only a pseudonym and may possibly bear no relation to you real name, so is not considered as directly identifying you.
Data Storage, Retention, Use and Disclosure
The data referred to above is generated by the systems you are accessing, and stored in system logs. These logs are preserved and archived for possible future use.
The data is used by Parliament of Australia Web Site software, and by our support staff, only for
- web site and system administration, including monitoring as a security measure
- customisation of the web site to meet your needs
- evaluation, research and development.
The data collected will not be disclosed to a third party except where it is legally required, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence, and in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.
Parliamentary staff comply with information privacy principles.
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Last reviewed 4 January 1999 by the Web Manager
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