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General privacy information
The Culture and Recreation Portal uses both Commonwealth and commercial web hosting facilities. When visiting this site, a record of your visit is logged. The following information, supplied by your browser, is recorded for statistical purposes and is used by the Culture and Recreation Portal to help improve the site:

  • the user's server address
  • the user's operating system (for example Windows, Mac etc)
  • the user's top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
  • the date and time of the visit to the site
  • the screens accessed and the documents downloaded
  • the previous site visited
  • the type of browser used.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in circumstances in which the identification is legally authorised or required, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence, or in compliance with a search warrant or subpeona.

The Culture and Receation Portal only uses "session cookies" for maintaining navigation details when searching. These cookies do not remain on your computer after completion of an Internet session.

Email feedback
We 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 Culture and Recreation Portal site. When you email the editor at the portal (, your feedback will be read and considered by the DCITA staff working on the portal. When you email our technical feedback address ( your email may be read and actioned by contractors who are bound by confidentiality and privacy agreements.

Collection of personal information
When you suggest your site for listing and indexing by the Culture and Recreation Portal we use the email contact address supplied on the suggestion form for sending you an electronic newsletter for owners of sites listed and indexed by us.

When you email us we will record your e-mail address and only use it for the purpose for which you provided it. It will not be added to a mailing list unless you have specifically requested this. We will not use your email address for any other purpose and we will not disclose it without your consent.

Other personal information collected by us, for example through the use of an online form, will only be collected by lawful and fair means and used for a lawful purpose. It will be collected with your consent, and the purpose for collection should be clear and explicit.

Contacting the Privacy Commissioner
Advice about the Internet and personal information can be found on the Privacy Commissioner's website, If you have privacy concerns please visit the Privacy Commissioner's website or contact them direct at:

The Sydney Office
Telephone 1300 363 992 (for the cost of a local call anywhere in Australia)
TTY 1800 620 241
Facsimile +61 2 9284 9666
GPO Box 5218
Sydney NSW 1042
The Canberra Office
Telephone +61 2 6247 3658
Facsimile +61 2 6247 3358
GPO Box 2999
Canberra City ACT 2601



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