Privacy and security

Privacy

General

This statement applies to user interactions with OzCoasts Website at: http://www.ozcoasts.gov.au

Data Collection and Click-Stream Data

Browsing any web-site, including the OzCoasts site, generates a trail of the pages that are visited, and the time apparently spent displaying each page. Clickstreams are the paths a user takes when navigating a web site and the internet in general.

When you visit our site, our servers may record the following information for statistical purposes:

  • the user's server (IP) address and machine name;
  • the date and time of visit to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the number of bytes transmitted and received for each request;
  • the address of the referring page visited;
  • search terms used; and
  • the type of browser used.

OzCoasts examines this information to determine the traffic through the server, and to specific pages or applications, and in order to deliver better services.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect server logs.

Use and protection

We will only record your email address if you send us a message. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it, without your consent.

Any personal details submitted via the Ozcoasts website will only be used for the purpose for which they are provided. We will not use your personal details for any other purpose, and will not disclose them, without your consent.

Accountability

The staff who operate the Ozcoasts Website, and most Australian government agencies, are subject to the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.

Security

Site security

The Internet is not a secure network, and as such, information you send may be intercepted by others.

You should check your browser's help facility for further information on security.

Firewall security

Information you send us is stored behind our firewall.

If you have concerns about sending information over the web, please contact us for alternative methods of submitting information (mail, fax etc).

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