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 agencies may and must handle personal information. Personal information means any information about an identifiable person.
The Office of the Information Commissioner’s (OIC) Privacy Plan (PDF, 170KB) sets out details of the types of personal information we hold and how we handle this information.
OIC is 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, we do not collect personal information about you 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:
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:
Your email address details will not be added to a mailing list (unless you so request), nor will we 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.
When you undertake one of the OIC's online training courses your contact details are collected for the purpose of awarding you a certificate of completion and to enable you to receive course evaluation feedback. OIC will also use information about your participation in the course to monitor the effectiveness of the training course and to inform higher-level general reports on OIC’s training activities. These reports are published as part of OIC’s accountability obligations but your personal details will not be included in the reports.
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.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located outside of Australia. No personally identifying information is recorded or provided to Google. If you are logged in to the Office's website, information about your user account is NOT linked to data recorded by Google Analytics and is NOT provided to Google.
Information gathered using the Google Analytics cookie includes:
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.
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:
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.
This website contains links to other websites. OIC is not responsible for the content and privacy practices of other websites.