This statement applies to the Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) Directorate website.
The Directorate must follow the Territory Privacy Principles (TPPs) when handling your personal information. The TPPs are outlined in the Information Privacy Act 2014 (the Act). The following privacy policies set out how the Directorate manages personal information when performing its functions:
At all times, the Directorate only collects personal information that is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to, one or more of our functions or activities.
If you would like to access or correct your personal information held by the Directorate, or have a complaint regarding the Directorate's handling of your personal information, please contact us on the details below.
Website information privacy
This privacy statement describes the collection, use and access to information that may be obtained through the use of our websites.
TAMS has created this privacy statement to demonstrate its firm commitment to protecting personal privacy.
This privacy statement applies to all users who access this web site.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, please contact us.
The data collected about your use of this website, (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on Google's servers. Google uses this data for the purpose of compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Google will not collect personal information about you and the reports provided by Google will only contain aggregate non personal data about your use of our websites. (These reports may contain data relating to pages viewed, files downloaded or the completion of online subscriptions).
We use the data collected by Google Analytics to improve how our websites function. For example we use the data to check whether visitors experience problems finding information and make access to information as easy as we can.
By using our websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes stated.
When you browse our web sites, our system automatically makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
- your server address
- top level domain name (e.g. .com, .net, .gov, .au etc)
- the type of browser and operating system you used
- date and time of your visit
- the previous site visited
- which pages are accessed
- the time spent on individual pages and the site overall
- which files were downloaded.
No attempt will be made to identify individual users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency (e.g. Australian Federal Police) exercises a warrant to inspect our service provider's log files. This information is analysed to determine the web site's usage statistics.
We collect no personal information about you unless you choose to take part in an activity that asks for information, such as:
- sending an email
- participating in a survey
- undertaking a payment or other transaction
- suggesting a link.
If you choose not to take part in these kinds of activities your ability to use the website won't be affected.
Use of personal information collected
Any personal information you provide will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided and will not be disclosed to other people or organisations without your consent.
The Internet is an insecure medium and users should be aware that there are inherent risks transmitting information across the Internet. Information submitted unencrypted via email or web forms may be at risk of being intercepted, read or modified.
If you do not wish to email or send an online form to the Directorate, you can send a letter to us.
You can review any personal information collected about you by submitting a written request to TAMS. You may recommend changes to your personal information that you believe is incorrect. The obligation to correct information is subject to any applicable limitation in a law that provides a right to require the collection or amendment of documents.
If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what it was intended when submitted, you may contact the Directorate. In all cases, TAMS will take responsible steps to verify your identity prior to granting access to your personal information or making corrections to the information collected.
How to Contact us
If you have any comment in relation to any aspect of the collection, use, security of or access to your personal information please contact the Directorate.
Alternatively, you can write to TAMS at:
Territory and Municipal Services
GPO Box 158
Canberra City ACT 2601
If the issue is not resolved to your satisfaction you may wish to contact the Australian Privacy Commissioner.