We collect personal information that you choose to give us, for example your email address if you contact us.
If you visit our site to read or download information, we record the following information for statistical purposes:
- your server address and associated country
- your top level domain name (e.g. .gov, .com, .edu, .org, .au, .nz etc)
- pages you accessed and the documents you downloaded
- search terms you used
- date and time you visited the site
- previous site you visited
- your operating system (e.g. Windows, Mac)
- type of browser you use (e.g. Internet Explorer).
We use Google Analytics to collect this information.
We only use your personal information for the purposes for which you gave it to us. Your personal information will not be added to a mailing list or used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent.
We analyse non-identifiable, aggregated website traffic data to help us improve the structure, functionality and content of the website. 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 our logs.
We do not share information about you with other government agencies or organisations without your permission, unless it:
- Is necessary to provide you with a service that you have requested
- Is required or authorised by law
- Will prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to somebody’s health.
We make a record of your visit and log the following information for statistical purposes: your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the date and time of your visit to the site, the web pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited, and your web browser and operating system.
In addition to web server logs, the EEX website also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Reports obtained from Google Analytics are used to help improve the EEX website.
Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ to help analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. We have implemented Google Analytics using the Anonymise IP option which provides Google with only part of your IP address.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not receive your complete IP address, and cannot associate your activity at EEX with any other information they may hold about you.
Freedom of Information (FOI)
For details about access to information held by the department, please contact the department’s Freedom of Information Officer.
We also follow the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government websites issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.