The Department of Defence, including the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), is subject to the Privacy Act 1988 which requires that we comply with the Information Privacy Principles set out in the Act. The IPPs set out how Australian Government agencies should collect, use, store and disclose personal information and how individuals can access records containing their personal information.
ASD was formerly known as the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD). We were renamed in May 2013 to reflect our national role in cyber security, disaster response and national security. The renaming did not affect our functions, powers or accountability. All references in legislation to DSD should be taken to be references to ASD.
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We are committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
While every effort is made to protect information transmitted to this site over the internet, there is a possibility this information could be accessed by a third party while in transit.
When you visit this site, our server logs the following information:
- the operating system and browser you are using
- your domain name (eg, .com, .au)
- the address of the referring site (the previous site you visited that linked to ours, typically a search engine)
- your server’s IP address (the network address of your internet service provider’s server)
- the date and time of your visit
- the pages you visited and files you downloaded.
This information is only used for statistical analysis and system administration. No attempt is made to identify users or their browsing habits except in the unlikely event of an investigation by a law enforcement agency.
We will only record your email address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and it will not be added to a mailing list unless supplied for that reason. It will not be disclosed without your consent.
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