Privacy statement

The Department of Defence, including the Australian Signals Directorate, 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.

About this website

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.

Information logged

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.

Email addresses

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.

Cookies

A cookie is an electronic token that is passed to your browser when you access a website, typically used to store preferences.

This site uses cookies for industry-standard Google Analytics web statistics; full details are available from Google.

We do not use any other cookies.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites.

Rules to Protect the Privacy of Australians

The minister responsible for ASD is also required to make privacy rules to protect the privacy of Australians, as explained under Legislation.