This privacy statement sets out the Department for Water
(DFW) policy in relation to the privacy of your personal information when you
visit the DFW website. This statement details what information DFW collects
when the website is visited and how that information is stored and used.
Data Automatically Collected
When you visit the DFW website, the following details are automatically recorded:
- your IP address
- the date and time of your visit
- the pages you access
- the documents you download
- the country from which you are visiting (as determined by the suffix of your domain
- the previous site visited
- the type of browser you use.
DFW also collects the key words used when you do a search using the Internet site
search function. Keywords are also collected when you visit the DFW site via an
external search engine such as Google, Yahoo or AltaVista. This information is not
linked to any other data collected. DFW uses this information to find out what
people are looking for and how DFW can improve its services.
These statistics tell the agency how the site is being used and assist in improving
the site to make visits useful and enjoyable. This information does not identify
you personally and no attempt is made to identify you except, in the unlikely event
of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect
our service provider's logs.
Collection of Personal Information
DFW will only record your email address if you send us a message by email or you
include it in an online form. It will only be used to send you a reply and will
not be added to a mailing list or used for any other purpose without your consent.
Email addresses are stored in a secure area of the DFW system and will only be
forwarded to appropriate staff members so they can answer your query.
If you make a request to be added to an electronic mailing list, you will only be
added to the mailing list specified. Only your name (if supplied) and your email
address will be recorded. If you wish to change your details or be removed from
the list at any time, please follow the instructions included in any email received
through the mailing list.
The DFW website contains links to a large number of other websites that are included
on the basis that they contain related content. When a user clicks on a link to
another site, they leave the DFW website and are no longer protected by the DFW
and SA government privacy conditions.
Freedom of Information
Members of the public can apply to access their own personal information in accordance
Freedom of Information Act 1991
which includes a right to apply to
correct personal information that is out of date, incorrect or misleading.
This privacy statement will be continually reviewed in line with the ongoing development
of the DFW Internet site. The DEH privacy statement complies with the guidelines
set out in the South Australian Government's Information Privacy Principles, a copy
of which is available at http://www.archives.sa.gov.au/services/public/privacy_index.html.