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Privacy

This website is maintained by the New South Wales Government's Department of Premier and Cabinet, on behalf of the New South Wales Premier's Council for Active Living (the Council).  This Privacy Policy applies to all the publicly accessible pages on the Council's site located at http://www.pcal.nsw.gov.au. The Council does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of third party sites linked to its site.  If you have any questions about the Council's site, or the application of this Privacy Policy or a request for access to information held please contact:

The Premier's Council for Active Living
Level 3, 80 William Street
East Sydney   NSW   2011  Australia

Ph: 61 2 9219 2438


Users of the Council's site are entitled to expect that any information as a result of that use will be treated within the terms of the New South Wales Government's privacy responsibilities and obligations.  The New South Wales Government's privacy practices are regulated by the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

What information do we collect?

When you look at the pages on the Council's site, our computers automatically record standard information that identifies, for each page accessed:

  • your top-level domain name, or Internet Service Provider (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk, bigpond  etc.);
  • the address of your server;
  • the date and time of your visit to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the previous site visited; and
  • the type of browser and operating system you have used.

We do not deploy cookies to your machine. 

How do we use the information collected?

The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports in order for the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Council to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving the site and the services offered on it.
The Department of Premier and Cabinet will not disclose or publish information that identifies individual machines, or potentially identifies sub-groupings of addresses, without consent or otherwise in accordance with the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988.

Is the information stored securely?

Yes. Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held by the Department of Premier and Cabinet for archival purposes.

Who else has access to information within the Department?

Access to the raw data is restricted to a limited number of officers in the Department of Premier and Cabinet for the purpose of analysis and to report on the success of the site in meeting the Department's and the Council's communication and access objectives.

Will this policy be updated over time?

Due to the developing nature of privacy principles for online communication, this policy may be modified or expanded in light of new developments or issues that may arise from time to time. The amended policy will be posted to this site and will operate from the time it is posted.

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