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Users of this 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 1988.
When you look at the pages on this website, our computers automatically record information that identifies, for each page accessed:
The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports in order for the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving the website and the services offered on it.
The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services 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.
The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:
The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of this website raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed.
In the event of an investigation, the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.
Yes. Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held by the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services for archival purposes. When the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it is deleted.
The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services captures this information on its own computers. Access to the raw data is restricted to a limited number of officers in the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services for the purpose of analysis and to report on the success of the MPES website in meeting the Ministry for Police and Emergency Services' communication and access objectives.
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.