Although the Royal Commission is not bound by Australian privacy laws, the protection of your privacy is important to us. Accordingly, the handling, security and disclosure of any personal information you provide to the Royal Commission will be guided by the Privacy Act 1988.
What happens when you visit our website
When you visit this site, our server logs the following information:
- the type of browser and operating system you are using
- your top level domain name, such as .com, .gov, .au, .uk
- the address of the referring site, such as the previous site that you visited
- your server's IP address, a number which is unique to the machine through which you are connected to the internet—usually one of your service provider's machines
- the date and time of your visit
- the address of the pages accessed and the documents downloaded.
This information is used only for statistical analysis and systems administration purposes. No attempt is made to identify users or their browsing activities, except in the unlikely event of an investigation by a law enforcement agency.
A cookie is an electronic token that is passed to your browser which passes it back to the server whenever a page is sent to you.
Our server generates one cookie. It is used to keep track of the pages you have accessed while using our server. The cookie allows you to navigate back and forwards through the web site and return to pages you have already visited. The cookie exists only for the time you are accessing our server.
In addition to web server logs, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Reports obtained from Google Analytics are used to help improve the efficiency and usability of this web site.
Google Analytics uses 'cookies' to help analyse how users use this site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Search terms you enter when using our search engine are collected, but are not associated with any other information that we collect. We use these search terms to ascertain what people are looking for on our site.
If you subscribe to one of our mailing lists, we will store your email address, and use it to send you email updates. Each email you receive will include instructions for unsubscribing from our mailing lists; if you unsubscribe, we will remove your email address from the relevant mailing list.
We use an external platform (Vision6) to send these emails. Each email includes links that allow the collection of information about which links (if any) in the email you click on. We do not use that information. Each email also includes links that allow us to count how many emails have been opened, unopened, clicked on or unsubscribed from, and which mail client was used. We use this information only to prepare aggregate reports on the proportion of emails that have been dealt with in these ways, and which email clients were used.
Interaction between this site and other sites
This site contains links to other sites. The Royal Commission is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites.