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ICT Privacy Policy Statement 

The NSW Crime Commission (the Commission) website is maintained by the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) staff of the Commission. This ICT Privacy Policy applies to all the publicly accessible pages on the Commission website.

Collection of information

When pages are accessed on the Commission’s website, the following information is collected from users:

  • the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the machine which has accessed it;
  • your top-level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.);
  • the address of the server;
  • the date and time visits to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the previous site visited; and
  • the type of browser and operating system used.

Users of the Commission website are entitled to expect that any information collected as a result of that use will be treated in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) (the PPIPA).

The Information Protection Principles and the Health Privacy Principles of the PPIPA and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW) only apply in connection with the Commission’s exercise of its administrative and/or educative functions.

Use of the information collected

The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and reported upon in order to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving the Commission website and the information available on it. The Commission will not generally disclose or publish information that identifies individual machines, or potentially identifies sub-groupings of addresses, without consent or otherwise in accordance with the PPIPA.

The Commission will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:

  • unauthorised attempts to access files which are not published Commission pages;
  • unauthorised tampering or interference with files published on the Commission website;
  • unauthorised attempts to index the contents of the Commission website by other sites;
  • attempts to intercept messages of other users of the Commission website;
  • communications which are defamatory, abusive, vilify individuals or groups or which give rise to a suspicion that an offence is being committed; and/or
  • attempts to otherwise compromise the security of the web server, breach the laws of the State of New South Wales or Commonwealth of Australia, or interfere with the enjoyment of the Commission site by other users.

The Commission reserves the right to disclose information to relevant authorities where the use of the Commission website raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed.

Storage of information

Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held by the Commission for archival purposes. When the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it is deleted.

Access to raw data is restricted to a limited number of ICT staff within the Commission for the purpose of analysis and to report on the success of the Commission’s communication and access objectives as required.

Linked websites

The Commission does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of third party sites linked to, or from, the Commission website.

Access to information / Contact details  

If you have any questions about the Commission’s ICT Privacy Policy or wish to submit a request for access to information, please contact the Commission’s Privacy Officer, Governance Unit, on (02) 9269 3888 or by email at privacyofficer@crimecommission.nsw.gov.au.

This policy may be revised from time to time. The amended policy will be posted to the Commission website and will operate from the time it is posted.

Last updated: 23 October 2019