Protecting your privacy online

The Royal Commission is committed to protecting your privacy online. Any personal information you provide to the Royal Commission will be handled carefully and every effort made to ensure it is collected, used, stored and disclosed in a manner consistent with the Privacy Act 1988. Please note that the Royal Commission is not subject to the Privacy Act.

Information logged

When you visit this site, our server logs the following information:

  • the type of browser and operating system you are using
  • the address of the referring site (for example, the previous site that you visited)
  • your IP address (a number which is unique to the modem, router or gateway through which you are connected to the internet)
  • the date, time and address of each page you visit within our website, and
  • the date, time and address of each document you download from our website.

This information is used only for statistical analysis and systems administration purposes. No attempt is made to identify users or their browsing activities. The exception is where a law enforcement agency is undertaking an investigation and has legal authority to identify users and/or their browsing activities.

Cookies

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 which 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.

Google Analytics

In addition to web server logs, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). 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 will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the 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.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Please refer to Google’s Privacy policy.