Personal information (including sensitive information) you provide to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (“GBRMPA”) is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 (“Privacy Act”). The Privacy Act provides for 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) that regulate how we must handle your personal information. To the extent it applies we also comply with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) for the purpose of fairness, transparency and lawful data collection and use.
We will only collect your personal information with your consent for a specific purpose and any data collected will be to the extent necessary and not excessive for its purpose. We will keep your data safe and secure. We will also process your personal information if it is necessary for our legitimate interests, or to fulfil a contractual or legal obligation.
We do not collect or process any personal information from you that is considered “Sensitive Personal Information” under the APPs or EU GDPR, such as personal information relating to your sexual orientation or ethnic origin unless we have obtained your explicit consent, or if it is being collected subject to and in accordance with the APPs and EU GDPR.
You must not provide us with your personal information if you are under the age of 18 without the consent of your parent or someone who has parental authority for you. We do not knowingly collect or process the personal information of children.
This statement discloses our information and dissemination practices for personal information collected via this website.
Personal information collected
We collect personal information from you when you browse our ReefHQ website and when you provide personal information via online forms or by email, for example:
When you browse our Great Barrier Reef Aquarium website, our Internet Service Provider makes a record of all users and logs (in server logs) the following information for statistical purposes:
No attempt will be made to identify you or your browsing activities except in the event of a legal investigation where a law enforcement agency may exercise their legal authority to inspect the Internet Service Provider’s logs.
If we are unable to collect your personal information the product or service, you have requested may not be met to your satisfaction.
The Great Barrier Reef Aquarium website uses technology called ‘cookies’ which are pieces of information that a website can transfer to your computer when you access information on that site. Cookies can make websites easier to use by storing information about your preferences on a particular website.
How we use and disclosure your personal information
We may use and disclose collected personal information for the primary purpose of collection, and where we are otherwise permitted by law to use and disclose it. We will take reasonable steps to give you information about the reason for collection at the time of collection, or as soon as practicable thereafter.
If you send us an email message or enter your email on a form on our website, it will not be added to a mailing list without your consent.
When you subscribe to one of our newsletters, we collect your personal information for the purpose of providing you with the subscription service.
If you choose not to provide us with the personal information we request, we may not be able to provide the subscription service to you. However, if you contact us we will assist you to access our newsletter services in another way, wherever possible.
Please refer to the security page.
Links to other sites
How to contact us Privacy Officer
Phone: + 61 7 4750 0700
Post: PO Box 1379, Townsville QLD 4810 AUSTRALIA
More information on privacy and the Privacy Act is available from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s website: www.oaic.gov.au