Defence website privacy statement
Visiting our website
When you access the Department of Defence's web servers, the following information is logged:
- the visitor's machine unique Internet Protocol (IP) address;
- the visitor's domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk, etc.);
- the date and time of the visit to the site;
- the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
- the previous site visited; and
- the type of website browser used.
This information is primarily used for statistical purposes. However, this information may also be disclosed to an Australian Federal, State or Territory investigative authority to support investigations.
Sending us emails
When you send Defence an email, our email servers will collect and hold your email address and the content of the email for the purpose of responding to your enquiry and, where necessary, taking subsequent action. Your email address will not be added to a mailing list unless supplied for that reason. If you fail to provide all relevant information in your email, Defence's ability to respond to your enquiry will be limited.
Privacy Impact Assessment Register
A privacy impact assessment is a systematic assessment of a project that identifies the impact that the project might have on the privacy of individuals, and sets out recommendations for managing, minimising or eliminating that impact.
Defence as a Commonwealth agency has an obligation to conduct a privacy impact assessment (PIA) for all high privacy risk projects. Conducting PIAs helps Defence to ensure privacy compliance and identify better practice within the organisation.
Defence is also obligated to maintain an internal register of the PIAs (XLSX, 17KB) it conducts and publish a version of the register on the Departmental website.
Defence Privacy Service
PO Box 7927
CANBERRA BC ACT 2610
For information on how the Defence Privacy Service generally collects, stores, uses and discloses personal information, please refer to the Defence Privacy Service Privacy Notice (PDF, 371KB).