In some parts of the website, you might be ask you for Personal information* . Personal information will only be used for the purpose stated and will not be disclosed further without your consent. We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. We will not use your e-mail address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it, without your consent. With respect to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information, we follow the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner.
This information is used to create summary statistics which allow us to: assess the number of visitors to our site; discover what information is most and least used; determine technical design specifications; and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the service provider's logs.
Clickstream Data and Cookies
The NSS Website uses a "cookie" for maintaining contact with a user through an NSS Website session. A cookie is a small file supplied by NSS Website and stored by the web browser software on your computer when you access the NSS Website. (An explanation of cookies can be found at the site of the Australian Privacy Commissioner). The cookie allows the NSS Website to recognise you as an individual as you move from one page to another.
At the end of your session, you may choose to manually logoff. When you logoff, the cookie is immediately deleted. If you do not logoff at the end of your session, the NSS Website will automatically log you off after about 20 minutes. The cookie stored within your browser will expire when you close your web browser. This will ensure that no other person has access to information personalised for you. If you wish to use the features of the NSS Website that enable us to personalise the site for you, you must use a browser which is enabled to accept cookies.
You should be aware that the Internet is an insecure medium and that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the Internet. Information submitted via e-mail may be at risk of being intercepted, read or modified.
If you do not wish to e-mail us, you can send postal mail to the address below or give us a call on (02) 6252 5875.
Director, Statistical Coordination Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Locked Bag 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
* The use of the term "Personal Information" in this privacy statement means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained.