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This website is maintained by the Office of Sport. This Privacy Policy applies to all the publicly accessible pages on the Office of Sport site located at www.sport.nsw.gov.au.

The Office of Sport does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of third party sites linked to the Office of Sport site. If you have any questions about the Office of Sport's website, please contact us.

Users of the Office of Sport site are entitled to expect that any information as a result of that use will be treated within the terms of the New South Wales government's privacy responsibilities and obligations. The New South Wales government's privacy practices are regulated by the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. The Act defines personal information as any information or opinion about an individual whose identity is apparent or can be readily identified from the information or opinion.

What information do we collect?

When you look at the pages on the Office of Sport website, our computers automatically record information that identifies, for each page accessed:

  • 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 your server;
  • the date and time of your visit to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the previous site visited, and
  • the type of browser and operating system you have used.

Cookies are not used from the Office of Sport site to collect information.

How do we use the information collected?

The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports in order for the Office of Sport to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving the Office of Sport site and the services offered on it.

The Office of Sport will not disclose or publish information that identifies individual machines, or potentially identifies sub-groupings of addresses, without consent or otherwise in accordance with the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

What exceptions are there to this rule?

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

  • unauthorised attempts to access files which are not published Office of Sport pages;
  • unauthorised tampering or interference with files published on the Office of Sport site;
  • unauthorised attempts to index the contents of the Office of Sport site by other sites;
  • attempts to intercept messages of other users of the Office of Sport site;
  • communications which are defamatory, abusive, vilify individuals or groups or which give rise to a suspicion that an offence is being committed, and
  • 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 use of the Office of Sport site by other users.

Office of Sport reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of the Office of Sport site raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed. In the event of an investigation, Office of Sport will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.

Is the information stored securely?

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

The Office of Sport provides feedback facilities on the Office of Sport site to allow users to comment on the provision of service by the Department. The provision of personal details on feedback is optional.

Users may provide personal details for the purpose of receiving a reply to their feedback. This information will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided. We will not add your email address or name to any mailing list.

The Office of Sport may publish aggregated information about feedback on the site, to the extent that it does not identify or cannot be used to identify individual users.

Who else has access to information within the Department?

The Office of Sport captures this information on its own computers. Access to the raw data is restricted to a limited number of officers in theOffice of Sport for the purpose of analysis and to report on the success of the Office of Sport site in meeting communication and access objectives. If you would like to access information held about you by the Office of Sport, please contact us.

Due to the developing nature of privacy principles for online communication, this policy may be modified or expanded in light of new developments or issues that may arise from time to time. The amended policy will be posted to this site and will operate from the time it is posted.