Privacy, copyright and disclaimer
This statement relates to content available on the Create NSW website: www.create.nsw.gov.au. Create NSW is a division of Department of Planning and Environment. If you have any questions or comments about this statement or the content on this site, please contact us.
PO Box A226,
SYDNEY SOUTH, NSW 1235
Telephone: 02 8289 6533
Users of the Create NSW 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 Create NSW site, 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;
- The type of browser and operating system you have used.
Cookies are not used from the Create NSW 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 Create NSW to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving the Create NSW site and the services offered on it.
Create NSW 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?
Create NSW will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:
- Unauthorised attempts to access files which are not published Create NSW pages;
- Unauthorised tampering or interference with files published on the Create NSW site;
- Unauthorised attempts to index the contents of the Create NSW site by other sites;
- Attempts to intercept messages of other users of the Create NSW site;
- Communications which are defamatory, abusive, vilify individuals or groups or which give rise to a suspicion that an offence is being committed;
- 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 Create NSW site by other users.
Create NSW reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of the Create NSW site raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed. In the event of an investigation, Create NSW 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 Create NSW for archival purposes. When the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it is deleted.
Create NSW provides feedback facilities on the website 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.
Create NSW 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?
Create NSW captures this information on its own computers. Access to the raw data is restricted to a limited number of officers for the purpose of analysis and to report on the success of the Create NSW site in meeting communication and access objectives. If you would like to access information held about you by Create NSW 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.
Copyright & Disclaimer
This website has been developed and made accessible with a view to encouraging the public availability and the free exchange of information and opinion. Despite the relatively unregulated nature of the Internet, there are nevertheless a few matters which you should bear in mind when visiting our site.
The Create NSW site, and any links from it to third-party sites, have been established as an information source and with a view to promoting tolerance, cultural and other diversity in our society. You should, therefore, bear in mind that some material which appears at the Create NSW site and any linked sites may possibly cause offence or upset to some people. Arts NSW regrets, but can not take responsibility for, any such offence or upset caused.
In the event that you are offended or upset by the material which appears at an Internet website, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), who will then investigate the complaint and take such action as it thinks fit. If you would like to know more about the ACMA’s role in regulating Australian Internet content, you can visit its website at http://www.acma.gov.au/.
Due to Create NSW’s desire to promote a free exchange of opinion and information, it does not necessarily endorse or support the views, opinions, standards or information which appear at this site or any linked sites. You should also not interpret the absence of a link from the site to any other site as a criticism or comment by Create NSW on the provider or content of that other site.
Unfortunately, Create NSW can not warrant and does not represent that the material which appears at the Create NSW site or any linked sites is complete, current, reliable and/or free from error. Create NSW also can not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur as a result of the use of or reliance upon the materials which appear at this or any linked sites.
You should be aware that the providers of linked sites will often have their own protocols and standards in relation to their sites and the information which appears at them. We urge you to familiarise yourself with any such protocols and standards.
This website contains information, data, documents, pages and images (“the material”) prepared by Create NSW and the Department. The material is subject to copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and it is owned by the State of New South Wales through the Department.
The Department encourages the availability, dissemination and exchange of public information. You may copy, distribute, display, download and otherwise freely deal with the material for any purpose, on the condition that you include the copyright notice “© State of New South Wales through the Department” on all uses.
You must, however, obtain permission from the Department if you wish to:
- charge others for access to the work (other than at cost)
- include all or part of the work in advertising or a product for sale, or
- modify the work.
To obtain such permission, please contact us.
You may publish the material to another website, however if you publish an entire document or publication, we prefer you to make a direct link to this website to ensure that the latest version is always displayed.
This permission does not extend to copyright in the materials on this website that are owned by others (we strongly recommend that you refer to the copyright statements at those sites before making use of the material).
Create NSW is confident that if users respect and bear in mind the matters described at this web-page, we will provide both a fantastic information source as well as a unique opportunity for you to share your views on relevant topics. We trust that you will enjoy using the site as much as we look forward to hearing your views and opinions.
If you have any questions in relation to the site or would like more information about Create NSW please feel free to contact us.