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This Privacy Statement applies to your interactions with Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority website. This statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices which are set out in accordance with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.
The APVMA, as a Commonwealth statutory body is subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwlth). The Information Privacy Principles (1-3) of this Act regulate the collection of personal information.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority is committed to the protection of your privacy in accordance with the Federal Privacy Commissioner's Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites. These guidelines outline the requirements for transparent collection, appropriate and ethical use and secure storage of personal information. Our aim is to provide an online environment which will ensure the information you provide to us is handled in a secure, efficient and confidential manner.
When visiting this site, a record of your visit is logged. This "clickstream data" is recorded for statistical purposes only and is used to help improve this website. The following information is supplied by your browser (eg: Internet Explorer):
- the user's server address
- the user's operating system (for example Windows, MAC etc)
- the user's top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
- the date and time of the visit to the site
- the pages accessed and the documents downloaded
- the previous site visited, and
- the type of browser used.
This information is used for statistical purposes only. 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 (or other government agency) exercises a legal authority to inspect Internet Service Provider (ISP) logs (eg. by warrant, subpoena or notice to produce).
A cookie is an electronic token that is passed between a website and your browser when you access information on that website. Cookies can make websites easier to use by storing information about your preferences on a particular website. This information remains on your computer after you close your browser.
Some pages of this website provide the facility for users to logon to online services or subscribe to email mailing lists. These include:
- APVMA site Online Payments facility
- APVMA Service Centre (Ask a Question)
- Regulatory Updates Newsletter
To logon or subscribe to these services users must provide personal information, a valid email address and where required a specific user name and password. These details will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided.
Where you have subscribed to a mailing list you will not be added to any other mailing lists unless you specifically request that this be done. Email mailing list addresses are stored on a separate server and can only be accessed by authorised APVMA staff. Your email address will not be disclosed without your consent.
When you e-mail us:
- we will record your e-mail address
- we will only use your e-mail address for the purpose for which you provided it
- it will not be added to a mailing list, unless provided by you specifically for that purpose
- we will not use your e-mail address for any other purpose
- we will not disclose it without your consent.
This site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the Internet. Users should be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the Internet. As an alternative, users are able to make comments and suggestions by writing to:
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
PO Box 6182
KINGSTON ACT 2604
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact the Web Manager by emailing email@example.com or by calling 02 6210 4870.