What happens when you visit our website?
Protecting your privacy online
The Royal Commission is committed to protecting your privacy online. Any personal information you provide to the Royal Commission will be handled carefully and every effort made to ensure it is collected, used, stored and disclosed in a manner consistent with the Privacy Act 1988. Please note that the Royal Commission is not subject to the Privacy Act.
While every effort is made to secure information transmitted to this site over the internet, there is a possibility that this information could be accessed by a third party while in transit.
When you visit this site, our server logs the following information:
- the type of browser and operating system you are using
- your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk)
- the address of the referring site (for example, the previous site that you visited)
- your server's IP address (a number which is unique to the machine through which you are connected to the internet: usually one of your service provider's machines)
- the date and time of your visit, and
- the address of the pages accessed and the documents downloaded.
This information is used only for statistical analysis and systems administration purposes. No attempt is made to identify users or their browsing activities, except in the unlikely event of an investigation by a law enforcement agency.
A cookie is an electronic token that is passed to your browser which passes it back to the server whenever a page is sent to you. Our server generates one cookie which is used to keep track of the pages you have accessed while using our server. The cookie allows you to navigate back and forwards through the web site and return to pages you have already visited. The cookie exists only for the time you are accessing our server.
In addition to web server logs, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Reports obtained from Google Analytics are used to help improve the efficiency and usability of this web site.
Google Analytics uses 'cookies' to help analyse how users use this site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You can find more information at the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website.