This statement applies to the AAT website. Information about privacy and confidentiality of Tribunal proceedings and decisions is available from the page: Privacy and confidentiality at the AAT.
The staff who operate the AAT website are subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This Act lays down strict privacy safeguards which Australian Government departments and agencies must observe in handling personal information. More information about the Privacy Act can be obtained from the Privacy Commissioner's website.
Site visit data
When you view the AAT site, our system records your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
- your server address
- top level domain name (eg. com, edu, gov, au)
- the date and time of your visit
- previous site visited
- pages accessed and documents downloaded
- type of browser
- operating system
- screen resolution
- any search terms entered to find information on the site.
This information is used to analyse traffic and computer system patterns for the purpose of improving the AAT site.
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities, unless disclosure is required by law or due to a mandatory requirement of a Court, Government Agency or Regulatory Authority in the course of a legally enforced investigation.
Collection of personal information
We do not record your user identity or email address unless you choose to send us a message. These details are only used to respond to your message: we will not use your details for any other purpose and they will not be provided to any other organisation.
Please note, when you send the AAT email the content of your email as it is transferred across the Internet may not be secure. Contact us by telephone, facsimile or post if you have concerns about the security of your message.
In addition to web server logs, the AAT website also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Reports obtained from Google Analytics are used to help analyse how the AAT site is used.
Google Analytics uses 'cookies' which are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. 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.
Links to other sites
This site contains links to other sites. The AAT is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites and has no knowledge of whether cookies or other tracking devices are used on linked sites. If you have any concerns regarding your privacy, when visiting a linked site, you should ensure you are aware of the privacy policies of those sites.
Contact the AAT
Contact Us if you have any privacy concerns when using the AAT website.