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Privacy

Website Privacy Policy

The information protection principles of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (“the PPIP Act”) apply in connection with the exercise of the administrative and educative functions of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission only. The investigative and complaint handling functions of the Commission are exempt from the operation of the PPIP information protection principles.

This website is maintained by the NSW Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (The Commission). Any information collected as a result of use of this website will be treated within the terms of the Commission’s privacy responsibilities and obligations. The Commission does not have any responsibility for the privacy polices or practices of third party sites linked to this website. If you have any questions about the Commission’s website please contact:

Communications Specialist
Level 3, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone: (02) 9321 6700
Freecall: 1800 567 079
contactus@lecc.nsw.gov.au

Information Collected

In respect to visits to the Commission’s website the following information is collected:

  • The IP (Internet Protocol) address of the machine which has accessed it;
  • The top-level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.);
  • The address of the server;
  • The date and time of visits to the site;
  • The pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • The previous site visited; and
  • The type of browser and operating system used.

The Commission may also collect statistical site usage information about:

  • the pages visited;
  • duration of page view,
  • location previous to visiting the site; and
  • the navigation habits of the user.

The Commission may use ‘cookies’ on the site to gather statistical information. Cookies are items of information transferred from a website to a computer’s hard disc to assist with record keeping and the presentation of the website. The cookies used by the Commission’s website do not identify users.

How is the collected information used?

The information collected during each visit may be aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports in order for the Commission to identify patterns of usage of the site.

The Commission 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 Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988 (NSW).

Exceptions

The Commission may collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:

  • unauthorised attempts to access files which are not published on the Commission’s pages;
  • unauthorised tampering or interference with files published on the Commission’s site;
  • unauthorised attempts to index the contents of the Commission’s site by other sites;
  • attempts to intercept messages of other users of the Commission’s site;
  • communications which are defamatory, abusive, vexatious, 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 enjoyment of the Commission’s site by other users.

The Commission reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of the site raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed.

Storage of Information

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

Access to Information

Access to raw data is restricted to a limited number of officers in the Commission for the purpose of analysis and to report on the success of the site in meeting communication and access objectives. If you require more information held about the information collected please contact:

Communications Specialist
Level 3, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone: (02) 9321 6700
Freecall: 1800 567 079
contactus@lecc.nsw.gov.au