Monday, 6 December 2010 9:35am
The South Australia Police (SAPOL) respects your privacy. This privacy statement therefore tells you what information we collect and how that information is stored and used.
South Australia Police are bound by the Government of South Australia's Information Privacy Principles (IPPs). This website is operated in compliance with the IPPs.
Data automatically collected
When visiting this website, a record of your visit is logged, including – your server address, date and time of visit, the pages you access and the type of browser you use.
This information tells us how the website is being used and helps SAPOL to improve the website.
No attempt will be made to identify you or your browsing activities except in the event of an investigation into apparent improper use of the SAPOL internet facility, or where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the website’s logs.
We may store some information, commonly known as a ‘cookie’ on your computer when you look at our website. This information facilitates your use of our website and helps us to understand how our website is used.
Collection of personal information
When you email us or include your email address in an online form, we will:
- record your email address
- only use it for the purpose for which you provided it
- not add your email address to a mailing list unless you have specifically requested this
- not use it for any other purpose
- not disclose it without your consent.
Other personal information collected by us, for example through an online form, will only:
- be collected by lawful and fair means
- be used for a lawful purpose
- be collected with your consent
- when the purpose of collection has been made clear and explicit.
Use and disclosure of personal information
In accordance with the IPPs, information gathered may be disclosed to third parties for purposes that are directly related to or provide benefits for the purpose in which the information was provided. These agencies may include:
- Australian and state government agencies
- local government
- insurance companies
- research bodies
- other related organisations.
The information collected by us and shared with other agencies will not be authorised for further release to any third party for any purpose that does not relate directly to the purpose in which the information was provided.
This privacy statement covers only SAPOL’s websites and does not apply to other websites, even when SAPOL has provided you with a direct link. This includes online transactions through service providers, such as, Bizgate and PayPal. SAPOL recommends that you check the privacy statement of these other websites.
Access to your information
You can request access to personal information that South Australia Police holds about you by contacting our Freedom of Information Unit.