In accordance with the Guidelines for Federal Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner, the Australian Office of Financial Management provides the following privacy statement.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
Contacting the AOFM by email *
The AOFM will only record your email address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it, without your consent.
Free Email Service *
The AOFM offers a free email service for clients who wish to receive notifications of Operational Notices and other activities. When you subscribe to this service your email address is added to a database. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and it will not be disclosed, without your consent.
Online Forms *
As part of the Government Online Strategy, the AOFM now provides clients with the option of completing some forms online. The AOFM records the information requested on the online forms in a database. The information will only be used for the purpose for which it was requested and will not be distributed further, or disclosed, without your consent.
User Feedback *
We seek feedback from our users in order to improve the service offered by the site. Answering feedback questions is voluntary and does not in any way affect your access to AOFM websites.
* Note Our agency recognises that there can be risks associated with the transmission of information over the internet.
When individuals only browse the website and do not submit information in one of the forms outlined above, we do not collect their personal information.
When an individual browses our website, we collect clickstream data in our http logs. These logs are used internally to better develop the site and report on site activity. They are not used for any other purpose. When you visit our website, we make a record of the individual’s visit and log (in server logs) the following information:
- the individual’s server address
- the individual’s top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .org, .au, etc)
- the date and time of visit to the site
- the pages the individual accessed and documents downloaded.
No attempt is made to identify you through your browsing other than in exceptional circumstances, such as an investigation into the improper use of the website.
Last updated: 19 July 2018