Privacy Policy

This website is maintained by StudyNSW which is a dedicated unit within the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet. This Privacy Policy applies to all the publicly accessible pages on this site located at www.study.sydney

StudyNSW does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of third party sites linked to this site. If you have any questions about this site, or the application of this Privacy Policy or a request for access to information held please contact:

Privacy Coordinator
Department of Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 5341
Sydney NSW 2001

Ph: (02) 9228 5555

Users of this site are entitled to expect that any information collected as a result of that use will be treated within the terms of the New South Wales Government's privacy responsibilities and obligations. The New South Wales Government's privacy practices are regulated by the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

What information do we collect?

When you look at the pages on this site, our computers automatically record information that identifies, for each page accessed:

'Cookies' are small pieces of text data that a web server can store on, and later retrieve from, a user's computer. They do not personally identify you, but do identify your browser. Cookies can be either 'persistent' or 'session' based. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer, contain an expiration date, and may be used to track your browsing behaviour upon return to the issuing web site. Session cookies are short-lived, are used only during a browsing session, and expire when you shut down your browser.

This site uses persistent cookies.

They record your preferences in relation to your use of the site and provide us with other information about your enquiry that allows us to recognise your browser if you return to this website in the future. This allows StudyNSW to present information that may be most relevant to you based on your previous visits. They also help StudyNSW to understand what parts of the site users find the most useful and improve the effectiveness of the website.

The cookies on this site do not read the information on your hard drive. They do not make your computer perform any actions or make your computer send information to any other computer via the internet. StudyNSW makes no attempt to associate cookies with users' names or identities. Our server cannot find out your name or email address, or anything about your computer, by using cookies.

How do we use the information collected?

The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports in order for Study NSW to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving this site and the services offered on it.

Study NSW 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 New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

What exceptions are there to this rule?

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

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

In the event of an investigation, StudyNSW will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.

Is the information stored securely?

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

Who else has access to information within StudyNSW?

StudyNSW captures this information on its own computers and through the use of third-party analytical software such as Google Analytics. Access to the raw data is restricted to a limited number of officers in StudyNSW, ServiceFirst - our Hosts, and the Department of Industry for the purpose of analysis and to report on the success of the site in meeting the Department's communication and access objectives. If you would like to access information held about you by ServiceFirst please contact:

Privacy Coordinator
Department of Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 5341
Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: (02) 9228 5555

Will this policy be updated over time?

Due to the developing nature of privacy principles for online communication, this policy may be modified or expanded in light of new developments or issues that may arise from time to time. The amended policy will be posted to this site and will operate from the time it is posted.