Privacy

Privacy statement

The purpose of this statement is to let users of this website know what information is collected about them when they visit this site, how this information is used and if it is disclosed.

This statement has been prepared in accordance with the Federal Privacy Commissioner’s
Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites.

Information collected

When you look at this website, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • your server address
  • your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
  • the date and time of your visit to the site
  • the pages you accessed and documents downloaded
  • the previous site you visited
  • the type of browser you used.

Access to information collected

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia will not make an attempt to identify users or their browsing activities. However, in the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s or our Internet Service Provider’s logs.

Use of information collected

We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message. Your e-mail address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and it will not be added to a mailing list or used for any other purpose without your consent.

Transmission of information across the Internet

This site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the Internet. Users should be aware that there are inherent risks transmitting information across the Internet.

On occasion, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia will use electronic forms on this site to gather personal information for purposes directly related to a function or activity of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. When we do so we will let you know the purpose for which the information is being collected (including if the information is to be published), and the legal authority for the collection if it is authorised or required by or under law.

We will also provide you with other options for providing the information (for example, a paper form and mailing address, or a telephone contact). For further information, please contact the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Cookies

Some sites use 'cookies’ to track a particular user’s access to a site. Cookies are not used on this site to gather personal information about users except when they are used within a specific web-based application for session management purposes (for example, while using the search function within the National Collection of Screen and Sound database).

Publishing information

We will only publish personal information on this site if it has been collected for this purpose with your knowledge or if you have consented to the disclosure.

When giving such consent you should be aware that information published on this site is accessible to millions of users from all over the world, that it will be indexed by search engines and that it may be copied and used by any web user. This means that, once the information is published on this site, we will have no control over its subsequent use and disclosure.

Digital Learning website

The NFSA’s privacy information for Digital Learning websites is located on our Legal notices page.

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