This statement relates to content available on the Dust Diseases Board's website www.ddb.nsw.gov.au. If you have any questions or comments about this statement or content on this site, please contact the DDB.
Accessible Web Design
This site has been developed to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features. By adhering to guidelines for accessible web design, we acknowledge the diversity of communication methods, available technologies and abilities of web-users in the community.
The DDB strives to maintain conformance to W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
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Users of the DDB webiste are entitled to expect that any information 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 Privay and Personal Infromation Protection Act 1998. The Act defines personal infromation as any information or opinion about an individual whose identity is apparant or can be readily identified from the information or opinion.
What information do we collect?
When you look at the pages on the DDB site, our computers automatically record information that identifies, for each page accessed:
- The IP (Internet Protocol) address of the machine which accessed it;
- Your top-level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc..);
- The address of your server:
- The date and time of your visit to the site;
- The pages accessed and documents downloaded;
- The previous site visited;
- The type of browser and operating system you have used.
- Cookies are not used from the DASR site to collect information
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 the DDB to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving the DDB site and the services offered on it.
The DDB 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 Infromation Act 1998.
What exceptions are there to this rule?
The DDB will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:
- Unauthorised attempts to access files which are not published DDB pages;
- Unauthorised tampering or interference with files published on the DDB site;
- Unauthorised attempts to index the contents of the DDB site by other sites;
- Attempts to intercept messages of other users of the DDB site;
- Communications which are defamatory, abusive, vilify individuals or groups or which give rise to a suspician that an offence is being committed;
- 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 use of the DDB site by other users.
The DDB reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of the DDB site raises a suspician that an offence is being, or has been, committed. In the event of an investigation, the DDB will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.
If the information stored securely?
Yes. Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held by the DDB for archival purposes. When the infromation is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it is deleted.
The DDB provides feedback facilities on the DDB site to allow users to comment on the provision of service by the Department. The provision of personal details on feedback is optional.
Users may provide personal details for the purpose of receiving a reply to their feedback. This information will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided. We will not add your email address of name to any mailing list.
The DDB may publish aggregated infromation about feedback on its site, to the extent that it does not identify or cannot be used to identify individual users.
Who else has access to information within the Department?
The DDB caputures this information on its own computers. Access to the raw data is restricted to a limited number of officers in the DDB for the purpose of analysis and to report on the success of the DDB site in meeting communication and access objectives. If you would like to access information held about you by the DDB please contact us.
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.