Privacy and Security
Privacy and Security Statement
This statement sets out this site’s policies relating to the privacy and security of your personal information and other information. This site is operated in compliance with the Government of South Australia’s information privacy principles (IPPs), a copy of which can be obtained at http://dpc.sa.gov.au/sites/default/files/pubimages/Circulars/PC012_Privacy.pdf.
This site collects and uses the following information from users:
- A record of each visit and the user’s IP address, the date and time of the visit to the site, the pages accessed, the previous website visited and the type of browser used. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our service provider’s logs. This information is analysed at the end of each month to determine the site’s usage statistics.
- The vsa-staging.freerangehosting.com site retains the email address of people who send emails through the ‘Contact us’ facility, for the purpose of sending a response. They are stored in a secure area within the Government of South Australia’s message services system and will not be used for any other purpose, nor disclosed without your consent.
- Your personal information will not be disclosed to a third party except in accordance with the IPPs.
- Site administrators are required to protect and handle your personal information in accordance with the IPPs.
- This site and the Government of South Australia are responsible for the privacy and security of information while it is collected, stored on or passing through this site. Government of South Australia agencies and instrumentalities are responsible for the privacy and security of information collected by, stored on or passing through their own websites.
- You should note that there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the internet. You should make your own assessment of the potential risks to the security of your information when making a decision as to whether or not you should utilise this site. There are alternative ways to obtaining information from, and transacting business with, the Government of South Australia for those users who do not wish to use the internet.
- Please note that this site communicates to other SA government computer systems which will retain your enrolment information, for the purpose of sending the electronic reminder notifications.
- Contracted parties who provide services to facilitate the operation of this service are subject to confidentiality agreements and any identified breaches of these agreements could result in prosecution.
- The content of this privacy and security statement may be updated from time to time, so we suggest that if you return to this site on a regular basis that you carefully read the information provided.
Online notification transactions
The Government of South Australia is committed to ensuring a high level of security in all online transactions.
When you perform an online transaction we update our relevant databases and store transaction information to use for future transactions and for audit purposes.
Access to this information is restricted to government personnel who need to transact business with you. Your name, address and other personal information will not be sold or given away to any other person, company or organisation without your consent. However, we must cooperate fully should a situation arise where we are required by law or legal process to provide information about a customer.
All information is securely transmitted using standard encryption processes.
The encryption service employs industry standard 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) security technology. SSL is cryptography technology that uses special codes (public and private keys) that encrypt personal details sent over the Internet. SSL encryption turns these details into an unintelligible string of characters and symbols and makes it virtually impossible to decipher. In addition, if a message is somehow tampered with, SSL technology will detect the tampering and reject the message.
Notwithstanding the above, the Government of South Australia makes no warranty in respect of the strength or effectiveness of the above encryption and the Government of South Australia is not responsible for events arising from unauthorised access of the information you provide.