This statement sets out the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM)'s policies relating to the privacy of your personal information.
This site is operated in compliance with the Government of South Australia's Information Privacy Principles.
These policies are based on national and international privacy standards.
Statement to users
Users should note there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the Internet. Users should make their own assessment of the potential risks to the security of their information when making a decision as to whether or not to use our website facilities.
For those users who do not wish to use public networks such as the Internet, there are alternative ways to obtain information from us, and transact business with us.
Information we collect
When you visit our website, our internet service provider automatically records your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
- your IP address
- your top level domain name (e.g. .com, .net, .gov etc)
- the date and time of your visit to the site
- the pages accessed and documents downloaded
- time spent on individual pagestime spent overall on the site
- browser type and version
- referring site (e.g. search engine).
This information is analysed at the end of each month to determine the site's usage statistics.
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.
DEM retains the e-mail address of people who send an email to us via our contact page, for the purpose of sending a response. They are stored in a secure area within the government's message services system and will not be used for any other purpose nor disclosed without your consent.
Cookies are pieces of information placed on your PC either to store information required to operate a function, or to record your preferences when browsing a site.
Users seeking more information about cookies in general are referred to W3C 'The World Wide Web Consortium', where a search on the word "cookie" will provide current discussions.
Please note that our website contains links to other web sites that are included because they contain material related to our activities. When you click on a link to another site, you leave our website and are no longer protected by these conditions.
This privacy statement is periodically reviewed in line with the ongoing development of the DEM website.