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 (for example .com, .net, .gov etc)
  • the date and time of your visit to the site
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • time spent on individual pages
  • time spent overall on the site
  • browser type and version
  • referring site (for example 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.


In order to provide a website that is easy to use, reliable and contains useful and relevant information the DEM websites use “cookies”.

Cookies are small amounts of information that may be placed on your device, such as a computer or mobile phone, in order to track your visit. Cookies help the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM) to remember who you are. The DEM uses cookies to help make your subsequent visits to its websites simpler and more seamless. For example, the DEM uses cookies to help deliver personalised website content and navigation to provide better user experiences.

The cookies on the DEM website do not store personal details such as your name, address or telephone number, but may include your IP address, referring site and pages visited on the DEM website. IP addresses are logged to track a user’s visit while the user remains anonymous. DEM analyses this data for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of the website users are visiting and for how long. DEM does not link your IP address to anything that identifies you.

You can set your browser to alert you to when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.  The DEM uses analytics cookies to collect anonymous data, including but not limited to geographic location, time spent on the website, how you reached the DEM website.

DEM uses advertising cookies and technologies including Facebook and Google for the purposes of analytics and online behavioural advertising. This enables DEM and its partners to serve you with advertising content that is more relevant to your interests.

Anonymous data from advertising cookies including browsing history and practices may be provided to third parties for the purposes of promoting South Australia’s energy and mining sector via online advertising.

No attempt will be made to identify you except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the service provider’s logs.

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.