OTSI is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party sites linked to the Site.
Users of the Site are entitled to expect that any information gathered while using the Site will be treated within the terms of the NSW Government's privacy responsibilities and obligations. The NSW Government's privacy practices are regulated by the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) (PPIPA) and Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (NSW) (HRIPA).
When you look at the pages on the Site, the computers on which the Site is hosted automatically record information that identifies for each page accessed:
Information is captured on the computers on which the Site is hosted. Access to the raw data is restricted to a limited number of officers for the purpose of analysis and to report on the success of the Site in meeting OTSI's communication and access objectives.
The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports so that OTSI can identify patterns of usage of the website. This will assist us in improving the OTSI website and the services offered on it.
OTSI 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 Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 .
Any information you provide will be treated confidentially and no contact will be made to other parties without your permission.
OTSI requests your name and email address so that we can provide you with regular updates through an email newsletter.
For the same purpose, OTSI may provide this information to a service provider contracted to distribute the email newsletter.
OTSI will not disclose your personal information to anybody else unless we are required to do so by law - for example if the information is needed in an emergency or for a law enforcement purpose.
Providing us with the requested information is voluntary. However, if you choose not to provide us with the requested information, we cannot send you the email newsletter.
The email newsletter is offered as an ‘opt in’ subscription. You can 'opt out' at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter.
You may request access to your information at any time. To access, update or correct your personal information, or for more information on our privacy obligations, ask to speak to a Privacy Officer.
Any email sent to OTSI via links from the Site is assessed then passed onto the most appropriate officer within OTSI. Replies to emails, including the original message, are treated as official records and are saved and archived.
OTSI will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:
OTSI reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of the Site raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed.
In the event of an investigation, OTSI will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.
Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held for archival purposes. When the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it is deleted.
This Policy was last updated on 24 December 2021.
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.