This statement applies to user interactions with the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC) and the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (the department), which administers the RTIRC website.
The RTIRC site makes some use of data that directly or indirectly identifies users. We take great care with practices that affect personal privacy. The secretariat staff welcomes feedback from users in relation to the site’s design and practices, and to this privacy statement. Please submit any questions about these or on any other matters to email@example.com
Automated data collection
Data that in some way identifies the user is gathered during interactions with the RTIRC website in the following circumstances:
It is a necessary part of visiting any website, including the RTIRC site, that the user’s web browser provides the machine’s identity (its IP address) to the site’s web server, so that the server can address the reply to the correct machine. In addition, the browser supplies details of its type and the underlying operating system.
Navigation and click-stream data
Browsing any website, including the RTIRC site, generates a trail of the pages that are visited, and the time apparently spent displaying each page.
Data storage, use and disclosure, and retention
All personal data described in the preceding section is stored in transmission logs, and archived for a period of at least 12 months but quite probably for up to seven years.
The data is used by site software, and by staff involved in its operation, only for:
- website and system administration, including monitoring to prevent security breaches
- customisation of the website to the user’s needs
- evaluation, research and development.
A user can only seek access to identified data if that user provides the unique request session number. Identified data may be disclosed to a third party only in circumstances in which it is legally authorised, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence, and in compliance with a search warrant or subpoena.
Links to other sites
If you have any comments on the technical operations or functionality of the RTIRC web pages, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org The RTIRC secretariat will not disclose this feedback to any third party, other than as required by law.