This content is current only at the time of printing. This document was printed on 20 January 2019. A current copy is located at https://apvma.gov.au/node/10741
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APVMA website and privacy
Information we collect
Our website uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager services which transmit website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager do not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. In particular, when visiting the APVMA website, a record of your visit is logged, including:
- your server address
- your operating system (for example, Windows, Mac OS and so on)
- your top level domain name (for example, .com, .gov, .au, .uk and so on)
- the date and time of your visit to the site
- the pages accessed and the documents downloaded
- the previous site visited
- the type of browser used.
This information is used for statistical purposes only to help improve this website. No attempt will be made to identify you or your browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency (or other government agency) exercises a legal authority to inspect internet service provider logs.
Online services and subscriptions
Some pages of this website provide the facility for users to log onto online services or subscribe to email mailing lists. These include:
- APVMA site online payments facility
- Regulatory Update newsletter
- Media releases
To log on or subscribe to these services you must provide personal information, a valid email address and, where required, a specific user name and password. These details will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided them.
When you subscribe to a mailing list, you will not be added to any other mailing lists unless you specifically request that this be done. Some email lists are stored on a server owned by a third party and can only be accessed by authorised APVMA staff. Your email address will not be disclosed without your consent.
When you email us, the APVMA will record your email address. The APVMA’s servers may also record your email address if you send us a message online.
Personal or sensitive personal information is collected, used, stored and disclosed in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). We will only use your email address and information collected by email for the purpose for which you provided it. It will not be added to a mailing list unless provided by you specifically for that purpose. The APVMA will not use your email address for any other purpose, or disclose it without your consent, unless in accordance with an exception under the Privacy Act.