Visiting AUSTRAC's website
When visiting this site, a record of your visit is logged and information is automatically recorded for statistical purposes to enable us to improve this site and our services. This information does not identify you personally nor do we track information about individuals and their visits.
Your browser supplies the following information:
- the user's internet domain (e.g. 'xcompany.com.au' if you use a private internet access account, or 'yourschool.edu.au' if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address from which you access our website
- the type of browser used (e.g. Internet Explorer V 4.0)
- the user's operating system (e.g. Windows, Mac etc.)
- the date and time you access this site
- the pages you visit and the documents downloaded
- if you linked to the AUSTRAC website from another website, the address of that website.
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except where otherwise required by law. For example in the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency may exercise their legal authority to inspect the service provider's logs.
Collection, use and disclosure of personal information
Personal information collected by us, for example a resume emailed to our recruitment area or use of an online form, will:
- only be collected by lawful and fair means
- only be used for lawful purposes
- only be collected with your consent
- only be used for the purpose it is collected unless permitted by law
- not be disclosed without your consent or unless permitted by law.
If you email us:
- we will record your email address
- we will only use your email address for the purpose for which you provide it or unless permitted by law
- it will not be added to a mailing list unless requested by you
- we will not disclose it without your consent or unless permitted by law
- we do not collect or provide your information for marketing purposes.
AUSTRAC's guidelines on privacy are in accordance with the Information Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy Act 1988.
Once AUSTRAC receives information from you either via email or any other means the information is in a secure environment. Your personal information will not be released unless permitted by law or your permission is obtained.
You need to be aware of inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the internet.
If you have concerns in this regard, AUSTRAC has alternative methods of obtaining and providing information. Normal mail, telephone and fax facilities are always available if you desire.
AUSTRAC e-news is a monthly newsletter providing updates on the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing environment for Australian reporting entities. Subscribers are sent a copy of e-news each month via email.
AUSTRAC ensures the protection of any personal information you provide, and this information is protected under the Information Privacy Principles contained in section 14 of the Privacy Act 1988.
AUSTRAC collects this information for the purpose of fulfilling the AUSTRAC Chief Executive Officer's functions under paragraphs 212(1)(c), (d) and (e) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act), to advise and assist reporting entities to meet their obligations under the AML/CTF Act, regulations and AML/CTF Rules; to advise and assist the representatives of reporting entities in relation to compliance by reporting entities with the AML/CTF Act, regulations and AML/CTF Rules; and to promote compliance with the AML/CTF Act, regulations and AML/CTF Rules.
AUSTRAC has engaged Salmat Interactive Pty Ltd to distribute AUSTRAC e-news and to provide other email services. Salmat is required to comply with the Information Privacy Principles by AUSTRAC with regard to personal information it receives about AUSTRAC e-news subscribers.
AUSTRAC will not release this information to other entities unless we have obtained consent from you or it is required by law.
If you have further concerns regarding our privacy guidelines please contact us either directly for advice or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also obtain further information from the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner's website (www.privacy.gov.au)
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