The Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information.
We understand and appreciate that as visitors and users of this website you are concerned about privacy, confidentiality and security of any personal information that you provide to us.
The Queensland Government has introduced privacy legislation for the Queensland public sector based on 11 Information Privacy Principles. These are contained in the Information Privacy Act 2009 (PDF, 1MB) that agencies are required to adhere to.
This site does not store personal information in cookies. If used, cookies on this site are strictly limited to providing the visitor with the ability to customise the site for return visits or to allow the visitor to carry information across different pages. Cookies are not used to track or identify visitors for any other purpose.
When you visit the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist's web site, our web servers makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes only:
- The user's server address;
- The user's top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au etc);
- The date and time of visit to the site;
- The pages accessed and documents downloaded;
- The previous site visited; and
- The type of browser used.
No attempt is or 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 activity logs.
As this is a Queensland Government web site, email correspondence sent to this site will be treated as a public record and will be retained as required by the Public Records Act 2002 and other relevant regulations.
Unless specified, your name and address will not be added to a mailing list, nor will we disclose these details to third parties without your consent, unless required by law. However, email messages may be monitored by authorised IT staff for purposes such as system troubleshooting and maintenance.
If you would like to make a privacy complaint, please refer to the Queensland government's guide on Making a complaint.
If you have any queries about our privacy practices, please Principal Right to Information and Privacy Officer firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 3719 7989.