Review of Policy
This Policy will be reviewed at least every three years, or earlier if the need arises.
This Policy borrows from and in some cases replicates information from the Department of Premier and Cabinet. The assistance of the Department of Premier and Cabinet is acknowledged.
Under the Personal Information Protection Act 2004 (the PIP Act), Brand Tasmania is the custodian of personal information related to its functions and activities.
The PIP Act regulates the collection, maintenance, use and disclosure of personal information relating to individuals.
Personal Information is defined under the PIP Act as any information or opinion in any recorded format whose identity is apparent or is reasonably ascertainable from the information or opinion; and
who is alive or has not been dead for more than 25 years ‘Basic personal information’ (i.e. name, residential or postal addresses, date of birth and gender of an individual) can be used and disclosed to other Government bodies without consent in certain limited circumstances.
This Policy sets out the principles that are applied by Brand Tasmania in managing personal information. This Policy does not extend to public information, as such information is not regulated by the PIP Act.
Information collected by Brand Tasmania
Brand Tasmania only collects personal information that is necessary for it to perform its functions, and will only use or disclose this information for the purposes for which it was provided.
Brand Tasmania undertake activities that require the collection of personal information. The type of ‘personal information’ collected includes:
- telephone numbers
- any specific information about a person that may be required to enable us to provide the service.
Brand Tasmania takes reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information it holds is accurate, complete and up to date. Where practicable, Brand Tasmania will check on the accuracy of your personal information before it is used.
Sensitive information, unique identifiers and anonymity
‘Sensitive Information’ includes things like health information, criminal record, racial origin and sexual preferences. Generally, Brand Tasmania will only collect sensitive information if it is necessary to provide a service to a person and the person consents, or if the collection of that information is required or permitted by law.
Personal Information Protection
The Tasmanian Government and its service providers value the privacy of every individual's personal information.
We are committed to protecting the information we collect and use by compliance with the obligations provided under the Personal Information Protection Act 2004.
Protecting your personal information is an important aspect of the way we create, organise and implement our activities online and off-line.
You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing personal information. The Tasmanian Government will only record an individual's email address and/or contact details if they send our site a message. The information an individual provides is collected for the purposes of responding to the matters raised in an individual's electronic correspondence.
We will ensure that your personal information will not be used or disclosed to other State institutions and authorities except if required or allowed by law.
We may collect non-personal information in gathering statistical information on how our websites are used, or to assist you in navigating through our websites.
We have implemented technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect the personal information that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use, unsanctioned alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss.
We will destroy personal information where it is no longer required (except where required to be kept in compliance with the Archives Act 1983). We will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and up to date whenever the Tasmanian Government discloses or uses it.
This page has been produced by the Government of Tasmania.
Questions concerning the content of this notice may be directed to the Department of Justice (email@example.com), or by mail to PO Box 825, Hobart, Tasmania.
This page was last modified on 05 September 2018.
Brand Tasmania published this information on 19 July 2021.
The URL for this web page is: https://www.tas.gov.au/stds/pip.htm