Privacy

This website privacy statement applies to the website of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority (OEPA).

When you follow a link from this website to another site, we recommend you read and consider the privacy statement of that site.

Collection of personal information

You can browse the general content of the EPA and OEPA anonymously, without disclosing your personal information. However, some functionality on this site may require you to provide personal information. Examples of this include where you wish to make a public comment, subscribe to be notified of changes to content, or have a query where you require a reply. We may need to collect, use or disclose personal information to allow us to consider a comment or answer your enquiry.

Individuals who make public submissions on development proposals are not identified to proponents.

Use and disclosure of personal information

Any personal information we collect through the EPA and OEPA website may be used or disclosed for the primary purpose for which it was collected.

In some limited circumstances we may also need to use or disclose personal information for other specific purposes, for example where required to do so by law, for example pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1992 or in response to a subpoena.

Collection and use of site visit data

The following information may be automatically recorded by this site's web server for statistical and system administration purposes only:

  • server address
  • top level domain name (e.g. .com, .au, .gov)
  • the date and the time of visits to the site
  • pages accessed and downloaded;
  • search terms used;
  • the address of the last site visited;
  • operating system;
  • type of browser.

Access to information collected

We will not attempt to identify individuals from the above information. However in the unlikely event of an investigation of a breach of law or regulation, a law enforcement agency of other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our logs.

Cookies

This website uses cookies to track usage patterns and traffic trends, and to help improve our website and user experience. A cookie is a small file supplied by our web server and stored by the web browser software on your computer when you access this site. This information is only used to help you use our website systems more efficiently, not to track your movements through the internet, or to record private information about you.