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For more information about how we protect your privacy and personal information, please see Defence’s Privacy page.

You are entitled to request access to personal information Defence holds about you or to request correction of that information. Information about how to do this is provided in Part 7.

Enquires regarding the Defence Privacy Policy or Defence's privacy practices in general should be directed to the Defence Privacy Officer.

Detailed information on the APPs can be found on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

The Defence Privacy Policy is reviewed annually to ensure the information it contains is accurate, complete, relevant and up-to-date.

AARC Website

In order to participate in, and contribute to, the AARC website you will be required to register and provide an email address. 

We will only use and disclose your personal information to a person, body or other Agency: 

  • to provide you with a service that you have requested; 
  • as authorised by law, for example, if a law enforcement authority or court order lawfully directs us to disclose the information of a user. 

Visiting a Defence website

When you access the Department of Defence's web servers, the following information is logged:

  • the visitor's machine unique Internet Protocol (IP) address;
  • the visitor's domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk, etc);
  • the date and time of the visit to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the previous site visited; and
  • the type of website browser used.

This information is primarily used for statistical purposes. However, this information may also be disclosed to an Australian Federal, State or Territory investigative authority to support investigations.

Sending us emails

When you send Defence an email, our email servers will collect and hold your email address and the content of the email for the purpose of responding to your enquiry and, where necessary, taking subsequent action. Your email address will not be added to a mailing list unless supplied for that reason. If you fail to provide all relevant information in your email, Defence's ability to respond to your enquiry will be limited.

Further information

For information about how Defence holds your personal information, how you can apply for access to, or seek a correction of personal information Defence holds about you, or to make a complaint about how Defence has managed your personal information, you should refer to the Defence Privacy Policy.

Questions regarding the Defence Privacy Policy, or privacy within Defence, should be emailed to the Defence Privacy Office or sent via regular mail to:

Defence Privacy Office
PO Box 7927

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