The Australian Capital Territory Government seeks to adhere to the Federal Privacy Commissioner’s Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites (external site).
The ACT Revenue Office has created this privacy statement to demonstrate its commitment to protecting personal privacy.
ACT Revenue Office
All information collected by the ACT Revenue Office is protected by secrecy provisions in Acts administered by the Office and only used for the purposes of those Acts. In addition, personal information provided to the ACT Revenue Office is protected by the Information Privacy Act 2014 (ACT) (external site) . Information (including personal information) cannot be disclosed to any third party unless authorised by law or with the consent of the person involved.
This privacy statement applies to all users who access this site.
Website information gathering and dissemination practices
The ACT Revenue Office applies the following information gathering and dissemination practices to this site.
Google will not collect personal information about you and the reports provided by Google to us will only contain aggregate non personal data about your use of this website. (These reports may contain data relating to pages viewed, files downloaded or the completion of online subscriptions). We will use the data collected by Google Analytics to improve how this website functions. For example we can use the data to check whether customers are having problems finding information and make access to information as easy as we can.
When you browse this website, our system automatically makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
- your server address;
- top level domain name (e.g.: .com, .net, .gov, .au);
- the type of browser and operating system you used;
- date and time of your visit;
- the previous site visited;
- which pages are accessed;
- the time spent on individual pages and the site overall; and
- which files were downloaded.
This information is analysed to determine this website’s usage statistics.
No attempt will be made to identify individual users or their browsing activities except in the event of an investigation where a law enforcement agency (e.g. the Australian Federal Police) exercises a warrant to inspect our service provider’s log files.
Your name and email address
Your name and email address is not recorded unless you specify it in an email or a feedback form through a website activity that involves the provision of personal information e.g.:
- sending electronic mail to this website;
- participating in a survey on this website;
- undertaking a payment or other transaction through this website; and
- suggesting a link from this website to an external website.
If you choose not to participate in the above activities, your choice will not affect your ability to use this website.
Use of personal information collected
If you supply your email address, it will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it. It will not be added to any mailing list unless you ask for this to be done, nor will it be disclosed to other persons or organisations without your consent or as required by law.
The internet is an insecure medium and users should be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the internet.
Information submitted unencrypted via electronic mail or web forms may be at risk of being intercepted, read or modified. If you do not wish to email or send an online form to the Australian Capital Territory Government, you can mail your communication to our postal address.
This site contains links to external websites. This privacy statement does not extend to external websites. The Australian Capital Territory is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. For more information, refer to the disclaimer.
Exchange of information
To assist in the identification and assessment of ACT taxes and grants we exchange information with other Revenue Offices and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
The exchange of information with other Revenue Offices is in accordance with part 9 of the Taxation Administration Act 1999 (ACT) and similar legislation in the States and the Northern Territory. The exchange of information with the ATO is in accordance with subsection 355-65 (5) Schedule 1 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth).
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