Collection of personal information
The Department collects personal information that is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to, its functions and activities. The Department will only use and disclose personal information for the purpose it was collected and in accordance with the Privacy Act.
In regards to interaction with the Toolkit, or membership of the Public Sector Innovation Network, the avenues for collecting your information include:
- Commenting on this website
- Cookie and clickstream data
- Google Analytics
- The OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation
If you wish to comment on the Innovation Toolkit, you will be asked to provide a name and email address. You do not have to include your actual details; you are welcome to post under a pseudonym and include a non-existent email address.
MailChimp will use this information for the purpose of hosting the online platform to enable members to create, send and manage emails. MailChimp will also use this information to measure their email campaign’s performance and to improve the features for specific segments of customers, evaluate your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. MailChimp may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on MailChimps's behalf.
You can opt out of MailChimp by choosing the unsubscribe service provided by MailChimp in every email. You may also turn off cookies in your browser or disable Flash player, however this may make it difficult (or even impossible) to use the services provided by MailChimp.
The GovSpace platform that the Innovation Toolkit is built on uses a spam filtering tool called Akismet. Akismet was created to analyse blog comments to see if they contain spam-like features. Comments and other content submitted to Automattic’s Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on their servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case they store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
Public servants working for Australian governments are encouraged to become members of the OECD’s Observatory of Public Sector Innovation platform. In doing so, those public servants can choose to join the Australian Public Sector closed community. In order to do so, they will need to psi [at] industry.gov.au (subject: Membership%20of%20the%20OECD's%20OPSI%20platform) (email us) with their ‘.gov.au’ email address to demonstrate that they are indeed working for an Australian government. This email information is used only for verification purposes.
How to contact us
Contact us if there are any privacy concerns.