Privacy

The ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting personal privacy. This statement addresses collection, use, security of and access to information that may be obtained through the use of the ACT Teacher Quality Institute website. This notice covers the following topics:

The ACT Teacher Quality Institute website complies with the requirements for ACT Government websites namely the Information Privacy Act 2014.

Privacy Act

The Information Privacy Act 2014 gives rights to individuals in relation to how personal information is handled by ACT government agencies. ACT government agencies must comply with the Territory Privacy Principles (TPPs) set out in the Information Privacy Act 2014. View the TQI TPP5 privacy notice external link.

"Personal information" is information or an opinion, including information or an opinion forming part of a database, about an individual whose identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained from the information or opinion.

Information collected

When you visit the TQI website to browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet Protocol address and a component of the domain name used (eg: .com, .net, .gov, .au, etc.). The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either by your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol address to direct Internet traffic to you where this is required;
  • The type of browser and operating system you used;
  • The date and time you visited this website;
  • The web pages or services you accessed at this website;
  • The time spent on individual pages and the website overall; and
  • Which files you downloaded

The website also collects contact information (eg. email address). However, we do not use these details unless you choose to provide this information. The reason for collecting this information will be displayed on the appropriate page. In that event your details will only be used for the purpose for which you provided them.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an enquiry via the contact us section). If you choose not to participate in this activity, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the TQI website.

Purpose for collecting this information and use of information

The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us to understand how people are using our services. Information you provide to TQI is strictly used for the purpose you provided it.

TQI analyses the website logs to continually improve the value of the services available on our site. Our website logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that browse the TQI website.

Other information you provide voluntarily is used for delivering the documents or services you request and in case we need extra information for clarification. We use your e-mail or other details to contact you: this may be to advise receipt or to address issues you identify.

Other privacy issues

Following are some other privacy issues that we consider relevant:

Cookies

Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the TQI website.

Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods.

Cookies can be removed at any time from your hard drive.

Security

This site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the internet. Users should be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the internet.

Disclaimer for External Links

The TQI website has links to other websites. These include links to websites operated by other government agencies, universities, unions, professional learning providers and teacher employers. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our website and this Privacy Statement will not apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

Neither TQI, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the ACT Government warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

Contact Details

To offer comments about the TQI website, or about the information presented in this Privacy Statement, please contact TQI.

E-mail: tqi@act.gov.au

Telephone: +61 2 620 58867