Privacy

This website is maintained by the Teacher Housing Authority of NSW (THA). This Privacy Policy applies to all the publicly accessible pages on the THA site located at http://www.tha.nsw.gov.au .

The THA does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of third party sites linked to the THA site. If you have any questions about the THA site, or the application of this Privacy Policy or a request for access to information held, please contact:

Teacher Housing Authority 
Level 18, 2 - 24 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9260 2000

Users of the THA site are entitled to expect that any information as a result of that use will be treated within the terms of the New South Wales Government’s privacy responsibilities and obligations. The New South Wales Government’s privacy practices are regulated by the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988.

What information do we collect?

When you look at the pages on the THA site, our computers automatically record information that identifies, for each page accessed:

  • the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the machine that has accessed it;

  • your top-level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc);

  • the address of your server;

  • the date and time of your visit to the site;

  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;

  • the previous site visited; and

  • the type of browser and operating system you have used.

Cookies are not used by the THA site to collect information.

How do we use the information collected?

The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports in order for the THA to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving the THA site and the services offered on it.

The THA will not disclose or publish information that identifies individual machines, or potentially identifies sub-groupings of addresses, without consent or otherwise in accordance with the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988.

What exceptions are there to this rule?

The THA will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:

  • unauthorised attempts to access files that are not published THA pages;

  • unauthorised tampering or interference with files published on the THA site;

  • unauthorised attempts to index the contents of the THA site by other sites;

  • attempts to intercept messages of other users of the THA site;

  • communications which are defamatory, abusive, vilify individuals or groups or that give rise to a suspicion that an offence is being committed; and

  • attempts to otherwise compromise the security of the web server, breach the laws of the State of New South Wales or Commonwealth of Australia, or interfere with the enjoyment of the THA site by other users.

The THA reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of the THA site raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed.

In the event of an investigation, the THA will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.

Is the information stored securely?

Yes. Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held by the THA for archival purposes. When the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected, it is deleted.

What will we do with information provided as feedback?

The THA provides feedback facilities on this site to allow users to provide input into the future development of the site and to comment on the provision of service by the Authority.

Users may provide personal details for the purpose of receiving a reply to their feedback. This information will only be used for the purpose for which is was provided. We will not add your email address or name to any mailing list.

The THA may publish aggregated information about feedback on the site, to the extent that it does not identify or cannot be used to identify individual users.

Who else has access to information within the Authority?

Access to the raw data is restricted to a limited number of officers in the Office of the Board of Studies and the THA for the purpose of analysis and to report on the success of the site in meeting the Authority’s communication and access objectives. If you would like to access information held about you by the THA, please contact:

Teacher Housing Authority 
Level 18, 2 - 24 Rawson Place
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9260 2000

Will this policy be updated over time?

Due to the developing nature of privacy principles for online communication, this policy may be modified or expanded in light of new developments or issues that may arise from time to time. The amended policy will be posted to this site and will operate from time it is posted.