This website privacy statement applies to: http://www.dsd.wa.gov.au/ run by the Department of State Development (DSD). When you follow a link from this website to another site, we recommend you read and consider the privacy statement on that other site.

Collection of site visit data

Browsing any website, including the DSD website, generates a trail of the pages that are visited, and the time apparently spent displaying each page. Click streams are the paths a user takes when navigating a website and the Internet in general.

When you visit this website, our servers may record the following information for statistical purposes:
  • The user's server (IP) address and machine name
  • The date and time of visit to the site
  • The pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • The number of bytes transmitted and received for each request
  • The address of the referring page visited
  • Search terms used
  • The type of browser used
DSD examines this information to determine the traffic through the server, and to specific pages or applications, in order to deliver better services. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, or the need to determine details related to a security breach or other inappropriate activity.

Cookies information

A cookie is a piece of data that is shared between a web server and a user’s browser. Cookies, and the information collected through them, are used by DSD to make this website more efficient.

DSD uses only session-ID cookies and, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. Cookies can be easily blocked on your computer by simply un-checking the "accept cookies" option in your web browser. This can be found under the options menu of your browser software.

Collection, use and disclosure of personal information

DSD will only record your email address if you send us a message, or if you register with us to use a software application, or to be included on a mailing list. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use your email address for any other purpose and will not disclose it to other parties, without your consent.

 Any personal details submitted via the DSD website will only be used for the purpose for which they are provided. We will not use your personal details for any other purpose and will not disclose them to other parties, without your consent.

Where we allow registration for a mailing list then we will also provide a facility for you to edit or remove your details from that list.