The ANU is deemed an ‘agency’ within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and as such complies with the obligations of the Privacy Act within that meaning. We also comply with other relevant state laws in relation to privacy and confidentiality.
When you look at The Australian National University (ANU)'s BluePages site our server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information:
- your browser’s internet address;
- the date and time of your visit to the site;
- the pages you accessed and documents downloaded;
- the previous site visited;
- the type of browser you are using;
ANU uses this information for statistical purposes and for system administration tasks to maintain this service. We do not identify individuals in our usual operations however in the unlikely event of an emergency or legal investigation, the University, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our server’s logs. We will not use or disclose your personal information except where disclosure is deemed necessary to prevent injury to life or health or where the use or disclosure is required or authorised by law.
All information we gather online will be stored on the ANU servers and is subject to all reasonable security measures. However, all users of the Internet should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that data which the user downloads may contain computer viruses or other defects.