Privacy Policy

As an Australian Government Agency, the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act), which regulates how agencies collect, use, disclose and store personal information, including sensitive information, and how individuals may access and correct records containing their personal information.

OCS respects the right to privacy under the Privacy Act and complies with Privacy Act requirements in relation to the collection and management of personal information.

Please refer to the Department of Industry, Science and Resources (the Department) Privacy Policy for further information.

Our Website

The OCS website contains links to other websites. OCS is not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites. OCS encourages individuals to examine each website’s privacy policy.

Please refer to the Department’s Site Notices webpage for information relating to accessibility, Acknowledgement of Country, Disclaimer, Privacy, social media community guidelines and customer service charter.

Google Analytics

In addition to web server logs, OCS uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Reports obtained from Google Analytics are used to help improve the efficiency and usability of this website. Please refer to the Department’s Privacy webpage for further information.

Contact us

All general enquiries or complaints about OCS’s compliance with the Privacy Act 1988, or requests for access or correction, should be directed to the Department’s Privacy Officer.