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This privacy statement applies to all the publicly accessible pages on this website and to all the publicly accessible sub-pages.

The office is not responsible for the privacy policies or codes of practices of third parties linked to this website.

For information about your right to privacy and the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIP Act) you may visit the website of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

If you have any questions about privacy matters in relation to this website or a request for access to information held as a result of using our website, please contact:

Communications department
Advocate for Children and Young People
Ground Floor, 219-241 Cleveland Street,
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012

Any information collected by the office as a result of using our website will be managed in accordance with the PPIP Act.

What information do we collect?

When you look at the pages on this website, our system automatically records information that identifies, for each page accessed:

  • the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the machine which has accessed it
  • the address of your server
  • the date and time of your visit to the site
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • the type of browser and operating system you have used.


Session cookies are used by the server to store session information as you navigate through the site. These cookies only exist for the duration of the browser session. The site does not use persistent cookies to store any personal information.

What do we do with the information collected?

The information collected during each visit is logged and presented in reports so the office can identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving our website. The information collected may also assist in preventing security breaches or used for research and development purposes to the extent that the information does not identify individual users.

Personal information provided to the office will only be used for the purposes for which the information was provided or as otherwise provided or permitted by privacy legislation.

What exceptions are there?

The office, or delegated organisations acting on this office's behalf, will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:

  • unauthorised attempts to access files which are not published on this website
  • unauthorised tampering or interference with files published onthis website
  • unauthorised attempts to index the contents of this website by other sites
  • attempts to intercept messages of other users of this website
  • communications which are defamatory, abusive, vilify individuals or groups or which give rise to a suspicion that an offence is being committed
  • 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 this website by other users.

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

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

Is the information stored securely?

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

What do we do with information provided through contact us?

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

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 it was provided. We will not add your email address or name to any mailing list without permission. The office 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.

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 from time to time. The amended policy will be posted to this site and will operate from the time it is posted.