The content of this statement forms the basis of the internal Web Privacy and Security policy that applies to user interactions with the West Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) Website at:

Data Collection and Click-Stream Data

Browsing any website, including the DMP site, 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 our site, 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

DMP 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

This website uses cookies to track usage patterns and traffic trends, and to help improve our website and user experience. A cookie is a small file supplied by our web server and stored by the web browser software on your computer when you access this site. This information is only used to help you use our website systems more efficiently, for example by maintaining a record of what text size you prefer to view pages in, not to track your movements through the internet, or to record private information about you. Cookies from this website are terminated when you end your internet session and shut down your computer.

Protection of Personal Information

DMP 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 DMP 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.

Information given during the course of online purchases and product orders may be used to determine your liability to Australian GST on the items purchased or ordered.

Links To Other Websites

DMP may decide to link to other websites which contain related information. The Department is not responsible for the content of any linked sites.

A link to a site does not imply that the Department endorses that site or the organisation operating that site, it is for reference purposes only.

DMP may link to a site that collects information about the user and we cannot control the collection of this information. Users should contact these content providers directly if there are any questions about the use of information they collect. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies, or no policy at all. We encourage users to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing them with personal information.

Organisations linking to DMP's Website

DMP encourages appropriate links to it's website but reserves the right to refuse any such link or to terminate an existing link if the Department deems it to be inappropriate.

User Feedback

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