The NSW Police Force respects the privacy of our employees, volunteers and members of the public who use our services.
This website is maintained by the NSW Police Force. This Online Privacy Statement applies to all the publicly-accessible web pages within this website located at URL http://www.police.nsw.gov.au and to all the publicly-accessible web pages listed in the search results function. However, we do not take any responsibility for the privacy practices or policies of any third party websites linked to or from this website. When you interact with this website or send the NSW Police Force a message through the "Contact Us" web page, we may collect personal information about you.
By using this website, applications and services, or otherwise providing us with your information, you acknowledge and agree to us collecting, holding, using and disclosing your personal information as described in this privacy statement.
If you do not wish to be bound by this privacy statement, you should not access or otherwise use this website or services.
Like many other websites, certain web page access information about your computer is automatically recorded in a log when you access any part of this website. The following types of information are recorded:
Only some of this information may be considered personal information for the purpose of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
We may collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:
he NSW Police Force only record email addresses if you provide us with your email address through the "Contact Us" web page. We will only use your email address for the purpose of responding to your enquiry. Your email address will not be added to any mailing list, used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent or otherwise than in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002.
However, the NSW Police Force advises that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the Internet.
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website sends to the internet browser software (which may then be stored on the computer) that is designed to save preferences or keep track of information previously selected. A cookie cannot retrieve any data from the hard drive, pass on computer viruses or capture email addresses.
Cookies can be either 'persistent' or 'session' based. Persistent cookies are stored on the computer, contain an expiry date, and may be used to track browsing behaviour upon return to the issuing web site. Session cookies are short-lived, are used only during a browsing session, and expire when closing your browser.
This website only uses session cookies for each page that is accessed during a browsing 'session'. Cookies will not record or collect any information when you access publicly-accessible web pages or files and use publicly-accessible online forms (including search) as provided. The website statistics for this website are generated from the web page access information as described above.
This website uses Google Analytics, a reporting service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’) and its subsidiaries. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ to help us analyse how users navigate the website. The information generated by cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more details visit Google Analytics Terms of Service.
The NSW Police Force uses Facebook remarketing pixels to aid in customised, targeted follow-up advertising. The NSWP Force may display interest-based ads to you when you are using Facebook through Facebook’s Custom Audience Tool. These tools allow us to personalise our ads based on your interests, demographics, location and any previous interactions with us. This website, http://www.police.nsw.gov.au, and all the publicly-accessible web pages within, uses the Conversion Tracking Meta pixel to allow us to follow your actions once you have been redirected to the website via clicking on one of our Facebook ads. This assists us in recording the effectiveness of Facebook ads for reporting and market research purposes.
The data collected through the Meta pixel provided to us is aggregated and remains anonymous, meaning that we cannot see the personal information of the individual user. However, the collected data is also saved and processed by Facebook and it is used in accordance with their Data Use Policy.
The NSWPF may also share information about your use of this page and your interactions with our Facebook ads with our trusted social media, advertising and web analytics partners, including Google Analytics.
Facebook Conversion Tracking also allows Facebook and its partners to show you advertisements on and outside Facebook. A cookie will be saved onto your computer for these purposes.
You can change your Facebook Ad Preferences if you wish to revoke your permission for these services.
You have certain rights under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 to access and amend personal information held by us about you.
All enquiries about the application of the above legislation should be made to the contact details below.
Enquiries about this Online Privacy Statement and complaints or concerns about your privacy from the use of this website may be addressed in the first instance to:
NSW Police Force
Locked Bag 5102
Parramatta NSW 2124
For access applications under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 please refer to:
Alternatively, complaints or concerns about your privacy may be directed to the Privacy Commissioner, Privacy New South Wales:
Phone: (02) 8688 8585
Fax: (02) 8688 9660
Locked Bag 5111
Parramatta NSW 2124