Guide to our privacy policy

A guide to our privacy policy.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to:

  • clearly communicate the personal information handling practices of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
  • enhance the transparency of AMSA operations
  • give individuals a better and more complete understanding of the sort of personal information that AMSA holds, and the way we handle that information.

Condensed privacy policy

This privacy policy has been developed to follow the 'layered policy' format, which means that it offers layers of greater or lesser detail so people can read as much as they wish and find what they need fast.

If all you want is a snapshot of our personal information handling practices, you can have a look at our Condensed Privacy Policy. This offers an easy to understand summary of:

  • how we collect, use, disclose and store your personal information
  • how you can contact us if you want to access or correct personal information we hold about you.

If, on the other hand, you are in search of a more comprehensive explanation of our information handling practices, then this is the document for you. This document forms the 'detailed' layer of our privacy policy.

Outline of this policy

'Part A—Personal Information Handling Practices' explains our general information handling practices across the agency including information about how we collect, use, disclose and store your personal information.

'Part B—Files' offers further detail by explaining our personal information handling practices in relation to specific AMSA functions or activities. Here you can find out what sort of records we keep and why. You may find this section helpful if, for example, you have made an enquiry to AMSA and wish to know how we manage our files.

'Part C—Online' explains our personal information handling practices when you visit our websites.

Last updated: 

Monday 2 October 2023