Freedom of Information
The Parliament of Western Australia is exempt from Freedom of Information under Schedule 2 of the Freedom of Information Act 1992.
This privacy statement applies to your personal information collected on the Parliament of Western Australia website www.parliament.wa.gov.au.
Maintenance of the site
The Parliamentary Services Department is responsible for Information Technology Infrastructure and technical administration of the website.
The Legislative Council, Legislative Assembly and the Parliamentary Services Department, use the website for communication with agencies, organisations and the public. All three departments are therefore responsible for content, and the collection and management of any personal information received.
The website is regularly reviewed to ensure the quality of information is maintained.
Any personal information provided through website content links is retained within internal systems in accordance with the State Records Act 2000.
Security of Information
Security of information is a priority for all three departments. Our website and other information systems are monitored to maintain information security. This includes the information that you provide us through the website. This increases the safety of our systems from external influences.
Collection of personal information
You are not required to provide personal information in order to browse our website.
There are certain areas of the website where you may choose to provide us with information, which include:
- emailing one of our departments
- subscribing to Rich Site Summary (RSS) feeds and alerts for Chamber Documents and Bills [to add additional RSS feeds if approved]
- subscribing to an online educational or community newsletter
- using our Education Tour Booking System
- using our Feedback form
Email addresses and content are retained when you send an email directly from the Parliament website content links.
Submissions to Parliamentary Committees
All submissions determined by a Committee for release will be published to the website under the inquiry or Committee activity that it relates to. Personal details provided on submissions will not be published. This does not apply to the publication of the contact details of organisations.
Once tabled in the Legislative Council, a petition can be accessed in hard copy. A synopsis of the petition and the number of signatories are included on the website. Reports of the Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs on petitions (where a detailed investigation is conducted) are also available electronically on the website.
In the Legislative Assembly, copies of petitions are made available to members upon request, but not to third parties. The name of the tabling member and a synopsis of the petition are provided on the website.
Use and disclosure of personal information
Information collected will only be used for the purposes for which it was provided and except where otherwise stated in this Privacy Statement, will not be disclosed to third parties.
Access and correction of personal information
In relation to personal information supplied to the three Parliamentary Departments, you can request that this be corrected if you believe it is wrong. You will need to contact the relevant department to which the information was provided.
Statistical information and cookies
Some information is retrieved when you visit our website; however, this information is not used to identify individual users. The information is used for statistical purposes to improve the website’s content and customisation to better meet your needs. Statistical information may be viewable by third parties contracted to provide administrative or technical support for the website.
This information includes:
- IP (Internet Protocol) address of the machine used to access the site
- the address of your server
- the search terms you used
- pages accessed, links clicked on and documents downloaded
- pages shared
- date and time of your visit to the site
- referring site to the Parliament of Western Australia website
- your operating system (i.e. Windows, Android or Mac)
- web browser used (i.e. Internet Explorer, Chrome)
A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer when you visit a website. It enables the website to recognise you in subsequent visits. Cookies do not personally identify you but do identify your browser.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. to source analytic data. Information about your use of the website is transferred to and stored on Google Servers. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website and to collate reports on website activity.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data by Google in the manner set out above.
For further information on this privacy statement contact the Website Administrator.