In some parts of the website, you might be ask you for Personal information*. Personal information will only be used for the purpose stated and will not be disclosed further without your consent. We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. We will not use your e-mail address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it, without your consent. With respect to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information, we follow the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner.

When visiting this site, the following information may be logged for statistical purposes:

This information is used to create summary statistics which allow us to: assess the number of visitors to our site; discover what information is most and least used; determine technical design specifications; and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the service providers logs.

Clickstream Data and Cookies

The Transmet Website uses a cookie for maintaining contact with a user through a Transmet Website session. A cookie is a small file supplied by the Transmet Website and stored by the web browser software on your computer when you access the Transmet Website. (An explanation of cookies can be found at the site of the Australian Privacy Commissioner). The cookie allows the Transmet Website to recognise you as an individual as you move from one page to another.

At the end of your session, you may choose to manually logoff. When you logoff, the cookie is immediately deleted. If you do not logoff at the end of your session, the Transmet Website will automatically log you off after about 20 minutes. The cookie stored within your browser will expire when you close your web browser. This will ensure that no other person has access to information personalised for you. If you wish to use the features of the Transmet Website that enable us to personalise the site for you, you must use a browser which is enabled to accept cookies.

The Transmet Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyse how users use the site. Google Analytics anonymously tracks how our visitors interact with this website, including where they came from, what they did on the site, and whether they completed any transactions on the site such as newsletter registration. The information generated by the cookie 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 compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Googles behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Transmet Website . By using the Transmet Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

This website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites and encourage you to examine each sites privacy policies.

This site is accredited and maintained to Commonwealth Government Internet security standards to ensure the confidentiality and/or integrity of information posted on the site. These standards meet or exceed Australian information security management standards (AS/NZS 4444).

If at any time you believe we have not adhered to the principles referred to in this privacy statement or have any other comments on these principles, please notify us by e-mail at


You should be aware that the Internet is an insecure medium and that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the Internet. Information submitted via e-mail may be at risk of being intercepted, read or modified.

If you do not wish to e-mail us, you can send postal mail to the address below or give us a call on 1300 135 070.

Client Services Australian Bureau of Statistics GPO Box 796 Sydney NSW 2001

* The use of the term Personal Information in this privacy statement means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained.