This notice applies to the National Water Market web site only. The web site is managed by the National Water Market System (NWMS) branch at the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC).
The use of the term "personal information" in this privacy notice means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained.
The NWMS collects personal information that you choose to give us, for example your email address.
We do not collect identifiable personal information about you if you only browse this web site.
We only use your personal information for the purposes for which you gave it to us.
We do not share information about you with other government agencies, other organisations, or other persons without your permission unless it:
- is necessary to provide you with a service that you have requested
- is required or authorised by law
- will prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to somebody's health
We analyse non-identifiable web site traffic data to improve our services.
A cookie is an electronic token that is passed between browser and server to transfer small amounts of information. They are used to maintain site information as you navigate different pages on a web site or return to the web site at a later time.
Links to external web sites
State and Territory Privacy statements
State and Territory web sites are governed by their own privacy statements.
DSEWPaC holds copies of state and territory lead water authorities' water register databases for the purpose of informing data cleansing and migration operations for the new Common Registry System. These databases may not be the most current versions and are held temporarily. This information is available only to persons involved in the project and, as per our agreement with the jurisdictions, cannot be requested by other parties.
This web site is bound by the Information Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988.
We also follow the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government web sites issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.
Full privacy notice
For more information about our privacy practices, see our full privacy notice.
If you have any privacy concerns with this web site, please Contact us.