Although Tasmania does not have its own privacy legislation, the Tasmanian Government supports the maintenance of privacy standards by government and non-government bodies through the use of policy and codes of practice. The Tasmania State Government has established a set of Information Privacy Principles for use by State Government departments. The TFS adheres to these principles.
In addition to this the TFS is bound by the State Service Act 2000 which sets down State Service Principles and a State Service Code of Conduct. These define acceptable and unacceptable behaviour within the State Service and contain references to confidentiality and use of government information and resources.
The Tasmanian Government and its service providers value the privacy of every individual's personal information.
We are committed to protecting the information we collect and use by compliance with the obligations provided under the Personal Information Protection Act 2004.
Protecting your personal information is an important aspect of the way we create, organise and implement our activities online and off-line.
You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing personal information. The Tasmanian Government will only record an individual's email address and/or contact details if they send our site a message. The information an individual provides is collected for the purposes of responding to the matters raised in an individual's electronic correspondence.
We will ensure that your personal information will not be used or disclosed to other State institutions and authorities except if required or allowed by law.
We may collect non-personal information in gathering statistical information on how our websites are used, or to assist you in navigating through our websites.
We have implemented technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect the personal information that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use, unsanctioned alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss.
We will destroy personal information where it is no longer required (except where required to be kept in compliance with the Archives Act 1983). We will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and up to date whenever the Tasmanian Government discloses or uses it.