The Department of Corrective Services (DCS) website is maintained by DCS. This site is located at
The WebmanagerNSW Department of Corrective ServicesGPO Box 31Sydney NSW 2001Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Users of the DCS site are entitled to expect that any information as a result of that use will be treated within the terms of the New South Wales Government's privacy practices which are regulated by the New South Wales
Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1988.
When you look at the pages on the DCS site, our computers automatically record information that identifies, for each page accessed:
The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports in order for DCS to identify patterns of usage of the site. These patterns of usage will assist DCS in improving the DCS site and the services offered on it.
Cookies are not used from the DCS site to collect information.
DCS provides feedback facilities on the DCS site to allow users to provide input into the future development of the site and to comment on the provision of service by DCS.
The provision of personal details on feedback is optional. Users may provide personal details for the purpose of receiving a reply to their feedback. DCS will not add your email address or name to any mailing list. DCS may aggregate information about feedback on the site but such information will not identify, and will be not capable of being used to identify individual users.
The provision of information to the Webmanager is optional. Your enquiry and details may be forwarded to other officers of the Department to enable an appropriate response to be provided.
Generally, DCS will not disclose information collected as a result of an individual using the DCS site without the consent of the individual concerned. DCS may disclose such information, without the consent of the individual concerned, in certain circumstances.
DCS may use or disclose information collected from users of the DCS site without their consent in the following circumstances:
If DCS considers that a user of its site is committing, or may have committed an offence, DCS may refer the matter to relevant law enforcement agencies. In the event of an investigation, DCS will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.
Yes. Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held by DCS for archival purposes. When the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it is deleted.
Under section 16 of the
Freedom of Information Act 1989 you have the right to apply to DCS for access to any document held by it about you, and under section 14 of the
Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998, you may request DCS to provide you with access to personal information held by it about you.
Under section 39 of the
Freedom of Information Act 1989 you may apply to DCS to have any document held by it about you amended if you consider that the information contained in the document is incomplete, incorrect, out of date or misleading. Under section 15 of the
Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 you may request DCS to amend personal information held by it about you to ensure that the information is accurate, relevant, up to date, complete and not misleading.
All enquiries about the application of the above legislation must be made to the Manager, FOI & Privacy Unit on telephone number (02) 8346 1067.
DCS may amend this policy from time to time. If DCS does amend this policy, DCS will delete the old policy from its website and replace it with the new policy.