Learn how we handle personal information we collect through this website. Find links to policies explaining how we handle personal information we collect in carrying out our work.

Our privacy policy

We protect your privacy in line with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act), including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and the Australian Government Agencies Privacy Code.

Information collected in discharging our regulatory functions

We obtain personal information when discharging our regulatory functions under the Gene Technology Act 2000. Our OGTR Privacy Policy explains how we deal with this information, including how we collect, use, access and disclose it.

The OGTR is part of the Australian Government's Department of Health and Aged Care. Health and Aged Care provides staff and all corporate and administrative services, including information management systems, to support our activities. See Health and Aged Care's Privacy Policy for more details.

Information collected by our website

Our website is managed by the Department of Health and Aged Care.

See Health and Aged Care's Website Privacy Policy for details of how personal information obtained via our website is managed, including how it is collected, stored, secured, accessed, used and disclosed.

Privacy Impact Assessments Register

OGTR operates within the Department of Health and Aged Care's information management and IT systems, which are subject to the Department’s PIA requirements.

No high-risk privacy projects have been identified that have required us to prepare a Privacy Impact Assessment since 1 July 2018.

You can learn more on Health and Aged Care's Privacy Impact Assessment Register page.

Your email address

We will only record your email address if you send us a message by email, or if you subscribe to our email news updates.

We will only use your email address for the purpose you provide it. It will not be added to any mailing lists without your prior consent in writing. We will not use or disclose your email address for any other purpose without your prior written consent.

If you don’t want the OGTR or Health and Aged Care to record your email address, or if you would like more information about our privacy policy, contact us.

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