ACT Legislative Assembly

e-Petitions Privacy Statement

Your Privacy

This privacy statement sets out how the privacy of personal information collected within the e-Petitions section on the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory website is administered.

Information collected

This site does not store personal information in cookies.

When you visit the e-Petitions website our web server makes a record of your visit and records the following information for statistical purposes only:

  • Your server address
  • Top level domain name (eg. .com, .net, .gov, .au, etc)
  • The type of browser and operating system you used
  • Date and time of your visit
  • The previous site visited
  • Which pages are accessed
  • The time spent on individual pages and on the siteoverall
  • Which files were downloaded

No attempt will be made to identify individual users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency (eg Australian Federal Police) exercises a warrant to inspect our web server's log files.

The e-Petitions process in the Legislative Assembly is governed by the standing orders which have been approved by the Assembly. In the case of all petitioners, their name, address (including postcode) and email address is required. This information is required as a means of verifying the person and their eligibility to join the e-Petition. (A person is eligible to petition to the Legislative Assembly if they are a resident/citizen of the ACT. See Conditions of Use)


A petitioner also has the option of sending a message to a nominated email address on the website. This message will be monitored by staff for system trouble-shooting, maintenance and evaluation processes. Any email correspondence sent will be treated as a public record and will be retained as required by law or the rules and practices of the Legislative Assembly. This information is stored in a secured area and will not be used for any other purpose nor disclosed without the petitioner’s consent.

Access to personal information

Any personal information you chose to provide will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided.

The standing orders require the name, address (including postcode) and email address of all petitioners, however the Principle Petitioner’s details will be published on the e-Petition. The personal details of persons who join an e-Petition will not be viewable in any form on the website.

A petitioner’s name, address and email address will not be added to a mailing list by the Legislative Assembly. Access to the electronic information is restricted to certain officers of the Legislative Assembly. However, the information from paper petitions (including tabled e-Petitions) can be viewed with the Speaker’s permission. The personal information within paper petitions includes the name and address of the persons who have joined e Petitions.

Principal petitioners may be contacted to provide feedback on the e-Petitions process.


The Internet is an insecure medium and users should be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the Internet. Information submitted unencrypted via email or web forms may be at risk of being intercepted, read or modified.


This site contains links to other sites. The Legislative Assembly for the ACT is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Legislative Assembly can be contacted on:

Phone (02) 62053116 (General Inquiries)
(02) 62050173 (Clerk’s Office)
Facsimile (02) 62053109

If you have any special accessibility requirements in accessing information on this website,
please contact the Assembly on (02) 6207 5919 or send an email
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