Privacy Statement

We respect your right to privacy.

We comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) in the Privacy Act 1988 (the Privacy Act). The Privacy Act regulates how:

  • we collect, use, disclose and store personal information including sensitive information
  • you can access and correct records containing your personal information

Privacy Policy

For more details of how the Department handles personal information see our Privacy Policy.

You can choose not to provide us with information. However, should you choose not to identify yourself we may not be able to adequately provide you a service.

Privacy Collection Statement

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (the Department) is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) outlined in Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act 988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) which regulates how entities may collect, use, disclose and store personal information.

The Department will collect from all submitted forms, personal information including the name, address, email address and telephone numbers of companies applying for Climate Active carbon neutral certification. This is for the purposes of carrying out its functions and to comply with legislative requirements including for registration, assessing submitted applications and reporting documents against the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard and providing advice. This information may also be disclosed to and accessed by Departmental staff within the Department for the purposes of administering the Climate Active initiative, evaluating and improving the efficient administration of the initiative, and informing policy development. If the required information is not provided, the Department will be unable to process your Climate Active carbon neutral application and certification reporting.

Other than the circumstances mentioned above the Department will not disclose your personal information to third parties or disclose the information to overseas recipients.

Personal information obtained will be stored and held in accordance with the Department’s obligations under the Archives Act 1983 (Cth) and will only be used and disclosed for the purposes outlined and will not be disclosed without your consent, except where authorised or required by law.

For further information, please refer to the Department’s Privacy Policy.

Links to other websites

This website links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage you to examine each website's privacy policy.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"), to help improve the efficiency and usability of this website.

Google Analytics uses first-party cookies and JavaScript code to gather statistics about how the website is accessed. It anonymously tracks how you interact with this website, including where you came from and what you did on the site. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located outside Australia. Google is based in the United States of America (USA). To contact Google, see Google's Contact us page.

Google uses this information to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports on website activity and provide other website and internet usage services. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where they process information on Google's behalf.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google's Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. Relevant legislation of the USA will apply. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.