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Privacy statement

Upon visiting a Defence public website, the following information is captured in a cloud based application. It is used for statistical purposes and to investigate data breaches.

  • the visitor's machine unique internet protocol (IP) address
  • the date and time of the visit to the site
  • the type of website browser used to view the site
  • the referral source that linked to the Defence website
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded.

Upon sending an email to an email address, the sendersĀ email address and the content of the email will be retained on the Defence email servers for the purpose of responding to your enquiry and taking subsequent action. Your email address will not be added to a mailing list unless supplied for that reason.

Upon submitting a web form on a Defence public website, the data is forwarded to an email address and is retained on the web server for 24 hours to ensure receipt.

Archived content

In some instances content is removed when it no longer provides useful information to audiences, is outdated or no longer accurate.

The National Archives of Australia provides advice on the archival requirements for Australian Government websites.

All content that has been removed from Defence websites can be found via the Australian Government Web Archive.

Information can also be accessed via freedom of information requests.

Content and design

Audience experiences are designed to adhere to the Australian Government Style Manual and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. This ensures thatĀ information accessible, concise and easy to understand.

When new text, resources, images or videos are added to Defence websites, a WCAG checklist is applied to ensure compliance. Proactive scanning and remediation provides quality assurance across the sites.

Site navigation

Information is reorganised on Defence websites in order to allow users to find it easily, and this often occurs when new content is added.

When content is moved, the menu and breadcrumb is updated and a URL redirect is implemented. This provides continued accessibility via search or direct link.