Data analytics and service improvement privacy notice

Along with our privacy policy, this notice explains how we collect information about how you interact with us online. This includes interactions with our online services and applications, and is collected for data analytics purposes.

What we collect

We collect information:

  • in accordance with Australian law
  • about how you use our online services

We collect this to help us improve the services we deliver.

The information we collect includes:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • browser and operating system, for example whether you use Internet Explorer or Chrome, Windows or iOS
  • screen size and orientation
  • mouse clicks and areas your mouse hovered over
  • fields you’ve entered information into
  • how long it took to do certain tasks
  • how you move through pages

How we use this information

We use this information to:

  • find out when our systems aren’t working as expected
  • understand user needs and what’s hard to use on our online services and applications
  • learn where we can streamline services
  • cater for different types of browsers and devices you use
  • develop relevant help information
  • improve our ability to assist people who call us for help

Authorised staff can playback your interactions. We use this information to learn how you use our digital channels.

We know a session is yours if:

  • you tell us about it during a phone call, or
  • you sign in to your online account

Your information stays confidential. We don’t give it to anyone unless:

  • they are an authorised staff member or
  • it’s required by law

We remove information that might identify an individual before it’s stored.

We destroy information in accordance with Australian law. We destroy:

  • replayable website interactions after 7 days
  • data such as clicks and searches after 30 days
  • summary reports on event data after 500 days

Read more about your right to privacy and our Privacy Policy.

Page last updated: 7 September 2018