Your Privacy

Queensland Police Service (QPS) manages personal information in accordance with the requirements of the Police Service Administration Act 1990Public Service Act 2008Public Service Regulations 2008 and Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act). Accountability requirements under these legislative provisions and the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 apply to any alleged contravention of authorised procedures.

Personal information is any information that would allow an individual to be identified. It is defined in the IP Act as ‘information or an opinion, including information or an opinion forming part of a database, whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion’.

Security of information

​QPS personnel are not permitted to access, record or disclose an individual’s personal information except in the performance of their duties or in specific situations permitted by law.

Site visit data

This website is operated by QPS. When visiting this site, a record of your visit is logged. The information logged when you access our website is:

  • The user’s IP address
  • The date and time of the visit to the site
  • The pages accessed and the documents downloaded
  • The user’s operating system
  • The user’s web browser version

​Information is recorded for statistical purposes and is used by QPS to monitor the use of the site, and to make improvements. No attempt is made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the event of an investigation into apparent improper use of the QPS internet facility, or where a law enforcement agency is undertaking an investigation and has legal authority to identify users and/or their browsing activities.

Google Analytics

​The QPS is committed to providing a useful and effective service via its webpage. To that end, the department employs the tools provided by Google Analytics to gather information about how the department’s website is accessed. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the department analyse how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located outside of Australia.

Information that is gathered using the Google Analytics cookie includes:

  • The number of visitors to the department’s website
  • How visitors arrive at the department’s website, for example did they type the address in directly, follow a link from another webpage, or arrive via a search engine
  • The number of times each page is viewed and for how long
  • Time and date of visit
  • Geographical location of the visitor
  • Information about what browser was used to view the department’s site and the operating system of the computer
  • Information about whether the browser supports Java and Flash
  • The speed of the user’s internet connection

​This information will be used by the QPS to optimise the department’s site to improve access and usability, and to compile statistical data for reporting purposes.

Read more about Google’s privacy policy​.