Queensland Queensland Museum adheres to strict principles and procedures to protect the privacy of service users and will only use personal information for lawful purposes in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (the Act).
Personal information is defined by the 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'. It may include your name, address, phone number, email address, age, gender, employer and job title.
Queensland Museum collects personal information to help us provide responsive services and promote and present content relevant to our audience.
Where possible, we collect personal information from you directly, with your consent, for example, when you:
If you have chosen to place your details on one or more of our eNews subscription lists, you can opt out of further contact with us by following the instructions to unsubscribe in our emails, or by emailing us.
Queensland Museum may also obtain your personal information from third parties, such as:
If Queensland Museum collects personal information from third parties you refer to us, we will assume, and you will ensure, that you have made that third party aware of the referral and the purpose of the collection, use and disclosure of the relevant personal information.
As a Queensland Government website, email correspondence, comments made on our blog or social media platforms and information provided on webforms can constitute a public record and can be retained as required by the Public Records Act 2002 and other relevant legislation and regulation.
Email messages may be monitored by our website support staff for system troubleshooting and maintenance purposes.
Queensland Museum reserves the right to remove comments which it considers to be abusive, defamatory, discriminatory, off-topic, or unlawful.
This website interfaces with social media services such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and others.
Queensland Museum assumes you have informed yourself of the ways in which such sites or applications can collect and disclose your personal information, and that you otherwise consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by such sites or applications (including disclosure to, and collection by, Queensland Museum).
Check your settings with the relevant social media provider if you wish to opt out of this data collection.
We are committed to respecting the privacy of our website users and you are able to visit our site without revealing any of your personal information.
Queensland Museum uses Google Analytics to collect unidentifiable statistical information about visitors to our website, including:
This data is used by Queensland Museum to analyse the pages visited, to improve your experience and make sure our website is useful.
Queensland Museum may also use web beacons and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from users of our web sites, including ticketing services, and use that information to provide measurement services and target relevant advertising content to users.
Camera surveillance operates at Queensland Museum sites to ensure public safety and for the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences. Should an incident occur, footage may be provided to the Queensland Police Service for law enforcement purposes. Enquiries may be directed to the Queensland Police Service by calling Police Link on 131 444.
By entering the vicinity of Queensland Museum premises and hosted events, you consent to and grant the global use and reproduction by Queensland Museum or persons authorised by them of all digital images, films, video images, photographs, graphical representation, voice and sound recordings (“material”) produced in any film, video medium or any other medium (including, without limitation, computer media and the internet). You agree to hold Queensland Museum and their agents harmless against any claims arising from the use of such material.
The talent’s image and/or footage will only be used for the promotion of Queensland Museum and will not be used for any other purpose without the prior permission of the talent or the talent agency.
We understand and appreciate that you may be concerned about the privacy and confidentiality of any personal information you provide to us. Queensland Museum will take precautions to safeguard your personal data from loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure.
Queensland Museum websites do not provide facilities for securely transmitting information across the internet. Visitors to our websites are advised that there can be some risks with transmitting personal information in this way.
As a general rule, we store your personal information in our secure electronic databases. From time to time, Queensland Museum may engage service providers to store personal information who could have servers located overseas. We ensure that our service providers are carefully chosen and have policies, procedures and systems in place to keep personal information secure.
Under the Information Privacy Act 2009, you can ask Queensland Museum whether we are keeping personal information about you. You are entitled to access any personal information that Queensland Museum holds about you, and to ask us to update personal information we hold about you. Before providing you with any personal data we will ask you to provide evidence of your identity.
To make a formal application to access and/or amend your personal information under the Information Privacy Act 2009, download the appropriate application form:
Queensland Museum may disclose your personal information to:
For marketing purposes where it may be impracticable to seek consent, Queensland Museum may disclose personal data to third parties provided the following apply:
All details are transmitted securely using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Your credit card details are not stored on our servers at any stage of the transaction, and once credit card details have been sent to our financial institution they are no longer known to our system.
Queensland Museum websites and digital communications may contain links to other websites and services.
The materials presented on this website are distributed by the State of Queensland, acting through Queensland Museum, as an information source only. The full website disclaimer is available for viewing.
To make a request or enquiry, contact:
The Privacy Officer
PO Box 3300
South Brisbane Q 4101 Australia
Phone: +61 (0)7 3153 3000
Or contact us online
Further information on the Queensland Government's information privacy scheme can be accessed through the Office of the Information Commissioner.