Using Our Website
The Privacy Act 1988 defines personal information as meaning information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable: whether the information or opinion is true or not; and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.
This website is managed by the Department. We take our obligation to protect your privacy seriously.
The Privacy Act 1988 is the key law designed to protect your rights and prevent misuse of your personal information collected by government agencies such as this department.
Also, information received by us is protected from unauthorised use and disclosure by virtue of specific provisions in the Migration Act 1958, Crimes Act 1914, Public Service Act 1999 and the Public Service Regulations 1999.
A breach of these laws might incur criminal and/or civil liability.
We might collect personal information from you when you visit this site. You can generally visit this site without telling us who you are, unless you choose to provide such information.
While we provide a secure environment, you should be aware there are inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet.
Before you put your personal details on our website, check that your computer and internet are as secure as possible. Steps you can take to help make your computer safe include:
- set and protect your passwords
- set and update anti-virus and anti-spyware software
- install and use a firewall
- manage spam emails
- secure your internet browser.
You can find further information, including practical tips on how to protect yourself against security scams and how to complete online transactions safely at stay smart online
Copyright and trademarks are important parts of our website. You should keep them in mind when using our website.
We own all the material we produce. All material presented on this website is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Canada licence, with the exception of:
- our logo
- materials specifically not provided under a Creative Commons attribution 3.0 Canada licence
- content supplied by third parties.
License details and conditions are available on demend
You should attribute material you get from this website as Diversity Initiatives for New Immigrants Association.
Third party copyright
The copyright held by a third party to material on our website stays with that third party. We might need their permission to use the material.
We have made all reasonable efforts to:
- label clearly the material where the copyright is owned by a third party
- ensure we have the consent of the copyright owner to use this material on our website.
Our logo is a registered trademark of the Diversity Initiatives for New Immigrants Association and must not be used without the prior, specific, written permission from Diversity Initiatives for New Immigrants Association. If you want permission,