The NTC (ABN 67 890 861 578) is an independent statutory body that contributes to the achievement of national transport policy objectives by developing regulatory and operational reform of Australia’s road, rail and intermodal transport systems.
Where the collection or handling of personal information by the NTC is subject to the Privacy Act, the NTC must comply with the requirements of that Act. The Privacy Act regulates the manner in which personal information is handled throughout its life cycle, from collection to use, storage, accessibility and disposal.
What is personal information?
Personal information is 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.
Special provisions apply to the collection of personal information which is sensitive such as health information and information about a person’s race, ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of political, professional or trade associations, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual preferences and criminal history.
Collection of personal information
What personal information does the NTC collect?
In the course of business, the NTC may collect personal information that is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to, our functions or activities. The NTC will only collect personal information by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive manner.
The NTC may collect personal information about:
- persons who contact the NTC in relation to its activities and services
- persons who participate in any public consultations, reform proposals, surveys or market research conducted by or on behalf of the NTC
- subscribers to publications of the NTC (such as newsletters, news releases and reports)
- third parties providing a service to the NTC
- employees, contractors and consultants of the NTC.
Our functions and activities and our range of services may change from time to time.
The types of personal information we may collect and hold may vary depending on the nature of our interaction with the individual and may include:
- identifying and contact information (for example, name, address, date of birth, email address and emergency contact details
- responses or submissions to any consultations, reform proposals, surveys or market research of the NTC
- bank account, tax file number and credit card details
- information relating to employment or engagement by the NTC including education and qualifications, superannuation details, insurance details and results of psychometric testing, reference checks, police checks and ergonomic assessments.
Through our website, we may also collect de-identified information about a user’s computer which may include IP address, type of browser, operating system, domain name and the details of any website which has referred the user to the NTC’s website. We may also collect de-identified information about the user’s activities on our website (for example, tracking which areas of the website are visited and the content viewed).
Why does the NTC collect personal information?
The Privacy Act generally requires the NTC to use personal information only for the primary purpose for which it