This page explains the type of information that is collected by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s (ACIC) website, how such information is used, and under what circumstances and to whom it may be disclosed.

For more information about the types of information (including personal information) that the ACIC collects, including how it is is used, and under what circumstances and to whom it may be disclosed, please refer to our Information Handling Protocol:

If you have any privacy concerns, you should direct them to the ACIC Webmaster at or by post:


Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

GPO Box 1936

Canberra ACT 2601

Information collected

Your email address

The ACIC will only record your email address in the event that you send a message by email. Your email address will not be added to any mailing lists without your prior consent.

Clickstream data

When you visit the ACIC website, the internet servers make a record of your visit and log the following information for statistical purposes:

  • server address
  • top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk)
  • date and time of the visit to the site
  • pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • previous site visited
  • type of browser used.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except where a law enforcement agency may execute a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider's logs.

How the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission collects information via this website

The internet is an insecure medium and users should be aware that there are inherent risks transmitting information across the internet. Information submitted unencrypted via email or web forms may be at risk of being intercepted, read or modified. If you do not wish to email or send an online form to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission you can send enquiries by post to the address above.

Other sites

This site contains links to other sites. The ACIC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.


  • Domain name—the code for the country or type of internet connection a user comes from, such as '.com' '.gov' '.au' '.uk'
  • Internet Service Provider—a company or organisation that provides access to the internet for users.
  • Law enforcement agency—an agency of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory such as the Australian Federal Police, which exercises powers such as executing a warrant to seize documentation or goods or to search premises etc.