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ANI Website Privacy Policy

This Policy explains how Australian Naval Infrastructure (‘ANI’) handles personal information, including how we collect, use and disclose personal information. ‘We’ or ‘us’ means ANI.
ANI is committed to complying with the Australian Privacy Principles (‘APPs’) in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), and to being open and transparent about our information handling practices. We respect the confidentiality of the personal information we hold and take steps to safeguard that information.

The kinds of personal information we collect and hold (and why)?

ANI needs to collect some limited personal information to effectively run its business. In particular, we may collect and hold the following personal information:

How we collect personal information

Where it is practical to do so, we aim to collect personal information directly from the individual it relates to. However, there may be circumstances where we need to collect personal information from a third party. We may also collect personal information indirectly, for example where it is included in a communication with us. Some examples of how we collect personal information include:

Storage and security of personal information

We take the security of personal information we hold seriously. All ANI staff handle personal information sensitively and in accordance with the APPs.

We take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, i nterference and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. These steps include using electronic and physical security measures, including password protected software and hardware.

If the personal information we collect is no longer required, we take reasonable steps to delete, destroy or de-identify that information in a secure manner – unless we are required to maintain it because of a law, or court or tribunal order. It may be necessary for us to retain personal information to comply with our legal obligations, or for insurance or audit purposes. Personal information stored electronically may be stored securely indefinitely for IT back up and electronic audit trail purposes.

How we use personal information and for what purposes

We use personal information to perform our functions as a Government Business Enterprise.

Where necessary, we may also use personal information to comply with applicable laws (e.g. to meet obligations we may have under legislation).

We may use personal information for audit or quality assessment purposes, billing and invoicing, and staff training.

We only use personal information in accordance with the APPs and are committed to maintaining supplier and contractor confidentiality.

Disclosure of personal information

In order to conduct our business, we may disclose personal information to third parties.

We may disclose personal information:


Our website uses cookies to analyse website traffic and help us provide a better website visitor experience. A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device when you access a website. This information may include your IP address, information and actions taken on the site including details about when you accessed the site. The text file is then sent back to our server each time your browser requests a page from the server. Information generated by cookies about the use of our website may be transferred to, and stored by, a web analytics service, which may be based overseas, that we use to help us improve our online services. You can configure your browser to reject cookies, but this may affect the functionality of the website.


We use Vimeo’s site to host videos which are embedded on our website. When you play an embedded video from our website, the video any associated assets will load from the domain vimeo.com, and other domains associated with the Vimeo player. Vimeo collects information about user activity, including videos watched and interactions with content and ads. We are not responsible for the content and privacy practices of other websites. 

Our website contains links to other websites, including social networking sites like LinkedIn. We use social networking services to communicate with the public about our operations and projects. When you communicate with us using these services, we may collect your personal information, but we only use it to help communicate with you and the public. The social networking service will also handle your personal information for its own purposes. These services have their own privacy policies. You can access the privacy policies for these services on the service providers’ websites.

How individuals can access the personal information we hold about them

Individuals can seek access to the personal information we hold about them by contacting us at the address below under ‘Contact details’. We will need to verify the individual’s identity and may charge a fee to cover the cost of providing access. If a fee is charged for providing access, the individual will be informed of the details of the fee prior to provision of access.

How to update or correct personal information

Individuals can request to update or correct personal information we hold about them which they believe is inaccurate or out of date. To do so, the person about whom the information relates may contact us using the address under ‘Contact detail’.

How to make a privacy complaint

If an individual has any concerns about our information handling practices they can contact us at the address below under ‘Contact details’ so that we can try and resolve the issue quickly and directly.

If we are unable to resolve a privacy complaint, the individual concerned may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at: GPO Box 5218, Sydney NSW, 2001,  www.oaic.gov.au, (telephone 1300 363 992).

Contact details

Individuals may request to update or access personal information we hold about them, or make a privacy complaint, by contacting us at [email protected].

As at 10/05/24