The Awards are administered by the Data Awards Team, which comprises Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) staff. 

The staff operate under the ABS's Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how we handle personal information that is collected for managing and operating within the ABS, consistent with the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles. 

Information we collect

The following information is supplied by your browser (for example Internet Explorer) and collected by us:

  • type of browser used
  • server address (i.e. IP address which is stored anonymously)
  • operating system (for example Windows, MAC)
  • the date and time you accessed the site
  • time spent on pages
  • pages and links visited, and documents downloaded
  • the path you took to get to the site
  • device screen size and type
  • region, country and preferred language settings.

The APS Data Awards website is hosted on the Department of Finance GovCMS platform

Why we collect it and how we use it

We use the above information to understand how our website is being used. This helps us improve our website and provide you with a better experience.


When you email us personal information or provide it to us through 'contact us' options on this site:

  • we will record your email address and any other information submitted
  • we will use this information for the purpose for which you provide it
  • your email address will not be added to a mailing list unless provided by you specifically for that purpose.

If you fail to provide us with a minimum level of information (usually marked with an asterisk and generally, an email address), we may not be able to respond to you.

We will not share your personal information

The law, including the Privacy Act 1988, protects your personal information.

Your personal information will not be disclosed to any other person, body or agency unless:

  • you give us permission
  • it is authorised or required by law
  • it meets one of the other exceptions in the Australian Privacy Principles.

How we store information

We store information in different ways, including:

  • our document and records management systems
  • cloud storage
  • browser storage
  • cookies.

We use cookies (small files stored on your device) created both by us and third parties. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your browser settings. However, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website.