Privacy Policy


This statement sets out the Department for Energy and Mining (DEM)’s policies relating to the privacy of your personal information.

This site is operated in compliance with the Government of South Australia’s Information Privacy Principles.

These policies are based on national and international privacy standards.

Statement to users

Users should note there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the Internet. Users should make their own assessment of the potential risks to the security of their information when making a decision as to whether or not to use our website facilities.

For those users who do not wish to use public networks such as the Internet, there are alternative ways to obtain information from us, and transact business with us.

Information we collect

When you visit our website, our internet service provider automatically records your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • your IP address
  • your top level domain name (e.g. .com, .net, .gov etc)
  • the date and time of your visit to the site
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • time spent on individual page time spent overall on the site
  • browser type and version
  • referring site (e.g. search engine).

This information is analysed periodically to determine the site’s usage statistics and improve your online experience of this site.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our service provider’s logs.


In order to provide a website that is easy to use, reliable and contains useful and relevant information; the DEM websites use “cookies”. Cookies are small amounts of information that may be placed on your device, such as a computer or mobile phone, in order to track your visit. Cookies help the DEM to remember who you are. The DEM uses cookies to help make your subsequent visits to its websites simpler and more seamless. For example, the DEM uses cookies to help deliver personalised website content and navigation to provide better user experiences.

The cookies on the DEM websites do not store personal details such as your name, address or telephone number, but may include your IP address, referring site and pages visited on the DEM websites. IP addresses are logged to track a user’s visit while the user remains anonymous. DEM analyses this data for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of the website users are visiting and for how long. DEM does not link your IP address to anything that identifies you.

You can set your browser to alert you to when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it.

The DEM uses Analytics cookies to collect anonymous data, including but not limited to geographic location, time spent on the website, how you reached the DEM website.

The DEM uses advertising cookies and technologies including Facebook and Google for the purposes of analytics and online behavioural advertising. This enables the DEM and its partners to serve you with advertising content that is more relevant to your interests.

Anonymous data from advertising cookies including browsing history and practices may be provided to third parties for the purposes of promoting South Australia’s energy and mining sector via online advertising.

For more information about online targeting and advertising cookies, as well as instructions on how to opt out, visit Your Online Choices:

No attempt will be made to identify you except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the service provider’s logs.

Links to other websites

Please note that this website contains links to other websites. When you click on a link to another site, you leave our website and are no longer protected by these conditions.

This privacy statement is periodically reviewed and update.