Privacy Information

This website is dedicated to the promotion of International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). The personal information collected will only be used for this purpose. This website is owned and managed by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS).

The collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 and Australian Privacy Principles.

International Day of People with Disability 2023 Survey – Privacy Collection Notice

The Department of Social Services (department, we, us) is currently inviting participants to provide their views on the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) 2023 Program through a survey (the Survey).

This privacy collection notice is designed to ensure you are aware of certain matters regarding the department’s collection of any personal information you may provide, as required by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act).

Purpose of collection

We are conducting the Survey to help us plan for IDPwD in 2024 and improve the support we provide to our stakeholders and the public.

We do not require personal information to be included in your response. As part of the Survey, we do not ask you to provide your name, phone number or address, or the personal information of other people.

If you (or another person) can be reasonably identified from your response, the Privacy Act will apply to that information. We will handle that personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act’s requirements.

Use and disclosure

We will use any personal information contained in the Survey responses only for the purpose of its collection – that is, to help us plan for IDPwD in 2024 and improve how we support our stakeholders and the public. We will not use or disclose it for another purpose unless this is authorised or required by law, or permitted under the Privacy Act.

We will not disclose personal information to overseas recipients.

More information

More information about how we handle your personal information is set out in our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy contains more information about how you can access any personal information that we hold, and how to seek correction of that personal information. It also contains information about how to make a complaint about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles, as set out in the Privacy Act. If you have any concerns or questions, you can contact us at

Mailing list

Email addresses provided through the subscription field on the IDPwD website will be added to a mailing list operated by DSS. Only email addresses provided to DSS by submitting them on the website and confirming their sign up will be added to the list.

The mailing list is operated to keep interested parties updated of news, upcoming events and important dates in relation to IDPwD. Email addresses supplied will only be contacted regarding information relevant to IDPwD.

Event registration

Information you provide relating to your event, including the event name, event time, date and location, contact person’s name, phone number and email address for public enquiries, will be collected and posted on the website in the IDPwD Event Calendar for the purpose of informing members of the public about IDPwD events.

Contact information posted on the website will be broadly accessible. DSS will have no further control over its subsequent use and disclosure.

Share your story

Personal contact information you provide as part of your story submission, including name, email address and phone number, will be used by DSS for internal purposes only and to contact you about your story.

Your story may be published on the IDPwD website or social media pages. Your name may be published with your story, along with any other personal information and details contained in your story. No other personal contact information will be published without your consent.

Disclosure of personal information

Your personal information, or the personal information of your parent or guardian, will not be used by DSS for any other purpose, and will not be disclosed to any other entities or third parties without your consent, the consent of your parent or guardian, or as required by law.

Correcting personal information

DSS’s privacy policy contains information about how you may access any personal information held about you and how to seek the correction of such information. It also contains information about how you may complain about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles, and how DSS will deal with such a complaint.

DSS Privacy Policy

For information about DSS’s privacy policy, please go to

DISCLAIMER: The Commonwealth accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material contained on this site. Additionally, the Commonwealth disclaims all liability to any person in respect of anything, and of the consequences of anything, done or omitted to be done by any such person in reliance, whether wholly or partially, based upon any information presented on this site.

CAUTION: Views and recommendations of third parties, which may also be included on this site, do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commonwealth, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action. Links to other internet sites are for your convenience. These links do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

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