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Privacy Statement

You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing personal information. The Suitability Panel will only record an individual's E-mail address and/or contact details if they send our site a message or for the purpose of communicating Panel business to them. The information an individual provides is collected for the purposes of responding to the matters raised in an individual's electronic correspondence or a Panel matter relating to them.
We will only collect information that is necessary to perform these functions and we will only use the information for the purposes for which it was collected.

Use and disclosure of your personal information

We will ensure that your information will not be disclosed to other institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.

When you provide the Suitability Panel information about other individuals, the Suitability Panel relies on you to make them aware that such information will or may be provided to other institutions and authorities for the purpose for which it was intended.


We have implemented technology, rules and measures to protect the information that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss.

We will retain information where archiving is required and in compliance with the Public Records Act 1973 or other relevant legislation.

Links to external websites

This privacy statement does not extend beyond this website. When linking to other sites from this website, we recommend that you read the privacy statement of that site to familiarise yourself with its privacy principles.

Clickstream data

This website's web server automatically records non-personal clickstream data. To the extent that any clickstream data could make you identifiable, we will not attempt to identify you from clickstream data unless required by law or to investigate suspected improper activity in relation to the website or to assist in law enforcement.

The following clickstream data are automatically recorded by this website's web server for statistical and system administration purposes only:


This website does not use cookies.

Cookies are small data files that a website is able to place on a user's hard drive to record aspects of that user's experience of the website. For example, cookies are used to record that a user visited a particular section of the website, that their browsing software was a particular version or to ensure that online applications and transactions do not require you to re-input information when moving between web pages. In this way, cookies can improve the operation of a website, and make the experience more efficient, more enjoyable or more personalised. Importantly, in depositing information on a user's computer and referring to it later in the same session (sessional) or on a subsequent visit (persistent), cookies do not need to identify the user or record any personal information.

The default settings of browsers like Netscape and Internet Explorer may allow some or all cookies, but users can easily take steps to erase cookies from their hard-drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, some parts of sites may not function fully for users that disallow cookies.

Web beacons

This website does not use web beacons, also known as web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs.
Used in combination with cookies, a web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, that is placed on a site or in an email that is used to monitor the behaviour of the user visiting the site or receiving the email.

When the HTML code for the web beacon points to a site to retrieve the image, at the same time it can pass along information such as:

Web beacons are typically used by a third party to monitor the activity of a site.

If you have concerns about web beacons, turning off the browser's cookies will prevent web beacons from tracking your activity. The Web beacon will still account for an anonymous visit, but your unique information will not be recorded.


To request correction of your personal information held by the Suitability Panel, please contact us to find out about correction procedures.