PRIVACY AND SECURITY STATEMENT
The Internet site of the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland
(the Board) is provided for the purpose of providing information only
and copyright protects the material on this site. The Board asserts the
right to be recognised as author of this material and the right to have
its material remain unaltered.
Apart from fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research,
criticism or review, as permitted under copyright legislation, no part
may be reproduced or reused for any commercial purposes whatsoever.
The content of the Internet site of the Board is provided for
information purposes only. The
Board makes no statement, representation, or warranty about the accuracy
or completeness of any information contained in this site or which is
incorporated into it by reference.
The Board disclaims all responsibility and all liability (including,
without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses,
damages and costs you might incur as a result of the information being
inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason. The information on
the Board’s Internet site is provided on the basis that all
persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the
relevance and accuracy of its content.
The Board disclaims all liability for any damages arising from your
access to, use of, or downloading of any material or part thereof from
this Internet site. Despite best efforts, the Board makes no warranty
that the information in this site, or any of the linked sites, is free
of infection by computer viruses or other contamination.
PRIVACY & SECURITY STATEMENT
The Board is committed
to protecting user privacy. We understand and appreciate that visitors
and users of this website are concerned about their privacy and the
confidentiality and security of any information that may be provided to
The Board of Professional Engineers is subject to the Information Privacy Act 2009 which requires that we comply with the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) set out in the Act. The IPPs set out how Queensland Government agencies should collect, store, use and disclose personal information and how individuals can access and apply to amend documents containing their personal information.
When you visit the Board’s web site, the Website administrator
collect statistics by browser users, including information about the
time and date you accessed the site, the pages you visited, the Internet
domain and IP address from which you accessed the site and information
on the browsing software you are using to access the site. However, no
attempt is made to gather or keep personal details to identify users
except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law
enforcement agency may exercise a power to inspect activity logs.
The Board’s website enables you to access several other
websites and the Board has no control over nor is it responsible for the
content and the privacy practices of other websites accessed through
its site. The Board encourages you to examine each site’s privacy
STORAGE OF INFORMATION
As a statutory body, the Board is subject to requirements of
the Public Records Act (Qld) 2002. Personnel
records, registration and financial information storage periods and
methods of destruction are followed in accordance with the Board
policies and the General Disposal and Retention Schedule for
Administrative Records prepared by Queensland State Archives.
Personal information is stored in paper and electronic files within
the Board’s premises, contracted Web site host (WSH) and approved
archives. The information is securely stored and access is
restricted to authorised personnel only. The Board has
confidentiality clauses binding the WSH to keep personal information
secure and not to disclose the personal information to anyone other than
the Board, unless required by law or by written instruction by the
Board. Such arrangements will also require that if the arrangement
with the Board ceases, all of the personal information obtained from the
arrangement with the Board will be destroyed.
INTERNET AND EMAIL
When you use the Board’s website, our WSH makes a record
of your visit for statistical purposes only. No attempt is or 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 power to inspect activity logs.
Email correspondence sent to the Board will be treated as a public
record and will be retained as required by the Public Records Act
and other relevant regulations. Your
name and address details will not be added to a mailing list, nor will
we disclose these details to third parties without your consent or
unless required by law. Email messages may be monitored by our
website support staff for system trouble shooting and maintenance
When you pay an account through the Board websites, your
personal and financial details are protected at all stages of the
transaction. In order to process any payment we need to know your
name, address details, email address, and credit card details.
All transactions are secured by 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer
(SSL). Using SSL enables information to be sent over the internet
in an encrypted form which ensures protection against unauthorised
A different system is used for credit card payment by post.
Internal processes are designed to assure transaction security.
However, card details are retained for a short period to enable checking
if problems arise (eg. card number entry error or processing
Card details that are stored on the electronic system are password
protected and encrypted, and are accessible only by authorised
If you have any queries about our privacy and security practices please
send an email to: email@example.com