Privacy Policy


Driver Safety Australia (“we” “DSA”) is committed to protecting your personal information in a responsible way in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) as set out in the Act. 

This site is owned and operated by Driver Safety in Motion Pty Ltd, t/a Driver Safety Australia. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At DSA we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. 

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. The information collected by DSA will be used for the operation and administration of the site and general business purposes. 

Information DSA gathers and tracks 

DSA gathers two types of information about users: 

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions that allow them to register for our on- line training courses, to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys. 
  • Information DSA gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to viewers’ needs and to help understand the demographics of our audience. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.


Specific Policy Areas 

1. Electronic newsletters 

We will sometimes offer a free electronic newsletter to users. DSA gathers the email addresses of paying users or users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration. 

2. Message boards/forums 

Users of the site’s Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn’t register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address. Unit 10, 65 Business Street, Yatala, Queensland, 4207 1300 264 199 [email protected] Privacy Policy 08122014 v3 

3. “E-mail this to a friend” policy 

Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking “e-mail this to a friend”. The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose. 

4. Polling 

We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. DSA may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users. 

5. Surveys 

DSA may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party. 

6. Children 

We will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. 

7.Usage tracking 

DSA tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. DSA may break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type. 

DSA sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. 

8. Cookies 

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. DSA uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates. Unit 10, 65 Business Street, Yatala, Queensland, 4207 1300 264 199 [email protected] Privacy Policy 08122014 v3 

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys. 

9. Links to other Web Sites 

This website may contain links to other websites. DSA is not responsible for the privacy practices of linked web sites and therefore linked web sites are not subject to our privacy policies and procedures. When you click on links to other Web sites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours. 


DSA operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. A login name and password are required to visit secure areas. Before personal information (such as individual test results) is published on the site, visitors are required to enter their student or log in details. This is to ensure that the information is displayed only to the intended person. You should ensure that your password is kept securely and cannot be discovered by anyone else. 

Data Quality 

DSA values information as an important resource. Accordingly, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information it collects, uses or discloses is accurate, complete, up-to-date and relevant to DSA’s functions or activities. 

Data Security 

We have a range of safeguards, procedures and policies in place and we will take all reasonable steps to protect information from misuse and loss, data breaches, unauthorised access, modification, and disclosure. If a data breach is identified, we will comply with the requirements of the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme under the Act. 

DSA will destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if DSA no longer needs the information for the purpose it was collected. 

Access and Correction 

Individuals have a right to request access to, and to correct, their personal information held by DSA. This can be done by contacting us at [email protected] 

You will need to identify yourself to our reasonable satisfaction before we will provide you with your Personal Information which we may or may not have in our possession. 


This policy will be reviewed and updated from time-to-time to consider new laws, technology and processes. You should check regularly for those changes. Unit 10, 65 Business Street, Yatala, Queensland, 4207 1300 264 199 [email protected] Privacy Policy 08122014 v3 

Opt-out policy 

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters. 
  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users 


Your consent 

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by DSA. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. DSA encourages you to check this web site regularly for any updates to the privacy policy. 

Problem Resolution 

If problems arise, users may contact DSA by email at [email protected] We are committed to resolving disputes within 14 days.