This information outlines:

  • your legal obligations when using this website, and
  • our legal obligations in protecting your privacy.
If you would like to use photos, content or other information in this website for your own purposes, please read our Copyright policy first.

If you would like to clarify how the museum uses and stores your personal details, please see our Privacy policy and Data Breach procedures

This policy notice applies to your use of all the features of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s (the Museum) websites:


As a Commonwealth Government agency, the Museum is obliged to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). This statement outlines the Museum's practices in relation to collecting, using and disclosing information via its website. Find out more in our Privacy Policy .

All information and images on this website are the copyright of the Australian National Maritime Museum and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the museum.


The privacy of your personal information is important to us and your name, contact details and other information will not be provided to any other person or organisation without your knowledge and consent unless required by law.

Please contact us to update your details if your name, address or phone number changes.

You may request that your details are removed from our database and mailing lists at any time.

Collection of Personal Information

Forms within this website record information from your details in clearly labelled fields, including name and contact details. This information is stored in secure museum databases and will be used solely by the relevant museum staff for its intended purpose, as stated on those pages. 

If you contact a member of staff using an email link from this website, your email address will be used only to reply to you and will not be added to a mailing list or disclosed to a third party without your prior consent. No personal information sent by you, when you contact us or if you fill in our online forms, is published on our website.

Any names and email addresses of museum staff appearing on this website are provided with the knowledge and assent of each staff member.

Email Newsletter Lists

The museum offers regular email newsletters. By signing up for an email newsletter you are explicitly giving consent to receive that email.  We will use the information you have provided to send you regular email updates about museum information.

All emails have an opt-out or unsubscribe feature. The museum collects and manages these email addresses in compliance with the Privacy Act  and the Spam Act 2003 (Spam Act).We may use your email address for marketing purposes.

Cookies and General Website Traffic

The museum uses cookies to record information about your access to the website. The cookies used by the museum do not collect any personal information.

Our web server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes and for audience research: your server or IP address, top-level domain name (.com, .gov, .edu, .au), the date and time of your visit to our site, pages accessed, documents downloaded, previous site visited, and the type of browser used.

We will not identify individual users of this website, or their browsing activities, to any unauthorised person unless lawfully directed to do so by an investigating agency with a valid warrant to inspect our server logs.

Pixels and Retargeting

This museum website uses Google AdWords & Facebook remarketing service to advertise on third party websites to previous visitors to our site. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, a site in the Google Display Network, or somewhere on Facebook. Third-party vendors, including Google & Facebook, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the museum’s website. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy, as well as Google & Facebook privacy policies.

You can opt-out of remarketing by visiting the links below:
For Google:
For Facebook: