Website privacy

This statement sets out Public Library Services' policies relating to the privacy of your personal information. This website is operated in compliance with the South Australian Government's Information Privacy Principles (obtained from the State Records website).

The Public Library Services website collects the following information from users:

  • personal information, such as your name and current address, to provide you with equitable access to materials and services
  • your email address, if you supply it under the following circumstances:
  • if you send us a message by email
  • you include your email address in an online form
  • you subscribe to any of our online documentation (ie electronic newsletter)

Where we have an online form to collect personal information for the purposes of registering for an event or for specific services, these contact details will only be added to our mailing list if you give your consent on the form.  Information from these sources will not be disclosed to other parties without your consent and it will only be used to send you a reply.  However, where you have explicitly consented, e.g. when you subscribe to one of our services, or you have requested to be included in our contact data base, you may be added to Public Library Services' own mailing list.

The email address and any other information of a personal nature that may have been collected via an online form is stored in a secure area.  Such information is only forwarded to appropriate staff so they can answer your question, action your request for service or approve a request made via your email address.

If you no longer wish to be on our mailing list please unsubscribe by contacting Marketing and your details will be removed:

Contact PLS via email:

GPO Box 1971 Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: (08) 8348 2311
Fax: (08) 8223 0964

A record of each visit to our website is made, and the following information is logged for statistical purposes:

  • user's IP address
  • date and time of the visit to the site
  • pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • previous site visited
  • the type of browser used.

These statistics tell us how our site is being used and helps us improve it to make your visit useful and enjoyable.  No attempt 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 warrant to inspect our server logs. This information is analysed annually to determine the site's usage statistics.

Please note that the Public Library Services website contains links to other websites. When a user has clicked on a link to another site, they leave the Public Library Services site and are no longer protected by the Public Library Services' privacy conditions.

No attempt will be made to permanently record the materials or services used.

This privacy statement is periodically reviewed in line with the ongoing development of the website and other services.