The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) has available two versions of our current privacy policy; a complete version and a condensed overview. The privacy policy addresses how the OTA handles:

  • Personal Information – Part A of the complete policy;
  • Files – Part B of the complete policy; and
  • Information collected online via the OTA website – Part C of the complete policy, and also included below.

You can view the OTA’s privacy policy here:

Information Collected Online

When you visit this website, our server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes or systems administration purposes:

  • your server address
  • your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
  • the date and time of your visit to the site
  • the pages you accessed and documents downloaded
  • the previous site you have visited
  • the type of browser you are using

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 the logs.

Electronic mail addresses

We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message. Your e-mail address will only be used or disclosed for the purpose for which you have provided it and it will not be added to a mailing list or used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent.

You should note that there are inherent risks associated with using the Internet as a transmission medium in that when you send information over the Internet it might be possible for other people to see what you are sending. If this is of concern to you, then you should use other methods of communication.


Please note that this website does use cookies. A cookie is a piece of information that an Internet web site sends to your browser when you access information at that site.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics collect information about visitors. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies and JavaScript code to help analyse how users use the site. It anonymously tracks how our visitors interact with this website, including where they came from, what they did on the site including such things as newsletter registration. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

Privacy Impact Assessment register

The agency is required to manage personal information in accordance with the privacy principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988. This protects such information from misuse, interference, and loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a systematic assessment of a project that identifies the impacts that the project might have on the privacy of individuals, and sets out recommendations for managing, minimising, or eliminating that impact. From 1 July 2018 the OTA is required to make available PIA's for all high privacy risk projects or initiatives that involve new or changed ways of handling personal information.

A register of PIAs is listed below. This register will be updated as soon as practical after a PIA has been completed, but at the latest, twice a year by 30 June and 31 December. If you would like further information relating to PIAs and the registration process, please contact


Privacy Impact Assessment register

Project name Project name Project description Date completed Summary
Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil