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Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) Visas - Your Privacy
Important information on Australian Privacy Laws
Your privacy is very important to us. We treat personal information as confidential. Information received by Intelligent Border Solutions is protected from unauthorised disclosure by virtue of the Privacy Act 1988, and the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000. A breach of these laws makes an employee liable to a criminal and/or civil penalty.
What is HTTPS?
Whenever this site requests personal information, it uses the HyperText Transport Protocol Secure (HTTPS) protocol, under which the data is encrypted before transmission from your browser to the web site.
While Intelligent Border Solutions provides the most secure environment possible, you should be aware there are inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet.
What Information is Collected?
Information you provide in support of your ETA application is processed to enable the ETA to be issued to you and then stored by the Australian Government so you can use the ETA to travel to Australia. Credit card data is not retained after the application has been processed.
Additionally, when visiting this site, a record of your visit is logged. Information is recorded for statistical purposes and used by Intelligent Border Solutions to monitor the use of the site to enable improvement of the service. As an additional protection of your privacy, this system is audited to ensure that no transgressions of privacy remain undetected. The information we log when you access our website is:
- your top level domain name (e.g. .com, .gov, .au, .uk);
- your IP address;
- the date and time of the visit to the site;
- the pages accessed;
- the previous site accessed;
- the type of browser used; and
- your operating system (e.g. Apple™ Macintosh™, Windows™).
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 system's logs.
Additionally, when you use email we will record your email address but only use it for the purpose for which you provided it. It will not be added to a mailing list unless you have specifically requested this nor will we disclose it or use it for any other purpose without your consent.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are pieces of information that a website can transfer to an individual's computer hard drive for record keeping. Cookies can make websites easier to use by storing information about your preferences on a particular website.
The information remains on your computer after the Internet session finishes but you can delete them, either manually using your browser, or by using system utilities.
This site will work more efficiently if receipt of cookies is enabled but it will still operate correctly if you disable cookies.
Are there Other Ways of Getting an ETA?
If you do not wish to obtain your ETA online, there are other ways of applying for an ETA or determining your visa status.
You can contact an Australian embassy, or visit a travel agent or airline office.
If you have privacy concerns, please contact us by using the email address on the System Problems page.
You can also obtain further information from the Privacy Commissioner's website.
Apply for an ETA
Valid passport holders can apply for a visa online.
Check the status of your visa application online.