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MailChimp Privacy

The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) uses MailChimp to provide electronic newsletters to subscribers.

In distributing newsletters, MailChimp will collect personal information from you, including email addresses you have provided to DPS for the purpose of receiving electronic newsletters, and all information relating to those email addresses. MailChimp also uses cookies, web beacons and Flash player codes to collect information about

  • when you access the DPS electronic newsletters;
  • your browser type and version;
  • your operating system and other similar information.

For more information on the information MailChimp will collect, please refer to the MailChimp’s Privacy Policy and the Mailchimp Terms of Use.

MailChimp will use the information collected from you for the purpose of hosting the online platform to enable DPS to create, send and manage electronic newsletters. MailChimp will also use this information to measure the performance of DPS’ email campaigns.

MailChimp may transfer this information to its contractors or other third parties who process the information on MailChimp’s behalf, or where otherwise required to do so by law.

MailChimp is based in the United States of America (USA) and is subject to the laws of the USA. Your information (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by MailChimp on servers located outside Australia.

By signing up to electronic newsletters about visitor events, products and programs at Australian Parliament House (APH), you:

  • consent to your personal information being collected, used and disclosed as set out in these terms and conditions, and in MailChimp’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use;
  • consent to your personal information being sent and stored overseas, and acknowledge that Australian Privacy Principle 8.1 contained in Schedule 1 to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will not apply to the use of the information;
  • acknowledge that MailChimp is not subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and you will not be able to seek redress under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) for any privacy breaches by Mailchimp but will need to seek redress under the laws of the USA.

You can unsubscribe from the Visit Parliament electronic newsletter at any time by selecting the “unsubscribe” option in every email sent to you by Mailchimp.

If you have any questions or concerns relating to the use of your personal data please contact dpsmarketing@aph.gov.au

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