Eye on the Reef


  1. Personal Information that the Reef Authority collects from you for the purposes of the Program is protected by the Privacy Act.
  2. By submitting Material to the Reef Authority through the Program, you agree to provide your name, telephone number and email address. If we decide to publish Material that you have submitted through the Program, we will also publish your name so that you may be attributed as the author. Your email address will be used to verify your identity. We may use your telephone number or email address to contact you if we need to discuss the Material you submit to us.
  3. Publicly available Material on the Program website or the Reef Authority’s website is accessible by the general public, including by users who do not live in Australia. If publicly available Material uploaded by you to the Program website and/or shared to the Reef Authority’s website includes Personal Information (such as your name), you acknowledge that Personal Information is being accessed by parties located overseas who are not bound by the Privacy Act.
  4. The Reef Authority will store your name, telephone number and email address in its contacts database. Information stored in the Reef Authority’s contacts database can only be accessed by officers of the Reef Authority and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and may be used in the future to contact you about issues relating to the Marine Park.
  5. The Reef Authority may use your Personal Information to produce statistical data that may identify you personally for the purpose of developing a better understanding of the range of users of the Marine Park that assist in marine monitoring. This statistical data will be used internally by the Reef Authority, and may be provided to QPWS.
  6. You may withdraw your consent to your Personal Information being included on the contacts database, and to statistical data being provided to QPWS, at any time by deleting your profile.
  7. The Reef Authority will not disclose your Personal Information to any third party (apart from the disclosures to QPWS contemplated above) without your consent, unless otherwise authorised by law. However, the Reef Authority may use your Personal Information to produce aggregated, de-identified data for statistical purposes and this data may be made publicly available. Such data will not allow you to be personally identified in any way.
  8. If the Reef Authority is unable to collect your Personal Information, it may not be able to verify, use and publish Material provided by you.
  9. If the details that you have provided to us change, you agree to update your profile accordingly so that we can ensure our records are kept up to date and accurate.
  10. The Reef Authority’s Privacy Policy at https://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/home/privacy contains information about how you may access and seek correction of your Personal Information and about how you may submit a complaint to the Reef Authority about a breach of the Privacy Act.
  11. More information on privacy and the Privacy Act is available from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner www.oaic.gov.au.