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Privacy Policy

Personal information is collected by IP Australia during this public consultation for the purposes of gaining stakeholder insights and comments on the proposed amendments to the Design Rights legislation and regulations, and is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act).

Should you consent to your submission being published, your submission, along with any personal information you provide as part of that submission, will be published on IP Australia’s website. Information published online may be accessed world-wide, including by overseas entities. Once the information is published online, IP Australia has no control over its subsequent use and disclosure. You acknowledge and confirm that Australian Privacy Principle (APP) 8 will not apply to the disclosure. If any overseas recipient handles your personal information in breach of the APPs, you acknowledge and agree that IP Australia will not be accountable under the Privacy Act and you will not be able to seek redress under the Act.

If you would prefer that your submission not be published on our website, please indicate in the question above. If you wish for part of your submission not be published, clearly identify the particular parts of the submission you consider to be confidential. IP Australia will not publish your submission if you indicate you do not consent to publication or any part of your submission that you have identified as confidential.

Your submission, including any personal information you provide, may be disclosed to the relevant Ministers and their offices and Commonwealth government agencies (Recipients) including any relevant contractors providing services to the Recipients, for the purpose of briefing on the results of the consultation in general and/or about specific issues on which you have commented. This disclosure may occur whether or not your submission has been marked as confidential.

Where contact details are provided, IP Australia may also contact you by telephone or email to discuss your submission, the outcome of the consultation and  to inform you of further progress and consultation on these legislative proposals that we think may be of interest to you.

A request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 for access to a submission marked confidential will be determined in accordance with that Act.

IP Australia will not otherwise use or disclose your personal information without your consent, unless authorised or required by or under law.

IP Australia retains sole discretion to decide not to publish a submission or part thereof, or to remove any content, including but not limited to, any content which is unlawful, defamatory or offensive from a submission before publishing it on IP Australia’s website.

All personal information you provide is handled in accordance with the Privacy Act, IP Australia’s Privacy Policy (Privacy Policy) and this privacy notice. The Privacy Policy contains relevant information, including:

  • how you may seek access to and correction of the personal information we hold;
  • how you may make a complaint about a breach of the Privacy Act and how we will deal with your complaint; and
  • IP Australia’s privacy contact officer details.

By making a submission, you provide your consent to your personal information being handled in accordance with this privacy notice and the Privacy Policy (linked above).


1. Do you agree with the privacy policy?
2. Can we publish your submission?
3. If you wish for part of your submission to be confidential please clearly identify which parts you do not want published. IP Australia will not publish any part of your submission that you to request remain confidential.