Privacy Policy


Highgate School and The Department for Education acts within the South Australian Government’s framework of respecting the privacy of website users.

This privacy statement sets out the Highgate School and Department for Education (the department) policy in relation to the privacy and security of your personal information when you visit this website.

This website is operated in compliance with the Government of South Australia’s Information Privacy Principles (IPPs).

The department is responsible for the privacy and security of information while it is collected, stored on or passing through this website.

What information is collected

This website collects and uses the following information from users who visit the website:

Record of visits

  • A record of your visit is logged for statistical purposes including:
  • your IP address
  • the date and time of your visit to this website
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded
  • any previous website visited that directed you to this website via a link
  • the type of browser used.

No attempt will be made to identify you or your browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the department’s service provider’s logs.

This information is analysed from time to time to determine the website’s usage statistics.

Email addresses

The website retains the names and email address of people who send emails through the ‘Contact us’ form, for the purpose of sending a response. This data is stored in a secure area within the Government of South Australia’s message services system and will not be used for any other purpose, nor disclosed without your consent.

Use of personal information

Your personal information will not be disclosed to a third party except in accordance with the IPPs.

Site administrators are required to protect and handle your personal information in accordance with the IPPs.

Potential risks to your privacy

There are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the Internet. You should make your own assessment of the potential risks to the security of your information when deciding whether you should use this website. There are alternative ways to obtain information from, and transacting business with, the department for those users who do not wish to use the Internet.

Third party websites

This website contains links to a large number of other websites that are included on the basis that they contain related content. When a user clicks on a link to another website, they leave this website and this privacy and security statement does not apply to those websites.

Google Analytics

The department uses Google Analytics to monitor traffic and user behaviour when users access on this website. Personal information is not recorded as part of this process. However, if you wish to prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics you can install a browser add-on.

Updates to this privacy statement

The content of this privacy and security statement may be updated at any time, so we suggest that if you return to this site on a regular basis that you carefully read the information provided.

For more information Department of Education Privacy Policy