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Data & privacy

I value protecting your privacy and am committed to following current Australian best practice guidelines and the spirit and intent of the Privacy Act to ensure your privacy is protected. While all reasonable measures have been taken to ensure your safety and privacy, users are advised that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the internet.

Personal information

Personal information provided to Michael Berkman and the Maiwar Electorate Office and the information collected through this website will not be disclosed to any third party unless one of the following applies:

  • the individual has consented
  • the individual would reasonably expect, or has been told, that information of that kind is usually passed to those individuals, bodies or agencies
  • it is required or authorised by law
  • it will prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to somebody's life or health
  • the disclosure is reasonably necessary for the enforcement of the criminal law or of a law imposing a pecuniary penalty, or for the protection of public revenue.

Information may be provided to the Queensland Greens, Australian Greens and other state affiliates only if the individual has consented to receive campaign communications (as opposed to communications relevant to Michael’s work as the Member for Maiwar). 

Individuals joining our email lists will have their contact details stored on password protected databases. Staff members and trusted volunteers have access to our website’s backend system which is password protected. 


Our website uses trackers to monitor how visitors find and use our site. We report on this activity in aggregate, and use this information for the purposes of improving our website and how we engage our audience.

In addition to these, your browser may load trackers from external third party services when you use a page on our website. These trackers are specific to the third-party and accordingly the data held in them can be seen and managed by the third party and not by us.

We use a variety of widely used third-party plugins to help improve your experience while using our site. We control whether or not we use the third-party service with our website, and how it is integrated and presented on our website. We do not have control over the trackers themselves. No personal information is maintained which might identify an individual should they visit our website at a later date.

If you have concerns about the privacy implications of the trackers we use, you can block trackers using the cookie management tools in your web browser. Additional steps to protect your privacy online can be found in these recommendations from the Electronic Frontiers Foundation.

Whilst every attempt has been made to protect visitors’ privacy, Michael Berkman, the Queensland Parliamentary Service and the Queensland Greens accept no fault if these systems result in a breach of privacy.