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Privacy Notification Statement

What is a notification statement?

Under Australian privacy law, if you are the kind of business that requires a privacy policy, you also need to take reasonable steps notify individuals when you collect their information.

This can be done with a notification statement.

Where to put a notification statement?

Notification statements may appear:

  • as a popup when people navigate to a website or app; and/or
  • at the end of online forms where individuals enter personal information like names, email addresses, and payment information.

What should a notification statement look like?

Minimalist approach

Some businesses use a minimalist approach, requiring users to click a checkbox next to a statement like this

I agree to the terms and conditions and the privacy policy.

The statement typically contains links to the privacy policy and terms of use.

Best practice

Best practice is to have a notification statement containing more details about how you collect, use, and disclose personal information.

See the Treescribe templates page for an example notification statement.

More information

For more information, see the APP Guidelines

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