Griffith University is committed to protecting your privacy and keeping your Personal Information safe.

Our Privacy Statement details what kinds of Personal Information we collect when you interact and transact with us, either in person, via telephone, email, on our social media channels, or on our websites.  It is designed to:

  • inform you of what information we collect, what we use it for and who we disclose it to;
  • explain your rights regarding how we collect, use and disclose your personal information; and
  • describe the legal obligations that apply to us, how we meet those laws and how they protect you.

Our Privacy Statement applies to all individuals who interact with the University, including students, staff, research participants, alumni, donors, third-party service providers, partners, visitors and community members, website users and persons accessing the University’s health services.

Please read our Privacy Statement carefully. We may change our Privacy Statement from time to time as required, when there are material changes to our practices or when there are legislative amendments made. Any changes to our privacy practices will be published on our website. We encourage you to check our website periodically to ensure that you are aware of these changes.

What personal information do we collect, use and disclose?

The types of Personal Information that we may collect, use and disclose will depend on who you are and how you interact with the University.

I am a student

I am a staff member

I am a consultant, contractor or third-party

I am a research participant

I am an alumni or donor

I am accessing health services

I am accessing the University's Child Care Services

I am a visitor, community member, service provider or university services recipient

I am from the European Economic Area (EEA)

How Do We Manage Your Personal Information?

The University will only collect, use and disclose your Personal Information for a lawful purpose related to a function or activity of the University or as otherwise legally authorised under the privacy regulatory framework.

What is personal information?

How will my personal information be collected?

How will my personal information be used and disclosed?

How is my Personal Information stored and secured?

Will my Personal Information be disclosed overseas?

Cookies and Analytics

Exercising your Rights

How do I access and amend my personal information?

How do I make a privacy complaint?

Can I stay anonymous or use a pseudonym?

Key Privacy Legislation

The University has legal obligations to protect the personal information it collects from students, staff and members of the public. These obligations arise principally from the Information Privacy Act 2009 ( Qld ) which establishes safeguards for how Queensland public sector agencies must deal with an individual’s Personal Information. There are also instances where personal information may be covered by the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

Where individuals are based in other countries, such as the European Union or the Republic of China, they may also be covered by the privacy laws of those jurisdictions such as the EUGeneral Data Protection Regulation or the China Personal Information Protection Law if their personal information is collected overseas.

Privacy Contacts

Griffith University Privacy Officer

Telephone: + 61 (07) 3735 5586


Postal Address:

Legal Services, Privacy

170 Kessels Rd Nathan QLD 4111

Queensland Information Commissioner

Telephone: + 61 (07) 3234 7373 or 1800 642 753


Postal Address:

Office of the Information Commissioner

PO Box 10143

Adelaide Street Brisbane QLD 4000

Australian Information Commissioner

Telephone: 1300 363 992


Postal Address:

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5288

Sydney NSW 2001

Last Updated: 2 May 2024