Anonymous users

For users who do not log in to the InterSector website, the Public Sector Commission records your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • the user's server address,
  • the user's top level domain name (eg. .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.),
  • the date and time of the visit to the site,
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded,
  • the previous site visited, and
  • the type of browser used.

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

Logged in users

For users who opt to create an account to access the InterSector website's features, the Public Sector Commission also collects the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Organisation and job title (for those who specify they are public sector employees during the account creation process)

In addition to automated emails to support the site's administrative processes, you will receive emails from InterSector in keeping with your subscription settings and, from time to time, emails from the administrators to provide you with updates on InterSector development or with regard to your use of the site's features.

Once you have created an account, the details that you have provided will be kept on the InterSector website. Even if you choose to cancel your account (via the My account, Edit profile page), your use of the site's features may be recorded (for example, cancelling your account will not delete any forum posts, articles, or events that you have created). Therefore, the effect of cancelling your account is only that no further access will be possible using your login details, and no further emails will be sent to you.

Article contributors and events providers

In addition to the information collected above, those with permission to post articles or events on behalf of their organisation will be listed to others in their organisation. This is designed to help logged-in visitors find out who can post articles and events on behalf of their organisation without requesting posting permissions themselves.

For more information, see the Article guidelines page.

Forum participants

In addition to the information collected above, those who post to the forums will be identified by their full name, job title and organisation to all other forum users. It is not possible to delete forum posts, to hide this information, or to post to the forums anonymously.

For more information, see the Forum guidelines page.


If you have any queries regarding your privacy, please email