Your personal information is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988, and is collected by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the department) for the purposes of managing our mailing list and sending out the Learning Potential eNewsletters. To assist the department do these things, it uses Mailchimp who delivers web-based services to the department. Mailchimp stores its data on servers located outside of Australia; further detail on the department’s use of Mailchimp is below. The consequence of not providing your personal information is that the department may not be able to action your request to receive the Learning Potential eNewsletter.

You can find more information about the way in which the department will manage your personal information, including how to access and correct your information, and how to make a complaint, in the department’s privacy policy at, or by requesting a copy from the department at


In connection with sending you the Learning Potential eNewsletter, Mailchimp will collect certain information about you (which may include your personal information), including the email address you have provided to the department for the purpose of receiving the eNewsletter, and all information relating to that email address. Mailchimp also uses cookies, web beacons and Flash player codes to collect information about:

  • when you access the Learning Potential newsletter;
  • your browser type and version; and
  • your operating system and other similar information.

For more detail on the information Mailchimp will collect, please refer to Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Mailchimp will use the information collected from you for the purpose of hosting the online platform to enable the department to create, send, and manage the Learning Potential eNewsletters. Mailchimp may transfer this information to its contractors or other third parties who process the information on Mailchimp’s behalf, or where it is otherwise required to do so by law.

Mailchimp is based in the United States of America (USA) and is subject to the laws of the USA. Your information (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Mailchimp on servers located outside Australia.

By signing up to receive the Learning Potential eNewsletter, you:

  • consent to your personal information being collected, used and disclosed as set out in this privacy notice, and in Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use;
  • consent to your personal information being sent and stored overseas, and acknowledge that Australian Privacy Principle 8.1 contained in Schedule 1 to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) will not apply to the use of the information;
  • acknowledge that Mailchimp is not subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and you will not be able to seek redress under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) for any privacy breaches by Mailchimp but will need to seek redress under the laws of the USA.

You can unsubscribe from the Learning Potential eNewsletter at any time by selecting the “unsubscribe” option in every email sent to you by Mailchimp.

Last modified
20 February 2020