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Privacy Policy


While BlueScope Steel has endeavoured to ensure that all information provided on BlueScope Steel Internet websites is accurate and up to date, BlueScope Steel takes no responsibility for any error or omission relating to this information. To the maximum extent permitted by law, BlueScope Steel will not be liable for any cost, loss or damage suffered by you through your use of BlueScope Steel's Internet websites or BlueScope Steel's failure to provide access to these Internet websites or information updates.

Your use of the website is governed by the BlueScope Steel website Terms and Conditions of Use.

Online Privacy Policy

This online Privacy Policy is provided to make you aware of how BlueScope Steel collects, uses and manages information of visitors to its Internet websites. BlueScope Steel and its related entities ('BlueScope Steel'), the publisher of, view the personal privacy of users as an important issue, and are committed to maintaining the security of personal information provided to BlueScope Steel by users in accessing This policy forms part of the terms of use of the website, and describes how BlueScope Steel treats personal information that it receives through your use of the website.

Please note: BlueScope Steel makes some other websites available to you from hyperlinks in These websites are not subject to BlueScope Steel's Privacy Policy. You should review the privacy policy of each individual website you access via hyperlinks from this website, and assess whether the policy of each website is satisfactory to you before you use the other websites.

What Information Do We Collect and How Is It Used?

BlueScope Steel collects the following information regarding visitors to our website: domain name, name, information regarding what pages are accessed, information volunteered by you, such as survey information, e-mail address, or website registrations, and your preferred means of communication. BlueScope Steel collects and logs this information for statistical purposes.

BlueScope Steel also uses this information in order to provide you with a personalised experience when you visit Through the use of a cookie (see under 'Cookies'), BlueScope Steel can record the pages you visit and the information you require. Through analysis of these records, BlueScope Steel provides you with an improved service when you revisit

Other than stated in the preceding, no attempt is made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect logs, or where BlueScope Steel believes it is required to collect and produce relevant electronic documentation to fulfil its obligations to third parties, including statutory organisations under local law.

BlueScope Steel endeavours to use and disclose your personal information only in limited circumstances. BlueScope Steel will do so if it is necessary to protect any copyright or intellectual property in the material in the website, or if it is necessary to enforce the BlueScope Steel website Terms and Conditions of Use.

We may use third-party advertisers to deliver ads to your web browser whilst you are viewing These third parties may be supplied with, or may have access to, your personally identifiable information, but only for the purpose of providing these services to you. Except as specifically stated in this Privacy Policy, we will not share your personally identifiable information with a company that is not associated with BlueScope Steel.


A cookie is a small data file that a website may write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information, such as a userID, that the website uses to track the pages you have visited. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you personally supply. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites.

Some websites use cookies to track user traffic patterns and to better serve you when you revisit the website. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, providing you with the opportunity to either accept or reject it. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. However, full functionality for registered members of the websites requires the use of cookies.


BlueScope Steel takes all reasonable security measures to protect personal information from loss, unauthorised access, destruction, misuse, modification or disclosure. As far as permissible under law, BlueScope Steel accepts no responsibility for the unauthorised access of personal information held by BlueScope Steel.

Access to BlueScope Steel's e-Business

Access to BlueScope Steel's e-Business websites provides BlueScope Steel's customers with the ability to conduct e-commerce transactions. Users of BlueScope Steel's e-Business websites must register with their membership database by providing:

  1. E-mail address.
  2. Name, company name, office name.
  3. Business address, business phone.
  4. Valid BlueScope Steel internal contact name.

BlueScope Steel will collect details in the membership database that are relevant to the use of the e-Business websites. While BlueScope Steel will use the registration details for demographic analysis and to personalise your web experience, BlueScope Steel will not make membership details available to external parties.

Subscription Services

BlueScope Steel offers a free subscription service so that you may receive information about BlueScope Steel by e-mail. While BlueScope Steel endeavours to provide you with this information on a timely basis, BlueScope Steel cannot guarantee that delivery by e-mail will not be delayed.

Updating this Privacy Policy

The content of this Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time, so we suggest that you return to the website on a regular basis and carefully read the information provided.