Privacy Statement – Scenic Rim Eat Local Month website
Scenic Rim Regional Council’s (Council) Scenic Rim Eat Local Month website provides information and promotional material to members of the public, event holders and stall holders regarding events.
The Queensland Government has introduced the Information Privacy Act 2009 (the Act) which applies to the Queensland public sector. The Act contains a number of privacy principles which set out how agencies may and must handle personal information (including the collection, security, use and disclosure of such information). Personal information means any information from which your identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained.
Website Privacy and Security Statement
We understand and appreciate that you, as a visitor and user of this website, are concerned about your privacy and the confidentiality and security of information you provide to us. Scenic Rim Regional Council has a firm commitment to privacy in accordance with the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner and the Information Privacy Principles contained in the Information Privacy Act 2009.
When you visit this site, the host server or the web analytics provider used by Council, Google Analytics may log information that is provided by your browser. This information is provided to and may be used by Council (or any third party contractor engaged by Council) to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, discover what information is most and least used, determine technical design specifications, and help us make our site more useful to visitors.
The information logged is as follows:
- the type of browser you are using;
- the date and time of your visit;
- your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc);
- the address of the referring site;
- your server’s IP address (a number which is unique to the machine through which you are connected to the Internet: usually one of your service provider’s machines);
- the address of the pages accessed and any documents downloaded; and
- user browsing activities within particular market segments or groups (e.g. demographics).
This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google Analytics on servers located overseas (i.e. outside Australia). No attempt will be made by Council to identify users, unless disclosure is required by law or due to a mandatory requirement of a Court, Governmental Agency or Regulatory Authority. You may elect not to allow Google to collect your information by opting out of Google Analytics.
Collection of personal information
Council will collect your personal information if you send us an email in response to an email address on this website, you submit information in one of the webforms contained on the website, or if you telephone a phone number listed on the website.
The personal information Council will collect from you in these instances may comprise your name, email address, phone number and any message or other personal information you elect to provide.
Council (or a third party contractor engaged by Council) may access and use the personal information you provide for the purposes of contacting you to market events being promoted by Council. You may receive communications from Council (or a third party contractor engaged by Council) for this purpose by phone, email or SMS text message. Please contact Council if you do not wish to receive these communications.
The personal information you submit may be stored by Council in its records management system for the purposes of each of these potential uses, Council may also store the personal information you submit in the email software program, Intuit Mailchimp for the purposes of sending email communications to you. Details of how the Intuit Group of Companies may collect, use, store or disclose personal information stored in its software products are set out in the Intuit Global Privacy Statement accessible online. The servers on which the personal information is stored by the Intuit Group of Companies may be located overseas.
Email messages you send to Council may be monitored by our information technology staff for system trouble-shooting and maintenance purposes.
Email correspondence sent to email addresses on this site, information submitted via webforms on this site, or records of telephone conversations will be treated as a public record and be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2002 and other relevant legislation. Any personal information you provide contained in emails, webforms, or obtained from telephone calls will only be used or disclosed to third parties for the purpose for which you provide it. Council will not otherwise disclose any of the personal information you provide to the website to third parties without your prior consent, unless authorised or required to do so by law.
A cookie is an electronic token that is passed to your browser and your browser passes it back to the server whenever a page is sent to you.
Should you elect to do so, you can choose to reject or block the cookies set by Council or the websites of any third party suppliers by changing your browser settings.
Digital advertising on third party websites and platforms
From time to time, Council will undertake digital advertising of Scenic Rim Eat Local Month on third party websites and platforms (e.g. social media platforms) other than the Scenic Rim Eat Local Month Website. The digital advertisement placed by Council on the third party website or platform may ask you to provide personal information including your name, email address, phone number and any message or other personal information you elect to provide.
The personal information you provide in response to the advertisement may only be provided to Council by the website or platform with your permission or if it is otherwise authorised to do so.
Council (or a third party contractor engaged by Council) may access and use your personal information provided by the third party website or platform for the purposes of contacting you to market events being promoted by Council. You may receive communications from Council (or a third party contractor engaged by Council) for this purpose by phone, email or SMS text message.
The personal information you submit may be stored by Council in its records management system or on Mailchimp for the purposes of each of these potential uses.
Links to other sites
If you have any queries about our privacy and security practices, please contact us.