Privacy Privacy

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. Goondiwindi 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.

Our website collects the following information from users:

  1. A record of each visit that logs the following information for statistical purposes: a visitor's IP address, the date and time of their visit, pages accessed and/or documents downloaded 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 our service provider's logs. The information collected by our web server is analysed at the end of each quarter purely to determine our website's usage statistics.
  2. Goondiwindi Regional Council retains the email addresses of people who send emails to us through our website for the purpose of sending them a response. These email addresses are stored in a secure area within our internal network and will not be used for any other purpose nor disclosed to any third party without consent.
  3. People who submit email addresses, websites or other information for registration on our website are agreeing to have them published on our website by doing so. We will, however, remove or modify any submitted email address, website URL or other supplied information on request.
  4. Search terms that you enter when using our search engine are collected, but are not associated with any other information that we collect. We use these search terms to ascertain what people are looking for at our site, and to improve the services that we provide.

Links to other sites
Please note that Goondiwindi Regional Council's site contains links to a number of other websites that are included on the basis of containing content related to Goondiwindi Regional Council's operations and/or as a service to our online visitors. When a visitor clicks on a link to another site, they leave our own website and are no longer protected by our Privacy Policy.

This privacy statement is periodically reviewed in line with the ongoing development of our website and/or changes to Australian privacy laws.

Collection of personal information
Email correspondence sent to email addresses on this site, or information submitted via web forms on this site, will be treated as a public record and be retained as required by the Public Records Act 2002 and other relevant legislation.

Any personal information contained in emails or webforms will only be used for the purpose for which you provide it. Council will not add your details to a mailing list nor disclose any personal information contained in the correspondence to third parties without your prior consent, unless required to do so by law. Email messages may be monitored by our information technology staff for system trouble-shooting and maintenance purposes.

Copyright

This website and without limitation all ideas, designs, programs, reports, documents etc. contained herein are subject to copyright and are the property of Goondiwindi Regional Council, and/or the identified contributors engaged by Goondiwindi Regional Council. Apart from fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under copyright legislation, no part of this website may be reproduced, published or adapted in whole or in part for any commercial purposes whatsoever.

When you access the information contained in this website, you agree to retrieve, download or print our for your personal use only, and cannot modify or copy this information without written permission from Goondiwindi Regional Council.

Disclaimer

The material on our internet site is intended for the general information of the Goondiwindi Regional Council community and visitors to the Region. The content of our website is updated regularly, but users are advised to check the currency and validity of information with specific service areas or relevant government authority as our site content is not intended to be fully comprehensive in all instances.

Goondiwindi Regional Council does not accept any liability for the information or advice (or the use of such) which is provided on this website.