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Privacy

We are committed to maintaining a culture that respects each individual’s right to privacy.

We are committed to your privacy through the disclosure of methods of information gathering, storage and dissemination.

We comply with all obligations under the provisions of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

Website privacy statement

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on the Bayside City Council website. Once you close your browser, the cookie terminates. If you reject the cookie, you still have access to the Bayside City Council website. Cookies can also help us identify your associated interests to enhance our service to you.

Correction/updating personal information

If your personally identifiable information changes (such as your email address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will correct, update or remove your information in a timely manner. This can be done via our contact us form.

Information collection and use

Bayside City Council is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways other than what is disclosed in this statement. Bayside City Council collects information from you at several points on the website.

Links

This website contains links to external websites. Bayside City Council is not responsible for the privacy practices of other linked websites. When you leave the Bayside City Council website it is important to read the Privacy Statements of other websites where you submit personally identifiable information. The Bayside City Council Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by the Bayside City Council website.

Log files

IP addresses are recorded to analyse trends, administer the website, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Newsletter

If a user wishes to subscribe to a newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.

Registration

Registration for further information, such as subscription to newsletters is optional. Mandatory information is identified on the registration form. This information constitutes the full scope of unique identifiers (such as name and email address) that Bayside City Council collects. Any additional information that is volunteered through non-mandatory fields helps personalise your service.

Security

This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. Access to sensitive user information, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific task (for example, answering a query) are granted access to personally identifiable information. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can get in touch using out contact us form.

Sharing

Demographic trend information may be shared with our partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We partner with other parties to provide specific services. When you request these services, we will share names, or other contact information as necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Website updates and changes

We may send website announcements to regular website visitors (such as those who receive newsletters), which contain important information about change to the website or to our services. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our home page so you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and whether it will be disclosed. A policy change does not automatically apply to your information. We will use information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the information was collected. If you are affected by a change you are contacted and given the option of agreeing to the new policy.

Copyright

Copyright of materials on Bayside City Council's website is owned by or licensed to Bayside City Council. Apart from fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the copyright legislation, no part may be reproduced or reused for any commercial purposes whatsoever.

More information

For more information on the Bayside City Council Privacy Policy, contact the Manager, Corporate Governance:

Bayside City Council 
PO Box 27 
Sandringham VIC 3191

T: 9599 4444 
E: privacy [at] bayside.vic.gov.au