What information do we collect and why?
We (Council) use or ask for your personal information (such as your name, credit card details, email address or street address) to:
Personal information will not be collected from any person who is known by Council to be under the age of 15 without the consent of a parent or legal guardian.
How do we protect your information?
We take all reasonable steps to keep your information secure. Your personal information is held securely and used only for the purposes listed above.
Do we give your information to anyone?
We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and will not disclose any personal information you provide (such as your name, credit card details, email address or street address) to a third party without your consent, unless required by law or to action a customer service request.
We reserve the right to collect and disclose demographic and summarised information about website visitors provided the information does not reveal the identity of any individual visitor.
Liability and personal information
We are not liable for events or consequences arising from unauthorised access to your personal information. Please keep your contact details and passwords confidential. If you provide private information regarding any customer service requests (such as your email address or request number) to a third party, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
Council uses a number of software packages to collect online survey responses from our community members:
The personal information collected via our online surveys or The Hive platform will only be used to address your comments or requests and improve our services.
Occasionally a survey will include a question whereby an answer might result in a respondent being identifiable. To maintain respondent anonymity we carefully review all data and will delete any instances that pose a risk of identification prior to analysis/storing the data file on internal systems.
Where we use the online survey software to manage email invites to a survey, the email is stored in a separate data file to the survey responses. These can be linked with a randomly generated code that is recognised only within the surveying system so that the software can identify those who have completed the survey (so as not to send them reminders). The survey data file does not contain any identifiable information (email address, street address or name). The address file held within the survey system is deleted at a time that is determined within industry guidelines.
Where it is necessary to collect contact details to provide an update on a project or incentive for survey participation, this information is collected and stored in a separate database to survey responses. The information is never used for any purpose other than to contact incentive recipients or to provide project updates. The data file is stored on a secure system and is deleted at a time that is determined within industry guidelines or contractual arrangements.
If you don’t want to complete an online survey or contribute to an online consultation, you can provide written responses by posting to:
Cardinia Shire Council
PO BOX 7
Pakenham VIC 3810
or you can request for a hard copy of a survey or submission form to be posted to you. To request this, contact our customer service team on 1300 787 624 or email@example.com
We will only use this information to:
The data collected by MailChimp is stored securely on servers located in the United States.
By subscribing to our e-newsletters:
To opt out of a Council e-newsletter or mailing list you can:
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