Current Queensland legislation binds all Councils in the manner in which they handle personal information. The Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act) contains privacy principles which clearly set out provisions for how we may collect and handle personal information.
Council’s Information Privacy Plan outlines how Council collects and handles your personal information.
Council is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website and takes precautions to protect any unauthorised access on this website to your personal information and data to protect against loss, modification or disclosure. Users are advised that this site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the internet.
Our web measurement tool and internet service providers log statistical information from your visit to our site. We do not use this anonymous information to identify individual users or their browsing activities. In the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our log files.
Statistical data collected includes:
- Server (IP) address
- The domain (e.g. .gov, .com, .edu, .au, etc)
- What browser is being used
- Date and time of the visit
- What pages were accessed and what documents were downloaded
- The previous site visited
Search terms used in this website’s search engine may also be collected. This information is used to identify frequently requested information and assists us to improve the services we provide.
We may collect personal information that you choose to give us via online forms, online registrations, feedback provided on Speak Up Isaac or by email.
We do not add email address details to mailing lists excepting with the express written request of the individual. Further, we will not disclose these details to any third party without your consent, unless required by law. Emails may be monitored by information technology staff to trouble-shoot technical issues and maintenance purposes.
Information provided to us via online forms, online registrations, feedback provided on Speak Up Isaac or by email may constitute public records and are therefore required to be retained by the Public Records Act 2002 and other legislation yet treated under the Information Privacy Act 2009.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Personal information collected via our website will only be used for the purposes for which it was collected, and for internal management purposes.
Your information will only be accessed by Council Officers who have been authorised to do so. Your information will not be given to any other person or agency unless required by law or unless your permission is sought. All personal information is handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009.