Bayside Council takes its privacy obligations seriously.
Personal information is the information we hold which is identifiable as being about you. The collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the Information Protection Principles under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. You can find more information about your privacy rights on the Information and Privacy Commission website.
This site is owned and operated by Bayside Council using software licensed from Social Pinpoint.
What personal information do we collect?
We collect personal information provided by you when you register to use this site. This includes your email address and demographic information provided by you on the registration form. Please note that you can browse any publicly accessible sections of this website completely anonymously without signing up.
We also collect information from your interaction with us through this website. This includes responses to surveys, comments on discussion forums, and other engagement opportunities.
Have Your Say Bayside also collects information for statistical and system administration purposes. This includes:
To the extent that this data could make you identifiable, the Council will not attempt to identify individuals from the records the server automatically generates unless necessary to investigate a breach of law or regulation.
How do we use the information we collect?
We collect personal information to:
Publicly available information is limited to your screen name and any comments you leave under that name in the publicly visible forums on the site.
Note: We strongly recommend the use of an anonymous screen name.
Individual survey responses, voting patterns and quick poll responses will not immediately be made available publicly on the site, however, feedback (including overall results of polls and surveys, and in some instances, unidentifiable and randomly chosen quotes or comments from surveys) may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period.
Our website may contain links to other websites. Those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites, and we suggest you review the privacy policies of those websites before using them.
Council ensures information about you is managed in line with the Australian Privacy Act 1988. While no online service is completely secure, we work hard to protect information about you against unauthorised access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take all reasonable measures to do so.
Requesting access or correcting your personal information
Subject to applicable local laws and regulations, you may have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
If you wish to contact us with a request relating to the personal information we hold about you, please contact us using the contact details set out below including your name and contact details. We may need to verify your identity before providing you with your personal information.
In some cases, we may be unable to provide you with access to all your personal information, and where this occurs, we will explain why. We will deal with all requests for access to personal information within a reasonable timeframe.
Council uses the Google Analytics web analytics service on this site.
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The following Terms and Conditions govern the use of Have Your Say Bayside. The software platform is owned by Social Pinpoint Pty Ltd and operated by us, Bayside Council.
What are the conditions with a user’s account?
We are not responsible for the content on the site that has been provided by the users of the site. Any content posted by you is subject to the rules of our Moderation Policy. Your contribution to the site may be edited, removed or not published if we consider it inappropriate (refer to Moderation Policy). Contributors should also be aware that their posts may remain online indefinitely. Where practical, you may choose not to identify yourself, deal with us on an anonymous basis or use a pseudonym.
What do we require from our users?
You must understand and agree that, without limitation:
Can your account be suspended or terminated?
We may terminate or suspend access to your site and/or account immediately, without prior notice, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. We may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all the related files and information in your account. After your account has been terminated, the content you have posted may also remain indefinitely on the site.
If you want to terminate your own account, please send an email to email@example.com.
These Terms shall be governed in accordance with the laws of NSW, Australia, without regards to its conflict of law provisions.
Bayside Council, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors and other partners are not responsible for any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising from a breach of this agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
What content do we own?
This website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other proprietary information (“Intellectual Property”) of Bayside Council and its suppliers and licensors. Bayside Council owns and retains all proprietary rights in the intellectual property. All intellectual property in the content of this site including without limitation to text, software, source code, pages, documents and online graphics, photographs, sounds, audio, video and other interactive features are owned by or licensed to us.
Any original content that you submit or post on our site may be made available to the public and allows users to share your content (with the end user acknowledging your contribution) under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Australian License.
Except for Intellectual Property which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, alter, transmit, sell, distribute any of the Intellectual Property on this site.
We are not responsible for your communications or dealings, including payment and delivery of goods or services, with a third party found via our website. Any loss or damage incurred from those communications or dealings are solely between the user and the third party.
Disclaimer and Warranties
Users must agree that you use of the site is at your own risk. We make no warranty that the site will meet your requirements or be uninterrupted or error-free. Any material that the user downloads through the site is done at their own risk and are responsible for any damages to their computer system or loss of data.
What happens if these Terms change?
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time without notice. The most recent version of the Terms can be seen on this page. By continuing to access or use our site after those revisions become effective, you agree and will comply to the revised terms. If you do not agree to the revised terms, please discontinue using our site.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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