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The Queensland Government has introduced privacy legislation which applies to the Queensland public sector (including local governments from 1/7/2010) —the Information Privacy Act 2009. The Information Privacy Act contains a number of privacy principles which set out how agencies may and must handle personal information. Personal information means any information from which your identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained.
Our policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our website users and, as a general rule we do not collect personal information about you when you visit our site. You are able to visit our site without revealing any of your personal information.
However, you may enter your personal information into forms available on our website to avail yourself of various online facilities. In these cases, your details will only be used and accessed in accordance with the statement provided on the form.
Where you provide your personal information during the course of completing a form, survey or other activity on our website, your details will be used and accessed in accordance with the statement provided on the form. In addition to any privacy statements provided on the form, by providing your personal information, you agree that your personal information will:
Your personal information may be stored offshore without the same protections in relation to personal information which apply in Australia.
If you would like to request that your data is deleted from the Conversations Platform, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that Council will continue to maintain an internal record any deleted data deleted from the Conversations Platform in accordance with the Public Records Act 2002 (Qld).
correspondence sent to this site may be treated as a public record and retained
as required by the Public Records Act 2002 and other relevant legislation.
email address details will not be added to a mailing list (unless you so
request), nor will we disclose these details to third parties (except for
Harvest and Amazon) without your consent, unless required by law. Email
messages may be monitored by our information technology staff for system
trouble-shooting and maintenance purposes.
Your personal information is protected by law. These laws prohibit any person from accessing, using or disclosing any personal information except in the performance of their duties or in specific circumstances permitted by these laws.
While we provide a secure and reliable system, this site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the Internet. Users should be aware that there are inherent risks associated with the transmission of information across the Internet, and that use of the contact facilities provided through this website is at the risk of the user.
When you view the Gladstone Regional Council website, our web server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
Gladstone Regional Council will not make any attempt to use these statistics to identify individual users. However, 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.
The following Terms and Conditions govern the use of Conversations Gladstone (“the Site”). The Site is owned and operated by Harvest Digital Planning Pty Ltd (Harvest), on behalf of Gladstone Regional 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 and third party businesses and organisations. Any content posted by you is subject to the rules of our Moderation Policy. At our sole discretion, 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 and may be accessible outside of Australia. Where practical, you may choose not to identify yourself, deal with us on an anonymous basis or use a pseudonym.
What does Harvest require from their 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 Victoria, Australia, without regards to its conflict of law provisions.
Harvest, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors and other partners and Gladstone Regional Council 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 does Harvest own?
Your Say website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other proprietary information (“Intellectual Property”) of Harvest and its suppliers and licensors. Harvest owns and retain 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.
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.
Indigenous Users are advised that content on the Site may contain images and videos of deceased indigenous persons and discretion is advised.
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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