Privacy Policy

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the webiste and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the Shire of Chittering.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. We will not link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

This site does not gather personal information about users without their knowledge.

All information entered into any form throughout this site is not used in any way or form other than for the explicit use of those functions. We will not sell, distribute or use that information for any other purpose.

We will not use information about you without your permission.

We will provide mechanisms for you to communicate your privacy concerns to us and that we will respond to them thoroughly and thoughtfully.

How secure is your information? The Shire of Chittering is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and will not share your name or email address details.

What happens if you change your mind about receiving our email updates? Each email that you opt to receive will have a link giving you the opportunity to “opt-out” of that email list, meaning that your details will be automatically removed from the secure list.

How do we protect your information? We have put in place various security procedures to protect your information including firewalling our computer systems, limiting employee access to data and system password protection.

Your consent. Please note that by submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. Any changes to the privacy policy will be posted on this page so that you are aware of the information we collect and how it is used at all times.

How to contact us. We welcome your views about the Shire website and email updates. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments please click here to email us.

* This privacy policy has been produced in light of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.
** You can check the information we hold or ask us to amend any inaccuracies in the information that we hold or request its removal by writing to us or emailing us at the above address. We will take the necessary action within the time limits provided for under the Act. We reserve the right to use reasonable measures to check your identity before any information will be disclosed to you.
*** Your continued use of the website will be your acknowledgment of your agreement to the revised policy.