Greater Shepparton City Council believes that the responsible handling of personal information is a key aspect of democratic governance, and is strongly committed to protecting an individual's right to privacy.
Accordingly, the Council is committed to full compliance with its obligations under the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic) (Act). In particular, the Council will comply with the Information Privacy Principles contained in the Act.
This privacy statement explains some of these principles and how they may apply to you.
Anonymous access to our site
You can browse the Riverlinks web site anonymously, without disclosing your personal information. However, some areas or services provided through this site that require registration may not be accessible.
Collection and use of personal data
The Riverlinks site does not collect or record personal information, other than information you choose to provide through any online forms or registration areas. Any information submitted will only be retained for such time as necessary to carry out the purposes for which the information is collected or as required by law.
Collection and use of site visit data
The following non-personal information is automatically recorded by this site's web server for statistical and system administration purposes only:
- your IP address;
- the date and the time of your visit to the site;
- the pages you accessed and downloaded;
- your operating system;
- the type of browser you are using.
To the extent that this data could make you identifiable, Greater Shepparton City Council will not attempt to identify individuals from the records the server automatically generates unless that is necessary to investigate a breach of law or regulation.
We will not disclose your personal information to a third party without your consent, unless we are required or authorised to do so by law or other regulation. In the event of an investigation into suspected unlawful or improper activity, a law enforcement agency or government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect the web server's records (eg. in relation to hacking or abusive messages).
Security of your personal data
The Privacy Commissioner and all employees of Greater Shepparton City Council have a statutory duty to deal with your personal information confidentially (Information Privacy Act, section 67).
Although every effort is made with regard to security, this web site does not guarantee secure transmission of information over the Internet. You should be aware that there are risks in transmitting information across the Internet. If you are concerned about conveying sensitive material to Greater Shepparton City Council over the Internet, you might prefer to contact us by telephone or mail.