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Privacy

We are committed to the protection of your rights to privacy in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2000 and the Health Records Act 2001.

You can access and browse our website anonymously, without disclosing personal information. However, when you visit our website, information is collected about you using a cookie. Cookies are pieces of information that a website can transfer to a computer for tracking your website visiting patterns and preferences.

Most internet browsers are configured to accept cookies, but can be set to refuse cookies or warn when cookies are being used. Should you choose to reject all cookies, you will be unable to use Banyule City Council services that require registration in order to participate.

The following non-personal information is automatically recorded by our website server for statistical and system administration purposes:

  • Internet Protocol number assigned to your computer for internet access
  • domain name of the account used to access the internet
  • date and time of your visit
  • pages accessed and downloaded
  • address of the last site visited, if linked to our website from another website
  • operating system used (e.g. Windows 2000, Windows NT)
  • browser used (e.g. Internet explorer, Netscape Navigator).

This data is aggregated and used to establish information about the number and duration of visits to our website, and the popularity of different areas of our website. We do not attempt to identify individuals from this information, unless it is necessary to investigate a breach of law or regulation.

Any information provided to Banyule City Council through the use of on-line forms on our web-site will only be used for the purposes it was collected and for any other authorised use. It may also be used for our own planning and research purposes to improve the services to the community. It will not be disclosed to third parties unless required or authorised by law.

We will protect the quality and integrity of your personal information, utilise appropriate technologies and security methods to store the information collected, and take all necessary steps to prevent unauthorised access, disclosure or accidental destruction or loss of information.

Internet Payments

Payment transactions made on this web-site occur directly between your credit card provider and our gateway provider, Australia Post. We cannot access any of your credit card details.

Links to Other Sites

This site provides links to other sites as a community service. Banyule City Council is not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites and recommends that you refer to their respective privacy statements.

Further Information

Details of our Privacy Policy and other related privacy issues can be obtained by emailing enquiries@banyule.vic.gov.au.

Future Changes

Banyule City Council may, from time to time, update this privacy statement to reflect technological changes, Council policy and community feedback.

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