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Council has obligations to protect personal information and the privacy of individuals in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (“PPIPA”). In order to inform our Community of those obligations we have prepared a Privacy Management Plan. Within that Plan there are 12 Information Protection Principles:
Principle 1 - Collection of personal information for lawful purposes
Principle 2 - Collection of personal information directly from individual
Principle 3 - Requirements when collecting personal information
Principle 4 - Other requirements relating to collection of personal information
Principle 5 - Retention and security of personal information
Principle 6 - Information about personal information held by agencies
Principle 7 - Access to personal information held by agencies
Principle 8 - Alteration of personal information
Principle 9 - Agency must check accuracy of personal information before use
Principle 10 - Limits on use of personal information
Principle 11 - Limits on disclosure of personal information
Principle 12 - Special restrictions on disclosure of personal information
Council’s Privacy Statement, which summarises our obligations, is as follows:
This information is required to assist with your transaction and will not be used for any other purpose without seeking your consent, or as required by law. Your information will be retained in Council’s Records Management System and disposed of in accordance with current legislation. Your personal information can be accessed and corrected at any time by contacting Council.
The Information and Privacy Commission is the Agency providing oversight of Council’s privacy obligations. Further information can be found on their website www.ipc.nsw.gov.au
The following Terms and Conditions govern the use of Have Your Say (“the site”). The software platform is owned by Harvest Digital Planning Pty Ltd (Harvest) and operated by us, MidCoast 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.
MidCoast 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 MidCoast Council and its suppliers and licensors. MidCoast 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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