Privacy Statement

Introduction

Centroc seeks to adhere to the Guidelines for Federal and NSW Government World Wide Websites developed by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. In particular Centroc seeks to comply with the Information Privacy Principles (see Glossary below) in the Privacy Act 1988 (a copy of the Act is available at COMLAW the legal information retrieval system owned by the Attorney General’s Department).

This page explains the type of information that is collected by Centroc, how such information is used, and under what circumstances and to whom it may be disclosed. If you have any privacy concerns, you should direct them to the webmaster by emailing Centroc or by writing to:

Jennifer Bennett

Executive Officer Centroc

c/o Bathurst Regional Council

PMB 17 Bathurst NSW 2795

ph (02) 6331 9246

 

Information collected

Your email address

Centroc will only record your email address in the event that you send a message by email or if you register requesting notifications. If you do not want your email address to be recorded by Centroc you can send postal mail to the address above.

Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to any mailing lists without your prior consent which Centroc will seek by way of a specific request in writing. Finance will not use or disclose your email address for any other purpose, without your prior written consent.

Clickstream data

When you visit this web site, our Internet servers make a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

  • the user’s server address;
  • the user’s top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc);
  • the date and time of the visit to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • the previous site visited; and
  • the type of browser used.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider’s logs.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small file sent by the Centroc’s web server onto the user’s web browser software when the user accesses this web site. An explanation of cookies generally can be found at the site of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

Some parts of this web site may use a cookie to maintain contact through a session. The cookie allows Centroc to recognise you as an individual as you move from one page of this web site to another. This cookie will expire on the close of your browser session or on the closing down of your computer. Our copy of your information will be automatically deleted within 24 hours after you last access the web site. This information is analysed to show broken links in our web site, bottlenecks, and other site problems. We use this information to redesign for efficiency of use. No attempt will be made to identify anonymous users or their browsing activities unless legally compelled to do so, such as in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider’s log files.

 

How we collect information

The Internet is an insecure medium and users should be aware that there are inherent risks transmitting information across the Internet. Information submitted unencrypted via email or web forms may be at risk of being intercepted, read or modified. If you do not wish to email or send an online form to Centroc you can send a postal mail to the address above.

 

Information disclosed

Information provided to Centroc will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and unless authorised by law, not disclosed to any other party unless your written consent has been obtained.

 

Other sites

This site contains links to other sites. Centroc is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

 

Glossary

Domain name – The code for the country or type of internet connection a user comes from, such as ‘.com’ ‘.gov’ ‘.au’ ‘.uk’

Information Privacy Principles – 11 principles established under section 14 of the Privacy Act 1988. Commonwealth and ACT government agencies must comply with these principles in their handling of personal information in their possession. The principles can be accessed at COMLAW, the legal information retrieval system owned by the Attorney General’s Department.

Internet Service Provider – A company or organisation that provides access to the internet for users.

Law enforcement agency – An agency of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory such as the Australian Federal police, which exercises powers such as executing a warrant to seize documentation or goods or to search premises etc.

Notification – Automatic advice of new or updated material available via Department of Finance and Deregulation, provided to a user who registers for this service.