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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY DISCLAIMER

We are committed to protecting your privacy and managing your personal information in a secure environment.

We will only collect necessary personal information from you directly and with your express consent.

When you browse our website, our system automatically makes a record of your visit for statistical purposes. No attempt will be made to identify users except in the unlikely event where it is necessary for legal purposes.

We will only record your email address if you send us a message and it will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not disclose your email address to other persons or organisations without your consent.

For more information see Central Coast Council Privacy Policy (below).


Central Coast Council Online Privacy Policy

In order to provide you with services we need to collect and use information about you.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and managing your personal information in a secure environment and this site complies with the Tasmanian Privacy Legislation and the ten Tasmanian Privacy Principles (TPP's) which have been designed to ensure that personal information is protected and to specify guidelines for the collection, use and disclosure of that personal information.

This page explains how the Central Coast Council collects and uses any information you give to us and the ways in which we protect your privacy.


Collection of your personal information including sensitive information

We will only collect necessary personal information from you directly and with your express consent. We will clearly indicate what information is necessary to access the CentralCoastCouncil's products and services including transactions. We may offer the opportunity for you to provide further information so that we can provide you with improved services; however, provision of this information is at your discretion (except where it is a legal requirement).

We will not ask for or collect any sensitive information about you such as religion, marital status, health information or gender unless it is necessary to meet legal, public interest or statistical requirements related to and required by the transaction you have requested. Provision of this information is at your discretion except where it is a legal requirement and you will be notified if this is the case.

The Central Coast Council may automatically record other information as well. This information is used to improve the performance of the Central Coast Council website and to provide you with better services.

When you visit this site our Internet Service Provider makes a record of your visit and specifically logs the following information for statistical purposes - (the user's server address, the user's top level domain name (eg. .co., .gov, .au, etc.), the date and time of visit to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited and the type of browser used). Any data collected will not be used to identify users unless there is a legal obligation to do so.

We do not record your email address unless you choose to send us a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be disclosed without your consent.

We also track the pattern of visitor usage to the Central Coast Council website using a facility called a cookie. Cookies are small data files that we send to your computer so we can remember (your user ID, your password for access to our site, how many times you visited us before, the way you have chosen to view our site on earlier occasions).

Cookies can make using the Central Coast Council website easier for you by storing information about your preferences on a particular website. The use of cookies is an industry standard and most major websites use them. Most Internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies but if you would prefer not to receive any cookies, you can configure your browser to refuse them, or to give you the option to receive them or not each time.


How we use or disclose your personal information

We will keep you informed of the personal information we hold. We will only use your personal information for the purpose for which you gave it to us and we will not pass your information on to third parties unless