Strathfield Council manages Privacy and Personal Information in accordance with relevant legislation and Council’s Privacy Management Plan.
The Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 deals with how, as a public sector agency, Council must manage personal information that it collects and holds as a result of its activities. Strathfield Council must comply with the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”). This means, amongst other things, that we must:
Broadly your rights under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act are expressed in the twelve information protection principles in the Act. These require Council to:
The principles are contained, in full, in Council’s Privacy Management Plan.
Personal information is defined in the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act and the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 as any information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database and whether or not recorded in a material form) about an individual (whether living or dead) whose identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion.
In order to deliver its wide range of services to the community Council collects a range of personal information about ratepayers (including businesses) and those who receive services. This information includes:
From time to time Council may need to assess and meet specific community needs and/or determine public opinion and may also seek demographic details such as age, income and education or employment information.
Council only collects information that is required for a purpose ie. we will not collect superfluous personal information.
The information we do collect will only be held as long as it is required.
Government information sometimes identifies people. Under the GIPA Act a record that would reveal an individual’s personal information would not generally be disclosed unless there are strong public interest considerations in favour of disclosure.
In deciding whether to disclose personal information about you to a person applying for access to information, Council will consider whether you are likely to be concerned about the release of the information and whether those concerns are relevant to the public interest. If so Council will:
If the Council consults you and decides to release the information anyway they:
A public register is a register of personal information that is required by law to be, or is made, available to the public or open to public inspection.
In some circumstances, where the safety or wellbeing of any person would be affected, an individual may request that his or her personal information should not be made public.
The Act says that where personal information is contained, or is proposed to be contained, in a public register that we keep, an individual can request that we remove or not place information on the register or disclose the information from the register to the public. You can make an application for Council to suppress some or all of your personal information held on any of these public registers. For more information contact Council’s Privacy Contact Officer or complete the Suppression of Personal Information from a Public Register form, which can be downloaded below.
You can make application to Council to request whether Council holds personal information or to access personal information on yourself. Application forms are available for download below.
If you wish to access to personal information on these public registers relating to people other than yourself Council must be satisfied that those seeking the access to intend to use of the information in accord with the purpose of the register.
If you want to access personal information for someone other than yourself from a public register Council will generally ask you to make a statutory declaration as to your intentions.
If you would like more information about how Council manages personal information it collects then you may like to read Strathfield Council’s Privacy Management Plan below.
If you would like more information about the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 visit the Privacy NSW website.
Or you can call Council’s Privacy Contact Officer on (02) 9748 9999 or make contact via email at email@example.com.
If you are interested in knowing more about what personal information Council collects from this website and how we manage that please read our Website Privacy Statement.
Under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 you can apply to access records of personal information we hold about you, and then apply to amend or correct personal information.
You can make an application to amend your personal information Council has recorded (form can be downloaded below). Note: you will need to present some personal identification when you make an application so Council staff can verify that you have the authority to amend the information.
If you think Council has breached the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act contact Council’s Privacy Contact Officer on 9748 9999.
The following Terms and Conditions govern the use of Have Your Say Strathfield (“the site”). The software platform is owned by Social Pinpoint Pty Ltd and operated by us, Strathfield 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
These Terms shall be governed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales, Australia, without regards to its conflict of law provisions.
Strathfield 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.
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This website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other proprietary information (“Intellectual Property”) of Strathfield Council and its suppliers and licensors. Strathfield 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 email@example.com.
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