Burwood Council acknowledges the Wangal Clan of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the area. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and ongoing relationship with the land.
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This policy may be updated from time to time. We encourage you to check Council’s website for the most current version.
What personal information do we collect?
Council will collect personal information provided by you when you register to use this site. This includes your email address and demographic information provided by you on the registration form. Please note that you are able to browse any publicly accessible sections of this website completely anonymously without signing up. Council also collects information from your interaction through this website. This includes: responses to surveys, comments on discussion forums, and other engagement opportunities.
Participate Burwood also collects information for statistical and system administration purposes. This includes:
Your server (or IP) address
The day and time you visited the site
The pages that you accessed within the site including how long you spent on each page
Your route through the site (the journey of pages and other content that you visit)
The operating system you are using
Any documents, images or videos that you download from the site
Your rough geographic location
The language of your browser
Your internet service provider
The type of browser and version you are using
Administer the site and manage your account;
Analyse and interpret it to help meet objectives and obligations;
Communicate information to you about engagement opportunities, events and other initiatives;
Respond to enquiries and otherwise engage with stakeholders;
Identify when you sign into your account;
Send you newsletters and information, but only when you have agreed to us sending you this information or when the information is necessary to assist with the administration of the site;
Respond to queries that you have contacted us about;
Attribute content that you post on the site to you;
Analyse use of the site to inform ongoing improvements and enhancements;
Inform policy decisions by the Council; and
For any other purposes that we indicate to you when we request your personal information.
Analyse and interpret it to help meet objectives and obligations;
Communicate information to you about engagement opportunities, events and other initiatives; and
Respond to enquiries and otherwise engage with stakeholders.
To access your personal data and rectify any inaccuracies within that personal data;
To request the erasure of your personal data residing with Council;
To request your personal data in portable, machine-readable format; and
To withdraw your consent to our processing of their personal data.
To the extent that this data could make you identifiable, the Council will not attempt to identify individuals from the records the server automatically generates unless necessary to investigate a breach of law or regulation.
How do we use the information we collect?
Council collects personal information to:
Content you post on this site publicly can be viewed by anyone accessing the site. Each post will contain your username and any publicly available reports from consultations. This may include quotes from participants in forums, surveys and other consultation tools.
We collect this information to:
This website may contain links to other websites. Those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites and we suggest you review the privacy policies of those websites before using them.
While no online service is completely secure, we work hard to protect information about you against unauthorised access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take all reasonable measures to do so.
Requesting access or correcting your personal information
Subject to applicable local laws and regulations, you may have some or all of the following rights with respect to your personal data:
If you wish to contact Council with a request relating to personal information it holds about you, please use the contact details set out below including your name and contact details. Council may need to verify your identity before providing you with your personal information.
In some cases, Council may be unable to provide you with access to all your personal information and where this occurs, it will explain why. Council will deal with all requests for access to personal information within a reasonable timeframe.
What do I do for further information?
The following Terms and Conditions govern the use of Participate Burwood (“the site”). The software platform is owned by Harvest Digital Planning Pty Ltd (Harvest) and operated by us, Burwood 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:
all information, data, images and other materials are the sole responsibility of the person from whom the content originated;
you are prohibited from advertising or offering to sell or buy any goods and services
you cannot transmit Content that contains software viruses or programs designed to change or destroy the functionality of any computer software or hardware; or
you cannot collect or store personal data about other users of the site
you cannot impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation to a Burwood Council representative
you cannot interrupt or interfere with the site or servers or networks connected to the site
you cannot attempt to gain unauthorised access to the site or other use accounts
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.
Burwood 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 Burwood Council and its suppliers and licensors. Burwood Councilowns 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