Bathurst Regional Council is committed to protecting personal information, which Council collects from you in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and Council’s Privacy Management Plan.
What is personal information?
Personal information is information or an opinion about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion.
The information or opinion may also be collected if it forms part of a database and whether it is recorded in a material form or not.
What types of personal information does Council collect?
If you are 16 years old or under, you need to get your parent or guardian’s permission before you provide personal information to this website.
When you interact with Council’s website, Council will collect the following information using its information technology systems:
- IP and server addresses of the computer you use to access Council’s website
- browser type and operating system you use
- date, time and duration of your visit to the site
- pages visited
- documents downloaded.
Subscriptions and service requests
- email address you provide for email newsletter
- other personal information provided in order to require services online.
- Provision of feedback is always voluntary and does not affect access to the website.
The personal information collected on this site will only be used by Council and its service provider for lawful purposes directly related to the process or service you are interacting with and also for the purposes of improving its website and services. Council will not use your personal information for any other purpose without first seeking your permission.
No personal information will be disclosed or published without your consent in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998, unless otherwise required by law.
Links to other websites
Council’s website contains links to other sites.
Council has no control over third party websites and is not responsible for their contents or privacy policies.
Council uses "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve its services.
A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by Council’s website. This helps your website to remember your preferences and it makes your next visit easier and the site more useful to you.
- to better understand how you interact with our services
- to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our services
- to improve our services.
Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can restrict that by editing your browser’s options to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
Online Advertising and Analytics
Council makes use of remarketing services. These services allow us to better tailor our marketing and advertising content to improve your user experience; resulting in content that is relevant to you and our local community.
This is done using Cookies, Pixels and Google Analytics. Remarketing services collect information about your internet usage or digital footprint including; the device you use, the web pages, websites or advertisements you interact with and how you interact with them. Council also uses Google and Facebook to collect information on our behalf. The data collected by these remarketing services does not allow Bathurst Regional Council to personally identify you.
By viewing Council’s website or social media channels you consent to non-personal web traffic data being collected.
To view Facebook’s Data Policy visit: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Protecting your personal information
Council will store your personal information in an appropriately secure format and will hold it for archival purposes.
If the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected, it will be deleted.
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please contact us.