Protecting your privacy and your personal information is an important responsibility of Council. Our Privacy and Data Protection Policy supports and endorses the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, the Information Privacy Principles and national privacy regime.
Wellington Shire Council will only collect personal information which is necessary for performance and functions of Council. In accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, we will not use your personal information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was collected or disclose your personal information to a third party, including state bodies or authorities (without your consent), except where the secondary purpose is reasonably expected, required by other regulation, or if the release is authorised by law.
Non-consensual release of personal information may be authorised by law or disclosure may be necessary to lessen/prevent serious threats to public health, public safety or public welfare.
Exceptions to this may include:
Note: Third party contractors are required to act within the same Privacy guidelines as Council staff.
We have implemented information systems and security policies and procedures to protect and ensure responsible collection, storage, handling and disclosure of the personal information that we have under our control. We take reasonable steps to protect personal information from misuse, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
We will endeavour to ensure personal information is accurate, complete and up to date and remove personal information from our system where it is no longer needed (except where archiving retention is required).
We may modify or expand this Privacy Statement over time, by posting the amended version on this website.
Should you have any queries please contact Council's Privacy Officer on 1300 366 244 or email email@example.com
You may access our Privacy and Data Protection Policy here and copies are also available at our Sale Service Centre or Yarram Service Centre.
This website serves 'cookies' to collect data and track browsing behaviour. A cookie is a small data file placed on your computer or device when you visit this website. Cookies record information such as previous browsing history, login information and user preferences.
Cookies are designed to provide an improved browsing experience, tailoring this website to your personal browsing preferences.
Wellington Shire Council use MailChimp for the distribution of e-newsletters, and some email campaigns. The data collected via Mailchimp Subscriptions is stored securely on servers in the United States.
The personal information collected by Wellington Shire Council via MailChimp will only be used for the purposes as outlined in the Wellington Shire Council Privacy Statement above.
Wellington Shire Council use Google Analytics on this website. Google Analytics is a service that allows Wellington Shire Council to anonymously analyse traffic and user activity on this website.
The information collected by Wellington Shire Council via Google Analytics will only be used for the purposes as outlined in the Wellington Shire Council Privacy Statement above.