The content of this statement forms the basis of the internal Web Privacy and Security policy that applies to user interactions with the Bunbury City Council website http://www.bunbury.wa.gov.au
Data Collection and Click-Stream Data
Browsing any website, including the Bunbury City Council site, generates a trail of the pages visited known as Click Streams. Click streams are the paths a user takes when navigating a website and the Internet in general.
When you visit our site, our servers may record the following information for statistical purposes:
* The user's server (IP) address and machine name
* The date and time of visit to the site
* The pages accessed and documents downloaded
* The number of bytes transmitted and received for each request
* The address of the referring page visited
* Search terms used
* The type of browser used
Bunbury City Council may examine this information to determine the traffic through the server, and to specific pages or applications, in order to deliver better information.
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, or the need to determine details related to a security breach or other inappropriate activity.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. Bunbury City Council uses only session ID cookies and, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. Cookies can be easily blocked on your computer by simply un-checking the "accept cookies" option in your web browser. This can be found under the options menu of your Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Explorer browser software.
Protection of Personal Information
Bunbury City Council will only record your email address if you send us a message, or if you register with us to be included on a mailing list. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use your email address for any other purpose and will not disclose it to other parties, without your consent.
Any personal details submitted via the Bunbury City Council website will only be used for the purpose for which they are provided. We will not use your personal details for any other purpose and will not disclose them to other parties, without your consent.
Links To Other Websites
Bunbury City Council may decide to link to other websites which contain related information. Council is not responsible for the content of any linked sites.
A link to a site does not imply an endorsement of that site or the organisation operating that site, it is for reference purposes only.
Bunbury City Council may link to a site that collects information about the user and we cannot control the collection of this information. Users should contact these content providers directly if there are any questions about the use of information they collect. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies, or no policy at all. We encourage users to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing them with personal information.
Organisations linking to Bunbury City Council Website
Bunbury City Council encourages appropriate links to it's website but reserves the right to refuse any such link or to terminate an existing link.
* The Internet is not a secure network, and as such, information you send may be intercepted by others.
You should check your browser's help facility for further information on security.
Information you send us is stored behind the Bunbury City Council firewall.
Accountability (Applicable to both Privacy and Security)
Bunbury City Council staff who operate and manage the Bunbury City Council Website are required to operate in a way that aligns with the Commonwealth's - Privacy Act 1988