As a general rule, we do not collect information that can directly identify you when you visit our site. When you visit our site to read or download information, our we measurement tool and Internet Services Providers record the following information only for our statistical purposes:
These statistics provide information to assist us to make improvements to the content and structure of our website.
We collect personal information via online forms or by email communications for the purposes of, for example:
Your email address details will not be added to a mailing list nor will we disclose these details to third parties without your consent, unless required by law. Email messages may be monitored by our information technology staff for system trouble-shooting and maintenance purposes.
Cookies are text files that a website can transfer to your computer when you access information on that site. Cookies allow websites to recognise you as you browse their website.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located outside Australia. No personally identifying information is recorded or provided to Google.
Information gathered using Google Analytics cookie is used for the purpose of determining:
This information is used to refine and improve Whitsunday Regional Council's online service delivery and in turn the community's online experience.
E-mail correspondence, blog comments and information provided via web forms can constitute public records and can be retained as required by the Public Records Act 2002 and other relevant legislation.
Use and disclosure
Council will only use personal information collected via our website for the purposes for which it was given to us and/or for related, internal management purposes. Council does not disclose your personal information to other government agencies or organisations. Go to our Privacy Notice for further information
We take strong precautions to protect the personal information that we hold concerning you from loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure and against other misuse. However, please be aware that we do not provide a mechanism for securing the transmission of information across the Internet.
This website contains links to other websites. Whitsunday Regional Council is not responsible for the content and privacy practices of other websites.