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Privacy statement

1. Introduction

This Statement sets out Inner West Council's policy relating to personal information obtained by the Council through access to its website. Please note that separate policies apply to the use of sites that are available through the Council's website but which are not operated by Council. Council recognises that your privacy is very important and that you have a right to control your personal information. Council understands that providing personal information is an act of trust and Council takes its obligations seriously.

2. Inner West Council is committed to best practice privacy standards

Inner West Council is committed to protecting your personal information. Council's policy on privacy and personal information represents local government best practice. Council has adopted the NSW Office of Local Government's privacy management plan.

3. Collecting information about you from the website

Inner West Council will not collect or monitor any personal information about you without your consent unless it is required by law. You may provide Council with information directly, such as through subscribing to user lists or identifying yourself when using particular pages. The amount of information Council collects about you depends on how you use this website. The only personal information Council collects is what you tell Council about yourself.

4. Using and disclosing personal information

Inner West Council will not use or disclose any information about you without your consent. Council will not access your communications on this website unless it is required by law.

5. Storage and security of personal information

Marrickville Council will take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information which it holds about you and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Your information is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities.

6. Accessing the information the Council keeps about you

If at any time you want to know exactly what personal information Council is holding about you from its website, you are welcome to request such information by emailing council@marrickville.nsw.gov.au.

7. Changing and deleting the information the Council has about you

If at any time you wish to change personal information that is inaccurate or out of date, please contact Council by e-mailing council@marrickville.nsw.gov.au and we will change this record. If you wish to have your personal information deleted, please let us know in the same manner as referred to above and we will take all reasonable steps to delete it unless we need to keep it for legal reasons.

8. Links to other websites

Council provides links to other websites. These linked sites are not under the control of Council. Council is not responsible for the conduct of organisations linked to our website. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, Council advises you to examine the terms and conditions of using their websites.

9. Google Analytics

Inner West Council uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service, to generate statistics about traffic on this website. Google Analytics records a range of data about visits to this site, including – but not limited to – referring sites, the length of a visit, and the browser and operating system used to visit this site.

Google Analytics does not identify individual visitors, and Council cannot access your IP address or any other personally identifiable information through this service.

For more information, see Google's Privacy Policy. If you wish to opt out of your data being collected by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

10. What to do if you have a problem or question

If Council becomes aware of any ongoing concerns or problems with the website, it will take these issues seriously and work to address these concerns. If you have any further queries relating to Council's privacy statement, or you have a problem or complaint, please contact:

Group Manager, Governance, Financial and Administration
Inner West Council
PO Box 14
Petersham NSW 2049

or email council@marrickville.nsw.gov.au.