Privacy Privacy

The following information forms part of the Terms and Conditions of using  Longreach Regional Council's websites and by accessing Council's websites you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. 

Longreach Regional Council is committed to protecting user privacy. We understand and appreciate that visitors and users of this website are concerned about their privacy and the confidentiality and security of any information that may be provided to Council.

Council has created this privacy statement to demonstrate its commitment to protecting personal privacy. This privacy statement applies to all users who access this website. To view Longreach Regional Council's general privacy statement which applies to all transactions you have with Council, please click here. To view Longreach Regional Council's general privacy statement which applies to all transactions you have with Council, please click here. (Note this statement is currently being reviewed by Council – under construction).

Collection of Personal Information

Visitors to our website are not required to disclose personal information. Longreach Regional Council will only record your personal details in the event that you voluntarily and personally supply your information to us, for example by contacting us via email or submitting an online form on this website.

Your details will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided them and will not be added to any mailing lists without your prior consent. We will not use, disclose or distribute your details to any other source, without your prior written consent. 

To view Council's Privacy Policy which sets out our legislative obligations and approach to managing, handling and protecting the personal information of internal and external customers, please click here. (Note this Policy is currently being reviewed by Council – under construction).

Cookies

A cookie is a small file stored by the web browser software on your computer. Cookies may be used when accessing certain areas of this website. The use of cookies allows information to be transmitted between pages within this website and the cookies used do not contain any personally identifiable information. 

Statistical Information

When you view the Longreach Regional Council website, our web server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:

·           your server (IP) address;

·           the type of browser and operating system used;

·           the date and time of your visit;

·           the previous site visited;

·           the pages accessed and the files downloaded;

·           the time spent on individual pages; and

·           the site overall.

Longreach Regional Council will not make any attempt to use these statistics to identify individual users or their browsing activities. However, in the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our log files.

We may also record search terms that you enter when using this website's search engine. These search terms are used to gauge what information is commonly sought and to improve the services that we provide. This information is not associated with any other information that we collect. 

Security of Information

Your personal information is protected by law. These laws prohibit any person from accessing, using or disclosing any personal information except in the performance of their duties or in specific circumstances permitted by these laws. There are severe penalties for breaking these provisions.

While we provide a secure and reliable system, this site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the Internet. Users should be aware that there are inherent risks associated with the transmission of information across the Internet, and that use of the contact facilities provided through this website is at the risk of the user.