Muswellbrook Marketplace is committed to protecting your personal information. This Statement outlines Council’s practices relating to personal information obtained through access to its website. This statement is provided in accordance with the “Guidelines for Government Websites” issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner.

Muswellbrook Marketplace has adopted a Privacy Management Plan in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (the Privacy Act). It is recommended that you read the Privacy Management Plan prior to submitting any personal information to us. Muswellbrook Shire Council respects and protects the privacy of users.

Collecting information about you from the website
Muswellbrook Marketplace will only collect personal information directly from you, or your authorised agent. The information collected will be for lawful purposes directly related to the functions of Muswellbrook Marketplace.

Muswellbrook Marketplace will only request information that is necessary for the purpose of the collection.  If you do not wish to provide personal information toMuswellbrook Marketplace, it may be unable to provide you with the services required. In accordance with the Privacy Act you can make application forMuswellbrook Marketplace to consider suppressing your personal information from a public register held by Muswellbrook Marketplace.

Statistical Information
If you visit Muswellbrook Marketplace’s website to read or download information, the following information will be recorded for statistical purposes:

  • Your server’s address
  • The name of the top level domain from which you access the Internet (for example, .gov,
    .com, .edu, .org, .au, .nz etc).
  • The type of browser you use
  • The date and time you accessed our site
  • The pages you accessed and the documents downloaded
  • The previous Internet address from which you linked directly to our site
  • The Internet address to which you link directly from our site

The above information is used to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, discover what information is most and least used, determine technical design specifications, and help us make our site more useful to visitors.

How Will We Use Your Personal Information
Muswellbrook Marketplace will use your information for the purpose for which it was collected.
Muswellbrook Marketplace will use your information to understand community and customer needs to continuously improve our services.
Muswellbrook Marketplace may use your information to let you know about services or other information available. (eg Newsletters)
Muswellbrook Marketplace may share your information within other sections of Council, its agents and contractors to expedite services to its customers. The provisions of the Privacy Act bind council’s agents and contractors.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information
Council will only disclose your personal information if:

  • You have consented to the disclosure.
  • The disclosure is required or permitted by legislation.
  • Where it is necessary to lessen a threat to someone’s life or health.

Accuracy of Your Personal Information

Muswellbrook Marketplace will take reasonable care to ensure that the personal information it collects, uses or discloses is accurate, complete and up to date.

Storage and Security of Your Personal Information
Muswellbrook Marketplace will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse, unauthorised access and modification.

How to Access, Correct or Update Your Personal Information
If you want to know exactly what personal information theMuswellbrook Marketplace is holding about you, you are welcome to request such information by contactingMuswellbrook Marketplace’s Privacy Officer.

You can apply to Muswellbrook Marketplace to amend your personal information to ensure it is relevant, up to date and complete and not misleading.

How We Dispose of Your Personal Information
Muswellbrook Marketplace will dispose of your personal information in accordance with the State Records General Disposal Authority.10 (GDA10).

Other Important Information
Council tracks the pattern of visitor usage using a facility called a cookie. This cookie identifies and recognises the computer (but not the person using the computer) when you visit Muswellbrook Marketplace’s website.
Cookies are pieces of information that a website can transfer to an individual’s computer hard drive for record keeping.
The use of cookies is an industry standard and you will find most major websites use them.  Most Internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your Internet browser to disable cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used.

Links to other websites
Muswellbrook Marketplace’s website contains links to other websites. These linked sites are not under the control of Muswellbrook Marketplace.Muswellbrook Marketplace is not responsible for the management or protection of any personal information you provide to these sites.

Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, Muswellbrook Marketplace recommends you examine the terms and conditions of using their website.

Children’s Privacy
Muswellbrook Marketplace will take all reasonable steps to protect the privacy of children.

Muswellbrook Marketplace asks that children under the age of 18 have a parent or guardian submit personal information on their behalf when required.

Changes to this Statement
Muswellbrook Marketplace will occasionally update this Privacy Statement. When it is updateMuswellbrook Marketplace will revise the “last updated” date at the top of the statement.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions please email us or telephoneMuswellbrook Marketplace Privacy Officer on 02 6549 3710. Other information can be obtained from Privacy NSW.