Privacy Policy

Your privacy


Although local government is not covered by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), EMRC respects your right to privacy, and endeavours to protect your privacy to a similar standard as that set out in the national privacy principles in Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

EMRC takes reasonable steps to preserve the security of cookie and personal information. Accordingly, although EMRC strives to protect such information, EMRC cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Information collected

The information that EMRC collects about you depends on how you use the facilities offered by the EMRC Websites.

If you visit an unsecured area of the EMRC Websites (that is, an area where you are not required to log on) to read, browse or download information, our internet service provider automatically records:

  • your IP address;
  • your top level domain name (eg .com, .net, .gov etc);
  • the date and time of your visit to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
  • time spent on individual pages;
  • time spent overall on the site;
  • browser type and version; and
  • referring site (eg search engine).

We do not attempt to identify you or your browsing activities unless required by law - for example, if a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our service provider's logs.

If you use our website subscription registration process, subsequently update your subscriber details, or use the interactive facilities offered by the EMRC Websites, EMRC will collect and retain the information that you submit to us using those subscriber facilities or other interactive facilities. If you choose not to provide certain personal information, EMRC may not be able to provide you with access to subscriber facilities or other interactive facilities.

We may also collect and retain information that you submit to us when:

  • completing an online form, survey, questionnaire or similar;
  • asking us to deliver information by email or post;
  • participating in online forums; or
  • communicating with EMRC by email or in writing.

The EMRC Websites also contain links to the websites of third party providers of goods and services. If you have accessed a third party's website through the EMRC Websites and if the third parties collect information about you, EMRC may also collect or have access to that information as part of our arrangements with those third parties.

Linked third party websites should contain their own privacy statements, and those third parties are responsible for their own privacy practices.