Privacy Statement

This website is hosted by My Business App Pty Ltd (under the trading name of Engagement Hub) on behalf of Douglas Shire Council.

Douglas Shire 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 Douglas Shire Council.

Collection of Personal Information

When you visit our website, our web measurement tool and internet service providers record anonymous 'metadata' information on website activity for statistical purposes only. This includes the number of users who visit the website, the date and time of the visits, the number of pages viewed and navigational patterns. This information on its own does not identify an individual but it does provide us with statistics that can be used to analyse and improve our website.

Should you send us any information over the Internet, Douglas Shire Council and My Business App Pty Ltd will take reasonable steps to ensure it is kept secure. However, Douglas Shire Council accepts no responsibility for any unauthorised access to that information during its transmission to us.

Any personal information you choose to provide will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided and will not be disclosed to other persons or organisations without your prior consent or if required by law.

The internet is an insecure medium and users should be aware that there are inherent risks transmitting information across the Internet.

How your Personal Information is used

If you choose to register using the ‘Register to Receive Project Updates’ you will be asked to provide personal information. Your screen name, avatar and comments will be publicly displayed if you choose to participate in the Online Forum, Interactive Mapping and Ideas Wall. Any survey submissions or questions submitted through the ‘Contact the team’ link may be published anonymously.

Douglas Shire Council has engaged Alluvium Consulting Pty Ltd to assist with the Resilient Coast program and manage community feedback.

Your personal information may be used to:

  • Respond to an enquiry you have made.
  • Create a mailing list to provide you with updates on Council's environmental projects.
  • Invite you to environmental community workshops and information sessions.
  • Inform Council's stakeholder engagement activities.

Other Sites

Douglas Shire Council is not responsible for any other websites you may link to from this website. Links to other websites are provided for convenience only and Douglas Shire Council does not warrant or endorse the information contained on those websites. Douglas Shire Council will not be responsible for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred by you in accessing or attempting to access those other websites.

Further Information

You are able to access information held by Douglas Shire Council about you under the Right to Information Act. If you have any concerns or questions about your privacy please contact:

Douglas Shire Council
(07) 4099 9444