My Smart Garden Privacy Statement
My Smart Garden respects the privacy of everyone that visits our website.
We are committed to complying with the Information Privacy Principles outlined in the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014
The policy does not apply to linked websites. We do not link knowingly to sites that are privacy-invasive.
Anonymous access to our site
You can use the My Smart Garden website and browse our website anonymously, without disclosing personal information.
Collection and use of personal data
The My Smart Garden website does not retrieve or record any personal information, except for the information that you give freely
- in responding to online forms put on our website
- in registering for a My Smart Garden event on our Humanitix page
If you do provide us with this information, we will only use it for the purpose stated. We do not use this data for direct marketing unless you give us permission to do so.
Our staff and contractors that use your personal information collected on this website are required to protect and handle your personal information in accordance with the privacy principles in the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (DOC 520Kb) and our Information Privacy and Health Records Policy (PDF).
Collection and use of site visit data
What we record
For statistical and system administration reasons, our Google Analytics tool automatically records this non-personal information:
- the Internet Protocol (IP) number (the IP number is assigned to your computer when you use the internet)
- the domain name of the account you use to access the internet (eg. ‘your-university.edu.au’ or ‘your-department.gov.au’)
- the date and time of your visit to the site
- the pages you accessed and downloaded
- the address of the last site you visited, and
- the type of browser you are using, for example, Firefox or Internet Explorer.
This information will only be used to update and improve our website. To the extent that this data could make you identifiable, we will not attempt to identify individuals from the records the server automatically generates unless that is necessary to investigate a breach of law or regulation.
Disclosure of information
We will not disclose your personal information to a third party without your consent unless we are required or authorised to do so by law or other regulations. In the unlikely event of an investigation into suspected unlawful or improper activity, a law enforcement agency or government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect the web server’s records (for example, in relation to hacking or abusive messages).
Security of your personal data
The protection of personal privacy is a priority for all My Smart Garden partner Councils.
This website does not provide facilities that guarantee secure transmission of information over the internet. You should be aware, however, that there are risks in transmitting information across the internet.