Brunswick Voice respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting your privacy when you interact with us, our content, products or services.
Who we are
Our website address is: http://brunswickvoice.com.au.
In our collection, storage, use and dissemination of personal information, we are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act), including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and any relevant APP codes registered under the Privacy Act.
This policy does not address issues related to personal information and its use in the course of media reporting. This policy was last updated in September 2023.
Brunswick Voice makes use of media exemption under the Privacy Act, in relation to personal information used in the course of media reporting. For further details regarding this, please refer to www.presscouncil.org.au/privacy-principles.
“Personal information” generally includes information or an opinion relating to an identified, or reasonably identifiable, individual.
We will not ask for personal information revealing your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions or membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orientation or practices, health information, or disability, unless the information is relevant to journalistic content and covered under Media Exemption law.
Note: We may collect and share data ethically collected in surveys and polls as aggregated information. We never share identifiable responses from individuals in these processes with other organisations or individuals outside our staff team.
The information we may collect about you is designed to better understand your preferences and help us provide news services that meet your needs. It may include:
- your name;
- login details;
- contact details;
- demographic information;
- preferences and interests;
- user generated content;
- research or survey responses; and/or
- payment details.
These may include, but are not limited to:
- Subscription/donation/membership services
- Letters to the Editor
- Ordering copies of media (photos, audio, ect.)
- Entering competitions
- Participation in our events and community activities
- To enhance our online services to our readers.
- To provide personalised content where possible and relevant.
- To process once-off or agreed ongoing transactions
- To encourage participation in our events and activities
- To inform the continuous improvement of our news services to meet community expectations
- To the police or emergency services in order to prevent or lessen the threat to health of an individual concerned or another person.
- Where required or authorised under law.
All reasonable steps will be taken to protect personal information against misuse, loss, unauthorised access, alteration, destruction and disclosure. All attempts will be made to destroy or de-identify personal information if it is no longer needed.
A ‘cookie’ is a small file downloaded onto your computer, when you access a website.
We may also collect information which is not considered personal information relating to your activity on our websites or we may collect anonymous information from you in response to surveys. This information assists us to report statistics, administer our services, diagnose concerns and problems and improve our service to you. This information will not identify you or anyone else in any way.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
This website is hosted by VentraIP, an Australian-based internet service provider.
Make a Complaint
We welcome feedback about all privacy issues.
Please contact us for any privacy queries. If we take more than 30 days to respond to your privacy complaint, or you are not satisfied with the outcome, you can make a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner at the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. The OAIC can be contacted on 1300 363 992 or at www.oaic.gov.au.