Bang the Table Pty Ltd (Bang the Table) hosts this site on behalf of Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.
Bang the Table takes the privacy of the participants using this site very seriously.
Our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988, as amended from time to time and also by the relevant State legislation (depending on the State in which the client is located). You can find more information about your privacy rights at the Privacy Commissioner's web site, http://www.privacy.gov.au.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning operates under the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Victoria), which regulates how Victorian government agencies and local councils handle personal
information. You can access the Victorian Privacy Commissioner website for further information; http://www.privacy.vic.gov.au
We collect information from you when you register to use this site. This information may vary depending on the specific needs of Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, however, at a minimum it includes your:
Additional demographic information such as your age, sex, household income, suburb and interests may also be collected at this time. You can click the Sign Up to Have your Say link to check this.
We collect information that you put on the site after you have signed up including but not limited to:
We collect information about your behaviour on the site including but not limited to:
Note that you can browse the site completely anonymously without signing up.
The principle reason for collecting this information is to help inform the creation of better policy. The information is therefore provided to Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning for analysis and interpretation at their discretion.
The email address you provide for registering on the site may be used by either Bang the Table or Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning to send you information and updates pertaining to the issues discussed on this site or any other site that we feel may be of interest to you.
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include a simple unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.
By monitoring the information you provide we are able to protect the integrity of the discussion from individuals and groups who may attempt to unduly influence the outcomes of the consultation process.
The principle use of this information by Bang the Table is to help us to improve this website and the software that underpins it. We are continually striving to improve the experience of our participants based on your feedback.
When you sign up for a user account you provide three types of information:
Publicly available information is limited to your screen name and any comments you leave under that name in the forums or other tools on the site.
Note: We strongly recommend use of an anonymous screen name.
Individual survey responses, voting patterns and quick poll responses will not immediately be made available publicly on the site, however, feedback (including overall results of polls and surveys, and in some instances, unidentifiable and randomly chosen quotes or comments from surveys) may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period.
Please also keep in mind, however, that under most local Freedom of Information laws formal submissions uploaded to this site can be made available for public viewing by the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning at its own volition or at the request of a member of the public.
Information which is available only to Bang the Table is restricted to your IP address for site security purposes.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others rights, property or safety.
However, we may from time to time notify you about other sites we are managing when we feel they may of direct relevance and interest to you. Please note that you can easily unsubscribe from these notifications at any time.
Occasionally Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning may include links to third party sites. These third parties have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.