Chinchilla Melon Festival, as a not for profit volunteer organisation, strives to adhere to the provisions of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act), including the Information Privacy Principles. As required under the IP Act, Chinchilla Melon Festival strives to protect the privacy of its service users and endeavours to only use personal information for lawful purposes consistent with the Information Privacy Principles.
Personal information is defined in the IP Act as 'information or an opinion, including information or an opinion forming part of a database, whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion'. It may include your name, address, phone number, email address, age, gender, your employer, or your job title.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Wherever possible, Chinchilla Melon Festival will collect personal information directly from you with your consent. We collect personal information to help us provide responsive services and to promote and present content relevant to our audience. For example, we ask for personal information when you:
- subscribe to online services
- register for an event or purchase a ticket
- become a Chinchilla Melon Festival member
- commence a business relationship with us
- correspond with us or make an enquiry over the internet or telephone.
Chinchilla Melon Festival may also obtain your personal information from third parties, such as:
- third parties you refer to us.
If Chinchilla Melon Festival collects personal information from third parties you refer to us, we will assume, and you will ensure, that you have made that third party aware of the referral and the purpose of the collection, use and disclosure of the relevant personal information.
Chinchilla Melon Festival website is publicly accessible. Comments made on our social media platforms are also accessible to the public. Email messages are for Chinchilla Melon Festival in-house use only. Chinchilla Melon Festival reserves the right to remove comments from social media or on our website which it considers to be abusive, defamatory, discriminatory, off-topic, or unlawful.
When you communicate with Chinchilla Melon Festival through social media sites or using applications provided by third parties (such as via your smart phone), your personal information may be collected from that communication (e.g. via Facebook Pixel). We assume that you have informed yourself of the ways in which such sites or applications can collect and disclose your personal information, and that you otherwise consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by such sites or applications (including disclosure to, and collection by, Chinchilla Melon Festival). Check your settings with the relevant social media provider if you wish to opt out of this data collection.
Chinchilla Melon Festival website may also use 'session variables' to collect and store information. Session variables are commonly used to store information such as preferences that you may have set when previously visiting our website. A session variable is like a cookie, but it is stored on the Chinchilla Melon Festival server (not on your computer).
This website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
STORAGE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Chinchilla Melon Festival will take precautions to safeguard your personal data from loss, unauthorized access or use, modification or disclosure. All personal information is for in-house use only and will not be shared with third parties, unless permission to do so has been obtained from you personally.
At any time, you have the right to access, change or correct your personal information. Please advise us of any errors in your personal information or changes to your personal details, such as address, email address and phone number. You may be asked to provide evidence of your identity before a change can be made.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Chinchilla Melon Festival may disclose your personal information to:
- specific parties which we advised you of at the time we collected your personal information
- other entities with your express consent
For marketing purposes Chinchilla Melon Festival may disclose personal data to third parties provided the following applies:
- You have granted permission to do so, such as publicising your own website and/or social media accounts
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
ONLINE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
Chinchilla Melon Festival does not use online financial transactions. If requested to pay online via the Chinchilla Melon Festival website, please do not do so. Chinchilla Melon Festival will make contact with you personally to arrange any financial transactions.