Privacy Policy

What this policy covers

Baw Baw Shire Council take its privacy obligations seriously and we’ve created this privacy policy to explain how we treat your personal information collected on this website. 

Personal information is any data that we collect that can be linked to you as an individual.

The collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988. You can find more information about your privacy rights at the Privacy Commissioner's website.

The software platform this website runs on and associated technology operations are provided by Bang the Table Pty Ltd.
Click this link for the Privacy Policy governing their service. 

What personal information we collect

Profile Information

We collect information from you when you register to use this site. This includes your email address and additional demographic information as provided by you on the registration form/surveys you engage with. 

Please note that you are able to browse any publicly accessible sections of this website completely anonymously without signing up. 

Engagement Information

The content you create as part of your interactions with this website. These can include responses to surveys, comments on discussion forums, or any of the other engagement opportunities available here.

Your responses may form part of a report to Council in the future, which will be made publicly available. Any responses will be de-identified before publishing.  

Usage Information

We collect information about your usage of the site, such as pages visited and documents downloaded.

How we use the information we collect

We collect this information in order to:

  • analyse and interpret it to help meet our objectives and obligations;
  • communicate information to you about engagement opportunities, events and other initiatives that align with the interests you select when registering; and
  • respond to enquiries and otherwise engage with stakeholders.

External links

Our website may contain links to other websites. Those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites and we suggest you review the privacy policies of those websites before using them.


While no online service is completely secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take all reasonable measures to do so.

Where you have chosen a password that allows you to access certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We advise you to create a strong password and advise that you do not share your password with anyone.

Requesting access or correcting your personal information

Subject to applicable local laws and regulations, you may have some or all of the following rights with respect to your personal data:  

  • to access your personal data and to rectify any inaccuracies within that personal data;
  • to request your personal data in portable, machine-readable format; and
  • to withdraw your consent to our processing of their personal data.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about how your personal information will be handled or would like to gain access to your personal information, you can contact Baw Baw Shire Council on 56242 411 or