Privacy Statement

This is the Corangamite Shire Council website.  We are committed to protecting user privacy.  We understand that visitors and users of this website are concerned about their privacy, and the confidentiality and security of any information that is provided.

Information collected on the Corangamite Shire Council website

Unless you specifically tell us, the Corangamite Shire Council website will never know who you are.  When you visit the Corangamite Shire Council website, our stand web logs record anonymous information for statistical purposes only, including:

  • the type of browser you are using
  • your traffic patterns through our site such as:
    • the date and time of your visit to the site
    • the pages you accessed and documents downloaded
    • the previous page you visited prior to accessing our site
    • the internet address of the server accessing our site


This site does not provide facilities for securely transmitting information across the internet.  We recognise that there can be risks with transmitting information across the internet.

Attempts to identify your personal details

We may attempt to identify your personal details when:

  • in the event of an investigation when a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Corangamite Shire Council's website logs
  • if you choose to download information from the Tenders or Employment sections of the Corangamite Shire Council website
  • if you choose to forward a request to us by filling out an online form
  • if you request to be able to update an entry into our community database or business database
  • if you choose to subscribe to receive information from the Corangamite Shire Council on the tops of your choice

No attempt is or will be made to identify your personal details except in the circumstances outlined above.

Recording of e-mail addresses

We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message.  Your e-mail address will only be used or disclosed for the purpose for which you have provided it and it will not be added to a mailing list or used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent.

E-mail correspondence sent to the Corangamite Shire Council will be recorded in accordance with Council processes and will be retained as required by Council policies and other relevant regulations.  Once these processes, policies and regulations are satisfied, archived em-mail correspondence will be destroyed.

We will not add any details to a mailing list without your consent, and we will not disclose your details to third parties without your consent, unless required by law.  We will disclose your e-mail details to the relevant authorities if necessary to protect the safety of the public or to protect the rights and property of the Corangamite Shire Council.

We may monitor e-mail traffic for system trouble-shooting and maintenance purposes only.

Request for Service

We may also, at your request, store information about you to respond to any request for service or information from you.  This information will be kept secure and confidential by Council systems and employees.  We will not disclose it unless we are required to do so by law.  This information would include:  Relevant contact details, such as: Name, Address, Phone Number and details of the service request.

You are entitled to view and correct any errors in information held by Corangamite Shire collected from this website about you.  You can request this information by contacting Corangamite Shire Council in writing, specifying the information to which you require access.

Tenders and Employment Downloads

When you select a Tender or Employment download link of the council website, you will be redirected to a form which requires to fill in your contact details prior to downloading the document file.  Only upon completion of the form will you be allowed to download the associated Tender/Employment files.

Why are your details required for Tenders or Employment Downloads?

Tender and Employment Addendums need to be sent to people that have downloaded the original Tender and Employment document files.  This is to ensure that they have the correct and most current information upon which to base their decisions.

When Tender or Employment Addendums are published, an e-mail will automatically be sent to all people that have downloaded the original tender or registered for employment advising them of the Addendum.  The Addendum document will be attached to the e-mail.  If the e-mail is not received by the intended recipient, it will be returned to the e-mail address contained in Email Notification for the tender/employment notice.  A report of these e-mails can be produced and is visible only to Corangamite Shire website administrators.