Online privacy statement
Hornsby Shire Council has an obligation to protect the privacy of people using this website - www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au.
Please read this statement to find out what information about you is collected by us, and why.
This privacy statement is provided in accordance with the Australian Privacy Commissioner's Guidelines for Government Websites, which you can find at: www.privacy.gov.au. Hornsby Council respects and protects the privacy of users. This statement tells you how we collect information and what we use it for.
When you visit the Hornsby Shire Council website, the following information is recorded for statistical purposes:
- your server's address
- the top-level domain from which you access the Internet (eg: .gov, .com, .edu, .org, .au, .sg etc)
- the type of browser you use
- the date and time you visited our site
- the pages you visited and the documents downloaded
- the link you followed to get to our site
- the link you followed to leave our site
This information is used to create summary statistics to tell us the number of visitors coming to the different sections of our sitewhat information is most and least usedtechnical design information, such as broken links.
We use this information to make our site more useful to visitors.
Although Hornsby Council will not try to identify users or their browsing activities, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our Internet Service Provider's logs if they need such information for an official investigation.
A cookie is a piece of information that an Internet website sends to your browser when you access information at that site.
The server technology used for Hornsby Council's website generates a unique ID number to identify the users browser. This ID number is set as a cookie called CFID on the user's browser. The server will identify the user's browser each time the relevant information is accessed via the website.
For more information about Cookies and their use, please see the Cookies section on the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner site.
Your email address
Your email address will only be recorded by Hornsby Council if you choose to send us a message. It will be used only for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. We will not use your email address for any other purpose, and will not disclose it without your consent.
Subscribe and unsubscribe email service
The Hornsby Council website offers a subscribe and unsubscribe email service for people who wish to receive electronic newsletters and other updates. When you subscribe to this service your email address and, as an option, your name, is added to a database. This information is used only to provide the service you have requested and will not be used for any other purpose, and it will not be disclosed without your consent.
Links to other sites
This site contains links to other sites. Hornsby Shire Council is not responsible for the privacy practice or the content of such websites.