Any personal information collected, handled, stored or disclosed about you through Hindmarsh Shire Council’s online services shall be managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Principles (IPP’s) found in the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.
Council will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is stored safely and securely to protect it from misuse, loss, and unauthorised modification and disclosure. This applies regardless of the format in which the information is held.
Where lawful and practicable, Council will give a person the option of remaining anonymous as part of their transaction with Council.
Before a member of Council staff collects personal information they must first establish whether that particular information is required to complete their function or activity.
Anonymity may limit Council's ability to process a complaint or other matter. Therefore, if a person chooses not to supply personal information that is necessary for the Council to perform its functions, then Council reserves the right to take no further action on that matter.