Boronia and The Basin Community News

BORONIA & THE BASIN COMMUNITY NEWS PRIVACY POLICY

May 2023

At Boronia & The Basin Community News, we are committed to protecting the privacy and personal information of our readers and website visitors. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information. By accessing our newspaper or using our website, you acknowledge and agree to the practices described in this policy.

  1. Information We Collect:

1.1 Personal Information: We may collect personal information such as your name, address, email address and phone number when you interact with our website. We only collect personal information that is necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

1.2 Non-Personal Information: We may automatically collect non-personal information about your visit to our website, such as your IP address, browser type, device information, and pages visited. This information is aggregated and used to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather demographic information. This information does not identify individual users and is used solely for improving our services.

  1. Use of Information:

2.1 Personal Information: We use personal information to provide you with the newspaper and related services, and to communicate with you about your response to your inquiries, and deliver news and updates about our newspaper.

2.2 Non-Personal Information: Non-personal information is used to improve our website, enhance user experience, and ensure its technical functionality. We may also use this information for statistical purposes or to analyse user behaviour and preferences.

  1. Information Sharing:

3.1 Legal Requirements: We may disclose personal information if required by law, court order, or government regulation to comply with legal obligations or protect the rights, property, or safety of our newspaper, or others.

  1. Cookies and Tracking Technologies:

Our website may use cookies and other tracking technologies and collect information about how you use our site. You can modify your browser settings to decline cookies. However, please note that some features of the website may not function properly without cookies.

  1. Data Security:

We implement reasonable security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security due to the inherent risks associated with the transmission of data over the internet.

  1. Links to Third-Party Websites:

Our newspaper and website may contain links to third-party websites or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites before providing any personal information.

  1. Children’s Privacy:

Personal information is only collected on children for specific initiatives such as writing competitions or submissions to the paper where their parent or guardian has given permission to identify the child.

  1. Changes to this Privacy Policy:

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting the updated policy on our website. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we collect, use, and protect your information.

  1. Contact Us:

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices,

please contact us at:

1) contact@bbcn.org.au,   or

2) use the form on our CONTACT page,   or

3) write to PO Box 141, Boronia VIC 3155



By using our newspaper or accessing our website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

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