Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Farming Families & Communities WA

Who we are
This is the Privacy Policy of Farming Families & Communities WA.

Our commitment to privacy of personal information.
We are committed to managing personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and in accordance with other applicable privacy laws.

This document sets out our policy for managing personal information and is referred to as our Privacy Policy.

What we know about you from visiting our website When you visit our website, our web server automatically records some general information about your visit. The information we record for statistical purposes is your server address, the date and time, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited, and the type of browser used. We may make these details available to third parties for the sole purpose of providing analysis of website traffic.

We use information from visitors to our website to improve the content of our website and analyze what pages people visit.

Cookies are only used on our website where required for website functionality. Disabling cookies should not affect your overall website experience. We do not collect or store personal or private information in any cookies originating from our website. However, third-party analytical services may be utilized, as outlined below.

Google analytics and re-marketing Our website uses:

Google Analytics: a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. Google remarketing technology: a service which allows Google to display relevant content based on what pages on our website you have viewed. The content will be displayed using cookies. These cookies don’t record any personal information or identify you personally. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google for the purposes set out and in the manner described in Google’s data protection policy. You can opt out of Google Analytics as described in Google's policy.

Social media
We also use interfaces with social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others. If you choose to “like” or “share” information from this website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your visits to this site with other personal information.

Links to third party websites Our website may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such third party websites.

How and why do we collect and use your information

We collect personal information directly from you when you contact us, raise a general query or complaint with us, sign up to one of our mailing lists, or when we engage in activities with you. The purposes for which we usually collect and use personal information depend on the nature of your interaction with us, but may include:

Responding to requests for information and other general enquiries
Informing you of activities and events
Responding to enquiries and complaints
When you apply to volunteer with us
Collecting and processing donations

The types of personal information we may collect when you interact with us include your name and contact details, and other information relevant to the nature of that particular interaction.

Research and partnerships.
From time to time, we engage in research activities and collect data from individuals in an anonymized form.

Third party suppliers.
We collect and record personal information about individuals such as contractors and subcontractors and potential contractors and subcontractors and their representatives in relation to those service providers supplying goods and services to us.

Your address We do not know your email address unless you give it to us. 

If you supply us with your email address or postal address, we might send you information on new projects or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know.

If you are participating or attending an event we are managing or delivering, we may take images or audio-visual recordings which identify you. We may use those images or audio-visual recordings which identify you for promotional purposes.

You consent to us using your personal information for sending you information, including promotional material about us, as well as the products and services of our related entities and third parties, now and in the future. You also consent to us sending you such information by means of direct mail, telemarketing, email, SMS and MMS messages.

If you do not want to receive marketing information from us, you can unsubscribe.

Sensitive information

In limited circumstances we may collect information which is considered sensitive information.

Can you deal with us anonymously

You may choose to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym in your communications with us where it is lawful and practicable.

How do we hold information
We aim to keep your personal information secure. We endeavor to take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. We also endeavor to take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify personal information that we no longer require.

How do we use and disclose your information
We may use information that you provide to us internally and may share it with other people or organizations who need to know it as part of working with us in our normal business activities.

Who has access to your information
We do not share your personal information with others except in accordance with this Privacy Policy or as permitted by the Privacy Act (including the Australian Privacy Principles) or other applicable privacy laws.

Some of your personal information may be disclosed, transferred, stored, processed or used overseas by us, or by third party service providers.

How can you access or seek correction of your personal information
If you would like to access personal information we may hold about you please email us to request it.

Please let us know if there are any errors or discrepancies in the personal information we hold about you or if your details have changed and we will take reasonable steps to correct and/or update this information.

What should you do if you have a complaint about the handling of your personal information? Contact us at any time if you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or about the way in which your personal information has been handled or if you have a complaint about privacy by emailing us.

How changes are made to this Privacy Policy
We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, with or without notice to you.