We collect information about everyone who uses the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites. This Privacy Policy tells you about the information we collect and how we use it.  We recommend that you read this policy as it applies to everyone who uses the YourSAy and related websites (not just to registered users).

This Privacy Policy forms part of the Terms of Use. By continuing to use the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero Carbon Challenge, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites, you agree to us collecting and using information in the ways specified in this Privacy Policy and you also agree to the Terms of Use, including the Community Guidelines.

What information do we collect?

We collect information about you and your use of the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites.

If you are a registered user, we may collect the following information:

  • your full name, gender, post code, email address, phone number and age bracket;
  • your username and password for the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites;
  • information about whether you subscribe to our newsletters and any other optional communications from us;
  • information that you post on the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites;
  • any other information that you submit through your interaction with the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites, such as your vote, comments, ideas or poll responses.

How will we use your personal information?

We will use the information about you:

  • to administer the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites and your account on the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites;
  • to identify when you sign into your account on the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites;
  • to send you newsletters and information about other things that may interest you, but only when you have agreed to us sending you this information or when the information is necessary to assist with the administration of the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites;
  • to respond to queries that you have contacted us about;
  • to attribute content that you post on the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites;
  • to analyse the use of the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites;
  • to inform policy decisions of the South Australian Government; and
  • for any other purposes that we may disclose to you when we request your information.

We will protect and handle your personal information in accordance with the South Australian Government’s Information Privacy Principles. If we need to share your personal information with a third-party, then we will ensure that we comply with the Information Privacy Principles. A copy of the Information Privacy Principles can be obtained from the South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet’s website: http://dpc.sa.gov.au/privacy.

The information that you submit through the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites may be provided in de-identified form to researchers at the University of Adelaide or other universities. The information will be used for research purposes to evaluate and improve YourSAy and other public engagement processes and may be published in an academic journal. By submitting your information to the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites you consent to being involved in the research. No information identifying you will be provided to the researchers.

Regardless of whether you are a registered user we will retain any communications that you send to us. We will store this information in a secure area within our message services system and will use it in accordance with this Privacy Policy or as required or authorised by law. 

We monitor the activity of the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites. We collect information in the form of routine traffic analysis using Google Analytics, including information about the pages you visit on the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites and how you interact with those pages. In particular, we collect the following information about all users of the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites:

  • A record of your visit to the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood, and/or Nuclear websites;
  • Your IP address;
  • The date and time of your visit to the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites;
  • The pages that you access on the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites;
  • The documents that you download from the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites;
  • The previous website that you visited; and
  • The type of browser that you used.

All of the information collected through Google Analytics is completely depersonalised which means that we cannot identify who is doing the actions that we are monitoring. We will not attempt to identify you except where we are legally compelled to do so.

We intend to use the data that we collect using Google Analytics to improve the service we provide to you and other users.

When you visit the Fund My Neighbourhood Website the server that hosts the Fund My Neighbourhood website may send one or more cookies (a small text file that contains a string of alphanumeric characters) to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser.  The browser stores the message in a text file called cookie.txt. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Fund My Neighbourhood uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Fund My Neighbourhood website. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Fund My Neighbourhood Website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

What’s publically available and what’s not?

Not all of the information that you provide us will be able to be viewed by other users of the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites. Of course, information that you post on the websites will be able to be viewed by everyone who uses the website. Each post will contain your full name.  However, we will not disclose the following to other users:

  • Your password for the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites;
  • Your post code, email address, phone number and age bracket;
  • Any information obtained using Google Analytics;
  • Communications that you send to bettertogether@sa.gov.au or fundmyneighbourhood@sa.gov.au that you send us through the Contact Us page on the YourSAy website; and
  • Information that you submit on the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites where the particular webpage specifies that the information will be kept confidential.

Is the information that we collect accurate?

We try to ensure that the information that we collect is accurate. However, we need your help with this. If information that you have provided us is no longer accurate, please contact us at bettertogether@sa.gov.au so that we can update our records.

When will we contact you?

We may send you information and announcements from time to time by email or by social media. We may also contact you on your telephone.

You can choose to receive newsletters and other updates from us by email. If you choose this but then change your mind, you can unsubscribe at any time by following the process set out in the emails that we send you.  

Other matters

There are some other important matters that you should know about:

  • You should note that there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the internet. You should make your own assessment of the potential risks to the security of your information when making a decision as to whether or not to use the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites.
  • There are links to other websites on the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites. If you click on one of those links, you will leave the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites. This Privacy Policy will not apply to the other website.
  • The information that you submit through the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites may be transferred to countries other than Australia.
  • We may update the content of this Privacy Policy from time to time for any reason. The updated version of the Privacy Policy will apply to you as soon as it is posted on the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, and/or Nuclear websites, so we suggest that each time you return to the YourSAy, Adelaide to Zero, Share, Fund My Neighbourhood and/or Nuclear websites you should carefully read the Privacy Policy (and the Terms of Use and Community Guidelines).

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact us at bettertogether@sa.gov.au.