Q water Pty Ltd has created this privacy
statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting personal
privacy. This statement addresses collection, use, security of and access to
information that may be obtained through the use of this web site.
This notice covers the following topics:
1. Privacy Act
2. Information Collected
3. Purpose for Collecting This Information and Use of Information
4. Other Privacy Issues
7. Disclaimer for External Links
8. Contact Details.
Q water website complies with the
requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 and the Privacy Commissioner's Guidelines
for Federal and Qld State Government World Wide Web portals.
The 1988 Privacy Act (Commonwealth of
Australia) gives rights to individuals in relation to how their personal
information is handled by agencies.
"Personal information" means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be
We will not use your details for any other
purpose, and will not disclose them to other persons or organizations without
your consent or unless required or authorized to do so under the Privacy Act.
When you visit the Q water website to browse
or download information, we may automatically collect and store the following
information about your visit:
The Internet Protocol
address and a component of the domain name used (e.g.: .com, .net, .gov, .au,
etc.). The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either
by your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the
Internet Protocol address to direct Internet traffic to you where this is
The type of browser
and operating system you used.
The date and time you
visited this website.
The web pages or
services you accessed at this website.
The time spent on
individual pages and the website overall.
Which files are
We collect no personal information about you
unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information
(i.e. sending an e-mail, participating in a survey or completing a form). If
you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way
affect your ability to use any other feature of the Q water website.
for Collecting This Information and Use of Information:
The information we automatically collect or
store is used to improve the content of our website. Information you provide in
relation to surveys, forms or feedback is strictly used for the purpose you
provided it. We use your e-mail or other details to contact you: this may be to
advise receipt, to address issues you identify, to further improve our web
site, or to forward the details to another agency for appropriate action.
Q water analyses the website logs to
continually improve the value of the information available on our site. Our
website logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link
them with the individuals that browse this website.
We will update this section as required on other
privacy issues that we consider relevant.
Cookies are simple text files stored on your
computer by your web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among our
visitors to the Q water website.
Cookies created on your computer by using
this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not
compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store a
randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie
or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely
available methods. Cookies can be removed at any time from your hard drive.
At this stage, this site does not provide
facilities for the secure transmission of information across the internet.
Users should be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information
across the Internet.
for External Links:
The Q water website may have links to other
websites. These may include links to websites operated by other organizations,
private individuals, and businesses. When you link to another site, you are no
longer on our website and this Privacy Statement will not apply. When you link
Neither Q water, nor any agency, officer, or
employee of Q water warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any
information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints,
products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for
any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of
such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current.
Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system
does so at his or her own risk.
To offer comments about the Q water website, or
about the information presented in this Privacy Statement, you can use any or
all of the contact details listed below.