Privacy Policy

The Local Government Elected Members’ Association (WA) Inc. (LGEMA) is
committed to protecting user privacy. LGEMA understands and appreciates that
visitors and users of this website are concerned about their privacy, and the
confidentiality and security of any information provided.

Collection and use of your personal information
We record the personal information that you provide to us voluntarily, for example
when you fill in an on-line form or contact us via email.
Generally, we will not disclose your personal information – other than to parties who
have contracted with us to provide administrative services or activities on our behalf.
In these cases, we require these parties to protect the privacy of your personal
information as we do.
We collect only personal information where the collection of it is lawful and
necessary or related to LGEMA functions. Where we collect information, we will not
do so in a manner which is unfair or unreasonably intrusive. The personal
information we collect will not be used or disclosed for any purpose other than the
purpose for which it was collected without the consent of that person.
We record your email address as sent to us in a message. Without your consent it
will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it or added to any
external mailing lists.

Collection of information on web site activity
For statistical purposes, we might collect website activity information (such as the
website visitor numbers, date and time of the visits, number of pages viewed and
navigation patterns) through the use of “cookies” and registered user data. This
information provides us with statistics that we can use to improve our website
service. Cookies allow computers to identify and interact more effectively. Most
internet browsers are set up to accept cookies. If you do not wish to receive cookies,
you may be able to change your browser settings to refuse all cookies or to notify
you each time a cookie is sent to your computer, thus giving you the choice whether
to accept or not.
We will use our best to ensure this security but as the internet is not a secure
environment, if you use the internet to send us any information, including your email
address, it is sent at your own risk.

Personal Information – access and accuracy

You have the right to access personal information we hold about you. You may
inspect any information held by us about you, take notes about or obtain copies of
the information. We may deny your request for access to personal information in
some circumstances but if we do this, then we will tell you why. We may charge a
fee for supplying the personal information.
It is important that the personal information we collect from you is accurate, complete
and up to date. You can contact us at any time to update your personal information
or tell us that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete.
Wherever it is lawful, practicable and reasonable to do so, we will offer you the
opportunity to deal with us anonymously.

Sensitive information
If personal information concerns particular topics, it is regarded as “sensitive
information”, for example, information about your racial or ethnic origin, political
opinions, religious beliefs or health. We collect, use or disclose “sensitive
information” about you only where it is lawful, for example, when we have received
your consent.

Contact us
If you believe that we have not protected your personal information as set out in this
privacy policy, you may lodge a complaint with us by writing to: LGEMA, PO Box
284, Cottesloe, WA, 6011. All complaints will be treated confidentially.
LGEMA respects your privacy. Our privacy policy may change from time to time to
keep up to date with changes in the law and technology.