Although Tasmania does not have its own privacy legislation, the Tasmanian Government supports the maintenance of privacy standards by government and non-government bodies through the use of policy and codes of practice. The Tasmania State Government has established a set of Information Privacy Principles for use by State Government departments. The TFS adheres to these principles.
In addition to this the TFS is bound by the State Service Act 2000 which sets down State Service Principles and a State Service Code of Conduct. These define acceptable and unacceptable behaviour within the State Service and contain references to confidentiality and use of government information and resources.
The Tasmanian Government and its service providers value the privacy of every individual's personal information.
We are committed to protecting the information we collect and use by compliance with the obligations provided under the Personal Information Protection Act 2004.
Protecting your personal information is an important aspect of the way we create, organise and implement our activities online and off-line.
You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing personal information. The Tasmanian Government will only record an individual's email address and/or contact details if they send our site a message. The information an individual provides is collected for the purposes of responding to the matters raised in an individual's electronic correspondence.
We will ensure that your personal information will not be used or disclosed to other State institutions and authorities except if required or allowed by law.
We may collect non-personal information in gathering statistical information on how our websites are used, or to assist you in navigating through our websites.
We have implemented technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect the personal information that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use, unsanctioned alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss.
We will destroy personal information where it is no longer required (except where required to be kept in compliance with the Archives Act 1983). We will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and up to date whenever the Tasmanian Government discloses or uses it.
The following Terms and Conditions govern the use of Engage Bushfire-Ready Tasmania (“the site”). The software platform is owned by Harvest Digital Planning Pty Ltd (Harvest) and operated by the Tasmania Fire Service.
What are the conditions with a user’s account?
We are not responsible for the content on the site that has been provided by the users of the site. Any content posted by you is subject to the rules of our Moderation Policy. Your contribution to the site may be edited, removed or not published if we consider it inappropriate (refer to Moderation Policy). Contributors should also be aware that their posts may remain online indefinitely. Where practical, you may choose not to identify yourself, deal with us on an anonymous basis or use a pseudonym.
What do we require from our users?
You must understand and agree that, without limitation:
Can your account be suspended or terminated?
We may terminate or suspend access to your site and/or account immediately, without prior notice, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. We may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all the related files and information in your account. After your account has been terminated, the content you have posted may also remain indefinitely on the site.
If you want to terminate your own account, please send an email to email@example.com.
These Terms shall be governed in accordance with the laws of Tasmania Australia, without regards to its conflict of law provisions.
Tasmania Fire Service, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors and other partners are not responsible for any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising from a breach of this agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
What content do we own?
This website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other proprietary information (“Intellectual Property”) of Tasmania Fire Service and its suppliers and licensors. Tasmania Fire Service owns and retains all proprietary rights in the intellectual property. All intellectual property in the content of this site including without limitation to text, software, source code, pages, documents and online graphics, photographs, sounds, audio, video and other interactive features are owned by or licensed to us.
Any original content that you submit or post on our site may be made available to the public and allows users to share your content (with the end user acknowledging your contribution) under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Australian License.
Except for Intellectual Property which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, alter, transmit, sell, distribute any of the Intellectual Property on this site.
We are not responsible for your communications or dealings, including payment and delivery of goods or services, with a third party found via our website. Any loss or damage incurred from those communications or dealings are solely between the user and the third party.
Disclaimer and Warranties
Users must agree that you use of the site is at your own risk. We make no warranty that the site will meet your requirements or be uninterrupted or error-free. Any material that the user downloads through the site is done at their own risk and are responsible for any damages to their computer system or loss of data.
What happens if these Terms change?
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time without notice. The most recent version of the Terms can be seen on this page. By continuing to access or use our site after those revisions become effective, you agree and will comply to the revised terms. If you do not agree to the revised terms, please discontinue using our site.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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