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E-PETITIONS PRIVACY STATEMENT

Your Privacy

This Privacy Statement sets out how the privacy of personal information collected within the Petitions section on the Parliament of Tasmania web site is administered.

Information collected

Visitors
This site does not store personal information in cookies.

When you visit the Petitions web site our web server makes a record of your visit and records the following information for statistical purposes only:

  • the visitor’s server address;
  • the type of browser the visitor is using;
  • the visitor’s top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au etc);
  • the visitor’s traffic patterns through the Petitions site, such as:
  • the date and time of the visit to the site;
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded; and
  • the previous site visited.

Users
The petitioning process in the House of Assembly is governed by Standing Orders which have been approved by the House of Assembly. In the case of the Principal Petitioner, the Standing Orders require their name, address and email address to be published on the E-Petition. For persons who join an E-Petition, the Standing Orders require the following mandatory personal information: name, address and email address.   This information is required as a means of verifying the person and their eligibility to join the E-Petition. (A person is eligible to petition the House of Assembly if they are a Tasmanian citizen, resident or elector. See (Standing Orders)

Electronic Mail and Feedback

  • When you join an E-Petition you have the option of electing to be notified when a Ministerial Response to the E-Petition is available on the web site. Email addresses provided for this purpose will be retained until either a response is posted or six months has expired since the E-Petition has been tabled.

  • You also have the option of sending a message to a nominated email address on the web site or through the feedback form. These electronic messages will be monitored by staff for system trouble-shooting, maintenance and evaluation purposes. Any email correspondence sent will be treated as a public record and will be retained as required by law or the rules and practice of the House of Assembly. This information is stored in a secured area and will not be used for any other purpose nor disclosed without your consent.

Access to personal information

The Standing Orders require the name and address of the Principal Petitioner to be published on the E-Petition. The personal details of persons who join an E-Petition will not be viewable in any form on the web site.

Your name, address and email address details will not be added to a mailing list by the House of Assembly. Access to the electronic information is restricted to certain officers of the Parliament of Tasmania. However, the information from tabled petitions (including tabled E-Petitions) can be obtained from the Clerk of Papers Office. The personal information within tabled petitions includes the name and address of the Principal Petitioner and the name, address and email address details of persons who have joined E-Petitions.

Principal Petitioners may be contacted to provide feedback on the E-Petitions process.

Security

The Parliament of Tasmania applies a range of security measures to protect its web site from unauthorised access. However, users should be aware there can be risks with transmitting information across the Internet.

Contact

If you have any queries about these privacy and security practices, please contact  the House of Assembly (03) 6212 2200.

*Note: External sites that are linked to our web sites are not under our control and you are advised to review their privacy and security provisions and statements.


 

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