1 October, 2009

Application and Ownership

This privacy statement applies to the Web site known as the NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union Web Site, with a home page address of http://fbeu.net The NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union is the sole owner of the information collected on the NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union Web Site.
Purpose of this Privacy Statement

The purpose of this statement is to let you know what information is collected about you when you visit the NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union Web Site, how this information is used, to whom it is disclosed, and your ability to have any incorrect personal information amended.

Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have.

This statement has been prepared in accordance with the Australian Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000
Commitment to Privacy

The NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our site. We will only use any personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.

Information Collected

Two types of information are collected at the NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union Web Site.

The first type is anonymous information. A record is made on the web server of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes

  • the user’s server address,
  • the user’s top level domain name (eg. com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.),
  • the date and time of the visit to the site,
  • the pages accessed and documents downloaded,
  • the previous site visited, and
  • the type of browser used.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the internet service provider’s logs.

The second type of information that NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union Web Site collects is personal information. Personal information is requested in order to provide enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users.

Personal information requested in this site includes:
Name and Email Address:

We will only record your names and e-mail address if you send us an email message, or complete a form which requests your email address. Email addresses will not be added to any other mailing lists. We will not disclose your e-mail address without your consent unless required to by law.
Membership Number and Service Number:

These are requested when subscribing to announce lists providing member feedback. This information is collected solely to ensure that enhanced services are available to fire brigade and union members.

We will not collect or solicit personal information via this site which would be unlawful, unnecessary or unrelated to the functions or activities of the NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union or unfair or unreasonably intrusive.

Use of Cookies:

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user.


How information is Used

We will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.

Under no circumstances will the NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.
Commitment to Data Security

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that all information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up-to-date and stored in a secure environment accessed only by authorised persons.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from our web site. These activities are conducted at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security.

How Users can Access and Correct their Personal Information

If the NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union Web Site holds your personal information the NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union will where possible provide you with access to the information. We will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.

To request any corrections or if you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy please contact:

Fire Brigade Employees Union

Email: office@fbeu.net
Tel: (02) 9218 3444
Fax: (02) 9218 3488
Post: 1-7 Belmore Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010


Links to other sites

This Privacy Statement applies only to the NSW Fire Brigade Employees Union Web Site and not to other companies’ or organisations’ websites to which it is linked. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.