Disclaimer & Privacy
Pittwater Council does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur as a result of the use of or reliance upon the materials which appear on its Homepage or at the linked sites. Similarly, the Pittwater Website is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as, the ultimate and complete source of infomation on any particular topic.
Bearing in mind the importance of freedom of expression to our democratic society, the Council does not necessarily endorse or support the views, opinions, standards or information expressed at the linked sites. Similarily, you should not interpret the absence of a link from the Council's site to any particular third-party site as a criticism or comment by the Council on the provider or content of that site.
Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act
The Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIPA) was introduced by the NSW government to provide for the protection of personal information and the protection of privacy of individuals generally. The Act applies to information collected, used and stored by public sector agencies such as local councils. Under the Act, "personal information" is any information that identifies a person, such as their name, address and contact details. Pittwater Council requires this type of information to carry out even their most primary core services. Council is committed to handle this information in accordance with PPIPA and other State and Federal legislation.
In the year 2000, Pittwater Council adopted a Privacy Management Plan based on the Act's 12 Information Protection Principles. Fundamental to Council's implementation of the Act is the premise that personal information is to be used only for the purpose for which it is collected.
Privacy NSW is the agency responsible for the Act and more information can be accessed on their website: www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au