Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This website (“our website”) is owned and operated by Barung Landcare Association Inc, which is referred to as “We”, “our” and “us” in this Internet Privacy Policy.

By using our website, you agree to our Internet Privacy Policy as set out on this page and in the Australian Privacy Principles, which are available here:

Our Privacy Policy relates to the collection and use by us of personal information you may supply to us through our website and online registration forms.

We review our Privacy Policy periodically and we reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify or remove portions of our Privacy Policy at any time.  Changes to our Privacy Policy that may affect users will be noted on our website.

This Privacy Policy is:

(a) in addition to any other terms and conditions applicable to the website; and

(b) subject to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (the “Act”) and Australian Privacy Principles set out in the Act.

We do not make any representations about third party websites that may be linked to our website.

We recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of information collected about visitors to our website, in particular information that is capable of identifying an individual (“personal information”). Our Privacy Policy governs the manner in which personal information obtained through our website will be dealt with.

We welcome your comments and feedback which you may make by emailing or by telephoning our office on 5494 3151. We will consider all comments and feedback but we reserve the right not to make any requested changes if in our view they are not in accordance with Australian Privacy Principles or in the best interests of us, our members or our users.

Personal Information

We may collect the following personal information from you:

(a) information such as name, address, contact details, communication preferences, date of birth, gender

(b) bank account / credit card details

(c) any personal information provided in forms and documents submitted to us

(d) other information you choose to disclose through interactions with us.

If we need to collect sensitive or health information (as defined in the Act) for a particular purpose, we will request your consent.

If we receive unsolicited personal information we will assess whether we would have received this information in the ways described above. If not, we will destroy or de-identify that information as soon as practicable.

Use of Information

Personal information that visitors submit to our site is used only for the purpose for which it is submitted or for secondary purposes related to the primary purpose. 

Specifically, we may use your personal information for the following purposes:

(a) to distribute information about us including news and publications

(b) to provide further services to you

(c) to answer or forward any requests or enquiries

(d) to process payments

(e) to encourage additional interaction with us, for example for volunteering

(f) to contact you

(g) to enable our third party service providers to provide us with IT products and services, carry out data processing, auditing, archiving, printing, delivery and mailing services

Anonymity and pseudonymity

You may choose not to identify yourself or to use a pseudonym when dealing with us in relation to a particular matter, unless:

(a) we are required to disclose this information by law or pursuant to a court or tribunal order; or

(b) it is not practical for us to deal with you if you do not identify yourself.


Apart from where you have consented or disclosure is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was submitted, we do not disclose or sell personal information for use in mailing lists or databases, including to any overseas recipients.  Your personal information may be disclosed where required by law, or in special situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users, or others who could be harmed by such activities.


We regularly review and update our security measures in light of current technologies and in accordance with Australian Privacy Principles.  We handle personal information electronically and in hard copy form. In either case, we take reasonable steps to protect against misuse, interference and loss of that personal information as well as unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure but we endeavour to take all reasonable steps:

(a) to protect the personal information you transmit to us or which we may have collected from our online products and services; and

(b) to ensure the security of personal information and data transmissions on our systems.

We keep personal information on file only as long as necessary for our business needs or for any legal requirement.  When personal information is no longer required we will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify personal information.

We require our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. 

By providing us with your contact details, you consent to receive communications from us.  You may opt out or change your details at any time by:

(a) emailing us:;

(b) calling us: (07) 5494 3151, or

(c) visiting our office at 38A Coral Street, Maleny, 4552


Cookies are data that a website transfers to your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies are industry standard and used by most websites, including ours.  Cookies facilitate access to and use of our website and allow us to customise our website to the needs of our users. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers allow you to deny or accept the cookie feature. However, cookies may be necessary to provide you with some features of our on-line services.

Access to Information

We will take all reasonable steps to keep your personal information secure and to keep this information accurate and up to date. If any information we hold about you is incorrect, you may contact us to have the information corrected.

Our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us.

Links to other sites

We provide links to third party websites. These linked sites are not under our control, and we do not accept responsibility for the conduct of companies linked to our website. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, we advise you to examine the terms and conditions of using that website and its privacy statement.

Problems or questions

If we become aware of any ongoing concerns or problems with our website, we will take these issues seriously and work to address these concerns. If you have any further queries relating to our Privacy Policy, or you have a problem or complaint, please contact us by:

(e) emailing us:;

(f) calling us: (07) 5494 3151; or

(g) visiting our office at 38A Coral Street, Maleny, 4552