This site (The Loop) is owned, managed and operated by Murrindindi Shire Council (Council) using software licensed from Harvest Digital Planning (Harvest). The site is managed in line with the Information Privacy Principles and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.
Council uses this site as a method of engaging with the community about a range of issues and projects. Council asks for feedback from the community in various methods, including surveys, notice boards or sticky-notes. Some of these methods may be in an open forum, which would visible to other visitors to the site.
Feedback collected on a particular topic is considered a ‘submission’ and its content (except personal details) is available to the public upon request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
Registration and Participation
Visitors to the site are encouraged to register to provide feedback and leave comments. Registration will enable Council to provide users information on projects of interest to them. The registration process includes the requirement for some personal information including name and email address. Optional fields include age, gender and township of residence.
This information is used by Council to better understand the demographics of our community interacting with this site. You may opt-in to receive marketing and promotional communications to help us improve our site and engagement campaigns.
However, in line with the Information Privacy Principle 8, you have the option of not identifying yourself to provide us with your feedback, wherever it is lawful and practicable. Should that be the case, please contact our Community Engagement Officer on 03 5772 0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The following Terms and Conditions govern the use of Dindi - In The Loop (The Loop). The software platform is owned by Harvest Digital Planning Pty Ltd (Harvest) and operated by us, Murrindindi Shire Council.
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:
all information, data, images and other materials are the sole responsibility of the person from whom the content originated;
you are prohibited from advertising or offering to sell or buy any goods and services
you cannot transmit Content that contains software viruses or programs designed to change or destroy the functionality of any computer software or hardware; or
you cannot collect or store personal data about other users of the site
you cannot impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation to a Murrindindi Shire Council representative
you cannot interrupt or interfere with the site or servers or networks connected to the site
you cannot attempt to gain unauthorised access to the site or other use accounts
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 Victoria, Australia, without regards to its conflict of law provisions.
Murrindindi Shire Council, 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 Murrindindi Shire Council and its suppliers and licensors. Murrindindi Shire Councilowns 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 or phone (03) 5772 0333.