Website Privacy Policy

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About this website

This website ( is maintained by BM Bushfire Resilience.

This privacy policy applies to all the publicly accessible pages on this website located at
BM Bush Fire Resilience does not have any responsibility for third-party sites’ privacy policies or practices linked to this site.

If you have any questions about this website, the application of this privacy policy or a request for access to information held, please contact, as appropriate:

[email protected]
BM Bush Fire Resilience
PO Box 220
Springwood NSW 2777

Users of this website are entitled to expect that any information collected as a result of that use will be treated within the terms of the NSW Government’s privacy responsibilities and obligations. The NSW Government’s privacy practices are regulated by the New South Wales Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.

By using this website, applications and services, or otherwise providing us with your information, you acknowledge and agree for us to collect, hold, and disclose your personal information as described in this privacy statement.

If you do not wish to be bound by this privacy policy, you should not access or otherwise use this website or services.

This Privacy Policy sets out how the BM Bush Fire Resilience collects, uses, discloses and stores the information collected through your use of the BM Bush Fire Resilience site, which may include personal information, and how individuals may access and correct personal information that we may hold. BM Bush Fire Resilience will only collect, use and disclose this information in accordance with PPIPA and any other applicable laws.

What information do we collect?

When you look at the pages on this website, our computers automatically record information that identifies, for each page accessed:

• the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the machine which has accessed it
• your top-level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.)
• the address of your server
• the date and time of your visit to the site
• the pages accessed, documents downloaded, and keywords searched on the website
• the previous website visited
• the type of browser and operating system you have used
• the number of screen colours displayed on the device
• the time spent on each page

Only some of this information may be considered personal information.

If you use the feedback facilities on the BM Bush Fire Resilience site, you may also choose to provide us with your personal information such as your name, address, phone number and relevant contact details or other information about you.

Depending on your feedback or the service you require, sometimes this information may also include health information. You may choose to provide feedback anonymously or not provide all the information requested. If you use the feedback facilities anonymously or do not provide us with the requested information, we may not be able to reply to your feedback.

How do we collect this information?

This website is presented by Blue Mountains Bush Fire Resilience for the purpose of disseminating information free of charge for the benefit of the public. 

Information on this website is provided as general information only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from a qualified professional. 

Users of this website should use their own skill and judgment in using the information on this website and carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness, and relevance. Users should take steps to independently verify the information on this website and, where appropriate, seek professional advice. 

If there is any material that you consider to be misleading or inaccurate, please let us know so that it may be corrected if necessary. 


‘Cookies’ are small pieces of text data that a web server can store on, and later retrieve from, a user’s computer. They do not personally identify you but do identify your browser. Cookies can be either ‘persistent’ or ‘session-based’. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer, contain an expiration date, and may be used to track your browsing behaviour upon return to the issuing website. Session cookies are short-lived, are used only during a browsing session, and expire when you shut down your browser.

We use first and second party persistent cookies (i.e. issued and retrieved by the BM Bush Fire Resilience systems or its service providers) to collect information about visitor behaviour and general website statistics. We may also use services, for example, Facebook Pixel and Affectv, which may place cookies on your browser to provide relevant advertisements and information from us to your browser or app.

The BM Bush Fire Resilience Site cookies do not read the information on your hard drive. BM Bush Fire Resilience makes no attempt to associate cookies with users’ names or identities. Our server cannot find out your name or email address from the cookies used on the Site.

You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser. Disabling cookies will not affect your ability to use our websites.

Analytics services

We also use analytics services (for example, Google Analytics and Facebook pixel) to help us analyse and report how users use the Site.

How do we use the information collected?

The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports in order for BM Bush Fire Resilience to identify patterns of usage of the website. This will assist us in improving this website.

The feedback received from you through the website will be used according to what we do with feedback and form information. Personal information collected through your request for newsletter subscriptions will be used according to the newsletter subscriptions.

BM Bush Fire Resilience will not disclose or publish information that identifies individual machines or potentially identifies sub-groupings of addresses without consent or otherwise in accordance with PPIPA.

BM Bush Fire Resilience will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:

  • Unauthorised attempts to access files that are not published on this website ( pages;
  • Unauthorised tampering or interference with files published on this website;
  • Unauthorised attempts to index the contents of this website by other websites;
  • Attempts to intercept messages of other users of this website;
  • Communications that are defamatory, abusive, vilify individuals or groups or which give rise to a suspicion that an offence is being committed; and
  • Attempts to otherwise compromise the web server’s security, breach the laws of the State of New South Wales or Commonwealth of Australia, or interfere with the enjoyment of the website by other users.
  • BM Bush Fire Resilience reserve the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of this website raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed

In the event of an investigation, BM Bush Fire Resilience will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.

Is the information stored securely?

Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held by the BM Bush Fire Resilience for archival purposes. When the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected, it is deleted.

    What do we do with feedback and form information?

    This website provides feedback facilities to allow users to provide comments and input into the website’s future development.

    The provision of personal details on feedback forms is optional.

    Users may provide personal details for the purpose of receiving a reply to their feedback. This information will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided. We will not add your email address or name to any mailing list.

    BM Bush Fire Resilience may publish aggregated information about feedback on the website to the extent that it does not identify or cannot be used to identify individual users.

    Your privacy rights

    Where we collect personal information about you on this Site, you have the right to request for access to that information to be provided to you. We will not keep any personal information for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is used, and information will be stored and disposed of securely. We will not disclose personal information, except in the circumstances outlined above (Other uses and disclosures), without your permission or as otherwise permitted by law.

    Will this policy be updated over time?

    Due to the developing nature of privacy principles for online communication, this policy may be modified or expanded in light of new developments or issues that may arise from time to time. The amended policy will be posted to this Site and will operate from the time it is posted.

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