This policy explains how and when blackfern.coop collects personal information, what we do with it and your right to see or change the information that we hold on you.
You can use the site — including searching suppliers — without disclosing any personal information.
You may choose to disclose personal information to us when you give feedback or in submission forms. This information can be viewed by site administrators, certain Blackfern staff and sometimes third-party contractors who administer or work on the site, or who work on special projects with us. Don't send us sensitive personal information or include any sensitive personal information in submission forms.
If you provide personal information, it is held by Blackfern. It may be shared with third-party contractors to the extent necessary for them to administer or work on the site, or to work on special projects with us. Email addresses are not made available to the public. Unless required by law, we won't publicise the names or email addresses of individuals who provide feedback to us or who provide us with submission forms without their consent.
We'll only use personal information provided to us for the purpose of:
If you provide us with a submission form, that submission form will be sent to appropriate Blackfern staff. We may pass on relevant content from that submission form to other people within Blackfern or third parties who administer or are participating in the particular project or consultation that the submission form relates to. This could include your email address and other identifying information.
We may collect statistical information about your visit to help us improve the site. This information is aggregated and doesn't identify you personally. It includes:
The statistical information referred to above can be viewed by site administrators and certain other Blackfern staff. It may also be shared with other government agencies.
This site generates persistent session cookies (that is, they have an expiry date and are removed on that date) for the purpose of monitoring site usage. The cookies don't collect personal information. You can disable them or clear them out of your web browser without affecting your ability to use the site.
Your emails and contributions to the site may constitute public records and be retained to the extent required by the Public Records Act 2005. Blackfern may also need to disclose those materials under the Official Information Act 1982 or to a Parliamentary Select Committee or parliament in response to a parliamentary question.
Under the Privacy Act 1993, you have the right to access and ask us to correct any of your personal information provided to Blackfern in connection with your use of this site.
Contact us if:
Blackfern may require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information.Contact Us
If you're not satisfied with our response to any privacy-related concern you may have, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner.Contact Us