Privacy Policy

Privacy statement for Online Engagement  

The Department of Environment and Science (the department) is seeking your feedback and input to inform the services we deliver. We have established an online Engagement Platform to enable you to participate in online surveys and to provide your say on various issues and initiatives. The department is committed to protecting user privacy and to the fair collection and handling of your personal information. We endeavour to minimise the personal information collected but need your name and contact details to register you as a user on Engagement Platform so you can participate in these online surveys and activities and so that we can provide you with updates and notify you of future Engagement Platform activities

We also collect some demographic information for audience analytics to better understand trends and issues affecting our stakeholders. The types of information we collect are listed below.

The Engagement Platform is hosted by EngagementHQ, a third party cloud based service platform owned and operated by Bang The Table Pty Ltd.  Please read their privacy policy before subscribing https://helpdesk.bangthetable.com/en/articles/1789098-data-and-information-security

At the completion of a particular engagement activity your personal information will be transferred from Engagement Platform to the department. If you have agreed to be contacted for future engagement activities (by ticking the further contact box on the registration page) we may, from time to time, contact you directly to participate in engagement activities. You can choose to participate or to opt out of further communication or engagement at any time by emailing info@des.qld.gov.au.

What personal information we collect

Profile Information

We collect information from you when you register to use this site. This includes your email address, current region in Queensland and decade of birth.

Please note that you are able to browse any publicly accessible sections of this website completely anonymously without signing up.

Engagement Information

The content you create as part of your interactions within Engagement Platform will be used by the department in consultation reports and to inform service delivery. This content can include responses to surveys, submissions, or any of the other engagement opportunities.  We will not identify you when we publish content, unless we have your consent. We ask that you do not create content which includes other people’s personal information.

Usage Information

We collect information about your use of the site, such as pages visited, documents downloaded, etc.

How we use the information we collect

We collect this information in order to:

analyse and interpret it to help meet our objectives;

communicate information to you about engagement opportunities, events and other initiatives; and

respond to enquiries and otherwise engage with stakeholders.

Access and amendment of personal information

You are entitled to seek access to your personal information and to amend records if they are inaccurate, misleading or out of date. You may apply online to access or amend your personal information at www.rti.qld.gov.au or email rti.des.qld.gov.au.

Contact Us

For further privacy information please go to: https://www.des.qld.gov.au/help/legal/privacy

To opt out of further communication, to make a complaint or to contact us about any matter related to Engagement Platform please email info@des.qld.gov.au