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Unless you specifically tell us, the Home Based Business Manual web site will never know who you are.

Collection of your personal information

We may disclose the personal information, other information or data we collect from you for the purpose specified to you at the time of collection or for another purpose if:

  • You would reasonably expect us to disclose it for that purpose
  • That purpose is related to the purpose specified to you at the time of
  • collection
  • You have requested us to take action for you and you expect or may expect us to contact you regarding your request

Some correspondence may be used in reports, but would be used in a way that would not identify the person that made the comment or request. An example of this would be general comments about the Web Site, service or information published on the website. Examples might be:

  • "I was looking for information on 'xyz' on your website and was able to find it quickly and easily"
  • "I feel that there should be more access to 'xyz' within the area that I live"

If the information was of a specific nature that may identify you, we would contact you and seek your consent before making your correspondence publicly available.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from our online products or services. These activities are conducted at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security.

Use of forms on our website

There are various forms on our website that can be used by you to communicate with us:

  • Web site evaluation forms - for the purpose of letting us know if the information we publish on the website has been of use to you, or if you have suggestions for additional information you believe we should provide
  • Any other form that may be placed on the website from time to time

Personal information collected by us, for example through the use of an online form, will only:

  • Be collected by lawful and fair means
  • Be used for a lawful purpose
  • Be collected with your consent, and
  • The purpose for collection should be clear and explicit.

If you have any doubts about using the Home Based Business web site for sending us comments or requests, then we invite you to contact us by other means (go to Contact Details).

What else you should know about privacy

Remember to close your browser when you have finished your user session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe. You as an individual are responsible for the security of and access to your own computer.

Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information over the Internet (for example: in discussion forums, via email, or in chat sites) that this information can be collected and used by others.

This site is operated by the City of Casey using commercial web hosting facilities. When visiting this site, a record of your visit is logged. The following information is recorded for statistical purposes and is used to help improve the site. This information is supplied by your browser:

  • The user's IP address
  • The user's operating system (for example Windows, Mac etc)
  • The user's top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
  • The date and time of the visit to the site
  • The pages accessed and the documents downloaded
  • The previous site visited
  • The type of browser used.

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet web server logs.

Discussion Forums

We make available discussion forums via this website, (see Forum) please bear in mind that any comments or opinions you express are publicly available. We cannot be held responsible for the contents of any discussion forum, but if there is information or comment on the forum which you feel unacceptable, please contact our Website Coordinator at info@homebusinessmanual.com.au and we will at our discretion have the information removed.

Your email address and other personal details may also be available to other users of the discussion forum and we cannot be held responsible for their collection and use by third parties. If you post personal information in publicly accessible online forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.


Cookies are pieces of information that a website can transfer to an individual's computer hard drive for record keeping. The information remains on your computer after the Internet session finishes.

When you visit our website, a 'session cookie' is temporarily placed on your computer, which is used to record statistical information about your visit to our site.These session cookies are deleted from your computer at the end of each Internet session or when you leave our site.

We only use this session cookie to build a broad picture of how visitors are using our site, to help us improve the service to visitors. The information collected in relation to you is anonymous and cannot provide us with any personal information about you (see "What else you should know about privacy") for details of information recorded.

Most Internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your Internet browser to warn you when cookies are being used.

You will still be able to use our web site even if you choose to disable the use of the session cookie.

Contacting Us

If you have any further questions about your privacy when using our website, please contact us info@homebusinessmanual.com.au.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to alter our Privacy Policy at any time and without notice. An example of when this might occur would be if we were to add new features to the web site which required registration details from users.

Further information

For further Privacy information, please refer to The Australian Privacy Commissioner’s Web Site.


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