This site is owned and operated by Macedon Ranges Shire Council (“we”, “us”, “our”) using software licensed from Social Pinpoint.

For details on how Macedon Ranges Shire Council collects and protects your personal information on the Your Say Macedon Ranges site, refer to the Privacy Statement below. For details of how Social Pinpoint may access personal information, refer to Social Pinpoint’s Privacy Policy.

Our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the Victorian Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. You can find more information about your privacy rights at the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner.

Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement applies to Your Say Macedon Ranges site. For information about the broader collection and use of personal information by Macedon Ranges Shire Council, refer to our Privacy Policy.

How will we use and disclose your information?

We only collect personal information online when you choose to provide it.

We also collect information from your interaction with us through this website. This includes: responses to surveys, comments, polls and other engagement opportunities.

Note: you are able to browse any publicly accessible sections of this website completely anonymously without signing up.

We use the personal information about you to:

  • administer the site and manage your account
  • identify when you sign into your account
  • send you newsletters and information, but only when you have agreed to us sending you this information or when the information is necessary to assist with the administration of the site
  • respond to queries that you have contacted us about
  • attribute content that you post on the site to you
  • analyse use of the site to inform ongoing improvements and enhancements
  • inform policy decisions by Macedon Ranges Shire Council
  • for any other purposes that we indicate to you when we request your personal information.

Content that you post on the site publicly will be able to be viewed by everyone who uses the site.

Your feedback, including all demographic details you choose to submit, will be forwarded in the first instance to the relevant Macedon Ranges Shire Council department with responsibility for administering the subject matter or project to which your feedback relates.

External links

Our website may contain links to other websites. Those links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites and we suggest you review the privacy policies of those websites before using them.


By monitoring this additional information that you provide, we are able to protect the integrity of the discussions from individuals and groups who may attempt to unduly influence the outcomes of a consultation process. For example, we check to ensure each user has a single email account. We also review the site to protect it from spam or trolls.


Cookies are used on our site, but they do not collect any personal information. For the most part they are sessional and just contain system-generated values to identify the user's session for statistical and system administration purposes only.

We collect the data and information through a combination of Google Analytics, server logs and tools within the functionality of the site, using data security protocols.

Third Parties

We may also disclose personal information to third parties, and you consent to us disclosing your personal information, for the following purposes:

  • consultants and contractors of Macedon Ranges Shire Council who perform various services for and on behalf of us. They have agreed to be bound by the provisions of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and our Privacy Policy
  • other local, State and Federal government departments, in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement.

Macedon Ranges Shire Council will not disclose your information to another external party without your consent, unless required or authorised by law.

Policy updates

We may update this privacy statement from time-to-time for any reason. The updated version will apply as soon as it is posted on this website, so we suggest that each time you return to the consultation website you should review this page (and the Terms of Use).

Access and correction

If you wish to gain access to, or alter any personal information, call us on (03) 5422 0333 or email