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Township of Garfield
Established in 1886

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Township of Garfield
Established in 1886
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The Garfield Community Website is run and hosted on a voluntary, non-for-profit basis by John Henderson.

John moved to Garfield some 11 years ago from Innisfail in Far North Queensland, where he worked for over twenty years as Administrations Director for a large engineering company. During this time John was heavily involved in the local community and also worked on the Chamber of Commerce, fulfilling positions from Secretary to Vice President. Prior to that John was based in Sydney and worked for thirteen years as Operations Manager for Contiki Travel in Australia.

Now retired, John feels there is time to get involved in a new venture and he is eager to set up a new website where locals and visitors alike can access all that is available in Garfield and surrounds.

Sponsor and Supporter Packages are available to cover the cost of both running this website and supplying Sponsors and Supporters with some extra website coverage. Advertising is therefore kept to a minimum as not to infringe on other local businesses already providing such services. Our aim is not to compete with such businesses and not to impose more costs on local businesses. We have kept the Sponsor and Support package cost to a bare minimum. To keep overheads and website costs down we are only able to offer 12 "Supporter Packages" at any given time. When one Supporter Package lapses and is not renewed it will be made available to another party.
"I love living in Garfield, with its friendly shops and locals alike. Having lived in a small community before coming to Garfield I know the needs of local businesses.

There are currently quite a few ways of finding out things about Garfield. The problem is you have to search through many different publications, do Google searches and ask locals. As our township slowly grows, newcomers to the area would appreciate having this information available in one location. It will also make it simpler for visitors to see what services are available in Garfield.

I hope the Garfield community will assist me in making this a great website. Thank you all for your interest."

Our Privacy Policy

GarfieldVictoria.com.au is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.

We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.

A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.

This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including interviews, correspondence, by telephone, by email, via our website www.garfieldvictoria.com.au, from your website, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources, and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.

We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.

When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.

Sensitive Information
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual's racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.

Sensitive information will be used by us only:

•           For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
•           For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
•           With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.

Third Parties
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
•           Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
•           Where required or authorised by law.

Security of Personal Information

Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.

When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

Access to your Personal Information

You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.

GarfieldVictoria.com.au will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.

In order to protect your Personal Information, we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information.

It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

Policy Updates

This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.

Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries

If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us at:

info@garfieldvictoria.com.au or phone us on 0427 707 171

Data Disclaimer and Liability Indemnity

The information provided by GarfieldVictoria.com.au should be used as a guide only.

GarfieldVictoria.com.au issues this data but without any warranty; implied or not, or fitness for a particular purpose.

Information provided by
GarfieldVictoria.com.au must not be used in emergency situations. In emergencies please refer to the warnings issued by the specific emergency department via our "Emergency Services" page here

It is important to remember that weather forecast is unpredictable. Weather forecasting is not an exact science, and weather observations can contain errors, omissions or loss of data.

It is also important to remember that system failures and technical glitches can occur that may result in errors, omissions, loss of data or notification failures. These include (but are not limited to) server failure, software logical errors, power outages, and anything else that results in
GarfieldVictoria.com.au systems failures.

As a result of the nature of the internet and the existence of system failures and technical glitches,
GarfieldVictoria.com.au does not accept responsibility for any direct or indirect loss or damage, whatever the cause (even by negligence), as a result of the use of information displayed on GarfieldVictoria.com.au, or provided by GarfieldVictoria.com.au, or if GarfieldVictoria.com.au is unavailable. This may also include information provided to GarfieldVictoria.com.au by external websites.

Liability Complaints and Enquiries

If you have any queries or complaints about our copyright Policy please contact us at:

info@garfieldvictoria.com.au or phone us on 0427 707 171

Copyright Material

This site may contain content not authorized for use by its owner. We have taken all steps possible not to infringe on any copyrighted material. This is a community, non for profit, orientated website and as such we have used some photos and material deemed to have been sourced from the public domain.

If you are the copyright holder of any material displayed on this website, and feel we should not use this material, please contact us and we will remove it immediately.

Copyright Complaints and Enquiries

If you have any queries or complaints about our copyright Policy please contact us at:

info@garfieldvictoria.com.au or phone us on 0427 707 171
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