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Welcome to the Garfield Community Website, your ultimate resource for all things Garfield and its surrounding areas. Established by John Henderson, a passionate resident who relocated to Garfield over a decade ago, our website aims to bring together locals and visitors in a convenient and centralised online platform.
John Henderson, formerly an Administrations Director for a large engineering company in Far North Queensland, has a rich background in community engagement. During his tenure, he actively participated in various roles within the local Chamber of Commerce, ranging from Treasurer and Secretary to Vice President. Prior to his move to Garfield, John spent thirteen years in Sydney, where he served as the Operations Manager for Contiki Travel in Australia.
Now retired and eager to embark on a new venture, John identified the need for a comprehensive and easily accessible source of information about Garfield. He envisioned a platform that would connect residents, businesses, and visitors, providing a one-stop destination for discovering the vibrant offerings of our community.
John's love for Garfield, its friendly shops, and its welcoming locals shines through his commitment to the community. Having previously lived in a small community, he understands the unique needs and challenges faced by local businesses. With this understanding, John has dedicated himself to creating a resource that not only caters to current residents but also supports newcomers in navigating the town's offerings.

Garfield has experienced gradual growth over time, attracting new residents and visitors. However, finding information about the town can be a daunting task, requiring searches through multiple publications, online searches, and relying on local advice. Our website seeks to simplify this process by providing a centralised hub where individuals can access comprehensive information about Garfield's services, attractions, and events.
We believe that collaboration with the Garfield community is essential in making this website a truly remarkable resource. We invite all residents, businesses, and community members to contribute their knowledge, insights, and recommendations to further enhance our platform. Together, we can create an inclusive and thriving online community that benefits everyone.
The Garfield Community Website Association was officially incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 on July 5, 2022. This milestone further solidifies our commitment to serving the Garfield community and ensures the longevity and sustainability of our platform.
We extend our gratitude to all those who have shown interest in our website and have supported us thus far. We look forward to your continued involvement as we strive to make the Garfield Community Website an invaluable resource for all.

Contact details for Garfield Community Website Inc Association

email: admin@garfield.org.au

Phone: 0493 386 953

Our Privacy Policy

Garfield Community Website Inc 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.

Cookies are a very small files that a website transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables our website to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your web browser settings. If you turn cookies off, you won't have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

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.

Garfield Community Website Inc 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:

admin@garfield.au or phone us on 0493 386 953

Data Disclaimer and Liability Indemnity

The information provided by GarfieldVictoria.com.au and Garfield Community Website Inc should be used as a guide only.

GarfieldVictoria.com.au and Garfield Community Website Inc issue this data but without any warranty; implied or not, or fitness for a particular purpose.

Information provided by
GarfieldVictoria.com.au and Garfield Community Website 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 and Garfield Community Website Inc 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 and Garfield Community Website Inc by external websites.

Liability Complaints and Enquiries

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

admin@garfield.au or phone us on 0493 386 953

Copyright Material

Due to its nature 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:

admin@garfield.au or phone us on 0493 386 953

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