Anonymity

Ballot responses are anonymous

The only way that a response in any GoVote ballot can be identified as coming from you is if you identify yourself (e.g. by providing your name, telephone number or e-mail address) in answering one of the questions in the ballot.

Respondent anonymity is a non negotiable condition when GoVote agrees to conduct a ballot for a client. GoVote systems ensure all responses remain anonymous, even when participants are required to authenticate themselves with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) or supply personal information about themselves, such as an email address.

The GoVote system automatically stores your completed ballot with all the others we receive for that particular client in a secure file reserved for this purpose. No other information is placed in this file. For authenticated ballots, the GoVote system also maintains a “voter roll” in a separate secure file, which lists all of the PIN numbers that the client has decided are eligible to participate in each ballot. Each PIN represents an individual, but the identity of that individual is unknown to GoVote.

Privacy

The privacy of our respondents and clients is very important to us at GoVote. Review our Privacy Policy for more details on how we handle respondents’ personal information. If you want to talk to us about any privacy matter, contact us at privacy@govote.com.au.

Security

We strive to ensure that user data is kept secure, and that we collect only as much personal data as is required to make our users’ experience with GoVote as efficient and satisfying as possible.

We offer Secure Socket Layer (SSL) session encryption and most of our clients choose this option. If the URL of your ballot begins with https:// your responses are being sent over a secure, SSL encrypted connection. This means that whatever responses you send to GoVote, get to GoVote, and cannot be seen or received by anyone else. For more details, see our Security Statement.