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Application of this privacy statement
This website contains links to other websites. This privacy statement does not apply to those websites.
Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic): Personal iinformation
In this privacy statement the term ‘personal information’ has the meaning provided in section 3 of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).
Personal information is information or an opinion that is recorded in any form, whether true or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained.
This Act is the legislation that regulates our collection and handling of personal information.
Detailed information about the Act is available at the Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection.
Collection of personal information
It is intended that this website can be used anonymously. However, for some functions, the collection of personal information is necessary or unavoidable. You will know if the website is collecting personal information from you because you will be requested to provide it.
There are two exceptions to this:
- When someone else provides the website with your personal information. The Department cannot prevent this. However, you are entitled to access and to correct any personal information about you collected by the State Government of Victoria
- When the website collects online visitation statistics using a web analytics service. For further information regarding this, see the Website Usage Measurement section below.
The statistics in No. 2 may qualify as personal information under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic). However, these statistics are not used to identify individual web users.
Use and disclosure of personal information
Personal information that is collected by the website will be used by, and disclosed to, State Government of Victoria employees or contractors whose duties require them to use it. Such employees and contractors are required to protect and handle your personal information in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and any other applicable legislation regulating the collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction of personal information.
Access to and correction of personal information
You may request access to any personal information that the website may have collected about you. Also, you may request correction of your personal information if you can establish that it is not accurate, complete or up-to-date. The Victorian Privacy Commissioner has recommended that the appropriate means to access and correct information held by government departments is pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic).
The Freedom of Information Officer may be contacted on the details below about access to, and correction of, personal information collected by the website for any questions or concerns you may have arising from this privacy statement:
Freedom of Information Officer
Level 31, 121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3000, AUS
Tel: (+61 3) 9651 9749
Internet user risks
This website does not warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or without error. In addition, the website shall not be responsible for the propagation of computer worms, viruses or other harmful components transmitted from this site and other third-party sites.
We recommends that you ensure that your browser is equipped with updated virus protection software.
Website usage measurement
For further information, please visit the Google Privacy Center
Email addresses will only be used to respond to specific user queries and will not be kept or used for any purpose other than stated. Email addresses will not be added to a mailing list unless consent is given, nor disclosed to any other party without your knowledge or consent.
You can configure your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, providing you with the opportunity to either accept or reject it. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser or deleting all cookies from your computer if required.
This website strives to create online resources that are accessible to all. We are committed to further reviewing and improving the accessibility of our website. If you have accessibility issues or feedback please contact us.
This website has been designed to meet Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 of the W3C (World-Wide Web Consortium).
Change text size
You can adjust the text size on our web pages using your browser. You will find a ‘Text size’ option usually in the top menu of you browser. This is under ‘View’ in Internet Explore, under ‘View’ and then ‘Zoom’ in Firefox and under the ‘Customize and Control’ button on the top right hand corner of the Google Chrome browser followed by ‘Zoom’.
Opening PDF Files
This website often uses PDF (Portable Document Format) files, also known as Adobe files to make documents available online. To open, print and/or save these files, you will need to use Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have this tool, you can download it for free from Adobe.