Application of this Privacy Statement
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DBI Privacy Officer
Level 31, 121 Exhibition Street
phone : + 61 3 9651 9749 (between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm on weekdays except public holidays in Melbourne)
fax: + 61 3 9651 9129
Information Privacy Act (Vic.) 2000: Personal information
|In this privacy statement the term 'personal information' has the meaning provided in section 3 of the Information Privacy Act 2000 (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 Victorian Privacy Commissioner.
Collection of personal information
|This website collects personal information when you:|
- provide feedback using the feedback forms
- submit an enquiry
- subscribe to a newsletter
|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. |
Use and disclosure of personal information
Personal information that is collected by the Department will be used by, and disclosed to, Departmental 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 Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic.) and any other applicable legislation regulating the collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction of personal information.
|Feedback submitted using the online form provided will only be used by the most appropriate officer to review your comments and answer any questions. Any personal details will not be disclosed to any other person. Your email address will only be used to respond to specific queries and will not be added to any mailing list.|
|Subscription to newsletters can be successfully carried out by submitting an online form. In using the separate form you are only required to provide an email address. You can unsubscribe at anytime and your email will be deleted from our records.|
It is intended that all other functions on this website can be used anonymously.
There are two exceptions to this:
1. When someone else provides the Department 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 Department
2. When the Department collects statistics using software techniques such as clickstream data, cookies and web beacons. For an explanation of these techniques, and how they are used, see Internet statistical collection methods and User Risks below
The statistics in No. 2 may qualify as personal information under the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic.). However, these statistics are not used to identify individual web users.
Access to and correction of personal information
|You may request access to any personal information that the Department 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 department or for any questions or concerns you may have arising from this privacy statement:
Freedom of Information Officer
Level 31, 121 Exhibition Street
phone: +61 3 9651 9749
Internet user risks
|The Department does not warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or without error. In addition, the Department shall not be responsible for the propagation of computer worms, viruses or other harmful components transmitted from this site and other third-party sites.|
The Department recommends that you ensure that your browser is equipped with updated virus protection software.
Website user measurement
| This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.|
For further information, please visit the Google Privacy Center.
|This site uses 'cookies' to make your experience of the site easier and more efficient. A cookie is a small data file placed on your hard drive by the web page server. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on a computer virus, or capture your email address. Note that the cookie will remain on your computer as a record for future visits to this website.|
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.
|The 'Invest Victoria' name and logos are trademarks of Invest Victoria. All rights are reserved for these logos. Logos must not be used in any form without the prior written consent of Invest Victoria. All other trademarks appearing on the Invest Victoria site are the property of their respective owners.|
|The information provided on this site is posted at the discretion of Invest Victoria. The site publishes articles, interviews and information that Invest Victoria believes will be of interest and value. All views and opinions contained in the articles, interviews, or other information on the site are solely the opinion of the writer, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Invest Victoria.|
Invest Victoria invites submissions of articles, interviews and information that promote Victoria.