We recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of information collected about visitors to our web site.
When you look at this website, our Internet Service Provider makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes only:
- your server address
- your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk, etc)
- the date and time of your visit to the site
- the pages you accessed and documents downloaded
- the previous site you have visited
- the type of browser you are using
Personal information about visitors to our site is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted.
For example, we may need to collect contact information to provide you with further services or to answer or forward any requests or enquiries. It is our intention that this policy will protect your personal information from being dealt with in any way that is inconsistent with applicable privacy laws in Australia.
Currently, (last update September 6th 2018) the only information you can submit through the website are in the form of First Name (optional), Last Name (optional), Email Address in order to send Victoria an email. This information is sent to Victoria's Googlemail account for the purposes of replying to emails. This Googlemail account is accessed by a two-password system, the highest form of security available through Googlemail. Victoria does not print or keep written records of email exchanges.
USE OF INFORMATION
Personal information that visitors submit to our site is used only for the purpose for which it is submitted or for such other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose, unless we disclose other uses at the time of collection.
We only collect personal information for purposes which are directly related to our functions or activities under the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act), Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) or the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 (AIC Act), and only when it is necessary for or directly related to such purposes.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATON
Apart from where you have consented or disclosure is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was submitted, personal information may be disclosed in special situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires disclosure.
We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your personal information. We review and update our security measures in light of current technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.
We will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may transmit to us or from online portals. Once we do receive your transmission, we will also make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.
COLLECTING INFORMATION FROM USERS
IP Addresses: Our web servers gather your IP address to assist with the diagnosis of problems or support issues with our services. Information is gathered in aggregate only and cannot be traced to an individual user.
Access to Information : We will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. If, at any time, you discover that information held about you is incorrect, you may contact us to have the information corrected. In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
We provide links to websites outside of this site. These linked sites are not under our control, and we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of companies linked to our website. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, we advise you to examine their terms and conditions and privacy statement.
We endeavour to provide up to date and accurate information on the topics we are passionate about. We will regularly change the content in order to reflect this.
PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS
For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner’s web site; www.privacy.gov.au.
Last Edited on 06-09-2018.