Application of this privacy statement
This privacy statement applies only to the governor.vic.gov.au website and not to any websites or materials to which governor.vic.gov.au provides a link.
Use and disclosure of personal information
Governor.vic.gov.au only requests you to provide personal information for the purposes of responding to your feedback. The purpose for collecting personal information is to provide feedback and answer queries that you have in respect of a particular site or the information you are trying to obtain and governor.vic.gov.au will only use and/or disclose the information for these purposes. It is possible to provide feedback without providing your personal information although if you do this, we are unable to respond to you about your feedback or your query.
Personal information that is collected by governor.vic.gov.au will be used by and disclosed to Victorian Government 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).
Access to and correction of personal information
You may request access to any personal information that governor.vic.gov.au 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 manager, governor.vic.gov.au, may be contacted about access to, and correction of, personal information collected by governor.vic.gov.au or for any questions or concerns you may have arising out of this privacy statement.
Should you wish to gain access to, or correction of, your personal information held by the Office please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection of personal information
It is intended that governor.vic.gov.au can be used anonymously.
However, for some functions of governor.vic.gov.au the collection of personal information is necessary or unavoidable.
You will know if governor.vic.gov.au is collecting personal information from you because you will be requested to provide it. There are two exceptions to this.
The first exception is where someone else provides governor.vic.gov.au with your personal information. Governor.vic.gov.au cannot prevent this. However, you are entitled to access and correct any personal information about you collected by governor.vic.gov.au.
The second exception is where governor.vic.gov.au collects statistics using software techniques such as web server log file analysis, clickstream data, cookies and web beacons. For an explanation of these techniques, and how they are used on governor.vic.gov.au, see Web measurement services used by governor.vic.gov.au. Such statistics may qualify as personal information under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic). However, these statistics are not used to identify individual users of governor.vic.gov.au.
Internet use risk
This website contains hyperlinks to pages contained on external government and non-government websites (third party websites). Unless otherwise indicated, governor.vic.gov.au:
- does not endorse or authorise the content of any third party website
- is not affiliated or associated with the owner or operator of any third party website; and
- assumes no responsibility or liability for the condition or content of any third party website or for the operation or function of any service or facility offered on any third party website.
Web measurement service used by governor.vic.gov.au
Governor.vic.gov.au currently uses one web measurement service provider. This is Google Analytics.
How to opt out or disable cookies
Cookies used by governor.vic.gov.au are enabled by default because of their integration into the website. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, you can disable them using your web browser. You will need to customise each web browser you use to turn off cookie tracking.
Google have also provided the 'Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On' utility for the following web browsers:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Apple Safari
If you want to prevent your browsing data from being collected by Google Analytics, please install the relevant add on for your browser.
If you opt out of using cookies, you will still have access to all information and resources at governor.vic.gov.au.
While the anonymous statistical data governor.vic.gov.au collects may be aggregated and used in broader statistical analysis by the State of Victoria, at no time can we personally identify you as the source of that data.
Social media websites and applications
In addition to governor.vic.gov.au, The Office of the Governor uses social media websites to share information and to engage with the public. For example, governor.vic.gov.au embeds a Twitter feed listing tweets from the Governor on our home page. Our intention is to provide a seamless visitor experience to enhance our website visitor's ability to access information and communicate with the Office of the Governor.
Some social media websites and applications may make personally identifiable information available to the public. Governor.vic.gov.au will not collect, maintain, use, or share any personally identifiable information that becomes available through the use of social media websites or applications.
Also, we advise that personally identifiable information or other information you share via social media or applications may be accessible by non-government third parties.