The Victorian Government is committed to protecting your privacy.
This privacy statement applies to your use of and the collection of the information through the premier.vic.gov.au website.
We handle your personal information in accordance with:
- the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) (PDP Act) and the Information Privacy Principles
- the Public Records Act 1973 (Vic)
- the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic)
- other applicable legislation.
We may update this privacy statement from time to time. Any changes to this privacy statement will be published on this website.
What information do we collect?
There are three main ways that we collect information from you:
1. Media release subscriptions
We collect personal information from you when you subscribe to our media releases to receive email news updates from the Premier of Victoria. We provide a collection notice when we collect this information.
2. Automatic collection through the website
Information is automatically collected as a result of your visit to our website. This information is collected using software techniques such as web server log file analysis, cookies and web beacons.
3. Automatic collection by third-party software vendors
We use third-party software to collect information about you and your interaction with our website.
When you visit our website, your web browser automatically sends certain information to these software providers.
Media release subscriptions
This website offers a media release subscription service which allows you to receive news updates via email from the Premier of Victoria. When subscribing, you can select from a range of portfolios to receive updates on topics that interest you.
We disclose your personal information to Mailgun Technologies, Inc., our email service provider that helps us to send emails to our subscribers. Mailgun Technologies, Inc. are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can read their .
Automatic collection through the website
If you opt out of using cookies, you will still have access to all the information and resources provided by this website, though some features may not work as expected.
Automatic collection by third party web vendors
This website uses several tools from third-party web vendors to measure website use. We use these tools to help us make our site better.
We use the following third-party services:
We may disclose the following information to these third-party web vendors:
- network location and IP address
- the date and time of your visit to our website
- the type of web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari)
- referring site details (such as the URL that you came through to arrive at our website)
- page visited and the time spent on each page (if more than one page visited)
- documents downloaded, forms accessed and search terms used
- unique device fingerprint
- device information, hardware model, operating system information, app version, app usage, debugging information
- geo location, based on IP address, unless more accurate information is directly supplied by you
For further information on how these third-party web vendors handle your information, please review their privacy policies.
Use and disclosure
Use of web analytics data
We use web analytics data to analyse, measure, and report on data about our website traffic and visits. This information helps us understand general user trends at an aggregate level, and improve our website, content, and user experience.
We may also use this information for security audits to protect against threats from hackers or other security purposes.
We do not use this information to identify you or match it with any other personal information that we may collect from you, unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or for a law enforcement-related purpose, in accordance with the PDP Act.
Disclosure of web analytics data
Apart from the third -party tools described in this privacy statement, we do not disclose your site visit data to any other third parties without your consent, unless we are required or authorised to do so by law. In the event of an investigation into suspected unlawful or improper activity, a law enforcement or government agency may use its legal authority to inspect our web server’s records (e.g. in relation to hacking or abusive messages).
Can I opt out of the collection of web analytics data?
You can opt out of the automatic collection of information by our third-party web vendors. Follow the below links for information on how to do this
We use Twitter social media to communicate with the public about our work. We may collect any personal information that you provide us via the @VicGovAu Twittersocial media under section 8C of the PDP Act, for the purposes of engaging and consulting with the public. Any personal information we collect via Twitter social media will be handled appropriately and in line in accordance with this privacy statementstatement.
media platforms, whether you choose to share with them or not. However, they may collect your personal information if you choose to share an article, so we recommend viewing their privacy policies.
Security of your personal information
We take reasonable steps to make sure that your personal information is protected from misuse, loss, and unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure. Access to systems, applications, and the information that we collect is limited to authorised personnel only.
Transborder data flows
The information we disclose to some of our third-party vendors may travel outside of Victoria. Wherever your personal information travels, your privacy protections will travel with it.
We believe that the third-party vendorswe disclose your information to are subject to privacy laws that are substantially similar to Victoria’s Information Privacy Principles. All of the third-party software vendors we use on this website comply with either the PDP Act, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or both.
Access and correction
You may request access to, or correction of, documents that contain your personal information which are in our possession. For information on how to make a request for access or correction, please contact us via the details below.
Reviewed 01 August 2020