Privacy

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) values the privacy of individual's personal information.

VicHealth is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information in compliance with the principles set out in the Victorian Information Privacy Act 2000.

Protecting your personal information is an important aspect of the way we create, organise and implement our activities. We will only collect personal information that is necessary to perform these functions. We will only use personal information provided for the purposes for which it was collected. We will ensure that your personal information will not be disclosed to other bodies without your consent, except if required by law.

We have implemented technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect the personal information that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss.

We will remove personal information where it is no longer required (except where archiving is required and in compliance with the Public Records Act 1973). We will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and up to date whenever VicHealth collects, discloses or uses it.

Collection of anonymous data

VicHealth collects anonymous data through its web server. This includes the number, time and date of visits to the site and its pages. This anonymous information is used for statistical purposes and to ensure our web site is providing information relevant to our users.

Cookies

This web-site may use cookies for certain services. A cookie is a block of data that is shared between a web server and a user's browser. Cookies can provide various types of information, depending on how they are used. This may include information about a user's identity and web-site visiting patterns and preferences. Users may set their browser to identify the presence of cookies and to give them the option of accepting or rejecting them.

Please note: This privacy statement does not extend beyond the VicHealth website. When linking to another site from this website, we recommend that you read the privacy statement of that site to familiarise yourself with its privacy principles.

Feedback, information request form and email

We may preserve the content of any feedback form, information request form, email or other electronic message that we receive. Any personal information contained in that message will only be used or disclosed in ways set out in this privacy policy. We will not use that information to add you to a mailing list without your consent.

Electronic Mail Disclaimer

VicHealth utilises spam filtering software. While every effort is made to ensure the filtering service operates optimally, it is possible that the SPAM filtering software may inadvertently block an otherwise legitimate email. VicHealth does not accept responsibility for delays in transmission of e-mail messages. Confirmation of receipt of urgent messages is the responsibility of the sender and should be confirmed with the appropriate recipient(s).

Privacy Policy

Read VicHealth's Privacy Policy.

You can contact VicHealth's Privacy Officer in relation to privacy matters.