Privacy

Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of the Victorian Law Reform Commission. Protecting your privacy and your personal information is an important aspect of the way we create, organise and implement our activities online and off-line.

Our privacy policy supports and endorses the state and federal privacy regimes.

What information is collected?

You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing personal information.

The Victorian Law Reform Commission does not collect or record personal information, except that which you provide via specific online forms.

This site does not use cookies. (A cookie is a block of data that is shared between a web server and a user's browser. Cookies give the server information about a user's identity, preferences or past behaviour.)

Site visit data

This website logs information about you that is automatically recognised by the web server for statistical purposes:

  • your Internet protocol (IP) number (this is unique to your computer or proxy)
  • your top level domain name (eg .com, .gov, .au, .uk)
  • the date and the time of your visit to the site
  • the previous site you visited
  • the pages you accessed and downloaded
  • the type of browser you are using.

The Victorian Law Reform Commission will not make any attempt to identify individual users or browsing activity from the user logs that our server automatically generates. This information will only be used to update and improve our website. You should be aware that, in the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our server's log (eg hacking, abusive or defamatory messages).

We will only use personal information provided by you for the purposes for which it was collected. We will not disclose your personal information to a third party. We ensure that your personal information will not be disclosed to other state institutions and authorities, except if required by law or other regulation.

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 users' knowledge and consent.

How to access and correct your information

You can ask us whether we are keeping personal information about you by sending an email to law.reform@lawreform.vic.gov.au. You can ask for a copy of the personal data that we keep about you. We will endeavour to reply to your request within seven days. There will be no charge for the information. You can request us to erase, rectify, complete and amend the data that we hold about you.

Before we send you any personal data, you will need to provide evidence of your identity. Should you not provide evidence of your identity, we reserve the right to refuse to provide you with the personal data.

How we protect your information

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 from our system where it is no longer required (except where archiving is required).

This website does not provide facilities for secure transmission of information over the internet. You should be aware that there are inherent risks transmitting information across the internet.

Please note: This privacy policy does not extend beyond this website. When linking to other sites from this website, we recommend that you read the privacy statement of that site to familiarise yourself with its privacy principles. This policy may be modified or expanded over time. If you have any suggestions or comments, please contact us.

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