The Victorian Government is committed to protecting information about you and has enacted the Information Privacy Act 2000 to provide a statutory framework to guide government departments in their personal information handling activities.
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) values and protects the personal information it collects in the course of undertaking its responsibilities and continues to demonstrate a strong culture of protecting the confidentiality and privacy of clients and members of the community.
Collection of Personal and Other Information
This DPI website collects anonymous information through web servers. Information such as the number, date and timing of visits to the website and the pages of the website is collected for statistical purposes only to assist us to improve our service.
This website uses "cookies" (small data files that are sent to your computer). These cookies do not collect personal information. They assist us to make your experience of our website easier and more efficient for you. For instance, if you choose to personalise this web site, the cookies will enable the site to remember your preferred settings for your subsequent visits.
Where you are asked to supply personal information, you will be advised of the level of security provided for your transaction. For example, to obtain a recreational fishing licence online you will be advised of the specific privacy and security notification advice that relates to that transaction.
Use of Collected InformationThe information (both personal information you supply in transactions and other anonymous information mentioned above) that is collected by DPI is not traded, sold or licensed. Personal information provided by you will not be used/disclosed for any purpose other than the purpose of the transaction you have entered into (for example subscribing to a Departmental newsletter or making enquiries by email) unless such a disclosure is required or authorised by the Information Privacy Act 2000 or another law for example for law enforcement purposes or to reduce the threat of harm.
Access to Information About YouYou have the right to access and correct information about you that is held by DPI. In most cased requests for access will be administered through the Freedom of Information process, particularly requests that in some way affect the privacy of another individual or relate to commercial activity. Requests for access should be sent to the Manager Privacy.
Website Usage MeasurementThis website uses Google Analytics to track and measure visitation numbers using clickstream data, cookies and web beacons (outlined below). For more information visit, http://www.google.com/privacy.html.
This website uses clickdensity to track and measure visitor interaction with the site using clickstream data, cookies and web beacons (outlined below). For more information visit, http://www.clickdensity.com.
This website uses visitor logs to measure visitation numbers and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
- your server address
- your top-level domain name
- the date and time of your visit to the site
- the pages accessed and documents downloaded
- the previous site visited
- the type of browser used
Clickstream dataClickstream data refers to visitor logs and statistics that provide useful information about usersí online experience without identifying individuals. Typical clickstream data collected includes: A visitorís computer address (i.e. Internet Protocol (IP) address) and relevant domains . Times and dates of site visits. Pages accessed (including most visited and least visited) and files downloaded Browsers and operating systems used by visitors The DPI website uses clickstream data purely for statistical purposes (such as the most popular searches and the times of the day that the DPI website is used most and least) without identifying individual users.
Web beaconsA web beacon is a technology that records web page usage statistics. The DPI website uses web beacons to collect clickstream data, but does not use beacons to identify individual users.
No personal information is provided, used or accessed by these measurement methods.
For Further Information about Privacy, Contact:
Department of Primary Industries
P.O. Box 4440
Telephone: (03) 9658 4030