VicHealth is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information in accordance with the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs), which are set out in the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.
The IPPs govern the collection, use, handling and disclosure of personal and sensitive information.
Privacy Statement explains how VicHealth will handle your personal
information when you access and interact with this Website.
What is personal information?
the purposes of this Privacy Statement, the term 'personal
information' has the same meaning as provided in the Privacy and Data
Protection Act 2014, that being:
'information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database), that is recorded in any form and whether true or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion'.
Collection of personal information – general principles
It is intended that this Website can be used anonymously. However, for some functions, the collection of personal information is necessary or unavoidable.
Examples of where it may be necessary or unavoidable for VicHealth to collect your personal information via this Website may include when you or another person:
- submit electronic forms via this Website
- respond to an online survey which we may conduct on this Website
- provide any message or comment to us on this Website
- participate in any competition or challenge (including but not limited to research projects, funding and sponsorship programs) we may run from time to time on this Website
- click through to the Website from any email from VicHealth or
- subscribe to receive newsletters or other services on this Website.
In most cases, you will know if we are collecting your personal information because you will be requested to provide it.
There are two exceptions to this:
- When another
person provides your personal information to us. VicHealth cannot
prevent this. However if you become aware of this, you are entitled
to contact us and request that we correct any information we hold
about you if you believe that the information is not accurate,
complete and up to date (see
and correcting personal information.)
- When we collect website visitation statistics using a web analytics service (see Web Analytics).
Use and disclosure of personal information
We will only use personal information provided for the purposes for which it was collected as outlined in the Top Spin Terms and Conditions, or for a secondary purpose where we are permitted to do so under the Privacy and Data Protection Act, 2014.
We may disclose personal information to third parties engaged to carry out services on behalf of VicHealth, and if required by law.
can configure your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie,
providing you with the opportunity to either accept or reject it. You
can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser or
deleting all cookies from your computer.
uses Google Analytics to collect data to track how our visitors
interact with this Website. This data includes the number of visits
to the Website, the time and date of visits to the Website and its
pages, where the user came from, what the user did on the site and
whether the user has completed any transactions on the site such as
newsletter registration, demographics and interest reporting (such as
where the user is from, age group, gender and interest area).
information is anonymous and is used for statistical purposes to
ensure that our Website is providing information relevant to our
This Privacy Statement applies only to the Top Spin website and does not apply to Linked Sites.
accessing Linked Sites from any hyperlink appearing on this website,
we recommend that you read any applicable privacy statement or policy
applicable to that Linked Site.
Accessing and correcting personal information
You may request access, at any time, to any personal information we may have collected about you.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is accurate, complete and up to date whenever VicHealth collects, discloses or uses it.
may also request that we correct your personal information if you
think it is not accurate, complete or up to date.
How to make privacy enquiries
Should you wish to gain access to, or request the correction of, your personal information held by VicHealth, or if you have any other general enquiries relating to this Privacy Statement, please contact the VicHealth Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at:
PO Box 154