VicForests 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.
Any personal information collected, handled, stored or disclosed about you by
VicForests will be managed in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).
Collection of personal information and other information
The VicForests 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 visited frequently is collected for statistical purposes only to assist us to improve our service.
This website also 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.
Use of collected information
We only collect and record personal information that is provided directly to us that is necessary for us to perform our functions or activities. The information that is collected by VicForests will not be used or disclosed for any purpose other than the purpose of the submission you provide.
If we decide not to release some or all of the documents you have requested, we will give you reasons and tell you your appeal/review rights.
We may suggest that you send your application to another agency or transfer your request as appropriate.
Access to personal information
Please write to us at the address below if you:
want to have access to the personal information (if any) that we hold about you
believe that the personal information that we hold about you is not accurate, complete and up to date