This website is coordinated by the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) and operated by staff of the Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC).
The VMC and DPC value the privacy of every individual’s personal information. We are committed to protecting the information we collect and use in accordance with our obligations under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.
This privacy statement 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.
Collecting personal information
We will collect your personal information if you send us message via an online form or by email. Such information could include your name and contact details, and may include your age and gender. We record this information in order to communicate with you and for purposes including:
- registering for competitions
- subscribing to news updates
- registering attendance at events
- submitting general enquiries
- making sponsorship requests
- submitting events for endorsement
- participating in online surveys and polls
We will only collect sensitive information, such as your racial or ethnic origin and your religious beliefs or affiliations, with your consent.
If requested by you, we will collect your personal information by phone or email and enter it into the website to assist you.
If you provide us with personal information about other individuals, we rely on you to make them aware that such information may be provided to us, who we may provide it to, what it may be used, and how they can access it.
In addition to this site, the VMC and DPC use social media websites to share information and to engage with the public. For example, this website may embed links to Facebook events. Personal information may become available to the VMC and DPC through the use of social media websites or applications.
Using and disclosing personal information
We will only use your personal information for the primary purpose for which it was collected, or for a related secondary purpose which you would reasonably expect. If we collect sensitive information, including about race, ethnicity or religion, we will only use it for a secondary purpose which is directly related to the primary purpose of collection.
We may also use your personal information for another purpose with your consent or if required or permitted by law.
Certain information, in a de-identified and aggregated form, may be shared with other State government agencies or other organisations for reporting and learning purposes.
Once personal information comes into our possession, we take reasonable steps to protect it from misuse and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. While we strive to protect such information, we cannot warrant the security of any information transmitted to us online. If you are concerned about conveying information over the internet, you might prefer to contact us by telephone or mail.
We will remove personal information from our system where it is no longer required, except where archiving is required in accordance with the Public Records Act 1973.
Accessing your personal information
Should you wish to access or correct your personal information, you may contact the person who holds it or the Privacy Officer.
For enquiries relating to privacy issues at DPC, contact:
Department of Premier and Cabinet
1 Treasury Place
Melbourne VIC 3002
Telephone: (03) 9651 5093
For enquiries relating to privacy issues at VMC, contact:
Victorian Multicultural Commission
3 Treasury Place
Melbourne VIC 3002
Telephone: (03) 9651 0651