This website privacy statement only applies to the website www.lsbc.vic.gov.au and does not apply to linked websites.
Collection of Personal Information
You can access our home page and browse our website without disclosing to us your identity or your personal information. Our site does not collect or record personal information. Lawyers using our LSB Online portal are required to provide their personal data, however this data is maintained in a separate database and is not held by our web server.
Our website, however, does collect non-personal information using software techniques. The sections below about cookies and click-stream data provide further information about this.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
We will not use or disclose any information that we collect through our website unless the use or disclosure is:
- for the primary purpose the information was collected;
- for a related secondary purpose, which an individual ought to reasonably expect in the circumstances;
- required or authorised by law, in particular the provisions governing the legal profession in Victoria; or
- for any other purpose permitted under Victorian privacy laws.
Our web server automatically records click stream data to register which pages of our website you visit. This data does not enable us to identify who you are.
Click-stream data is non-personal information automatically generated by the web server and includes details such as your server address, domain name, operating system, the date, time and pages visited. This data is collected at an aggregate ‘user trend’ level to assist in maintaining and improving the service level experienced by users of our website.
When accessing or using our website, be aware that there are risks associated with transmitting information across the Internet. We take reasonable steps to protect all information collected through the website from misuse and loss from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. We have a number of procedural, software and hardware safeguards in place and information is stored in access-controlled premises or in electronic databases protected by login and password. If you are concerned about security of your data, you should contact us via telephone or post.
Access and Correction
You have a formal right of access to view and correct your personal information that we hold. You can access and correct your personal information by making a formal freedom of information application. In some situations your application may not be granted (for example when the privacy of another person is compromised), but we will provide you with reasons for our decision.
For information on making a freedom of information request please refer to our Freedom of Information Policy.