Privacy

The Semaarn Salons website complies with the requirements for Commonwealth and Victorian Government websites, namely the Privacy Act 1988 and the Privacy Commissioner’s Guidelines for Federal and Victorian Government World Wide Web portals.

The Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth) gives rights to individuals in relation to how personal information is handled by the Commonwealth and Victorian government agencies.  Victorian government agencies must comply with the 11 Information Privacy Principles set out at Section 14 of the Privacy Act.

“Personal Information” means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained

We will not use your details for any other purpose, and will not disclose them to other persons or organisations without your consent or unless required or authorised to under the Privacy Act.

Information Collected
When you visit the Semaarn Salons website to browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • the Internet Protocol address and a component of the domain name used (eg. com, .net, .gov, .au etc). The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either by your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer.  We use the Internet Protocol address to direct Internet traffic to you where this is required.
  • the type of browser and operating system you used
  • the date and time you visited this website
  • the web pages or services you accessed at this website
  • the time spent on individual pages and the website overall
  • which files are downloaded

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending you an email, participating in a survey or completing  a form.)  If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of the Semaarn Salons website.

The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our website.  Information you provide in relation to surveys, forms or feedback is strictly used for the purpose you provided it.  We use your email or other details to contact you; this may be to advise receipt, to address issues you identify, to further improve our website, or to forward details to another agency for appropriate action.

School Pressanalyses the website logs to continually improve the value of the information available on our site.  Our website logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that browse this website.

Cookies
Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser.  They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the Semaarn Salons website.

Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security.  We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer.  You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods.  Cookies can be removed at any time form your hard drive.

Security
This site does not provide facilities for the secure transmission of information across the Internet.  Users should be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the Internet.

Disclaimer
The Semaarn Salons website has links to other websites.  These include links to websites operated by other government agencies, organisations, private individuals and businesses.  When you link to another site, you are no longer on our website and the Privacy Statement will not apply.  When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

Neither the Victorian Government, nor any agency, officer or employee of the Victorian Government warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorse any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.  Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current.  Any person or entity that relies on information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.