The Department of Health & Human Services respects and values the privacy of every visitor to this website. Any personal information supplied by an individual will be handled in compliance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and the Public Records Act 1973. Any personal information collected by the Department of Health & Human Services will only be used for the purposes for which it was collected. We will not disclose your personal information to a third party, including other State institutions and authorities, except if required by law or other regulation.
When does the Department of Health & Human Services collect personal information through this website?
You can access and browse this website without disclosing personal information. The Department of Health & Human Services will only collect your personal information when you:
Provide feedback or comment; or
Send us an email.
What is the personal information used for?
Feedback or Comment
This website provides various opportunities to provide feedback or comment. Feedback containing personal contact details may be registered in the Department of Health & Human Services document management system, which is confidential and secure.
Any personal information in an email, including the sender's email address, will be kept confidential unless otherwise required by law.
Is any other information collected?
When you visit this website, anonymous information about your visit is recorded to assist with website administration. This statistical information does not identify individual users or tell us anything about you specifically, but it does record how visitors use our site. This information will not be used to identify individuals unless a law enforcement agency executes a warrant to inspect website activity logs. The Department of Health & Human Services uses clickstream data, cookies and web beacons to monitor website traffic, as outlined below.
Clickstream data refers to visitor logs and statistics that provide useful information about users' online experience without identifying individuals. Typical clickstream data collected includes:
Your server's address;
Your top-level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, .uk, etc.);
Times and dates of visits to the site;
Pages accessed and files downloaded;
Your operating system;
The type of browser you are using; and
The address of the last site you visited.
The Department of Health & Human Services website uses clickstream data purely for statistical purposes (such as finding out the most popular searches and the times of day the website is used most and least) without identifying individual users.
A web beacon records web page usage statistics. The Department of Health & Human Services website uses web beacons to collect clickstream data, but does not use web beacons to identify individual users.
Are there any risks to my privacy?
Although Department of Health & Human Services has implemented measures to protect the privacy of any personal information you submit online, you should also be aware that there are risks in transmitting information across the Internet. While we strive to protect your privacy, we cannot ensure the security of information transmitted to us online and individuals submit it at their own risk. If you are concerned about sending sensitive material to us over the Internet, you might prefer to contact us by mail.
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Can I access my personal information held by the Department of Health & Human Services?
If you wish to gain access to, or correct, your personal information held by the Department of Health & Human Services, contact us and ask to speak to the Privacy Adviser. For information on how the Department of Health & Human Services manages privacy please contact:
Please note: This privacy statement does not extend beyond this website. When visiting other sites, we recommend that you read the privacy statement of that site to familiarise yourself with its privacy principles.
The following terms and conditions (“terms”) govern the use of the State Disability Plan website (the “service”). The platform is owned and operated by Harvest Digital Planning Pty Ltd (“us”,”we”,”our”) on behalf of the Department of Health & Human Services.
Your access to and use of the service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these terms. These terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the service.
By accessing or using the service you agree to be bound by these terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the service.
Use of Service
However, we cannot guarantee that we will never be able to wholly protect your information from improper purposes from unauthorized third parties. You acknowledge that there are risks inherent in Internet connectivity that could result in the loss of your privacy, confidential information and property.
You agree and understand that any content posted by you is subject to the rules of our Moderation Guide.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by the Department of Health & Human Services.
The Department of Health & Human Services has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that the Department of Health & Human Services shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.
We may terminate or suspend access to our service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the terms.
Upon termination, your right to use the service will immediately cease.
All provisions of the terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
These terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Victoria, Australia, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these terms will remain in effect. These terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the service.
You agree to indemnify and hold Harvest Digital Planning, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors, and other partners and employees, harmless from, any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the service in violation of this agreement and/or arising from a breach of this agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
Limitation of Liability
You agree that in no event will Harvest Digital Planning, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable for the site and its content, or any claim or demand made by you or a third party resulting out of (i) any content you submit to or transmit through the site; (ii) the interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iii) your use of, or inability to use, the site; (iv) unauthorised access or alterations of your data; (v) statements of conduct of any third party on the site.
Copyright and Intellectual Property
This website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and other proprietary information (“Intellectual Property”) of Harvest Digital Planning and its suppliers and licensors. Harvest Digital Planning and its suppliers and licensors own and retain all proprietary rights in the Services.
Except for Intellectual Property which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or otherwise use any such Intellectual Property and the provision of such Intellectual Property to you through the Service does not transfer to you or any third party any rights, title or interest in or to such Intellectual Property, including, without limitation, any intellectual property rights in any content and material included therein.
You may not: distribute, sub-license, translate, reverse-engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Services or Intellectual Property or the source code thereof, or attempt to derive the source code thereof in any other way, save and only to the extent any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law; modify the Services or Intellectual Property or merge all, or any part, of the Services or Intellectual Property or the source code thereof into another program; or remove, modify or alter any of Harvest Digital Planning’s Intellectual Property from any part of the Services or Intellectual Property or the source code thereof.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
By continuing to access or use our service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the service.
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This website is moderated by the Department of Health & Human Services. By moderating the site, we aim to create a positive and respectful space where people can make contributions without being intimidated or insulted.
All content is screened by our moderators either before any content is posted to the service or immediately after any content is posted.
This may mean your content may not appear straight away, or until the moderators have reviewed and approved it. We will endeavour to publish your comment as quickly as possible.
We reserve the right to edit or remove any content after the content has been posted to the site.
Think positively about your participation. This is an opportunity for you to make constructive contributions to the development of Victoria’s state disability plan 2021-2024.
Be mindful to protect your personal privacy and that of others by not including personal information of either yourself or others in comments. For example, please do not post full names, personal addresses or phone numbers or any other information that could identify yourself or others.
Be respectful towards the views of other people, even if they are different from your own. Keep comments focused on the issue or topic rather than engaging in personal attacks. Never be rude or dismissive about other people's comments.
Be thoughtful and kind in your responses. Consider what might be useful in what they are trying to say even if you disagree with it. It is okay to disagree, but do it in a way that is respectful and explain why you disagree.
Be informed about the issues. It is a good idea to read through the content of the site and other comments before giving feedback. This will help create constructive discussions.
Be mindful that all comments are subject to the following rules.
Do not post personal information about any other person.
Do not make comments that can be considered personal attacks on other people.
Do not make comments that are irrelevant to the topic being discussed.
Do not use offensive language including profanity or comments that are considered defamatory to a person's character.
Do not make comments that are discriminatory of people's gender, race, religion, culture, sexual preference, appearance or background.
Do not post any links to any advertising, illicit or otherwise illegal material.
Do to re-post your comment. Spamming of comments will not be tolerated.
Comments interpreted by the forum moderators as not meeting these rules, or otherwise interpreted as not being appropriate, may not be posted, or may be subject to partial or full editing prior to approval.
Should your comment be edited or refused, we will send you an email explaining the reason for its modification / refusal.
Persistent breaking of these rules may result in the suspension or deletion of that users account.
If moderators are concerned for your safety, you will be contacted via the email address provided with relevant contacts for crisis support and counselling services.
This website is hosted and operated by Harvest Digital Planning on behalf of the Department of Health & Human Services. Should you experience any technical issues, you can get in contact with them by sending an email to email@example.com