The Victorian Public Sector Commission (the Commission) is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2000.

This statement outlines the Commission's website privacy statement and applies to your interactions with the Commission'swebsite (, as well as the Register of Lobbyists’ website ( ), which the Commission is responsible for administering.

This privacy statement does not extend beyond these websites to other linked websites and you are encouraged to review each linked website’s privacy statement.

anonymous access to our site

You can access our homepage and browse our website without disclosing your personal information. The Commission does not and will not seek to identify individual users with the information automatically collected by the website.


We collect personal information about you when you:

  • submit messages or comments to email addresses displayed on this website;
  • participate in the Register of Lobbyists and provide personal information to be registered as a professional lobbyist; or
  • participate in the Register of Government Affairs Directors and provide personal and professional information to be registered as a Government Affairs Director.


We use cookies to provide us with information to assist in making the site more usable. A cookie is a block of data that is shared between a web server and a user’s browser. Cookies may give the server information about a computer’s identity and website visiting patterns and preferences. Cookies are not used to identify individual users.

web statistics data collection

The Commission currently uses two web measurement service provider. They are Omniture SiteCatalyst HBX and Google Analytics.Omniture SiteCatalyst uses first party cookies both to differentiate requests from different web browsers and to store helpful information that can be used by the application at a later time. In particular SiteCatalyst uses cookies to define new visitors, help analyse clickstream data within the website, and track historical activity on the website for responses to particular activities.SiteCatalyst cookies contain no personally identifiable information. All cookie data are anonymous and are used to distinguish one web browser from another. The SiteCatalyst cookies belong to the Victorian Public Sector Commission website.

Clickstream Data

Clickstream data refers to visitor logs and statistics that provide useful information about users’ online experiences without identifying individuals. Typical clickstream data collected includes:

  • a visitor’s computer address (i.e. Internet Protocol (IP) address) and relevant domains
  • times and dates of site visits
  • pages accessed (including most visited and least visited) and files downloaded
    browsers and operating systems used by visitors.

The Commission's website uses clickstream data purely for statistical purposes (such as the most popular searches and the times of the day that the website is used most and least) without identifying individual users.

use and disclosure

Your personal information will be used consistently with the purpose for which it was provided to us.We may share personal information with our contracted service providers – for example, our IT, website or survey contractors – but we ensure that the same level of privacy protection applies regardless of who undertakes the work.We will not disclose your personal information to a third party without your consent, unless we are required to do so by law or other regulation.


We have technology and security policies, rules and measure to protect the personal information that we have under our control. However, there are risks in transmitting information across the Internet. If you are concerned about conveying sensitive material to the Victorian Public Sector Commission over the Internet, you might prefer to contact us by telephone or mail.Once any personal information comes into our possession, we will take reasonable steps to protect that information from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification and disclosure.

access and correction

To request access to or correction of your personal information held by the Victorian Public Sector Commission, please contact us. You should be able to access information directly, without the need to make a formal FOI application.However, in certain cases, for example, where another person’s privacy is concerned, you will need to make an FOI request. For FOI applications, contact:FOI Officer
Victorian Public Sector Commission
3 Treasury Place
Melbourne VIC 3002  Telephone: 03 9651 5809

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