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Collectish Privacy Statement

The Collectish website is wholly owned and managed by Museum Victoria.

In this document, “you” or “your” refers to you as the user of the Collectish website. “we”, “us” or “our” refers to Museum Victoria.

Your privacy as a user of Collectish is very important to us. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

What this Privacy Policy Covers

Throughout this Website Privacy Statement, reference to your 'personal information' means information that identifies you or from which your identity could be reasonably ascertained. Your home address and e-mail address are examples of personal information.

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of personal information that we gather when you use the Collectish website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Collectish is a growing and developing website and internet technologies are constantly changing and evolving. This policy is therefore subject to change. If we make any substantial changes we will post prominent notification on the Collectish news page.

Information Collection and Use

When a visitor requests or reads a page on Collectish, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address and the page you requested. These will not be published or used to track legitimate users.

If you have not signed into Collectish, you will be able to access the Collectish home page and browse our web site without disclosing any personal information.

When you register with Collectish, we ask for your email address and country of origin. Once you have registered with Collectish and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

Subsequent to your registration on Collectish, we may request additional or more specific information from you in order to fulfil specific requests that you have made to the website.

Collectish may at times request your consent to make some of your personal information publicly available so that we can include it on your profile page or for reporting on user statistics (e.g. to report on the number of users who live in a certain region). If we request your consent to make any personal information publicly available, we shall do so in a manner that is clear, transparent and obvious.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We will not provide personally identifiable information to any individuals or organisations without your consent, unless required to do so by law.

Personally identifiable information that you provide to Collectish will be used only within the context of the Collectish website; we will not make this information available for use for any other service or program conducted by us without your consent.

Any information that you choose to voluntarily disclose on any of your content pages within Collectish will be indexed and cached by search engines and may be collected and used by others.

We recommend caution in revealing your personal or private information or contact details within the Collectish website.

Revealing personal or private information and contact details relating to parties other than yourself on the Collectish website is against the Collectish Terms of Use, and may result in suspension of your account.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files with unique identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser. Collectish will set and access Collectish cookies on your computer in order to maintain your preferences during and in between visits.

The cookies collect information such as the number of visits, unique visits, documents viewed, browser type, how the site is navigated, the sections of the website visited and other website usage information. In using these cookies, none of your personal information is recorded or retrieved by us.

Pages on the site are coded with Google Analytics software. This software stores a cookie in your browser, which contains a unique identifier, and sends information to Google Analytics. As is the case with many websites, we may also collect information which tells us about visitors to the Collectish website. For example, we may collect information about the date, time and duration of visits, and which pages of the Collectish website are accessed. We will not marry any data collected by Google Analytics with any personal information.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences

Collectish gives you the ability to edit your account information and preferences at any time.

Collectish gives you the ability to delete your account information at any time.

Should you choose to delete your Collectish account, we will:

  • remove your account information from the website
  • remove your Collectish content from the website
  • retain and continue to display any public comments or feedback that may have been posted by you.

Security

There are risks associated with transmitting information over the internet. We use a number of mechanisms to protect the security and integrity of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as completely secure. While we strive to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, therefore you do so at your own risk.

Your Collectish account information is password-protected for your privacy and security; you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your Collectish username and password, and any account information.

Once any personal information comes into our possession, we will take reasonable steps to protect that information from misuse and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We provide secure information storage systems and procedures for the management of both physical and electronic information. Information will be disposed of in accordance with approved disposal schedules under the Public Records Act 1973 (Vic).

We strongly recommend that you close your browser when you have finished your Collectish user session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or internet cafe. You are responsible for the security of and access to your own computer.

For further information or for a copy of Museum Victoria’s privacy policy please contact us at:

Privacy Officer
Museum Victoria
GPO Box 666
Melbourne Victoria 3001
or email privacy@museum.vic.gov.au.