Funds in Court, as an office of the Supreme Court of Victoria, seeks to adhere to the State and national privacy regimes.
You can access the Funds in Court website home page and browse its site without disclosing personal information. Funds in Court will only collect personal information from you with your prior knowledge and consent.
Funds in Court will only use personal information provided by you for the purposes for which it was collected. The Court ensures that your personal information will not be disclosed to other State institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.
Funds in Court has implemented technology and security policies, rules and measures to protect the personal information that it has under its control from: unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss.
‘All information concerning beneficiaries is absolutely private. The Senior Master views the affairs of all beneficiaries as confidential and the protection of beneficiaries' privacy is paramount.’
Collection of your personal information
The personal information we collect via this website includes:
- the content of any electronic forms you submit via this website
- information submitted if you participate in an online survey
- any messages or comments you submit to us via this website or to email addresses displayed on this website, which may include personal information such as name, email address and telephone number.
Use and disclosure of your personal information
In addition to providing our services to you and carrying out your requests, we may use or disclose personal information that we collect about you for purposes including the following:
- for the purpose that we have collected the information
- purposes related to our research, planning, product and service development, security and testing
- purposes connected with the operation, administration, development or enhancement of this website
- where we suspect that fraud or unlawful activity has been, is being or may be engaged in
- any other purposes required or authorised by law.
We may share personal information within (Funds in Court and with third parties. The types of third parties to whom we may disclose that personal information includes: our service providers who assist us in providing this website and our products and services such as organisations who provide archival, auditing, professional advisory, banking, mailhouse, delivery, recruitment, call centre, technology, research, utility and security services. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties acting on your behalf, for example your solicitor or interpreter.
Cookies are small data files that a website is able to place on a user's hard drive to record aspects of that user's experience of the website. For example, cookies may be used to record that a user visited a particular section of the website, that their browsing software was a particular version or to ensure that online applications and transactions do not require you to re-input information when moving between web pages. In this way, cookies can improve the operation of the website, and make the experience more efficient. Importantly, in depositing information on a user's computer and referring to it later in the same session (sessional) or on a subsequent visit (persistent), cookies do not need to identify the user or record any personal information.
This website's web server automatically records non-personal clickstream data. The following clickstream data are automatically recorded by this website's web server for statistical and system administration purposes only:
- your server address
- your top level domain name (e.g. .com, .au, .gov)
- the date and the time of your visit to the site
- the pages you accessed and downloaded
- the address of the last site you visited
- your operating system
- the type of browser you are using.
Web Statistics Data Collection
Pages on the site may be coded with Google Analytics software. This is transparent to the user, as the software makes use of an invisible image at the bottom of the web page. This software stores a cookie in your browser, which contains a unique identifier, and sends information to Google Analytics. This enables Google Analytics to track the number of unique visitors to the site. In no way does this unique identifier identify a user personally.
We do not and will not match any data collected by Google Analytics with any personal information.