Our commitment to privacy
Melbourne Water respects the privacy of your personal information. We collect and handle personal information responsibly and in conformity with the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic).
Melbourne Water only collects personal information online when you choose to provide it, for example, in order to pay a bill or to make a request to receive copies of The Source magazine.
You can visit our website anonymously. Statistical information is collected each time you visit the website to enable us to calculate: the number of site visitors; time and duration of site visits; page impressions and site traffic. This information is collected for the purpose of evaluating the performance of our online services and product offerings - no individual website user is identified.
Cookies are used throughout Melbourne Water's website. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes.
- To determine if you have previously visited our site; and
- To identify the pages and Third Party Websites you have accessed.
Use and disclosure of information
Melbourne Water will only use or disclose information about you for the purpose for which you provided it (eg. to respond to a request for information). Melbourne Water will only use or disclose your personal information for a secondary purpose with your consent or where the Information Privacy Act 2000 (Vic) otherwise authorises the use or disclosure.
To seek access to your personal information held by Melbourne Water, or to correct or update your personal information, contact Melbourne Water on 131 722 or contact us on line.
Melbourne Water is committed to holding your personal information securely. All stored information is protected from unauthorised access through the use of secure passwords and user log ons or other security procedures.
E-mail addresses will only be used or stored to respond to specific user queries. They will not be used or stored for any unrelated purposes or disclosed to third parties.
If you are a registered user with Melbourne Water's business sub-site we may, if you agree, use your e-mail address to notify you of changes in services. Melbourne Water will only e-mail registered users who have asked to receive e-mail updates/bulletins. Registered users can cancel this e-mail service offer at any time.
If you require further information regarding this privacy statement, please contact Melbourne Water on 131 722.