Collection of information
Two types of online data are collected by the Castlemaine Secondary College:
- visitor logs and statistics
- information provided by users through online forms, registration, databases and feedback (When personal information is collected online through databases and forms for example, a privacy notice informing you how your personal information will be collected, used and protected will be available).
Visitor logs and statistics
The CSC site gathers statistics on users’ online experience. Information collected includes:
- visitor server addresses and domains
- the times and dates the site was visited
- the pages visitors accessed and files downloaded
- visitors’ browsers and operating systems.
The main purpose for collecting this information is to provide statistical information used for website and system administration. The information does not identify individual users but does identify the computer that is used to access our sites.
Logged information is not disclosed outside of CSC staff or those under contract to conduct maintenance to web server components. We make no attempt to identify individuals from these records unless it is necessary to the investigation of a breach of law.
Any personal information collected is used for the purpose of providing access to online services and monitoring such access. All Department of Education and Training staff have a legal duty to protect the privacy of your personal information and ensure it is used only for the purpose to which you have agreed. CSC does not make available to third parties (other than CSC staff or those under contract to conduct maintenance to web server components) any of your personal information which is stored on this website; unless you are a student enrolled at a Victorian Government school. If you are a student enrolled at a Victorian Government school then the Department may provide any parent, guardian or other person with responsibilities in relation to you with access to your personal information which is stored on this website. Personal information is handled in accordance with Victorian privacy legislation and is stored and disposed of in accordance with Department’s Record Keeping Policy.
There are inherent risks associated with the transmission of personal information via the internet as it is not a secure medium. Do not provide any secure personal information online such as a password or credit card number or information that you wish to keep confidential.
CSC has made every effort to implement security rules and measures to protect your information from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration and destruction.
CSC does not guarantee secure transmission of data transmitted via this website. If you have any concerns providing the personal information asked for please call CSC on 03 5479 1111 and we can make arrangements to suit you.
For more information, see: List of common permanent records
Cookies and web scripts
A cookie is sent from our server and automatically placed on your computer without notification. Personal preferences or information may be stored in the cookie, which is then sent back to the server on completion of the session. Cookies may be turned off within your browser, however, this may make some sites unusable.
Pages on this site may be coded with scripts from Google Analytics. 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 this site. In no way does this unique identifier identify a user personally.