The Victorian Legal Assistance Forum (VLAF) values the privacy of every individual’s personal information.

We are committed to protecting the information we collect and use and comply with our obligations under the Information Privacy Act (Vic) 2000 and the Health Records Act (Vic) 2001.

Website privacy

The VLAF web site can be viewed anonymously without disclosing your personal information. VLAF's privacy statement does not apply to linked websites, however we do not link knowingly to sites that are privacy-invasive.

Collection and use of personal data

The VLAF site does not collect or record personal information. If you choose to provide your email address or other contact details to VLAF, these will not be added to a mailing list without your consent.

Access and correction of personal information

Any request regarding personal information related to the VLAF website may be handled under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. If the Freedom of Information Act is not applicable, VLAF will examine whether access can be given under IPP6, the access principle under the Information Privacy Act.

You can also contact the Privacy Commissioner on 1300 666 444 by sending an email to or visiting the Privacy Victoria website.


We will not disclose your personal information to a third party without your consent, unless we are required or authorised to do so by law or other regulation. In the event of an investigation into suspected unlawful or improper activity, a law enforcement agency or government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect the web server's records (e.g. in relation to hacking or abusive messages).

Collection and use of site visit data

We do not use cookies on our site. A cookie is a block of data that is shared between a web server and a user's browser. Cookies give the server information about a user's identity and website visiting patterns and preferences. You can find more information about cookies on sites such as Cookie Central.

The following non-personal information (i.e. clickstream data) is automatically recorded by this site's web server for statistical and system administration purposes only:

To the extent that this data could make you identifiable, VLAF will not attempt to identify individuals from the records the server automatically generates unless it is necessary to investigate a breach of law or regulation.

The site does not use web beacons. Web beacons, also referred to as a web bug, pixel tag or clear gif are used in combination with cookies to monitor and collect user data such as IP address, session time and type of browser used while visiting the site.

Clarification about this site

If you wish to clarify anything about this site, have concerns regarding your privacy, or our copyright or disclaimer policies, please contact us on (03) 9269 0256.

Please note that our privacy statement does not extend beyond this site.