Playgroup Victoria Inc. (“Playgroup Victoria”) recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of our customers and other third parties who provide their personal information to us.

Our policy for dealing with your personal information is explained below (“Privacy Policy”). Our Privacy Policy was last updated in March 2021 and includes disclosure of the matters set out in the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

What personal information we collect

When used in this policy, “personal information” has the meaning given to that term in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).  Personal information generally includes any information that can be used to personally identify you.

We may collect the following types of personal information from you:

  • name
  • residential or business address
  • email address
  • postcode
  • gender
  • age and date of birth
  • signature
  • telephone number
  • proof of identity, such as your drivers licence or passport number
  • Working with Children check/details, or
  • if you are a candidate for employment, we may collect other information as further set out in our application forms or during the recruitment process.  This may include information relating to your employment history, working eligibility rights, suitability for the role you are applying for, and your referee details.

We may also collect information from you that is not personal information because it does not identify you personally.  This information is normally retained with your personal information and may include:

  • your marketing preferences, including the type of marketing materials you wish to receive and the method of delivery (email, direct mail, or other), and
  • information you provide to us via our website, application forms, or directly to our employees in relation to our services.

How we collect your personal information

Normally we collect information from you directly, unless it is unreasonable or impracticable to do so. Collection of your personal information can occur through the following interactions:

  • to report to government or other funding bodies
  • when you access and use our website
  • when you become a member and access our PlayMap system
  • when you sign up for our services, including workshops
  • during conversations with our employees
  • when you communicate with us directly (by email, telephone, direct mail or any other means)
  • when you interact with us during competitions or special events, or
  • if you are a candidate for employment, when you complete forms in relation to the recruitment and selection process, for the purpose of assessment.

We may also collect solicited personal information indirectly, through publicly available sources, or through social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

We may also collect personal information about you from the following third parties:

  • if you are a candidate for employment, we may collect information about you from your nominated referees, where you have authorised us to do so.

We may offer temporary services, promotions, products, competitions or displays from time to time (Other Services).  Our Privacy Policy will apply to those Other Services but we may have additional terms that apply.  Any additional terms will be made available to you when you are utilising our Other Services.

How we hold your personal information

We may hold your personal information in either electronic or hard copy form.

If you provide information to us electronically we retain this information in our computer systems and databases.  This includes computer software programs, internet servers, and hosted internet solutions provided by third parties.

If you provide information to us in hard copy (paper) this information is normally retained in our files and a copy is made to our electronic files. 

Using personal information

We collect your personal information so that we can carry out the following actions (“Purpose”):

  • to provide you with products and services that you have requested from us;
  • to communicate with you, including about products and services, competition results, and events which might interest you;
  • to answer your questions and provide you with information or advice;
  • provide your personal information to third parties that assist us in providing products and services you have requested, such as third party trainers and workshop organisers;
  • carry out administration, marketing, planning, fraud and loss prevention activities, product and service development and research to improve the way Playgroup Victoria and its related bodies corporate and service providers provide products and services to you;
  • to consider and respond to complaints made by you;
  • to comply with laws or regulations or to comply with any directions given by regulators or authorities; or
  • if you are a candidate for employment, to assess your suitability for a position at Playgroup Victoria.

We may send you direct marketing communications and information about products and services offered by us or our partners or suppliers via email, SMS, or regular mail.

If you have indicated a preference for a method of communication, we will endeavour to use that method wherever practical to do so.

You may opt out of receiving marketing communications at any time by responding via the channel in which you received the marketing communication, or by contacting us (see contact information below).  You can unsubscribe from emails by clicking the unsubscribe link on the footer of the email communication you have received.

You may also receive marketing communications by post from our partners and suppliers who provide certain goods and services for us, but this will only occur where you have requested that type of information from us or from a third party.

We do not provide your personal information to any other organisations for the purposes of direct marketing.

Disclosure of your personal information

Your personal information may be disclosed in connection with any Purpose to any of the following:

  • our employees, contractors or service providers, to the extent reasonably necessary to fulfil our obligations to you.  This may include internet service providers, IT systems administrators, mailing houses, couriers and payment processors
  • our business advisors, including lawyers, auditors and accountants
  • suppliers and other third parties with whom we have commercial relationships, for business, marketing and related purposes
  • if you are a candidate for an employment position involving a third party with whom we have an agreement, to that third party to assess your application, and
  • if required by law, to any person authorised by such law.  This may include the police service, ambulance service, or government departments or regulators within Australia in connection with law enforcement activities.

Your personal information will not be shared, sold, rented or disclosed other than as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties and service providers located overseas in connection with a Purpose.

We take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipients of your personal information do not breach the privacy obligations relating to your personal information.

We may disclose your personal information to the following locations:

  • the United States of America, to contractors engaged as service providers or that provide cloud computing solutions or data storage located overseas.

Data security

We use industry standard security measures to safeguard and protect your information.  This includes taking reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is protected from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.


We may use temporary (session) cookies or permanent cookies when you access our website.  This allows us to recognise your browser and track the web pages you have visited.

You can switch off cookies by adjusting the settings on your web browser.

Unsolicited information

If you send us personal information that we have not requested, or we determine that the personal information you have provided to us is not reasonably necessary or directly related to any of our functions or activities, we may de-identify or delete this information without notifying you to protect your privacy.


We will never knowingly send you electronic messages without your consent. For more information on the Spam Act 2003 (Cth), please visit

If we are unable to collect your personal information

If we are unable to collect your personal information, some or all of the following may occur:

  • we may be unable to provide services or products to you, to the requested standard or at all
  • we may be unable to communicate with you to provide information about products and services that you have registered for from us, or may intend to register for in the future
  • we may be unable to tailor the content of our marketing/newsletter communications to suit your preferences
  • your experience when interacting with us may be delayed or not as efficient as you may expect, or
  • if you are a candidate for employment, we may not be able to process your application for a position at Playgroup Victoria.

How you may access your information

You may access your personal information held by Playgroup Victoria by making a request to us.



Toll free 1800 171 882 (within Victoria), (03) 9388 1599 (outside Victoria)


The Privacy Officer

Playgroup Victoria Inc.

10 Fletcher street

Essendon VIC 3040

You may also access your own information where it is held via on online portal by accessing your own account over the internet.

Normally we will provide a record of your personal information to you via your preferred contact method (phone, email or mail), and we will not charge a fee. If your request is unlawful or may interfere with the privacy of others we may reasonably refuse to provide access to your personal information.

Correction of your personal information

If you would like us to update or amend your personal information, please contact us and we will make the requested amendments.

We may ask you to verify your identity to ensure that personal information we hold is not improperly accessed.


If you feel your privacy has been breached, please contact us using the contact information above setting out the circumstances and reasons for your complaint.

Our team members will acknowledge receipt of your complaint within 48 hours, and will normally respond to your request within 7 business days.  If your complaint is complicated or requires further investigation our response may take additional time to finalise.

We will respond to you by your preferred contact method if you have indicated one.

Contacting us

If you would like to contact us in relation to this Privacy Policy or your personal information please contact us at:


The Privacy Officer

Playgroup Victoria Inc.

10 Fletcher street

Essendon VIC 3040

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time on this page.