This privacy collection statement explains how the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) collects, uses and discloses personal information relating to gift offers. The VEWH is governed by and adopts the Information Privacy Principles set out in Schedule 1 of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic). The VEWH sees that protection of information is important and is committed to the protection and professional handling of personal information that it collects.
This privacy collection statement may change from time to time and changes will take effect from the date of posting them the website.
The purpose of the Gifts, benefits and hospitality – responding to gift offers Commission and employee policy is to minimise gift offers made to, and accepted by, Commissioners and employees. This helps protect and promote confidence in the integrity of the authority.
All contracts for suppliers and external contractors must ensure that the contract can be revoked (or renegotiated) by the VEWH if the supplier or external contractor offers a prohibited gift to a Commissioner or employee.
The Executive Officer(s) must have processes in place to ensure that external stakeholders have ready access to information that explains the prohibitions and restrictions in this policy. This includes ensuring that:
An up-to-date copy of this policy is published on the VEWH's external website and suitable guidance material is:
Included in information packages to prospective tenderers and suppliers
Provided directly to all suppliers and external contractors, with regular reminders thereafter, and published on the VEWH's website or provided to the public upon request, free of charge.
A de-identified copy of the VEWH's Gift Register for the current and previous financial year is available below:
There have been no entries to the VEWH's Gift Register for the 2022-23 or 2023-24 financial years.