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Natural environment Drosera Aberrans, one of Australia's carnivorous plant species, located in Bendigo National Park.

Privacy Policy

Ngarrngga Privacy Notice

Why we collect your personal information

The Ngarrngga project is collecting and processing your personal information to:

  • provide relevant curriculum resources and tools to enhance the teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and knowledge systems

  • analyse the impact of resources made available to educators to inform future policy and practices

  • help evaluate and improve your user experience with Ngarrngga 

  • manage your subscription to the Ngarrngga newsletter and other communications about Ngarrngga events and resources

  • manage your inquiry about participating in Ngarrngga research

  • manage your RSVP to Ngarrngga events

  • inform general business analysis, quality assurance, reporting and planning activities

The “processing" of personal information refers to all activities relating to the management of your personal information, from its collection and use, through to its storage and disposal, and everything in between.

How we process your personal information

We will process your personal information as necessary for our legitimate interests, in accordance with applicable privacy laws, and only under the following circumstances:

  • for the purpose for which it was collected; or

  • a related purpose which you might reasonably expect; or

  • where you have consented to the processing; or

  • if we are required or permitted to do so by law.

With your consent, we will collect sensitive information about you including if you identify as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin. This will be used to report back to the Ngarrngga project sponsor in a de-identified and aggregate form. 

We may share your personal information with contracted service providers or partners engaged by us to perform legitimate functions on our behalf.

In some instances, your personal information may be transferred outside of Victoria or Australia (for example, where providers are located internationally or use a cloud-based system with servers based in international jurisdictions). We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the interstate or overseas transfer of personal information is in accordance with our privacy obligations as outlined in the University’s General Privacy Statement.

We will hold the personal information you provided us with, and after seven years of inactivity, the data will be securely destroyed in compliance with the University’s retention and disposal authority.  

If you choose not to provide the information requested, we may be unable to provide you with a personalised experience of Ngarrngga, including communications customised to your stated interests.

Further privacy information

Refer to the University’s General Privacy Statement or other privacy statements for general information about how we process and protect personal information, including:

  • our lawful basis for processing personal information;

  • collection, use and disclosure of personal information;

  • accuracy, security and storage of personal information; 

  • retention and disposal of personal information;

  • your individual rights; and 

  • applicable privacy laws.

Refer to the University’s Online Privacy Statement for information about how personal information may be automatically collected from you, such as through the use of cookies, as a result of your visit to websites controlled by the University.

Your rights

You may request access to, or correction of, your personal information we hold, or exercise your individual rights as applicable under relevant privacy laws, unless this would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others or would contravene the University’s other legislative obligations.

If the lawful collection of your personal information is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of our processing of your information prior to you withdrawing your consent.


For further information you can contact us at For further information about how the University manages personal information, and for details of how to make an enquiry, lodge a complaint, or to contact the University’s Privacy and Data Protection Officer, please refer to the University’s Privacy web page, view the University's Privacy Policy or contact