Privacy Policy


This website acts as a record of the activities in the Parliament of Victoria of Rod Barton MP, member for Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne and leader of the Transport Matters party.

Rod Barton recognises privacy is a major concern of visitors to this site. For analytics purposes we only collect non-identifiable and non-sensitive data. We take great care with practices that affect personal privacy.



We will only record your e-mail address if you send us a message or subscribe to our newsletter or media release mailing lists. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it.


Links to other sites

This site contains links to other sites. Rod Barton MP is not responsible for the privacy practice or the content of such web sites.


Online Surveys

Rod Barton may collect, store and use personal information provided by site users in online surveys from time to time.

Personal information and individual responses will not be displayed on the website. Only aggregate results from surveys will be published on the website.

All participants in online surveys are required to provide an email address and will be added to topic-based newsletter subscription. You will be given an option to opt-out of further communication following the publication and distribution of survey results.



The Rod Barton website will link to e-petitions from the Parliament of Victoria.

The collection, storage and use of personal information provided in the e-petitioning process in Victoria is governed by Standing Orders approved by the Legislative Council

For a Principal Petitioner, the Legislative Council require that the person’s full name and e-mail address is provided and it will be published on the website against the e-petition. Parliament has no control of who will use this email address or how it will be used. The personal details of people who join (or “sign”) e-petitions will not be published on the website.

The Standing Orders require people who join an e-petition to provide their name and Victorian residential address. Prior to tabling, access to this information is restricted parliamentary officers for the purpose of administering the e-petition or operating the e-petition service.

Copies of all tabled petitions, both paper and e-petitions, can be provided on request to the Legislative Council Table Office. A tabled petition, including paper and e-petitions, will contain the name and full address of all people who have signed the petition.  

Principal Petitioners may be contacted by Parliament to provide feedback on the e-petitions process. 


Data collection for service improvement

In order to improve the quality of its services, Rod Barton utilises the following website analytics and user survey tools, these include website server logs, Google Analytics, Survey Monkey, MailChimp, and Podio.

In our use of analytics tools we take great care not to collect personally identifiable data.