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Beware Scams

A scam targeting accommodation providers has been reported to the service. The emails go into detail about the persons personal likes, dislikes and can included photos. If you receive an email like this we recommend that you no longer engage in communication with this person. Scams can be reported at Scam Watch. A simple way to avoid scams is to edit your provider details and change your preferred method of contact by students to 'phone only'.

Open Inspections

Would you like to hold an open inspection for your property leading up to Trimester 1? Log in, edit your listing with the date and time of the open inspection. Once the changes to your listing have been approved the listing will be added to the weekly open inspections list. Please note listings must be edited prior to COB each Thursday. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Listing Disclaimer

Deakin University is committed to promoting equal opportunity and maintaining an environment that is free from harassment and unlawful discrimination and, consistent with this policy, we reserve the right to refuse or, without prior notice to you, remove any existing advertisement that we consider is or may be reasonably considered to be harmful, offensive, inappropriate, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable or for any reason it considers it appropriate to do so. You are responsible for ensuring that any advertisement listed on this website by you or on your behalf is complete and accurate and complies with all relevant laws. Further information in relation to your obligations can be found at Consumer Affairs Victoria. Please note the site you are about to register on is hosted on a site external to the University.

In the event Deakin's Off-Campus Housing Service receives a complaint that an accommodation provider or an accommodation providers property fails to comply with the law then it may be necessary or appropriate to report such matter to local council, Consumer Affairs Victoria or other relevant authority.

Deakin's Off-Campus Housing Service reserves the right to remove a listing without notice, at its discretion. The Service is not responsible for any errors or omissions in listings.

Privacy

Deakin University respects the privacy of users of its website and complies with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) when collecting, using, or handling personal information.

Collection Statement

The University will collect your personal information (name, address, email address, phone number, student identification number, details of your course, country of origin), via the "HouseMe" registration process for the purpose of operating the HouseMe website, including providing your details to potential accommodation providers, and to enable us to contact you in association with off-campus housing.

Storage

The University will hold your personal information on secure computer servers and in paper record format.

Use and disclosure

The University will only disclose your personal information with your permission to potential accommodation providers, for the purpose of putting you in touch with potential accommodation providers. In the event of a complaint or issue requiring investigation by the University's housing staff or external authorities, your personal information may be provided to Consumer Affairs Victoria and/or Victoria Police and/or the appropriate local council. Unless required by law, the University will not disclose your personal information obtained via the "HouseMe" registration process to other third parties.

Access to personal information

Access to and correction of personal information held by the University is managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic).

Enquiries or complaints about the management of your personal information

Enquiries or complaints about the management of your personal information at the University may be directed to the University's Privacy Officer as follows:

By email: privacy@deakin.edu.au

By mail: Privacy Officer
Office of the University Solicitor
Deakin University
Geelong Waterfront Campus
Locked Bag 20000
Geelong VIC 3220

Please direct all other enquiries to the Off-Campus Housing Service

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