Creating Communities Australia reserves the right to de-identify and use any information we receive from you for research and product development purposes. In providing us with your information you grant Creating Communities Australia permission to use your de-identified information for research and product development purposes.
Personal information is any information about an identified individual or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the information is true or not and whether the information is recorded in a material form or not.
The type of personal information we collect depends on the type of dealings you have with us. For example, if you:
Sensitive information is a subset of personal information that is generally afforded a higher level of privacy protection. We only collect sensitive information (for instance, racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs or affiliations, sexual preferences or details about sexual orientation, and health information, including disability status or personal wellbeing) where it is reasonably necessary for our functions or activities and either:
We collect personal information that is necessary for our business activities and in order to provide and develop our services. We may do this in a number of ways:
The main purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information include:
We may also use your personal information for purposes related to those described above which would reasonably be expected by you. We will not use your information for purposes other than those described above unless we have your consent or as permitted by law (including for law enforcement or public health and safety reasons).
Creating Communities Australia treats any personal contact details collected as a result of inquiries in the strictest confidence. We will never make your email address or details available to any individual organisation. Personal contact details will only be used by us to contact you for follow-up details or to receive the notice of the outcome of the relevant research project.
Any comments or information provided by you in completing a survey will remain anonymous and will not be attributed to you. Your responses will be combined with those of many others and summarised in a report to further protect your anonymity. We do not share any raw data with individual responses to third parties and we do not use such data for any reason other than the above stated purpose.
We may disclose your personal information in certain circumstances, such as where we are required or authorised by law or where you have consented to us doing so. When making such a disclosure we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the recipient is bound by privacy obligations.
We will take all reasonable precautions to safeguard your information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, modification, disclosure or destruction. The steps we take to secure personal information include protection measures (such as firewalls and anti-virus software), security restrictions on access to our computer systems (such as password protection and two-factor authentication), policies on document storage, staff training and ensuring that data collected via survey responses is stored in data centres with required security certifications.
Where we no longer require your personal information for a permitted purpose, we will take reasonable steps to de-identify or destroy it.
In the event of any loss or unauthorised access or disclosure of your personal information that is likely to result in serious harm, we will:
(a) investigate; and
(b) notify you and the Australian Information Commissioner as soon as practicable
You may request access to any of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us as specified below. We reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee for the costs of retrieval and supply of any requested information.
Creating Communities Australia will take all reasonable step to ensure that all information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up to date. To ensure your personal information is accurate, please notify us of any errors or changes to your personal information and we will take appropriate steps to update or correct such information in our possession.
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