The Early Morning Centre – UnitingCare Canberra City is committed to safeguarding personal privacy and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you regarding how we manage your Personal Information received through our website.
We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The APPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.oaic.gov.au.
What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?
Personal Information is information that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we may collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.
The Early Morning Centre – UnitingCare Canberra City will not collect or monitor any personal information about an individual without their consent. The only Personal Information collected is that which has been provided voluntarily.
We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of communications.
This Personal Information is collected via our website www.emc.org.au, through our MailChimp mailing list and via the donation portal. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
The Early Morning Centre – UnitingCare Canberra City will not request any sensitive information from you via our website.
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
- Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
- Where required or authorised by law.
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information.
Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.
The Early Morning Centre – UnitingCare Canberra City will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
In order to protect your Personal Information, we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
It is important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.
The Early Morning Centre – UnitingCare Canberra City
GPO Box 1526, Canberra ACT 2601
(02) 6247 5041