How we use it
We will only use the personal information you provide to us for the purposes of delivering the services you have requested (such as registering you for an event, applying for funding) or carrying out our lawful functions.
We may use your personal information to:
- contact you about your request, query, registration or possible research or evaluation related to a workshop or event you participated in
- follow up for research or evaluation you have already participated in
- inform research, evaluation and quality improvement
- send you electronic or hard copy newsletters, resources, or information you have requested
- consider and respond to your enquiry
- make a decision regarding your eligibility for funding
- moderate the content on our live chats and blogs (including contacting you about this)
- improve our website and the delivery of our online services
- conduct internal statistical analysis and meet our reporting requirements.
When we share it
We do not generally share your personal information with third parties other than third parties which are providing services to us. However, we may share your personal information if necessary, to appropriately respond to your enquiry. We may share your personal information with a third party where the disclosure is authorised by you.
We may share personal information if required by law (for example to assist with the investigation of a criminal offence), to prevent or lessen a serious threat to the health and safety of a person or the public, for statistical purposes where you will not be identified, or for any other lawful purpose under the Act. If our staff are threatened or abused, we may refer this to the Police.
Your privacy rights and how to contact us
The Act gives you rights to request access to and correction of the personal information we hold about you. You can take steps to control the ways we use your information (such as opting out of receiving newsletters). You can also complain to us at any time if you think we have misused your personal information.
Contact us to exercise any of these rights, including the right to complain about our privacy practices.
Contact us requesting access to or correction of your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you (whether we have collected from you directly or from a third party). You also have the right to ask us to correct your information if you think it is wrong.
We will process your request as soon as possible, and no later than 20 working days after we receive it.
We will be as open as we can with you, but please note that your right to request personal information may be limited if it breaches another person’s right to privacy or is subject to an overriding national security legislation.
We may occasionally need to withhold personal information under sections 27-29 of the Privacy Act, for example where the information requested is legally privileged. However, we will only ever withhold information where necessary.
You may request a correction of personal information that you consider is inaccurate. Where the correction requested is not able to be made or we dispute the accuracy of the correction, we will make a note on your personal information.
Opting out of certain uses of your information
You can opt out of receiving our newsletter or being included on any other subscription list or news feed by following the unsubscribe link at the end of the email or contacting us.
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