Anglicare SA: our commitment to privacy
In Australia new privacy laws came into force on 21 December 2001. Anglicare SA is committed to ensuring that the information you provide to us remains secure and that you are aware of what information is held and your rights.
You provide information when you become a
- User of one of our services
- Job applicant
- Person who provides information by answering a questionnaire
You are generally asked to provide us with your name and contact details as well as other information. Under the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 information which can identify you is known as personal information. Besides personal information, some specific information about you which may include your cultural background, religious belief or affiliation, criminal record or health information is known as sensitive information.
We will not collect sensitive information about you without your express consent unless required by law. Obviously in some service areas, such as residential care, children’s services, and services for people with special needs, the collection of sensitive information will take place so that your needs are properly understood and responded to.
Unless prevented by legislation, you can check the information we hold about you by contacting the relevant Manager in the first instance who will then help arrange access within at least five (5) working days. That information will generally be made available by allowing you the opportunity to read the details we hold at an Anglicare SA site with Anglicare SA staff present if appropriate.
If you find any inaccuracies in the information please let our relevant Manager know.
How we use information
Anglicare SA uses the information you give us for:
- assessing what services you require and whether we can provide those services
- evaluating ongoing services provided to you
- assessing your application to become a volunteer or contractor or employee
- approved research and analysis
- funding applications and statistical reporting to comply with service agreements.
Your personal information is not disclosed to third parties without your written consent or unless required by law.
We may use the information for internal reviews and analysis and may also use it to produce certain consolidated statistics about our services. However, we will not disclose your individual information, nor sell, trade or rent that information for any purpose.
If we need to disclose any information to conform with any laws or legal process we will inform you what information has been disclosed and to whom (unless informing you is precluded by legislation), so that you can take any necessary action.