We take the privacy of your information seriously.
We do not automatically collect personal information about you when you visit this website.
You can use this website without telling us who you are or revealing other personal information.
If you fill out our contact form, you do not need to identify yourself or use your real name.
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This policy outlines how the APC collects, holds, uses and discloses personal information collected or received by the APC from people whom it interacts.
This policy applies to all people APC interacts with, including:
The Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 sets out requirements for the collection and use of personal information.
In the process of carrying out our activities, the APC collects and holds a range of personal information. The types or personal information collected and held may include:
The APC does not store any credit card information on our website. If you provide your credit card via our website, the information provided will be passed onto our bank for processing payment.
The APC may collect information either directly from you or from third parties. Personal information may be collected when you:
The APC may collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for the following purposes:
The APC may also use and disclose your personal information to communicate our services to you including, for example, communicating with you by mail, email, SMS, social media or telephone to inform you about our services. You may request not to receive direct communications.
Personal information collected by APC may be disclosed or accessed for the purposes set out in this policy as follows:
Where personal information is given by the APC to overseas entities identified above, the APC is reasonably satisfied the overseas recipient is subject to a law which protects the personal information substantially similar to the Privacy Act, and there are mechanisms that the APC can access to take action, if necessary, to enforce that protection (see Australia Privacy Principle 8).
Personal information is stored in individual files or files specific to the particular function for which the information is collected. These files are held in secure storage (electronic or physical) and in a secure handling facility in the case of physical files.
Sensitive information collected for research is held in secure cloud-based storage and are password-protected. Access is limited to APC staff and contractors directly involved in functions where access to the information is required. The APC uses highest level of industry standard security, including firewalls with zero-trust, to prevent unauthorised access.
The APC may collect personal information about you when you use and access our website. We may record certain information about your use of our website, such as the pages you visit, the time and date of your visit, and the internet protocol addressed to your computer.
Under the Privacy Act, individuals may have access to their personal information and may request correction of the details of personal information held by the APC.
Any request for access to personal information must be made in writing to the APC.
Access to personal information will be provided to the person concerned, or an authorised agent or legal guardian of that person.
The APC will not charge a fee for an access request, but individuals may be charged any reasonable expenses incurred by the APC in facilitating a request, such as search and photocopying costs where applicable.
Any person who believes their personal information held by the APC is incorrect may seek to have that information corrected by notifying the APC in writing of the relevant corrections.
Note: Any request to change information held in the APC records, such as identity details or change of name or qualifications, may be required to be accompanied by documentary evidence in support of the change.
Any individual who believes that a breach of privacy in relation to personal information held by the APC may have occurred should inform the APC Privacy Officer will all relevant details and copies of any documents. The APC Privacy Officer will manage the complaint in accordance with APC’s Complaints Policy.
In accordance with the Privacy Act,we will notify individuals and regulators of data breaches where individuals will experience serious harm as a result of that breach.
Notifiable Breaches Response Plan