At Eastgardens Anglican Parish we recognise our responsibilities with regard to dealing carefully and properly with the information we collect and retain for our ministry purposes and promoting our services.
We seek to comply with the National Privacy Principles, as summarised below:
Collection of Information – We will generally collect only the personal information we need to provide and facilitate our ministries and promote our services. Our aim is to use fair and lawful ways to collect it. No one is under any compulsion to give us any personal information unless they wish to.
Use and Disclosure of Information – we will usually only use and disclose personal information for the primary purpose for which it was collected; for a related purpose which the individual would reasonably expect (or directly related if it is sensitive information); or with your consent, unless an exception applies.
Data Quality – we will take such steps that are reasonable in the circumstances to ensure that personal information we hold is accurate, current and relevant.
Data Security - We will implement measures which are reasonable in the circumstances to protect personal information from misuse, interference, loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We will usually destroy or permanently de-identify personal information when we no longer need it.
Openness – We will be open about how we manage personal information. If asked, we will provide more information about our approach to privacy.
Access and Correction - Usually, when asked, we will give an individual access to their personal information unless there is a reason why we cannot do so.
Identifiers – We will generally only adopt, use or disclose Commonwealth Government identifiers where permitted to do so.
Anonymity and pseudonymity – If reasonably possible, we will give others the option of dealing with us anonymously or using a pseudonym.