Your privacy is very important to Grant Solutions. At the moment we only collect your email address if you decide to subscribe to the newsletter. We will not sell/give your email to a 3rd party, and will also only send you information that is related to grants. This policy was last updated on 10 August 2009.
About the Privacy Act
The Federal Government's Privacy Act regulates, via the 10 National Privacy Principles (summarised below), the way private sector organisations can collect, use, keep, secure and disclose personal information.
Personal information includes information that can be used to identify an individual e.g. name, address, telephone number, age, previous and current insurance experience and driving record.
The aim of the law is to ensure that private organisations that hold personal information about people, handle that information responsibly. It also gives individuals some control over the way information about them is handled. For example, it gives individuals the right to know what personal information an organisation holds about them and a right to correct that information if it is wrong.
- Collection - describes what an organisation should do when collecting your personal information. This includes rules about what information they collect, collecting information about you from someone else and, generally, what information they should give you about the collection.
- Use and Disclosure - outlines how organisations can use and disclose your personal information. An organisation does not always need your consent to use and disclose your information if they meet other conditions. There are special rules about direct marketing.
- Data Quality - set the standards that organisations must meet for the accuracy, currency, completeness
- Data Security - set the standards that organisations must meet for the accuracy, currency, completeness and security of your personal information.
- Access & Correction - gives you a general right of access to your own personal information, and the right to have that information corrected, if it is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.
- Identifiers - says that generally, Commonwealth government identifiers (such as the Medicare number or the Veterans Affairs number) can only be used for the purposes for which they were issued.
- Anonymity - where possible, organisations must give you the opportunity to do business with them without identifying yourself.
- Transborder Data Flows - outlines privacy protections that apply to the transfer of your personal information out of Australia
- Sensitive Information - requires your consent when an organisation collects sensitive information about you such as health information, or information about your racial or ethnic background, or criminal record. Sensitive information is a subset of personal information and special protection applies to this information.