Diabetes Australia – Vic respects and upholds people’s privacy rights in the way we collect, use, disclose, hold and destroy personal information. Personal information includes any information where someone’s identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained from that information. This includes information we have collected over the telephone, via mail, personal contact or over the internet.
Any personal information collected will only be used by us for the primary reason it was collected, unless:
- It could be reasonably expected that DA–Vic would use the information for a related purpose
- The person has agreed to use of their information for a related purpose
- The information is not sensitive and the use of the information is for direct marketing i.e.: information about events.
Individuals are able to opt out of receiving further information from Diabetes Australia –Vic, unless there is a legal requirement for us to provide such information.
We do not lend or give away information collected from any of our activities, except:
- To lessen or prevent a serious and imminent threat to an individual’s health and/or safety
- When required by law
- In preparation for, or conduct of legal proceedings in a court or tribunal
- In the public interest, eg: to lessen or prevent a serious threat to public health and/or safety
- Unidentified data may be used for research purposes.
Commencing February 2014 DA–Vic may, occasionally disclose our member/donor mailing details to other like-minded charities so they can provide information about their activities or services that may be of interest to our members/donors. In return, these organisations do the same and allow us to directly contact their donors with important diabetes information and requests for support of DA–Vic. If you do not wish to receive mail from like-minded charities, please contact us by email on email@example.com or by telephone on 1300 136 588.
Like many organisations, we track usage patterns on our websites, specifically, we record:
- Internet providers
- Date and time of website visitors
- Web pages accessed and documents downloaded
- Search items entered.
Sometimes we need to store temporary information, which can personalise a website visit, using ‘cookies’. Cookies are simply an alternative for storing information used by webpage scripts in a computer’s browser rather than on a computer server. Cookies cannot gather any more information about an individual than what is already publicly available when the web is surfed or what an individual offers in a web form.
DA–Vic’s website contains links to other websites. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the content or privacy practices of those websites.
The internet is inherently insecure and accordingly, we cannot provide any definite assurance regarding security or personal information. DA–Vic will not be liable in any way in relation to any breach of security or any unintended loss or disclosure of that information.