Last updated on: 22 July 2015
Allara Learning is bound by the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1998 which incorporates the amendments made to it by the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000, which sets out a number of principles concerning the privacy of individuals.What is personal information?
Personal information is information or an opinion about an individual whose identity is apparent or can be ascertained from the information or opinion.
Collection of personal information
Allara Learning recognises and is bound by the personal information protection principles of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1998, in dealing with the collection and use of personal information. The principles are as follows:
For lawful purpose
Allara Learning will collect personal information from you in lawful ways for lawful purposes.
When collecting personal information, Allara Learning will take all reasonable steps to tell the person to whom the information relates, that their personal information is being collected, why it is being collected, who will see it, whether they are required to provide this information by law or are doing so voluntarily and how they may correct the information.
Collect directly from the person
Allara Learning will collect personal information from the person to whom the information relates, or from a parent or guardian if that person is under 16 years of age, or from someone else who has that person’s permission.
Allara Learning will take reasonable steps to ensure the information collected is relevant for the purpose it was collected for, is accurate and up to date, is not excessive and does not intrude on person’s personal affairs.
Retention of personal information
- We will ensure that personal information is securely stored and retained no longer than is necessary.
- We will strive to ensure that personal information be disposed of securely.
- We will ensure that reasonable steps are taken to ensure that personal information is protected from unauthorised access/use/disclosure.
- We will ensure reasonable steps are taken to inform the person, to which the information relates, what personal information is held, how the personal information is used and how they may get access to their personal information.
- We will provide access to the person on whom the personal information is stored without excessive delay or expense.
- We will ensure inaccurate personal information is altered.
- We will take reasonable steps to ensure personal information is accurate, up to date, relevant, complete and not misleading.
Use and disclosure of personal information
- We will ensure that all personal information is used for the purpose for which it was collected unless the person gives permission to use the information for a purpose other than that for which it was collected.
- We will not disclose personal information to another person or organisation unless authorised by subpoena, search warrant or statutory instrument.
- We will not disclose personal information relating to a person’s race, political opinions, religious beliefs, health, sexual activities or trade union memberships unless not to do so would pose an imminent threat to the person’s life or health.
Website usage information and cookies
Links to other websites
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
Social media sites
Accessing your personal information
You have a right to access your personal information, subject to exceptions allowed by law.
You may ask us to update, correct or delete the personal information we hold about you at any time.
We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making any corrections to or deletion of your information.
We also have obligations to take reasonable steps to correct personal information we hold when we are satisfied that it is inaccurate, out- of-date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading for the purpose for which it is held.
Allara Learning reserves the right to charge a fee for searching for, and providing access to, your information on a per request basis.
How to make a complaint
You can complain to us in writing about how we have handled your personal information. We endeavour to respond to complaints and queries within 14 days of their receipt.
Suite 1 Level 2
8-10 Loftus Street
Sydney NSW Australia
P 1300 772 724