St Nicholas Early Education (St Nicholas) is committed to the delivery of services consistent with the Principles and Standards detailed in the resource Integrity in the Service of the Church and ensuring that personal information collected is appropriate to the services being delivered.
Fundamental to the use of this personal information is the application of principles and processes to ensure that personal information is secured and is not used or disclosed inappropriately.
The information held by St Nicholas is used to ensure appropriate provision of services, consistent with the professional standards requirements of the Church and Government Agencies. It may include (but is not limited to) a person’s name, contact details, date of birth, email address, medical information, occupation, family background and in some cases, financial records.
St Nicholas will collect, use and disclose personal information consistent with the Australian Privacy Principles (Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012).
Personal Information means:
This policy applies to all employees, volunteers and/or other persons conducting services for St Nicholas, and any other contracted person conducting services on behalf of St Nicholas having access to information held by St Nicholas.
The information held by St Nicholas may include (but is not limited to) a person’s name, contact details, date of birth, email address, medical information, occupation, family background and in some cases, financial records as well as emails, information held in databases, website visits, hard paper records or other electronic media (including video or audio recordings).
Information may be provided by the person or through other government or non-government organisations.
This policy must be read in conjunction with the Australia Privacy Principles Fact Sheet 17 (January 2014).
Australian Privacy Principles (Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012) focuses on continued assurance of personal and sensitive information, how this information is gathered, how this information is used and how this information is stored.
The policy intent is to ensure appropriate information is collected and secured for the effective and appropriate conduct of services by St Nicholas whilst ensuring the privacy of personal information is maintained at all times, consistent with both legislative guidelines.
The Vice Chancellor Administration is responsible for the policy and its application by all services within the Diocese.
The Human Resources Manager, as the Diocesan Privacy Officer, is responsible for the reporting of complaints or breaches in the policy and for all communications with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012