BLLC is committed to protecting and upholding the right to privacy of BLLC users, staff, CoM members, and representatives of agencies we deal with. In particular BLLC is committed to protecting and upholding the rights of our users and staff to privacy in the way we collect, store, and use information about them, their needs, and the services we provide to them.
This policy requires staff and CoM members to be consistent and careful in the way they manage what is written and said about individuals and how they decide who can see or hear this information.
This policy applies to
- all records – whether hard copy or electronic – containing personal information about individuals, and to interviews or discussions of a sensitive personal nature.
- the whole BLLC website and services provided, and documentation completed via the website. By accessing the BLLC website, you are agreeing that your usage is subject to this Policy.
BLLC will follow the guidelines of the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) as set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (amended by the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012).
BLLC will ensure:
- it meets its legal and ethical obligations as an employer and service provider in relation to protecting the privacy of BLLC users and organisational personnel. BLLC user are provided with information about their rights regarding privacy.
- BLLC user and organisational personnel are provided with privacy when they are being interviewed or discussing matters of a personal or sensitive nature.
- all staff, CoM members and volunteers understand what is required in meeting these obligations.
This policy conforms to the federal Privacy Act (1988) and the National Privacy Principles which govern the collection, use and storage of personal information.
(Note: The Federal Privacy Act does not apply to organisations with an annual turnover under $3m, but many funding contracts require that funded organisations comply with the Privacy Principles).