The College complies with the requirements of the national Privacy Act 1988 (Cwlth) (Australia) and the Privacy Act 1993 (New Zealand) and has adopted the Australian National Privacy Principles as the guidelines for ensuring the protection of personal information in its care.
This policy applies to all personal information collected, stored, used and disclosed by the College.
This policy statement explains:
By 'personal information', we mean information about an identifiable individual.
The College only collects personal information that is relevant to and necessary for it to serve and work with its Fellows, Trainees, Staff and other individuals (collectively "you") and to comply with legal requirements.
The four main points at which your personal information may be collected by the College are:
The only personal information the College collects from you via its website is what you agree to provide. For example when you complete an online form or application for education or registration to attend a seminar, your personal details provided will be confidentially and securely maintained by the College.
Any personal information collected from Fellows and Trainee will be used, stored and disclosed by the College so it can function and provide those services you require and request.
The type of information collected includes but is not limited to:
In general terms, personal information held by the College may be used or disclosed for one or more of the following purposes:
The College does not sell or rent the personal information it has collected to organisations such as telemarketers, mailing list brokers, pharmaceutical companies or medical equipment companies.
The College seeks to adopt security procedures and technology to protect the information it holds against unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. From time to time, the College reviews those procedures and technologies.
You are entitled to request access to your personal information held by the College. In normal circumstances the College will give you full access to your information.
However, there may be some legal or administrative reasons to deny access. If the College decides to deny access, the College will provide you with the reason why.
The College makes every reasonable effort to keep your information accurate and up to date, which allows the College to provide the best possible service to you. You can assist by keeping the College informed of any updates such as address change, email change or legal name change. If you find errors in your personal information, please advise the College and it will make the appropriate corrections.
Approved by the RACP Board, 10 December 2010.