Under the Privacy Act 1988 (as amended) AVI is obliged to comply with Australia Privacy Principles (APP’s) effective from March 2014. The following policy statement provides an overview of how we are meeting these privacy compliance obligations.
Protecting your privacy is important to AVI. Whenever we collect and otherwise deal with your personal information, we are governed by the Australia Privacy Principles (APPs) which are contained in the Privacy Act 1988. Therefore, whenever collecting and dealing with information such as your name, address, email address or phone number and any sensitive information such as health information, we will be bound by the APPs. Whenever we collect personal information from you, we will make every reasonable attempt to inform you of why we are collecting your information, to whom we will disclose that information and the purposes for which we intend to use that information.
In general, the purposes for which we collect your personal information include to:
To ensure that these purposes are fulfilled, the information will be stored, processed and handled in a manner that complies with the APPs. To place you in our program, it will be necessary, where relevant, to pass on some of the information that you provide to appropriate third parties such as overseas government departments, Australian indigenous or overseas employers, health service providers, our insurer and auditors, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Where it is necessary for us to collect sensitive information from you such as information about your health, we shall only disclose this information after receiving your consent to do so.
At all times, we will take great care to ensure that your personal information is protected and treated confidentially and in accordance with the Privacy Act. If you believe that we have not dealt with your personal information in a manner that complies with the Privacy Act or if you wish to access personal information that we hold about you, please write to or email the AVI Privacy Compliance Officer at the following address requesting a form on which to document the matter which you wish to discuss or the information that you would like to access.
Privacy Compliance Officer
Australian Volunteers International
PO Box 350
Fitzroy VIC 3065