Voiceless, the animal protection institute ('Voiceless') deals with the collection, use and disclosure, storage, security, accessibility and correction of personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). We are committed to protecting your privacy and have developed the following policy which sets out our procedures for handling personal information.
What information do we collect?
Voiceless collects personal information such as your name, address, telephone number(s), e-mail address, work/business address, job title and employer. Voiceless does not collect any personal information, except that which is knowingly supplied by the individual or information that is otherwise publicly available.
How do we use your personal information?
Voiceless uses the information collected for the primary purpose of providing you with information and material about our campaigns/events and for reasonably incidental secondary purposes. If at any time, you do not wish to receive further electronic messages from Voiceless, please send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org and enter 'unsubscribe' in the subject line. Voiceless will not provide your personal information to third parties without first obtaining your consent.
Do we collect sensitive information?
'Sensitive information' includes but is not limited to information or an opinion about an individual's political opinions, membership of a political association and religious or philosophical beliefs. Voiceless will only collect sensitive information with your consent (unless it is required to do so by law) and for the express purpose for which the information was provided or for a reasonably incidental secondary purpose.
How do we ensure that your personal information is accurate?
Voiceless will use its best endeavours to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
How is your personal information secured?
Voiceless understands the importance of protecting your personal information from misuse, loss, modification or disclosure. Access to your personal information is therefore restricted to authorised staff of Voiceless and its related or associated entities. You are entitled to access the personal information which Voiceless holds about you by contacting our Privacy Officer. However we reserve the right to reasonably refuse access to that information on the basis of the exemptions set out in the Privacy Act.
Voiceless may at its discretion use third parties to provide essential services to our website or to assist with our events and programs. We may share your personal details in order to facilitate delivery of those services, events or programs. Third parties are prohibited from using your personal information for any other purpose.
Voiceless reserves the right to disclose your personal information as required by law and when we believe the disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal process.
Special provisions relating to the Voiceless Grants Program
Voiceless assumes that you have consented to the collection of sensitive information relating to your philosophical beliefs if such information was provided in connection with an application for the Voiceless Grants Program. Voiceless may also collect and maintain personal information relating to individuals referred to in any application submitted in connection with the Voiceless Grants Program.
Information for under 13s
If you are under the age of 13, you should obtain your parent's or guardian's permission before you share your personal information with Voiceless. Voiceless recognises that we have a special obligation to protect personal information obtained from young children. If you are a parent who would like your child's personal information deleted from our records, please contact our Privacy Officer.
Updating your information
If you wish to modify any information that you have previously given us, or if you want to opt out of future communications please contact:
2 Paddington Street
Paddington NSW 2021
Tel: 612 9357 0723
Fax: 612 9357 0711
Availability of policy
This policy is available upon request. It may be reviewed and updated due to legislative changes or changes in our organisational structure or objectives.
Complaints handling policy
Voiceless has also developed a policy to address complaints and concerns by members of the public. Please follow this link to read our complaints handling policy.