AQA Victoria Ltd (AQA) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information which the organisation collects, holds and administers. Personal information is information which directly or indirectly identifies a person. The objective of this policy is to provide a framework for AQA in dealing with privacy considerations.
AQA collects and administers a range of personal information for the purposes of delivering services to clients, members and subscribers. The organisation is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information it collects, holds and administers.
AQA recognises the essential right of individuals to have their information administered in ways which they would reasonably expect – protected on one hand, and made accessible to them on the other.
In broad terms this means that we:
AQA is bound by Victorian Privacy Laws and other laws, which impose specific obligations when it comes to handling information. The organisation has adopted the Privacy Principles contained in the Victorian Privacy Laws as minimum standards in relation to handling personal information.
Use and Disclosure
Access and Correction
Generally stakeholders should be able to request direct access to personal information, without the need to make a formal application under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic). However, a formal application might be required where, for example, a request compromised the privacy of another person.
Making information available to other service providers
The law restricts collection of sensitive information like an individual's racial or ethnic origin, political views, religious beliefs, sexual preferences, membership of groups or criminal record. AQA will only collect sensitive information with your consent or where required by law.
Our web server collects the domain names (not the email addresses) of visitors to our website. This information is aggregated to measure basic usage data such as the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages reviewed etc. which is used by our company to improve the content of our website.
Complaints about Privacy at AQA
Stakeholders who wish to make a complaint or are concerned about a breach of privacy under this policy should complain in writing to the AQA Privacy Officer.
Where stakeholders are not satisfied with AQA's response to these concerns, they can make a formal complaint to the Victorian Privacy Commissioner http://www.Privacy.gov.au or 1300 666 444.
More information about Privacy at AQA
Stakeholders who would like more information about any aspect of this policy can contact the AQA Privacy Officer on 9489 0777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Victorian Privacy Commissioner http://www.Privacy.gov.au
Department of Humans Services http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/privacy/index.htm