swara recognises the importance of privacy, security and confidentiality of information held about its participants, staff, volunteers, business partners and other individuals.
We collect personal information that is reasonably necessary for us to carry out our activities i.e., to provide services to you, to communicate with you about our services, to improve our services, and to comply with our legal and reporting obligations. Our funding bodies require us to provide them with statistical data. Any statistical data provided to them is de-identified. We do not disclose your personal information to overseas recipients.
For more information, please visit our website resources page or make a direct enquiry at swara.com.au.
This policy outlines a framework for swara to manage the information provided to swara by individuals in accordance with the 13 Australian Privacy Principles from Schedule 1 of the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012, which amends the Privacy Act 1988. swara is committed to managing personal information in an open and transparent way and protecting individuals’ rights to privacy. Personal information about clients, former clients, care recipients, staff and volunteers are considered confidential and subject to privacy restrictions under current Federal and State legislation.
swara will ensure that:
- it meets its legal and ethical obligations as an employer and service provider in relation to protecting the privacy of individuals through its systems, practices, and procedures.
- individuals are provided with information about their rights regarding privacy, including their right to access and correct their information, lodge a privacy complaint, and have that complaint dealt with fairly and promptly.
- individuals are provided with privacy when they are being interviewed or discussing matters of a personal or sensitive nature.
- all staff, board members, consultants, contractors, students, and volunteers understand what is required in meeting privacy obligations.