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In this policy we explain how and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, and what controls you have over our use of it.
CSA is committed to complying with Commonwealth legislation governing privacy of personal information by businesses and to protecting and safeguarding your privacy when you deal with us.
Our obligations under the Privacy Act 1988
It is our usual practice to collect personal information directly from the individual.
Sometimes we collect personal information from a third party or a publicly available source, but only if the individual has consented to such collection or would reasonably expect us to collect their personal information in this way, or if it is necessary for a specific purpose such as the investigation of a privacy complaint.
In limited circumstances we may receive personal information about third parties from individuals who contact us and supply us with the personal information of others in the documents they provide to us. In these circumstances we will attempt to ensure that the consent of those third parties is obtained if we think we may need to use or disclose that information.
We only collect personal information for purposes which are directly related to our functions or activities under the Privacy Act, and only when it is necessary for or directly related to such purposes. These purposes include:
Complaint handling and investigations:
When an individual makes a complaint to us
When we conduct audits of Australian or ACT Government agencies or private sector organisations.
When an individual contacts us asking for information or advice about our Office’s functions.
When making contact with officers in Australian and ACT Government agencies or private sector organisations for the purpose of analysis and advice
When we are planning consultation with stakeholders who we believe will want to be consulted
When we are conducting research into a policy issue.
Public awareness and education:
When people ask to be on an email or mailing list so that our Office can send them information about its activities and publications.
When we record who we have had contact with in relation to media or other public relations events.
When we manage the personnel and corporate services functions of our Office.
We also collect personal information as part of our normal communication processes directly related to those purposes, including:
When an individual emails staff members
When an individual phones us we may store their phone number on our telephone system
When an individual hands us their business card.
Use and disclosure
We only use personal information for the purposes for which it was given to us, or for purposes which are directly related to one of our functions or activities, and we do not give it to other government agencies, organisations or anyone else unless one of the following applies:
the individual has consented
the individual would reasonably expect, or has been told, that information of that kind is usually passed to those individuals, bodies or agencies
it is required or authorised by law
it will prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to somebody’s life or health
it is reasonably necessary for the enforcement of the criminal law or of a law imposing a pecuniary penalty, or for the protection of public revenue.
We take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate, up to date and complete. These steps include maintaining and updating personal information when we are advised by individuals that their personal information has changed, and at other times as necessary.
We take steps to protect the personal information we hold against loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure and against other misuse. These steps include password protection for electronic files, securing paper files in locked cabinets and physical access restrictions.
When no longer required, personal information is destroyed in a secure manner or deleted.
Access and correction
If an individual requests access to the personal information we hold about them, or requests that we change that personal information, we will allow access or make the changes unless we consider that there is a sound reason under the Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) or other relevant law to withhold the information.
If we do not agree to make requested changes to personal information the individual may make a statement about the requested changes and we will attach this to the record.
Individuals can obtain further information about how to request access or changes to the information we hold about them by contacting us (see details below).
How to contact us