Personal information collected by Baptist Care (SA) Inc. (Baptist Care) is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the ‘Privacy Act'). Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you and includes sensitive health information.
Baptist Care follows the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act in handling personal information from clients, business partners, donors, members of the public and Baptist Care stakeholders (including volunteers, employees, delegates, candidates for volunteer work and prospective employees).
The primary purpose for collecting personal information is to provide services to members of the community in need, including planning, funding, monitoring and evaluating Baptist Carer’s services. The kind of personal information collected will depend on the stakeholder’s relationship with Baptist Care (e.g. as a client, donor, business partner, employee, volunteer or online user of the Baptist Care website).
Baptist Care usually collects personal information directly from stakeholders. However, sometimes personal information is collected from a third party such as carers, trustee or authorised representative or from a publicly available source, but only if:
- there is consent to such collection or would reasonably expect Baptist Care to collect personal information in this way, or
- if it is necessary for a specific purpose.
Baptist Care only collects personal information for purposes that are reasonably necessary for one or more of its functions or activities. Personal information may be used to:
- provide services
- provide educational information
- report to government or other funding bodies how the funding is used
- process donations or purchase and provide receipts
- communicate with stakeholders about how donations are used or about Baptist Care’s services, causes, events, products and services, which are believed may be of interest to stakeholders
- respond to feedback or complaints
- answer stakeholders queries.
Information may also be used for:
- any other purpose for which it was requested and which was advised
- directly related purposes.
Stakeholders should be assured that wherever possible Baptist Care uses information in a de‐identified form. Personal information will not be disclosed to third parties without stakeholder’s permission, except where permitted or required under the Privacy Act.
Baptist Care takes steps to protect all personal, sensitive and health information and government related identifiers held by the organisation against misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
If stakeholders are listed on one or more of Baptist Care’s network email lists they can opt out at any time. Stakeholders can unsubscribe by using the ‘unsubscribe’ options noted in Baptist Care’s emails.