The National Privacy Principles
The Australian Government introduced new legislation that came into force on 21st December 2001 to protect the privacy of individuals. This legislation comprises 10 national Privacy Principles that apply to private sector organisations. You can find out more about these principles by calling the Office of the Privacy Commissioner on 1300 363 992 or through their website at www.privacy.gov.au.
Seven Bridges Walk respects and upholds your rights to privacy protection under the National Privacy Principles in regulating how we collect, use, disclose and hold your personal information. We have a detailed policy and set of procedures to ensure that only authorised staff have access to your personal information and that it remains confidential and only used for appropriate purposes and in accordance with this policy.
Why we collect your personal information
Your personal and sensitive information is only collected as is necessary for a function or activity to enable Seven Bridges Walk to carry out its work and deliver the event.
Seven Bridges Walk is very grateful to the many thousands of people in Sydney who provide financial support to allow us to continue our important work. When you give us personal information such as your name and address, we record it on our database and use it to contact you.
We may use your personal information to send you information or to let you know about our special events and fundraising programs. Each time that we send you a direct marketing communication we will provide you with a simple way to OPT OUT of receiving similar communications in the future.
Occasionally Seven Bridges Walk may allow third parties to mail you with information that we believe may be of interest to you. These organisations usually allow us to do the same and this way we can reach more people with vital information. However whenever we contact you, we will always give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving such offers. We also do not give these organisations your details. Instead these mailings are arranged through an independent party, which is strictly compliant with privacy legislation. However if you do take advantage of any offer from a third party organisation, they may send further offers to you directly.
Seven Bridges Walk will not collect sensitive information about health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions or membership, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade association or union membership, sexual preferences or criminal record, unless you have consented to give this information and it is relevant to the work of Seven Bridges Walk. We will always collect such information in a non-intrusive, lawful and fair manner.
Opting out of modifying your information
If you want to change any information that you have previously given us, or if you want to opt out of future communications please contact the event office on:
Phone: 1300 882 592 or click here to send us an email.
How we collect your personal information
We collect your personal information when you provide it to Seven Bridges Walk through the registration process when you participate in the Seven Bridges community fundraising and information event.
How we keep your personal information secure
If you provide us with your personal information, it is securely stored in our database, which is accessed only by authorised staff at Seven Bridges Walk. Our computer system is kept secure by our internal network using Windows NT Domain authentication. Each user has security level access and must provide a username/password to gain access. In addition, our external access to e-mail and the Internet is protected by a Firewall/Router.
Disclosing your personal information
Seven Bridges Walk will not provide your personal information to any other individuals or organisations except on a confidential basis to contractors who provide database management, printing and mailing services to Seven Bridges Walk. In these cases, we ensure that our contractors are also bound by the National Privacy Principles to keep your personal information confidential.
Seven Bridges Walk will not provide your personal information to any overseas organisation without first asking your permission. In such a case, we will also ensure that such organisations are bound by privacy laws at least as strict as those in Australia.