Privacy Policy

Australian Prostate Cancer Research Society Ltd (APC) respects the privacy of individuals, and takes seriously the trust of individuals in providing the organisation with their personal details.

Australian Prostate Cancer Research Society Ltd (APC) is bound by the Commonwealth’s National Privacy Principles within the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 (Privacy Act).

The following code of practice is designed to meet the ten National Privacy Principles outlined in the Act controlling the recording of, use of and rights of access to personal information held by Australian Prostate Cancer Research Society Ltd (APC).

This Privacy Policy applies to the website and to all business activities of Australian Prostate Cancer Research Society Ltd (APC).

Code of practice

• Australian Prostate Cancer Research Society Ltd (APC) will only collect personal information from staff, volunteers and donors that is essential for the purposes for which it is requested. Personal information collected by APC will be used solely for the primary purpose for which it is collected or for a closely related secondary purpose.

• Persons receiving direct marketing material will be given the opportunity of not receiving any further information.

• Every effort will be made to ensure that all personal information is accurate and, as far as practicable, kept up-to-date.

• All personal information will be held in either locked files or in computerised databases accessible only to those persons who need to have access to the information.

• APC will take all reasonable steps to ensure the integrity of its computerised databases and records.

• Personal information will be confidentially destroyed or de-identified as soon as it is no longer legally required.

• All staff and volunteers are required to sign confidentiality clauses prior to commencement of working with APC.

• Individuals will have the right to access their personal information held by APC, subject to certain exceptions detailed in the National Privacy Principles.

• APC reserves the right to charge an individual a reasonable fee to cover the expense of providing access to personal information.

• APC will not use or record any ‘identifier’ issued by a government agency to identify a person in its records or databases.

• Where possible, APC will respect a person who wishes to remain anonymous.

• Personal information will only be transferred overseas at the request of the individual.

• In general APC will not collect sensitive information about staff, volunteers or any other persons, other than when undertaking a police clearance for staff or volunteers or information on a person’s health which may impact on their health or welfare while at APC.

• All collection and use of sensitive information will involve formal consent from the individual, even if required by law.

Website usage information and cookies

When you access our website, we may use software embedded in our website (such as Javascript) and we may place small data files (or cookies) on your computer or other device to collect information about which pages you view and how you reach them, what you do when you visit a page, the length of time you remain on the page, and how we perform in providing content to you.

A cookie does not identify individuals personally, but it does identify computers. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and this will provide you with an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance.

We may gather your IP address as part of our business activities and to assist with any operational difficulties or support issues with our services. This information does not identify you personally.

In displaying comments made by external users of this website, APC does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, and shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by or in conjunction with use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available described in these comments.

Further inquiries

Any inquiries in relation to this policy or requests for access to personal information should be referred in writing to:

The Privacy Officer, Australian Prostate Cancer Research Society Ltd (APC), Locked Bag 1, Regency Park SA 5010.