Personal information collected by Sing&Grow is protected by Australian privacy legislation. Sing&Grow complies with the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 in handling personal information collected from members, clients/participants, business partners, donors, sponsors, members of the public and all Sing&Grow personnel (including volunteers, employees, contractors, delegates, candidates for volunteer work and prospective employees)
The primary purpose for collecting personal information from individuals is to provide services to families with young children, including planning, funding, promoting, monitoring and evaluating our services. The kind of personal information we collect will depend on your relationship with Sing&Grow.
What is Personal Information
Personal information means information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable and may include sensitive information:
- whether the information or opinion is true or not; and
- whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.
What is Sensitive Information
In order to provide specific products, services, information or assistance or for other purposes, it may be necessary in some circumstances for Sing&Grow to collect sensitive information (which is a subset of personal information) about you.
Examples of the type of sensitive information that may be collected in such circumstances include:
- health information;
- racial or ethnic origin;
- religious beliefs or affiliations;
- professional memberships;
- membership of a trade union;
- sexual preferences or practices; or
- criminal history
Sensitive information will only be collected with the individual’s consent and the following apply:
- the information relates to the activities and functions of Sing&Grow; and
- the information relates solely to the members of Sing&Grow, or to individuals who have regular contact with Sing&Grow in connection with its activities and functions.
What types of information do we collect
The personal information we may ask for will depend on the type of relationship you have with Sing&Grow, for example, whether you are a client, donor, participant, job applicant, employee, volunteer or potential volunteer.
Examples of the types of information collected includes, but is not limited to:
- your contact information such as name, address, email address and phone numbers;
- dates of birth and gender
- bank account details or credit card information (for payment of membership or services);
- information from previous employers or referees; and
- specific information directly relating to a service we provide, for example, ethnicity to ensure we provide a culturally appropriate service or blue/yellow card for working with children.
How do we collect information
Sing&Grow collects personal information about an individual by way of forms filled out, face to face meetings and interviews, telephone calls, online media and forms, facsimiles, email, text messaging and sometimes through use of contractors, consultants or researchers.
When collecting personal information, only information necessary for the activities and functions of Sing&Grow will be collected and recorded. Information provided in confidence will remain confidential.
In some circumstances, Sing&Grow may receive personal information about an individual from a third party – for example, references or referrals. This information forms part of the personal information described and covered by this policy.
Why do we collect your information
Sing&Grow will collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for a number of purposes including:
- to verify your identity;
- to provide programs and services to you, to manage and account for the programs provided and to improve these programs;
- to report to government or other funding bodies;
- to process payment and donations and provide receipts;
- to manage our relationship with you including responding to requests, queries, feedback or complaints;
- to communicate with you on a number of matters including events, causes, programs, products or services that we believe may interest you;
- to provide you with and manage access to protected areas of any Sing&Grow or related website or social media platform;
- for administrative purposes;
- to update our records and your contact details;
- for purposes relating to engagement of our employees, volunteers and contractors;
- to conduct surveys, research and evaluation activities;
- to meet regulatory obligations; and
- for any related purpose
Sing&Grow does not otherwise disclose personal information without your permission unless the disclosure is:
- Required or authorised by law, including without limitation the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act.
Cookies, IP addresses and Social Media Platforms
We may gather your IP address (that is, the electronic addresses of computers connected to the internet) to analyse trends, administer the website, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information. This information does not identify you personally.
You may wish to participate in the various blogs, forums, and other social media platforms hosted by Sing&Grow. One of the aims of these social media platforms is to facilitate and allow you to share content. However, Sing&Grow cannot be held responsible if you share personal information on these platforms that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by another user.
Our websites and social media platforms may contain links to other websites and platforms operated by third parties over which Sing&Grow has no control. We make no representations or warranties in relation to the privacy practices of any third party websites. Third parties are responsible for informing you about their own privacy practices.
We may send you direct marketing communications about our programs, services and events that may be of interest to you. These communications may be sent in various forms, including mail, SMS, fax and email, in accordance with applicable marketing laws, such as the Spam Act 2003 (Cth). At any time you may opt-out of receiving direct marketing communications from us by contacting us or by using opt-out facilities provided in the communications.
To whom do we disclose your information
We may disclose your personal information to others in order to carry out our activities. This may include:
- Our employees, volunteers or contractors;
- Our third party service providers including web hosting providers, IT systems administrators, mailing houses, couriers, payment processors, data entry service providers, electronic network administrators, research and marketing agencies and consultants;
- Professional advisors and experts such as accountants, solicitors and business advisors contracted as part of an engagement with Sing&Grow; government or regulatory bodies; and
- Any organisation for any authorised purpose with your express consent.
We do not disclose your personal information to anyone otherwise than in accordance with this policy. However, we may share de-identified information for research or promotional purposes.
Disclosure of personal information to overseas recipients
Wherever practicable, Sing&Grow will store personal information on data servers that are owned or controlled by Sing&Grow and are located in the geographical borders of Australia. However, some of your information may be transferred, stored, processed, used or disclosed overseas if our service providers are located overseas or if the information is required to be used or disclosed overseas for the purpose for which it was conveyed to Sing&Grow by the individual.
Management and security of personal information
As a condition of employment or contract, Sing&Grow ‘s personnel are required to respect the confidentiality of information and the privacy of individuals.
Sing&Grow will take reasonable steps to ensure the personal information it collects, uses, retains or discloses is accurate, complete and up to date and is protected from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We may hold your information in either electronic or hard copy form.
As our websites and social media platforms are linked to the internet, and the internet is inherently insecure, we cannot provide assurance regarding the security of transmission of information you communicate to us online. We also cannot guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the internet. Accordingly, any personal information or other information which you transmit to us online is transmitted at your own risk.
Access, correction and privacy complaints
An individual may:
- Request access to and seek correction of their personal information held by Sing&Grow at any time;
- Make a complaint in relation to a breach of their privacy; or
You will be required to provide proof of identity in order to obtain access to your personal information.
Sing&Grow aims to provide access to your personal information within 30 days of receipt of a valid request.
There may be instance where we cannot grant you access to the personal information we hold. For example, we may need to refuse access if granting access would interfere with the privacy of others, would result in a breach of confidentiality, is contrary to natural justice or is prohibited by law. If that happens we will tell you.
At all times, privacy complaints will be:
- treated seriously;
- dealt with promptly; and
- dealt with in a confidential manner.
A Sing&Grow representative will contact you after receipt of your complaint to discuss your concerns and outline options regarding how they may be resolved. We will aim to ensure that your complaint is resolved in a timely and appropriate manner.
If you are not satisfied with our response, you can refer the matter to the Australian Information (Privacy) Commissioner (see www.oaic.gov.au).
References and related documents
Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the Australian Privacy principles.
Revisions and reviews
Date – 12/3/14
Reason – New Privacy Law 2014
Author/ reviewer – Privacy Officer
Endorsed – Legal
Approved – CEO
Website & Transaction Security
At Sing&Grow, we are aware of the security and privacy issues surrounding the use of the Internet. As a result, we have taken every precaution including the use of Industry Standard 128-bit Secured Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for the transmission of credit card data and personal information when purchasing from our website. We ensure that our website is of the highest standard providing a secure facility for the safe purchase of items.
As a further precaution and to provide the absolute highest level of security and protection for our customers only a minimal amount of personal information is stored and at no point do we store credit card or bank information in our database.
Parents, care givers and members of the public have a duty of care to all members of the public, including children, whilst attending Sing&Grow events. All efforts should be made to avoid situations where your actions place the safety and security of others at risk.
Parents, care givers and members of the public are fully responsible for their conduct and the safety and conduct of children accompanying them to Sing&Grow events. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult person or guardian at all times. Supervision of children should always be by a specific, responsible adult who has agreed with the children’s parents or care giver to care for the child. Child minding is not afforded Sing&Grow or events.
The information contained on this website is provided by Sing&Grow and every effort has been made to ensure the information is free from error. The information is derived from sources believed to be accurate and correct and is subject to change without notice. Neither Sing&Grow, nor any employee give any representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information, nor do they accept responsibility arising in any way for errors in, or omissions from the information. You should make your own enquiries before entering into any transaction on the basis of the material on this website.
All the contents of this website, including software, programming scripts, graphics, photographs and logos are subject to a claim of copyright by Sing&Grow and the individual owners. You may access and display these pages on a computer, monitor or other video display device and make a printable copy of any whole page or pages on this website for your own personal use only. The information may not otherwise be used, copied, reproduced, published, stored in a retrieval system, altered, transmitted in any forms or by any means in whole or in part without prior written approval of Sing&Grow.
This website includes registered trademarks / business names including but not limited to the word ‘Sing&Grow’, and Sing&Grow logo. Unless otherwise indicated, they are owned by Playgroup Queensland Ltd and may be the subject of rights in other countries. You may not use Sing&Grow’s trademarks except by saving or printing out a copy of Sing&Grow’s website as permitted by the copyright notice above or as permitted by written agreement from Sing&Grow.