Personal information collected by Possability 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.
Possability follows the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act in handling personal information from clients/beneficiaries, business partners, donors, members of the public and Possability People (including employees, delegates, members, volunteers, candidates for volunteer work and prospective employees).
The primary purpose for collecting personal information from you is to provide services to people in need, including planning, funding, monitoring and evaluating our services. The kind of personal information we collect will depend on your relationship with Possability (e.g. as a client, business partner, employee, volunteer or member, donor, online user of the Possability website).
We usually collect personal information directly from you. However, we sometimes collect personal information from a third party such as your family, carer, trustee or authorised representative or from a publicly available source, but only if:
- You have consented to such collection or would reasonably expect us to collect your personal information in this way, or
- if it is necessary for a specific purpose.
We only collect personal information for purposes that are reasonably necessary for one or more of our functions or activities.
Your personal information may be used to:
- provide you with goods or a service
- provide you with educational information on disability support and awareness
- report to government or other funding bodies how funding is used
- process your donation or purchase and provide receipts
- communicate with you about how your donation is used or about Possability services, causes, events, which we believe may be of interest to you
- respond to your feedback or complaints
- answer your queries.
It may also be used for:
- any other purpose for which it was requested and which was advised to you
- directly related purposes.
Please be assured that wherever able Possability uses information in a de-identified form. Personal information will not be disclosed to third parties without your permission, except where permitted or required under the Privacy Act. We take steps to protect all personal, sensitive and health information and government related identifiers held by Possability against misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
Under the Privacy Act, Oak Possability are required to comply with the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme, which protects people whose personal information has been released without their authority. Oak Possability will assess any suspicion of an eligible data breach and take all reasonable steps to ensure that assessment is completed within 30 days.
If you are listed on one or more of our email lists you can opt out at any time. You can unsubscribe by using the ‘unsubscribe’ options noted in our emails.
For further information contact us at:
or alternatively you can write to us at:
175 Collins Street
Hobart TAS 7000