In the current technology enhanced world, an individual’s privacy has never been more valuable. At Mayfair College, we will do all we can to ensure a person’s privacy is maintained. We abide by the Privacy legislation and the associated privacy principles. The relevant Australian Privacy Principles are summarized as follows:
- Collection – We will collect only the information necessary for our primary function and students will be told the purposes for which the information is collected.
- Use and disclosure – Personal information will not be used or disclosed for a secondary purpose unless the individual has consented or a prescribed exception applies. In some cases, we will be required by law to make student information available to others such as Registering Bodies from State or Federal Government Departments. In all other cases we ensure that we will seek the written permission of the student.
- Data quality – We will take all reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up to date.
- Security – We will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure
- Openness – We will document how we manage personal information and when asked by an individual, will explain the information we hold, for what purpose and how we collect, hold, use and disclose the information
- Access – The individual will be given access to the information held about them, at their request. This includes anything held on the students file including assessment results and participation records.
- Anonymity – Wherever possible, we will provide the opportunity for the individual to interact with them without having to identify themselves
- Sensitive Information – We will seek the consent of the individual when collecting sensitive information about the individual such as health information, or information about the individual’s racial or ethnic background, or criminal record