My HSP Life is committed to respecting your Personal Information and this policy outlines my ongoing obligations to you in respect of how I manage your Information.
I have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The APPs govern the way in which I collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.oaic.gov.au
What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names and email addresses and possibly mobile phone numbers.
I collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of receiving your comments on my blogs, through contact via the website.
When I collect Personal Information, I will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why I am collecting the information and how I plan to use it.
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
Sensitive information will be used by me only:
- For the primary purpose for which it was obtained.
- For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose.
- With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, I will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances, I may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case, I will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to me by the third party.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
- Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
- Where required or authorised by law.
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information.
Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact me in writing.
In order to protect your Personal Information, I may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.