To enable HammondCare to promote fair and reasonable handling of personal and health information in compliance with relevant Commonwealth and State Privacy Legislation.
Applies to all employees of HammondCare.
HammondCare will comply with the 10 National Privacy Principles as outlined in the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.
All information will only be collected for a lawful purpose that is directly related to HammondCare’s activities and is necessary for that purpose.
All information collected will be relevant, not excessive, accurate and up to date. Any information collected will not unreasonably intrude into the personal affairs of the individual.
Personal and health information will only be collected from the person concerned, unless it is unreasonable or impracticable to do so.
HammondCare will take reasonable steps to inform any person from whom information is collected the purpose for which the information is being collected, what will be done with the information, and who else might see it.
HammondCare will take reasonable steps to ensure that the person is aware as to how they can see and correct their personal and health information, and any consequences if they decide not to provide their information as requested.
If personal or health information is collected about a person from someone else, reasonable steps will be taken to ensure that the person has been notified.
All personal and health information kept by the organisation will be stored securely, not kept any longer than necessary, and disposed of appropriately. Information will be protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.
Access and Accuracy
When personal or health information is collected reasonable steps will be taken to explain to the person from whom the information is being collected as to what information is being stored, why it is being used and any rights they have to access it.
People can have access to their health information without unreasonable delay or expense.
People will be allowed to update, correct or amend their personal or health information where necessary.
Every effort will be made to ensure that personal and health information is accurate before using it.
Use and Disclosure
Personal and health information will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected, or a directly related purpose that the person would expect, otherwise their consent will be requested.
Identifiers and Anonymity
People will need to be identified in most situations as it is reasonably necessary to carry out HammondCare’s functions efficiently, however, whenever it is not necessary to identify individuals, they should be referred to in a way that they are not easily identified.
People will have the option of receiving services from the organisation anonymously, where this is lawful and practicable. In particular, people will be able to choose whether or not they remain anonymous when lodging feedback or a complaint.
Transferals and linkages
Personal and health information will only be transferred outside of NSW or to a Commonwealth agency if the individual or their representative consents, or the transfer is permitted by an Act of Parliament or by law.
People must expressly consent to participate in any system that links personal or health records across more than one organisation.
Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (as amended).
NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (as amended).
When purchasing from or donating to HammondCare your financial details are passed through a secure server using the latest 128-bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption technology. 128-bit SSL encryption is the current industry standard. We regularly review our practices to ensure that our supporters are protected online. If you have any questions regarding our security policy, please contact us.
When donating to HammondCare your personal information is collected to process donations, issue tax receipts and send updates.
From time to time, we may allow like-minded charities to contact our supporters with fundraising materials. In return, they help us to reach more generous Australians like yourself.
Please contact us if you wish to limit the use of your information.
Please also note that all donations and sales via our website are processed in Australian dollars.