Henderson College is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act (1988) (Cth) – specifically the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection 2012 (Amending Act). The Privacy Act (1988) is one of many Acts which govern privacy in Australia.
The Australian Privacy Principles cover the collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information. They allow individuals to access their personal information and have it corrected if it is incorrect.
The School will regularly review and make any amendments to this Policy to reflect changes to new laws, technology changes or changes to the School’s operations and practices.
Henderson College collects and holds (but is not limited to) personal information, including sensitive and health information, about:
The main purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information include carrying out the day-to-day administration of the School, meeting the School’s legal obligations and fulfilling its duty of care to students and staff.
Students and Parents/Guardians In relation to the personal information of students and parents and/or guardians, the School’s primary purpose of collecting the personal information is to enable the School to provide education to the student and fulfil its duty of care owed to the student. The purpose for which the School uses personal information of students and parents and/or guardians include:
The School may publish the contact details of parents and/or guardians in a class list and publish images of students and parents and/or guardians in publications, on social media, or in public advertisements.
In relation to the personal information of prospective and current staff members, contractors and volunteers, the School uses the personal information for purposes including:
The School may publish the images of staff, contractors and volunteers in publications, on social media, or in public advertisements.
Development and fundraising are important for the future growth and development of Henderson College and are also an important part of ensuring the School continues to be a quality learning environment in which both students and staff thrive. Personal information held by the School may be disclosed to people providing services to the School to assist in the School’s fundraising and marketing.
Information is automatically collected through your use of the Henderson College website.
We may use temporary (session) cookies or permanent cookies when you access our website. This allows us to recognise your browser and track the web pages you have visited. Cookies are small text files that websites may place on your computer or device. Most often, cookies are used to recognise repeat users of websites and remember user preferences. Cookies are also used to allow the website to track usage behaviour and aggregate data to allow Henderson College to customise a user’s experience on our website.
The information may be used and disclosed by Henderson College for purposes including statistical analysis, and to assist Henderson College to improve the functionality and usability of marketing materials, including the website. You can switch off cookies by adjusting the settings on your web browser.
Opting out: Where an individual has consented to receiving marketing communications from us, consent will remain current until the individual advises us otherwise. However, you can opt out at any time, by:
Henderson College may disclose personal information held about a student or other individual to:
Henderson College will not send personal information about an individual outside Australia without:
Henderson College staff are required to respect the confidentiality of students’ and parents’ personal information and the privacy of individuals, and take this obligation seriously.
The School has in place reasonable steps to protect the personal information the School holds from misuse, interference and loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure by use of various methods.
Henderson College also takes reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify personal information if, in the School’s opinion, it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected.
Under the Commonwealth Privacy Act (and the Health Records Act), an individual has the right to obtain access to any personal information which the School holds about them.
There are some exceptions to this right that are set out in the legislation. To make a request to access any personal information held by Henderson College please contact the Henderson College Administration Office in writing.
An individual may advise Henderson College of any perceived inaccuracy in their personal information held by the School. If the individual is able to establish that the information is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, the School will take reasonable steps to correct it. Henderson College will give reasons if it refuses to correct personal information.
Responding to data breaches Henderson College will take appropriate, prompt action if we have reasonable grounds to believe that a data breach may have, or is suspected to have occurred. Depending on the type of data breach, this may include a review of our internal security procedures, taking remedial internal action, notifying affected individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). If we are unable to notify individuals, we will publish a statement on our website and take reasonable steps to publicise the contents of this statement.
If you would like further information about the way in which the School manages the personal information it holds, or wish to complain that you believe the School may have breached the Australian Privacy Principles, please contact the:
807 Cowra Avenue,
Irymple VIC 3498
Telephone: +61 (0)3 5024 5192
The School will investigate any complaint and will notify you of the making of a decision in relation to your complaint as soon as is practicable after it has been made.
Further information on the Privacy Legislation is available on www.oaic.gov.au or by contacting:
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
GPO Box 5218
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Privacy Hotline 1300 363 992