Uniting is responsible for the social justice, community services and chaplaincy work of the Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT, providing care and support for people through all ages and stages of life and with a focus on people experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. Our purpose is to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We celebrate diversity and welcome everyone exactly as they are.
We appreciate that privacy is important to you and Uniting is committed to handling your personal information (including health and other sensitive information) in accordance with applicable privacy laws, including the Australian Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Personal information is information or opinion that identifies a person or from which a person can reasonably be identified. It includes information such as your name, address, date of birth, contact details and emergency contacts. If you receive aged care services it may also include "sensitive information" such as your care records, medical history, treatment and advice you have been given by healthcare professionals, and other information relevant to your care or the services we provide.
We collect personal information reasonably necessary for one or more of our functions or activities as a provider of aged care and disability programs, services for vulnerable families, children and young people and quality preschool education and care. The types of information we generally collect includes your name, date of birth, address and other contact details such as your telephone numbers and email address. Depending on the purpose of our interaction with you, we may also collect additional personal information.
Providing us with accurate and complete information is important for the safety, quality and effectiveness of the services we provide. If you do not provide accurate and complete information, or you withhold information, it may affect the safety, quality and effectiveness of the services we provide and the funding available to you or us for those services. In certain circumstances, this may mean that we are not able to provide you with services.
More detail about the personal information (including sensitive information) we collect and why is set out below. If you have any concerns about the personal information we have asked you to provide, please raise those concerns with us.
In addition to the general information noted above, we may collect and hold:
We generally collect information directly from you. We may also collect personal information about you from third parties, for example:
We may collect your personal information for the following purposes:
When you make a donation, register for an event or make inquiries about our activities, we may collect your personal information including your donation history, areas of interest to you and payment information including your credit card details.
We collect this information to send you receipts as well as surveys, newsletters and information about research, education and fundraising events and activities. We may use your personal information to contact you to seek financial support for other activities we undertake in promoting the work we do (or Uniting may do so). Typically, Uniting may send you appeal letters throughout the year as well as issues of our newsletter. You may choose what you receive at any time. If you do not wish us to use personal information to send you this information please contact us by using our contact details below.
We may collect personal information when canvassing recruitment of staff or volunteers. Generally speaking, we collect personal information that you supply to us as part of this process for the purpose of assessing your application. We will collect information about you from third parties, such as your referees, as part of your assessment of your suitability for a position. In providing contact details for your referees, you are considered to have given your consent to our collecting personal information from your referees that may assist us with assessing your application. Similarly, we may confirm details about your past positions with previously employers (eg to confirm your duration of employment). We may also collect health information directly related to your ability to perform the inherent requirements of the position, with your consent.
If we are considering offering you a position, Uniting may collect additional personal information about you such as your date of birth, tax file number, emergency contact details, ABN (if relevant), bank account and superannuation information, visa, passport and licence details (if relevant) and details relating to your police check.
With your consent, we may retain your details on file to enable us to contact you if you have been previously unsuccessful and an appropriate position becomes available.
Uniting may collect personal information about individual health professionals who interact with us and who are involved in the care of our residents and clients. This information is typically information such as an individual health professional's name, contact details, professional details and information regarding interactions and transactions with Uniting.
Uniting may collect personal information about individuals who we deal with on a commercial basis such as suppliers, contractors and individuals in organisations to which we provide goods and services or from which we acquire goods and services. We may collect personal information about you including your name, position, contact details, licence or registration number, ABN, bank detail and other information relevant to the capacity in which you are dealing with Uniting. We generally collect this information to enable us to contact and deal with you and to enable us to fulfil any obligation or undertaking relevant to your relationship with Uniting.
If you provide us with personal information through our website, we may log your usage to assist us to make our website more accessible and valuable to our clients and future website visitors.
The internet is not always a secure method of transmitting information. Whilst Uniting takes reasonable steps to ensure that information it receives is maintained securely, it cannot ensure that communications conducted via the internet will be secure.
You have the option of not identifying yourself, or using a pseudonym, when dealing with Uniting in certain circumstances, for example, when making a general enquiry about our services. However, it is generally not practicable or lawful for Uniting to deal with you anonymously or pseudonymously on an ongoing basis, for example, if you wish to make a more detailed enquiry about our services or become a client. If we do not collect personal information about you, we may be unable to provide you with the information or services you have asked us to provide.
We recognise the generosity of contributions of our supporters in our annual report. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact us using the details below.
Generally, most of the information we handle relates to the care and accommodation we provide, in which case we use and disclose personal information:
Uniting holds personal information in paper-based and electronic records and systems. Personal information may be collected in paper-based documents and converted to electronic form for storage (with the original paper-based documents either archived or securely destroyed).
Information held in paper-based form is generally securely stored at the Uniting service from which you receive services or head office in Sydney, Australia, or in the case of archived records, at an external storage facility in Australia. Uniting uses physical security and other measures to protect personal information from misuse, interference and loss; and from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
Information held in electronic form is generally held on servers controlled by Uniting in Australia. Uniting uses physical security, password protection and other measures to protect personal information from misuse, interference and loss; and from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
Uniting does not typically or routinely disclose personal information to overseas recipients. Unless we have your consent, or an exception under the Australian Privacy Principles applies, we will only disclose your personal information to overseas recipients where we have taken reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipient does not breach the Australian Privacy Principles in relation to your personal information.
You (or your authorised representative) are generally entitled to access the personal information we hold about you except where access can or must be denied or limited by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
To request access to your personal information, please contact Uniting's Privacy Officer using the contact details below
Requests for access should include:
We will not charge a fee for lodging a request for access or for compiling information in response to your request.
We will generally provide access to personal information in the form requested unless this is unreasonable or impractical, in which case we may provide the information in another way. For example, if providing information may have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of other individuals we may provide only some of the information.
If you believe the personal information we hold is inaccurate, incomplete, not up to date or misleading, you may request that the information be amended and we must take reasonable steps to correct the information.
If we decide not to grant access to personal information or we refuse to correct personal information we will provide you with written reasons for our decision, the mechanisms available to complain and any other matters that we may be legally required to tell you.
If Uniting determines that personal information has been accessed without permission, acquired, used or disclosed in a manner which compromises the security of the personal information, Uniting will assess the risk to affected parties.
If Uniting determine that a breach causes serious harm to an individual, Uniting will notify all affected parties (including the individuals to whom the data pertains and the Australian Information Commissioner). The notification will provide recommendations about the steps individuals should take in response to the breach.
If you are not satisfied with our handling of your personal information or you believe we have breached our privacy obligations, you can complain in writing to the Privacy Officer listed below.
If you are not satisfied with our handling of or response to your complaint you may also make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner by telephone 1300 363 992. Full contact details of the Australian Information Commissioner can be found online.
The contact details for Uniting are:
Uniting Privacy Officer
PO Box A2178
Sydney South 1235
T: 1800 864 846
The following Terms and Conditions govern the use of Uniting Kingscliff (“the site”). The software platform is owned by Social Pinpoint Pty Ltd and operated by us, Uniting NSW.ACT.
What are the conditions with a user’s account?
We are not responsible for the content on the site that has been provided by the users of the site. Any content posted by you is subject to the rules of our Moderation Policy. Your contribution to the site may be edited, removed or not published if we consider it inappropriate (refer to Moderation Policy). Contributors should also be aware that their posts may remain online indefinitely. Where practical, you may choose not to identify yourself, deal with us on an anonymous basis or use a pseudonym.
What do we require from our users?
You must understand and agree that, without limitation:
Can your account be suspended or terminated?
We may terminate or suspend access to your site and/or account immediately, without prior notice, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. We may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all the related files and information in your account. After your account has been terminated, the content you have posted may also remain indefinitely on the site.
If you want to terminate your own account, please send an email to email@example.com.
These Terms shall be governed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales, Australia, without regards to its conflict of law provisions.
Uniting NSW.ACT, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors and other partners are not responsible for any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising from a breach of this agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
What content do we own?
This website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other proprietary information (“Intellectual Property”) of Uniting NSW.ACT and its suppliers and licensors. Uniting NSW.ACT owns and retains all proprietary rights in the intellectual property. All intellectual property in the content of this site including without limitation to text, software, source code, pages, documents and online graphics, photographs, sounds, audio, video and other interactive features are owned by or licensed to us.
Any original content that you submit or post on our site may be made available to the public and allows users to share your content (with the end user acknowledging your contribution) under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Australian License.
Except for Intellectual Property which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, alter, transmit, sell, distribute any of the Intellectual Property on this site.
We are not responsible for your communications or dealings, including payment and delivery of goods or services, with a third party found via our website. Any loss or damage incurred from those communications or dealings are solely between the user and the third party.
Disclaimer and Warranties
Users must agree that you use of the site is at your own risk. We make no warranty that the site will meet your requirements or be uninterrupted or error-free. Any material that the user downloads through the site is done at their own risk and are responsible for any damages to their computer system or loss of data.
What happens if these Terms change?
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time without notice. The most recent version of the Terms can be seen on this page. By continuing to access or use our site after those revisions become effective, you agree and will comply to the revised terms. If you do not agree to the revised terms, please discontinue using our site.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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