PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY
RMTS understands the importance you place on your privacy and personal information. As such, we take your privacy extremely seriously and WILL comply with the requirements of the National Privacy Principles of the Commonwealth Privacy Act. In some instances, we may be required by law to make your information available to others, such as registering bodies from state or federal government departments. In all other instances we will seek your written and signed permission.
Download: Management of Personal Information Policy
The relevant privacy principles are summarised as:
We will collect only the information necessary for our primary function and you will be told the purpose for which the information is being 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.
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.
We will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification, and disclosure.
We will document how we manage personal information and when asked by an individual, will explain the information we hold, and for what purpose, and how we collect, hold, use and disclose the information.
Access & correction
The individual will be given access to the information held about them at their request. This includes anything held on the participant’s file, including assessment results and participation records. If the participant identifies errors within the information, we will correct and update to file.
We will not assign participants unique identifiers except when it is necessary for efficiency of operations. Commonwealth Government identifiers, such as Medicare numbers or Tax File Numbers, will only be used for the purposes of which they were issued.
Where practical we will apply the principle of anonymity unless there is a good practical or legal reason to require identification.
Trans Border Data Flow
Privacy protection principles apply to the transfer of data throughout Australia.
Sensitive information We will seek the consent of the individual when collecting sensitive information about the individual, such as health information, information about the individual’s racial or ethnic background, or criminal record.