Privacy

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Privacy

As part of our compliance processes, Sustainable Certification is absolutely committed to the identification of the need, and creation of satisfactory processes for handling matters where privacy is of concern. This includes compliance with the Privacy Act 1988, the and Privacy Amendment (Private Sector Amendment) Act 2000 and requirements to which our organisation subscribes.

We recognise and adhere to the National Privacy Principles (NPP) and pledge our commitment to the following statements.

Sustainable Certification™ will:

  • Collect personal information only by lawful and fair means and only where it is necessary for our activities, and only with the person’s consent
  • Ensure any information is only used for the purposes originally intended, unless consent of the person or their authorised representative is obtained, except in matters of law enforcement, public safety or protection of our organisation from fraudulent activities
  • Ensure as much as is practicable that all information collected is accurate
  • Be open in our dealings
  • Document our practices and make these processes available to stakeholders upon request
  • Ensure persons are afforded the right of access to, and correction or explanation of the information we collect, provided that the access, correction or explanation does not infringe upon the Privacy of a third party
  • Ensure we do not use an identifier originating from a government agency (e.g. Medicare number, Tax File Number or the like)
  • Respect the right of anonymity where lawful and practicable
  • Ensure we do not transfer personal information to another country if we believe the information is protected by NPP
  • Be sensitive about the collection of personal information including a person’s health, political beliefs, religious beliefs, affiliations, sexual preference and the like. Such information will only be collected where it is imperative to our operations
  • Ensure contracts with external goods and / or service providers adequately address  NPP, including the destruction of personal information at the conclusion of the contract, or within a judicious period
  • Afford access to our internal Issue Resolution process in order to redress any perception of our breaching the Act, the NPP or this policy statement

Chief Executive Officer
Sustainable Certification™ Pty Ltd
July 2012

To find out more give us a call on 1800 024 940

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