The Australian Psychological Society Ltd (the Society) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information held or collected by the Society.
Personal information held by the Society may include:
For members or applicants for membership, the personal information held by the Society may also include:
The Society collects personal information directly from the public via:
In addition, the Society collects personal information from members and applicants for membership via:
The Society may also seek personal information from publicly available sources, such as directories, or from other sources such as educational institutions, registration boards or employers, for the purpose of verifying information provided to the Society.
Your personal information may be used in order to:
For the purposes outlined above, we may at times disclose your personal information to organisations external to the Society. These organisations include:
Information disclosed to external organisations as described above is done on a limited basis and, other than when provided as required by law, is provided with the agreement from those service providers that they will maintain security of that information and not use the personal information for any other purpose.
In addition, for Society members:
The Society strives to keep accurate records of the personal information we collect. Accuracy depends on the information provided to the Society. Members can update their personal details in the restricted access "Manager your membership" section of the website. Any non-members who wish to query the accuracy of personal information held about them may contact the Privacy Officer as set out below.
You have a right to access your personal information held by the Society, subject to the exceptions listed in National Privacy Principle 6. If you would like to do so please contact the Privacy Officer as set out below. Your request will need to be put in writing for security and recording purposes.
It is Society policy to provide a summary of the personal information that we hold, rather than copies of individual documents. The Society does not provide direct access to evaluative information generated within the organisation in connection with commercially sensitive decision-making processes.
In the event that copies of individual documents are requested and the Society agrees to meet that request, the fee for provision of documents via post, fax or email is $1.00 per page, payable prior to delivery.
If you have any questions in relation to the privacy of your personal information, please call the Society Monday - Friday between 8.45am - 5.15pm EST on (03) 8662 3300 from Melbourne, or 1800 333 497 from elsewhere.
Alternatively, you can write to the Privacy Officer, The Australian Psychological Society Ltd, PO Box 38, Flinders Lane, Victoria, 8009, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australian Psychological Society Ltd, April 2010. ABN 23 000 543 788