Privacy Policy

If you have enquiries about privacy, please contact MHCC ACT Executive Officer Simon Viereck.

Policy Statement

MHCC ACT is committed to protecting and upholding the right to privacy of members, staff, volunteers, Board/Management Committee members, representatives of agencies we deal with, and other stakeholders and individuals who MHCC ACT store information about. In particular MHCC ACT is committed to protecting and upholding the rights of our stakeholders to privacy in the way we collect, store and use information about them, their needs and any services we provide to them.

MHCC ACT requires staff, volunteers and Board/Management Committee members to be consistent and careful in the way they manage what is written and said about individuals, organisations and affiliated government agencies and how they decide who can see or hear this information.

MHCC ACT is subject to Human Rights Act 2004 (ACT). The organisation will follow the guidelines of the National Privacy Principles in its information management practices.

MHCC ACT will ensure that:

  • it meets its legal and ethical obligations as an employer and Peak Body in relation to protecting the privacy of members and organisational personnel.
  • Members and organisational personnel are provided with privacy when discussing matters of a personal or sensitive nature.
  • all staff, Board/Management Committee members and volunteers understand what is required in meeting these obligations.

This policy conforms to the Federal Privacy Act (1988) and the National Privacy Principles which govern the collection, use and storage of personal information.

(Note: The Federal Privacy Act does not apply to organisations with an annual turnover under $3m, and as such does not apply to MHCC ACT).

This policy will apply to all records, whether hard copy or electronic, containing personal information about individuals or sensitive information about organisations.