Ownership of Personal Information
It is the responsibility of all employees and other relevant parties to ensure that they understand and adhere to the People in Focus implemented by People in Focus and that they maintain up-to-date knowledge of changes or any new privacy policies and procedures.
Ignorance of the existence of any privacy policies and procedures will not be an acceptable excuse for non- compliance.
Contractual Arrangements People in Focus will ensure that all contractual arrangements with third parties adequately address privacy issues.
Collection of Information Collection of personal information by People in Focus will be reasonable, lawful and not intrusive. A person from whom personal information is requested must be told:
the company’s name (if external to the company);
the purpose of collection;
that they can get access to their personal information in order to check its accuracy; and
what will be done with the information.
Use and Disclosure
People in Focus will only use or disclose information for the purpose for which it was collected unless the person has consented, or the secondary purpose is related to the primary purpose and a person would reasonably expect such use or disclosure, or the use is for direct marketing in specified circumstances and with the permission of the person, or in circumstances related to public interest such as law enforcement and public or individual health and safety.
People in Focus will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.ersonal Information Access to Personal Information Any person who has provided personal information to People in Focus for whatever reason may gain access to that information by contacting Sharyn Waterworth or Andrew Waterworth. Complaints Procedure
Any complaints or requests for information regarding privacy must be handled in accordance with the following procedure:
• Contact the Privacy Officer – The incumbent of the position Sharyn Waterworth or Andrew Waterworth will handle any complaints and explain the procedure involved.
• Confidentiality – Any complaint will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
• Outside Assistance – Whilst the company will make every effort to resolve any complaint within the organisation, any person who feels their privacy has been breached has the right to take the complaint to the Privacy Commission.