It is the policy of NewMerino Pty Ltd to adhere to the 13 Australian Privacy Principals which applied from March 12, 2014 as an amendment to the Privacy Act of 1988.
Privacy legislation was introduced in order to protect the interests of individuals by ensuring their personal information held by organisations is not handled inappropriately.
The information to which the APP’s, and this policy, apply is Personal Information.
Personal Information includes any information or opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database), and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion.
For the avoidance of doubt, NewMerino Pty Ltd will not collect any information defined under the Privacy Act as sensitive information, unless compelled by law to do so.
This means any information about individuals (as distinct from organisations) and will include their contact details and any other information about them.
The principals are
APP 1 — Open and transparent management of personal information
APP 2 — Anonymity and pseudonymity
APP 3 — Collection of solicited personal information
APP 4 — Dealing with unsolicited personal information
APP 5 — Notification of the collection of personal information
APP 6 — Use or disclosure of personal information
APP 7 — Direct marketing
APP 8 — Cross-border disclosure of personal information
APP 9 — Adoption, use or disclosure of government related identifiers
APP 10 — Quality of personal information
APP 11 — Security of personal information
APP 12 — Access to personal information
APP 13 — Correction of personal information
Australian Government Office of the Australian Information Commissioner https://www.oaic.gov.au/
Full details of these principals and the Privacy Act can be found at https://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/australian-privacy-principles-guidelines/