(In accordance with the Privacy Act 1988)
National Privacy Principles
Nursing Australia and its related companies ("Nursing Australia
Group") value our members.
We understand that providing personal information is an act of trust and we have
taken this very seriously.
We also regard our members' rights to keep personal information private a
To this end, Nursing Australia Group has adopted the national Privacy Principles
established by the Privacy Act 1988.
This statement sets out in general terms what information is collected about
you, how it is used and how it may be accessed.
Type of Personal Information Held
Personal information that we collect and hold usually falls into the following
- Candidate Information submitted and obtained from the Candidate and other
sources in connection with applications for work;
- Work performance information;
- Information about incidents in the workplace;
- Staff information;
Purposes for which we hold Personal Information
We primarily hold personal information for the following :
- Placement operations;
- Staff management;
- Client and business relationship and benefits management;
We may disclose your personal information for the purposes for which it is
primarily held or for a related secondary purpose.
In some cases we may only disclose information with your consent.
We may disclose your personal information where we are under a legal duty to do
so, including circumstances where we are under a lawful duty of care to
We contract out a number of services from time to time. Our contractors may see
some of your personal information. Typically our contractors would include:
- I.T. contractors and database designers;
- Mail distributors
Subject to some exceptions that are set out in the National Privacy Principles,
you can gain access to the personal information that we hold about you.
We do refuse access if it would interfere with the privacy rights of other
persons or if it breach any confidentiality that attaches to that information.
If you wish to obtain access to your personal information you should contact our
Privacy Officer. You will need to be in a position to verify your identity.
We might impose a moderate charge in providing access. Our Privacy Officer would
discuss these with you.
You should also anticipate that it may take a little time to process your
application for access as there may be a need to retrieve information from
storage and review information in order to determine what information may be