Privacy Policy - Brave Foundation

Privacy Policy

Brave Foundation is committed to providing support to expecting and parenting teens (‘clients’) and in particular, to assist them in completing their education.
Representatives and staff of Brave Foundation will be given personal information by their clients from time-to-time.
Any personal information provided to Brave Foundation by clients will be only be disclosed to other persons or entities for the purpose of providing that support and assistance for that particular client.

Those persons and entities include the following:

  • Associated companies and internal divisions of Brave Foundation
  • External service providers
  • Auditors
  • Any other external party as authorised by service users from time to time

We will not use or disclose information collected other than for a purpose made known to clients unless the disclosure is:

  • Required by law (e.g. the Australian Tax Office have the power to order us to disclose information);
  • Is authorised by law (e.g. to protect our interests or where we have a duty to the public to disclose) or
  • The client has consented to our disclosing the information.

Brave Foundation undertakes not to sell, rent or trade personal information.

Personal information is generally held in each client’s file. Information may also be held in a computer database. All paper files are stored in secure areas. Computer-based information is protected through the use of access passwords.

A client may, at any time, request access to their personal information and we may provide access to that information either by providing copies of the information requested, allowing clients to inspect the information requested or providing an accurate summary of the information held.

A client may correct any personal information held by us if it is incorrect.

If service users wish to make a complaint about any breach or potential breach of this privacy policy they should contact us, and request that the complaint be directed to the Board Chair.

Brave Foundation reserves the right to use general information about their clients in order to understand and inform others as to the services provided and the kinds of clients who have been assisted, but not in any way that would identify a particular client.

 

Collection

Brave Foundation will:

  • Only collect information that is necessary for the performance and primary function of Brave Foundation.
  • Notify stakeholders about why we collect the information and how it is administered.
  • Notify stakeholders that this information is accessible to them.

 

Use and Disclosure

Brave Foundation will:

  • Only use or disclose information for the primary purpose for which it was collected or a directly related secondary purpose.
  • For other uses, Brave Foundation will obtain consent from the affected person.

 

Data Quality

Brave Foundation will:

  • Take reasonable steps to ensure the information the organisation collects is accurate, complete, up to date, and relevant to the functions we perform.

 

Data Security and Retention

Brave Foundation will:

  • Safeguard the information we collect and store against misuse, loss, unauthorised access and modification.
  • Only destroy records in accordance with the organisation’s Records Management Policy.

 

Openness

Brave Foundation will:

  • Ensure stakeholders are aware of Brave Foundation’s Privacy Policy and its purposes.
  • Make this information freely available in relevant publications and on the organisation’s website.

 

Access and Correction

Brave Foundation will:

  • Ensure individuals have a right to seek access to information held about them and to correct it if it is inaccurate, incomplete, misleading or not up to date.

 

Anonymity

Brave Foundation will:

  • Give stakeholders the option of not identifying themselves when completing evaluation forms or opinion surveys.

 

Making information available to other organisations

Brave Foundation can:

  • Only release personal information about a person with that person’s express permission. For personal information to be released, the person concerned must sign a release form.
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