Ridley College (“Ridley”) is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals. We support and endorse the Australian Privacy Principles (“APPs”) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“the Privacy Act”) and will only collect, use, disclose, and store personal information in accordance with these principles.
We will give notice about these changes on the website.
Personal information means information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable:
Sensitive information means:
Whilst Ridley may collect personal information from a third party on some occasions, Ridley will generally collect personal information directly from the owner of the personal information. Personal information may be collected from visitors, when a person subscribes to a mailing or contact lists, when a person provides feedback or requests information, people that fill in and submit a Ridley form, prospective, current and former students, staff members, contractors, donors, and people attending Ridley events.
Ridley will generally obtain consent from the owner of personal information to collect their personal information. Consent will usually be provided in writing however sometimes it may be provided orally or may be implied through a person’s conduct.
The type of information that Ridley collects will depend on the nature of a person’s involvement with us.
The personal information collected by Ridley may include (but is not limited to) name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, photo identification, emergency contact details (i.e. a next of kin), prior education details, credit card details, Tax File Number, Working With Children Check, and police check.
Ridley may also collect sensitive information from a person. For instance, Ridley may request a person to provide details of any criminal record, health information, whether a person is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, a statement of their religious belief and details of the church they are affiliated with.
A person is not required to provide the personal information and/or sensitive information requested by Ridley, however, if a person chooses not to provide information as requested, this may influence Ridley’s ability to accept the person’s application or service the person’s needs. Similarly, a person can request to deal with Ridley using a pseudonym or anonymously. In circumstances where a person wishes to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym, Ridley will be able to respond to general requests for information.
Whilst it will not be practicable for Ridley to provide education to a person if they wish to remain anonymous, in some circumstances Ridley may be able to provide education to a person using a pseudonym.
Personal information is collected in hard copy, electronically, and verbally. For example through avenues such as forms, face‐to‐face meetings, email correspondence, and hard copy mail.
Ridley will endeavour to only ask a person for personal information that is reasonably necessary for the activities that the person is seeking to be involved in.
Ridley may collect, hold, use or disclose a person’s personal information for the following general purposes:
More specifically, Ridley may collect, hold, use or disclose a person’s personal information for the following purposes.
In relation to the personal information of students, Ridley’s primary purpose of collecting the personal information is to enable Ridley to provide education to the student.
The purpose for which Ridley uses personal information of students includes (but is not limited to):
Staff members and contractors
In relation to the personal information of prospective and current staff members, and contractors Ridley uses the personal information for the purposes including:
Ridley may publish the photos of staff and contractors in publications.
Ridley may disclose a person’s personal information, including sensitive information, to:
Personal information may be disclosed to a recipient overseas (for example where we have outsourced a business activity to an overseas provider) in accordance with the Privacy Act, where we take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipient does not breach the APPs in relation to the information.
Marketing and business development is important to ensure that Ridley continues to provide quality educational services. Ridley may use a person’s personal information to send news updates and marketing information.
Ridley takes all reasonable steps to protect personal information under its control from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Ridley is committed to holding accurate and up‐to‐date personal information. A person may contact Ridley at any time to update their personal information.
Any information no longer required, will be destroyed or de‐identified unless Ridley is required by law or under an Australian law or a court order to retain it.
If an individual wishes to access personal information held about themselves in order to seek correction of such information they may do so by contacting the Privacy Officer at email@example.com. In accordance with the Privacy Act, Ridley may refuse access to personal information in certain s circumstances. Ridley will seek to handle all requests for access to personal information as quickly as possible.
Complaints about a breach of the APPs must be made in writing to the Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org . Ridley will investigate any complaint and will notify the complainant, in writing, of any decision as soon as practicable.
If a complainant is not satisfied with the response they can refer the complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner ‐ email@example.com.