This policy applies to all publications published by NSW SRC. It also covers websites relating to the NSW SRC publications hosted by third parties.
This statement is designed to tell you as much as possible about how the NSW SRC uses and manages personal information provided to, or collected by the NSW SRC. We believe you should be made aware of our practices so you can make informed decisions about how you allow us to use your information.
The NSW SRC is bound by and supports the National Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act. As a media organisation, the NSW SRC publicly commits to the standards set out below under the heading “Media Organisation Privacy Standards” in relation to it acts and practices carried out in the course of journalism.
Any questions regarding this statement or complaints regarding privacy should be sent to the NSW SRC’s Privacy Officer at NSW SRC, PO BOX 710 WYONG NSW 2259
What kind of personal information does the NSW SRC collect and how does the NSW SRC collect it?
The NSW SRC collects a range of personal information from members of the public.
The NSW SRC collects most information directly from you. We collect this information so you can subscribe to publications, advertise in our magazines, request a product or service from NSW SRC, complete a survey or questionnaire, enter an event, seek employment, or communicate with NSW SRC by e-mail, telephone or in writing.
In general, the type of personal information the NSW SRC collects and holds could include (but is not limited to) name, address, contact, vehicle and team details.
How the NSW SRC uses Personal Information
The NSW SRC uses personal information for the primary purpose for which it is collected and for such other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose.
In general, the NSW SRC uses personal information for the following purposes:
- to provide publications to readers of its publications;
- to provide other products or services which are requested from the NSW SRC, including advertising services;
- to help the NSW SRC manage and enhance its products and services;
- to communicate with readers of its publications;
- to provide people with ongoing information about the NSW SRC’s products, services and events in which they may have an interest.
In many cases where the NSW SRC asks you to provide the NSW SRC with information about yourself, if you do not provide the NSW SRC with that information NSW SRC will not be able to provide you with the relevant product or service.
Links to Third Party Websites from NSW SRC Websites
To the extent that the NSW SRC Website contains links to sites operated by third parties and not related to NSW SRC products, services or events (“Linked Websites”), the Linked Websites are not controlled by the NSW SRC and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those companies. Before disclosing your personal information to Linked Websites, we advise you to examine their privacy polices.
Ordering Third Party product
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computers hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to provide the functionality you require when visiting NSW SRC Websites (for example, to place items in a shopping cart) and personalises your internet experience
To whom might the NSW SRC disclose Personal Information?
The NSW SRC may disclose personal information it collects about you to a related company. The company to which information is disclosed is bound to use it for the same purpose as the information was collected, unless otherwise permitted by law.
The NSW SRC may also provide your information to:
- newsagents for the purpose of fulfilling subscriptions to NSW SRC publications;
- Organisations who are sponsoring or otherwise involved with or participating in a promotion, competition or survey;
- other companies or individuals NSW SRC engages to perform functions on behalf of NSW SRC, such as mailing a subscription, processing credit card information, mailing of information or prizes, data analysis, telemarketing, research, and advertising;
- anyone you authorise NSW SRC to disclose information to.
NSW SRC may decide to buy or sell assets which form part of or relate to its business. In any such transaction, personal information will usually be one of the transferred assets and will be disclosed to the purchaser.
How does NSW SRC treat Sensitive Information?
In referring to ‘sensitive information’ the NSW SRC means information relating to a person’s racial or ethnic origin, membership of political bodies, religions, trade unions or other professional or trade association, sexual preferences, criminal record and health information.
If you decide to provide the NSW SRC with sensitive information, it is the NSW SRC’s policy that this information will be used and disclosed only for the purpose for which it was provided or a directly related secondary purpose, unless you agree otherwise or use or disclosure of this information is allowed by law.
Management and security of personal information
The NSW SRC has appointed a Privacy Officer to oversee the NSW SRC’s management of personal information in accordance with this policy and the Commonwealth Privacy Act. NSW SRC has also directed staff that personal information must be dealt with in accordance with this policy and that personal information must be kept secure from unauthorised access or disclosure.
Updating Personal Information
The NSW SRC endeavours to ensure that the personal information it holds is accurate, complete and up-to-date. NSW SRC encourages you to contact it as soon as possible in order to update any personal information it holds about you. NSW SRC’s contact details are set out below.
The National Privacy Principles require the NSW SRC to not store personal information longer than necessary. Where the NSW SRC no longer requires any personal information that it holds, that personal information will be destroyed or NSW SRC will remove from it any details that will identify individuals.
You have the right to check what Personal Information NSW SRC holds about you
Under the Commonwealth Privacy Act, you have the right to obtain access to any personal information which NSW SRC holds about you and to advise NSW SRC of any perceived inaccuracy. There are some exceptions to this right set out in the Act.
To make a request to access any information NSW SRC holds about you, please contact the NSW SRC in writing as set out below. The NSW SRC will require you to verify your identity and specify what information you require. The NSW SRC may charge a fee to cover the cost of verifying your application and locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested. If the information sought is extensive, the NSW SRC will advise of the likely cost in advance and can help to refine your request if required.
How to contact NSW SRC
If you would like to make an access request or wish to provide feedback about this policy, please contact the NSW SRC by writing to the NSW SRC’s Privacy Officer at NSW SRC, PO BOX 710 WYONG NSW 2259