The Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton is committed to protecting web users' privacy.
We understand that visitors and users of this website expect privacy in their transactions with us and for their information to be both secure and used only for the purposes for which it is provided as advised by us.
To satisfy this need, we have developed a privacy plan which appears at the end of this Statement. The plan is based on the 11 information privacy principles specified in Information Standard 42 - Information Privacy.
Information collected from website transactions
Unless you specifically provide us with your details, such as when subscribing to a service, we will not collect any personal information, including your name, unless it is part of your email address.
We do collect information in order to improve our site such as:
- the type of browser being used;
- how and when you travel through the site:
- the pages and documents accessed; and
- our Internet address;
but we do not collect your name unless it is part of your email address
No attempt will be made to disclose your personal details to any parties outside the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton unless permitted or required by law and the information privacy principles contained in Information Standard 42 - Information Privacy.
Email from you will be treated as a public record and will be retained as required by the Libraries and Archives Act 1988.
We will not add any details from your email to a mailing list and we will not disclose these details to third parties unless permitted or required by law and Information Standard 42. Our Internet Service Provider monitors email traffic for system trouble shooting and maintenance purposes only.
This site does not provide open access facilities for securely transmitting information across the Internet. You are advised that there can be risks with transmitting information across the Internet.
This site may contain links to other web sites over which we have no influence regarding either content or compliance with privacy principles.
If you have any queries about our privacy and security practices, please contact the Webmaster.
The Diocese of Rockhampton respects the privacy rights of all individuals associated with parish community life and/or workplaces falling within the auspices of the Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Rockhampton.
In accordance with the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000, the Diocese has adopted and is bound by the ten (10) national Privacy Principles established by the Federal Privacy Commission and is set out in the Act – see www.privacy.gov.au.
It is our intention that all personal, sensitive and health information of parishioners, clients, members of religious institutes, parents/guardians, contractors, students, staff and prospective employees (considered “consumers” under the Act) is to be private and only to be used for those purposes the information was collected and recorded for so as to fulfil the mission and directions of the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton.
The Diocese intends to collect personal information in a fair and lawful manner. Prior to the collection of information the purpose of the collection, access details and other information relating to the collection will be disclosed. Sensitive information will not be collected unless the consumer has consented, it is required by law, or in other specified circumstances (eg: health and safety). Information held in relation to its consumers includes, but is not limited to details of children and their parents and/or guardians, personal background matters, contribution to fundraising and work history including references.
This information may be held for a number of reasons, including ensuring all parties meet their obligations under relevant legislation; the receipt of sacraments or pastoral care; and, work to be undertaken by staff or volunteers in a parish/agency.
The Diocese will only use or disclose information for the purpose it was collected and will not disclose or distribute to a third party any such information that is supplied, without our consumer’s specific consent or unless we are required to do so by law. Reasonable steps will be taken to protect personal, sensitive and health information from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, disclosure or alteration. We may distribute aggregated statistical information for reporting purposes, but personally identifying information will not be distributed to third parties.
Consumers may at any time request access to their personal, sensitive or health information. If a consumer believes that any of the personal, sensitive or health information held by us is incomplete or inaccurate, in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy legislation, they have the right to notify us and make any updates or corrections.
Individual privacy issues can be discussed in the first instance with a parish’s Priest or an agency’s responsible line manager. Alternatively, if an individual believes that their privacy has been breached and this matter is unable to be resolved at an agency or local Parish level, a complaint may be made in writing to an appropriate Privacy Officer. In order for such complaints to be properly investigated, they should identify the person whose privacy appears to have been breached. Anonymous complaints will not be dealt with.
From time to time this statement may be reviewed to ensure that it remains relevant and appropriate.
If you would like further information about the way that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton manages the personal information it holds, please contact:
Diocesan Privacy Officer
PO Box 611
Rockhampton Qld 4700
Telephone: (07) 49 313 620
Facsimile: (07) 49 313 729