The following statement explains Oz Homestay’s policy relating to the collection, storage and use of personal information. The purpose of this policy is to assure anyone who does business with Oz Homestay that Oz Homestay will comply with both the letter and spirit of the Privacy Act 1988.
Compliance with Privacy Legislation
Oz Homestay takes seriously its obligation to safeguard personal information regarding its customers. This policy formalises and strengthens this commitment to Oz Homestay’s customers. Oz Homestay complies with the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988.
Collection of Personal Information
Personal information is generally defined as information or an opinion that can identify a person. The type of personal information that Oz Homestay collects from its clients will depend upon what dealings the clients may have with Oz Homestay.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
In general, Oz Homestay’s policy is only to use or disclose personal information for the purpose which was either specified or reasonably apparent at the time when the information was collected. This includes sending Homestay information to students, student’s agents and schools. Oz Homestay may also use or disclose the information collected for any other related purpose for which a client would reasonably expect it to be used. If Oz Homestay wish to use or disclose the personal information in other circumstances it would obtain the client’s consent to do so.
Sharing information with other organisations
Oz Homestay may send advertising mail to its clients where the advertising mail is related to the purpose for which the information was collected. If the client no longer wishes to receive promotional information from Oz Homestay, the client should advise the Oz Homestay.
Security of personal information
Oz Homestay will take reasonable steps to protect personal information that it collects and ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date. Client information is held on secure servers or in storage located in controlled environments. Oz Homestay employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information held.
Access to Personal Information
Clients are welcome to request personal information Oz Homestay hold about them. To obtain a copy of the personal information that Oz Homestay holds, please contact the Oz Homestay. Oz Homestay may require personal identification.
If the client wishes to change personal information that is inaccurate or out-of-date, they may do so online with their own login details or write to Oz Homestay.
Changes in the Future
Additional Information on Privacy
For further information about privacy issues and the protection of privacy, visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner’s website at http://www.privacy.org.au