YOUR PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT TO GOOD NEIGHBORS AUSTRALIA
The information we collect
You may choose to provide personal information when you participate in activities on our website, such as, but not limited to, sponsoring a child, making a donation, submitting a form, or joining an email list. The personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, postal address, post code, telephone number, organisation name, email address, credit-card details, bank information, and/or billing information.
How we may use your personal information:
How we protect your personal information:
Good Neighbors Australia takes information security seriously. We regularly review our information security procedures to ensure that your information is transferred, used, and stored responsibly. Our security measures include, but are not limited to, annual staff training on data handling; limiting the number of staff with access to your personal information; and electronic and physical security measures.
We accept donations for sponsorship, projects, and other activities online through a secure site. The credit-card charges are processed at our office. We have taken the steps required to ensure that our server encrypts your credit-card information so that it may be safely transmitted over the Web and processed at our office. Your credit-card information will not be released by Good Neighbors Australia for any purpose.
Protection against fraud:
Good Neighbors Australia will never ask you to:
• supply bank details via email;
• send money to support an individual child;
• provide accommodation for a child;
• enter into direct personal correspondence with a child without oversight by Good Neighbors Australia.
Note to Parents and Children
Good Neighbors Australia is concerned about the protection of online privacy for all our website users. We are particularly respectful of the privacy of our young users. We encourage parents to monitor their children’s use of the Internet and to help us protect their privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this website or any other without permission. We will never attempt to extract unnecessary information from you, regardless of age.
Good Neighbors Australia welcomes children to learn more about our organisation and, where appropriate, participate in our volunteer activities. However, we encourage this to be done only with their parents’ knowledge and supervision.
Although the Privacy Act 1988 does not set a minimum age at which an individual can make decisions regarding his or her personal information, we believe that it would be in the best interest of a person under the age of 18 that we require consent from the minor as well as their parent or guardian regarding us collecting, holding and using personal information of the minor. Accordingly, the parent or legal guardian of any person aged below 18 years of age is required to consent to the collection and use of his/her child’s personal information if it is provided to us, and this requirement is additional to the provision of consent by the person aged below 18 years of age himself or herself.
A parent or legal guardian of any child under 18 years of age can review his/her child’s personal information, ask to have it deleted, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child’s information. If the parent or legal guardian wishes to exercise this right, he/she should contact us via email at email@example.com.
Good Neighbors Australia gives you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving additional information from us at any time. If you do not wish to receive mailings and/or e-mails from Good Neighbors Australia, you will have the opportunity at any time to request removal from future mailings and/or e-mail by contacting us or unsubscribing from the e-mail list. If you ever experience difficulty removing yourself from our mailing or e-mail lists, please contact Good Neighbors Australia at the information provided at the end of this page.
How you can access your information
You have a right to access your personal information that may be held by us by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will action on your request within a reasonable period of time. We may refuse to provide you with certain information where permitted or required by law.
How you can change or delete your information
You have a right to review and amend the information about you that may be recorded on our database by contacting us via email at email@example.com. We will action on your request within a reasonable period of time. In the same way, a request may be made to delete personal information, and all reasonable steps to delete the information will be made by us, except where it is required for legal reasons. Deletion of information may result in Good Neighbors Australia being unable to facilitate or provide its services or information (including any e-newsletters or blog updates) and/or upcoming event information. We are not responsible for removing your personal information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided your information in accordance with this policy.
Links to other websites
In order to provide a more comprehensive, interactive, and educational site, this site contains links to other websites. We do our best to carefully choose those sites with which we link, but cannot take responsibility for the practices or content of these sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on any sites you may visit before providing personal information.
Storage and Security of Personal Information
We will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any personal information recorded, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. The information is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities. When you provide credit card information to make a donation, we use the industry standard for Internet security – Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology – to help protect the information you provide. Our employees and data processors are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by Good Neighbors Australia. However, security of communications over the Internet cannot be guaranteed, and therefore absolute assurance that information will be secured at all times cannot be given. Good Neighbors Australia will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to personal information.
Procedure for complaints
If you have a compliant about our privacy practices, please send the details of your compliant via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your complaint will be investigated internally and a response to your complaint will be provided in writing within a reasonable period. We expect our procedures will deal fairly and promptly with your complaint. However, if you remain dissatisfied, you can also contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). Note that complaints must be made in writing using the information available at www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-complaints. Contact details of OAIC are as follows:
Director of Compliance
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)
GPO Box 5218
Sydney NSW 2001
Tel: 1300 363 992
Any changes to this policy will be posted prior to their implementation.
Contacting us about your privacy preferences:
If you have any questions regarding this privacy, contact Good Neighbors Australia:
Good Neighbors Australia Inc
9 George Street
North Strathfield NSW 2137
Tel: 0416 030 381
Information we collect and how we may use it
If you are a customer of Kindful, we collect certain information about you in order to provide you with our donor management system and/or online payment service (the “Service”). When you register for the Service we will request some personal information such as your name and email address, and information about your organization such as the name of your organization, Tax ID, mailing address, and tax designation. Furthermore, if you are opening a merchant account, Kindful may also obtain information about you from third party sources, including, without limitation, consumer reporting agencies. This information is used to contact you about the services on our Site for which you have expressed an interest. As part of the Service, we may also collect donor information on behalf of your organization. Except as may be expressly set forth herein, we will not use any donor information collected on your behalf for any purpose other than to provide the Service. Any tax or financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the Service. If you purchase the Service by credit card, this information will be transmitted to our credit card merchant account provider, and may be forwarded to your credit card provider. We do not store credit card information.
If you are a donor for a Kindful customer, we collect certain information from you in order to process your donation (“Donor Information”). Kindful will use Donor Information during the course of providing the Service to such Kindful customer. Kindful may also use Donor Information at an aggregate level for internal business analyses and fraud prevention. During the course of providing the Service to Kindful customers, Kindful may disclose Donor Information to banks, processors, card associations, and other financial institutions that are involved in the course of processing or screening the transaction applicable to the Donor Information.
We may use personal information for internal purposes to provide you with other products and services, or to contact you regarding administrative notices or communications relevant to you on this Site. In addition, we may use personal information to provide or improve products or services that you have requested.
We will only use access to read Gmail message bodies (including attachments), metadata, headers, and settings to display emails to authorized users of Kindful and will not transfer this Gmail data to others unless doing so is necessary to provide and improve these features, comply with applicable law, or as part of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets.
We will not use this Gmail data for serving advertisements.
We will not allow humans to read this data unless we have your affirmative agreement for specific messages, doing so is necessary for security purposes such as investigating abuse, to comply with applicable law, or for our internal operations and even then only when the data have been aggregated and anonymized.
When we disclose your information
Kindful takes your privacy very seriously. The information we collect is used to provide the Service, and, in general, is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes. However, there are times when it may be advantageous for Kindful to make certain personal information about you available to companies that Kindful has a strategic relationship with or that perform work for Kindful to provide products and services to you on our behalf. These companies may help us process information, deliver products or services to you, provide customer service, manage and enhance user data, assess your interest in our products and services, or conduct user research or satisfaction surveys. We may also disclose your personal information, if you have authorized us to act on your behalf to initiate the creation of a merchant account for the purpose of accepting donations by credit card.
At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.
In addition, Kindful may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. In such an event, personal information may be one of the assets transferred.
How we protect your personal information
Kindful takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.
You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the internet. Do not share your registration information with anyone, and make sure you use a secure web browser.
Accessing your information
This Site may contain web pages through which you can correct or update some of the personal information you have provided to us. Kindful will make a good faith effort to make requested changes and correct your data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if we are not required to retain it by law or for legitimate purposes.
Cookies and other technologies
To make this Site more useful to you, we automatically gather general statistical information about this Site and its visitors, such as IP addresses (and information tied to IP addresses, such as screen size, color depth, language, java enabling, flash version, page title, host name, referring source, and page path), browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, services purchased, etc. In doing so, we do not reference you by name, email, mailing address, or any similar personal information. We use this data in the aggregate to learn about our visitors and to improve our ability to cater to their needs. We may use third party vendors to gather general statistical information about this Site and its visitors as well as to perform certain services on behalf of this Site, such as hosting this Site, designing or operating this Site’s features, or performing other administrative services. We may provide these companies with access to your personal information to carry out the services they are performing for you or for Kindful.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices you must send a request to email@example.com.