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Privacy Policy



Granite Belt Connect is committed to complying with the Privacy Act 1988, the

Australian Privacy Principles 2014 and the privacy provisions of all applicable


This privacy policy covers all personal information we hold, that is, information, or an

opinion about an individual, whose identity is apparent, or can be reasonably

ascertained, from that information or opinion. This includes information we have

collected from people through our office, over the phone and over the internet.

Collecting Information

When we collect personal information from an individual, we will ensure that we do

so in a fair manner and that we let the individual know where and how to contact our

organisation. We will only collect information that is necessary for one or more of our


If we collect sensitive information (as defined under the Act), we will treat it with the

utmost security and confidentiality. We will ensure that it is not collected for any

purposes, other than those for which we have obtained the individual’s consent,

unless the law requires otherwise, or other exceptional circumstances prevail as

described under the Act.

Where an individual chooses not to provide requested information, we will advise

that individual of what consequences this non-disclosure may have. For example,

withholding certain information may limit our ability to provide relevant services to


Disclosing Information

We will only disclose personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act. This

means that personal information may be disclosed:

 For the purposes for which we have advised that we are collecting it, and for

related purposes that the individual would reasonably expect,

  • Where we have the consent of the individual to do so,

  • As required by law, or

  • Under other circumstances where permitted under the Act.

In the course of our business activities, we may need to disclose some of your

personal information to relevant staff.

Unauthorised disclosure or access


As Granite Belt Connect is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals, we will

view unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal information by our

employees or contractors, as a serious breach of this policy. Appropriate action

(which may include disciplinary or legal action) will be taken in such cases.

Access to personal information

Individuals may request to access or correct their personal information. However,

Granite Belt Connect may occasionally need to deny access to information in

accordance with the exemptions contained in the Act. All requests for access to

personal information should be lodged in writing to Granite Belt Connect.


Our goal is to protect the personal information collected by Granite Belt Connect and

its associations. Personal information will be managed confidentially and securely

and destroyed appropriately when no longer required.

We will monitor and implement appropriate technical advances or management

processes, to safeguard personal information.

Data Quality

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the data we collect, use or disclose

is accurate, complete and up to date, and has been obtained directly from individuals

or other reputable sources.

Privacy Inquiries

Privacy related inquiries or concerns can be directed to Granite Belt Connect.

Availability and review of Policy

We will make our privacy policy available upon request and will provide a link to this

policy from our website.

This policy will be reviewed periodically and any amendments will be incorporated

into the updated policy.

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