We are required by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) to comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) (subject to the other provisions of the Privacy Act). The APP’s regulate the manner in which personal information is handled, from collection, to use and disclosure, storage, accessibility and disposal.
We are also required to comply with the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) (Spam Act) and the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 (Cth) (Do Not Call Register Act).
What is Personal Information?
‘Personal information’ is any information, in any form, about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable from the information. Examples include, but are not limited to, an individual’s name, address, contact number and email address.
Collection of Personal Information
To the extent required by the Privacy Act:
- We will only collect personal information that is necessary or relevant for one or more of our functions or activities
- We will collect personal information only by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive manner
- When we collect personal information directly from you, we will take reasonable steps at or before the time of collection to ensure that you are aware of the purposes of collection, any other organisations (or types of organisations) to which we would usually disclose information of that kind, detail on how you access the information and how to contact us.
Use of Personal Information
The personal information you provide to The Australian Centre for Brain and Body is primarily collected and used for the purpose of arranging and delivering movement lessons using the Anat Baniel MethodⓇ (ABM) of NeuroMovementⓇ. The information may also be utilised for related functions including, but not limited to:
- communicating with you regarding lesson schedules
- administering accounts and processing payments
- providing relevant information, articles and newsletters
- notifying you of promotions and events
- market research or surveys
- training and ongoing learning for ABM practitioners.
When you provide your personal information, you consent that it can be used for the above purposes and that The Australian Centre for Brain and Body is an authorised holder of such information. Your consent will remain current until you advise us otherwise.
Disclosure of Personal Information
When necessary, personal information will be disclosed as required or authorised by or under law or as otherwise permitted by the Privacy Act.
In performing our functions and activities, we may need to disclose personal information to third parties, which may include:
- qualified and trainee ABM practitioners – contractors and employees
- financial institutions for payment processing
- government and other regulatory bodies.
We may on occasion require the help of other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as shipping, scheduling and event management. We will only provide such companies with the information they require to perform these services. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that these companies are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.
From time to time The Australian Centre for Brain and Body may offer introductions or links to third parties. We are not responsible for the actions of these third parties, including their privacy practices and any content they provide. We encourage you to review their privacy policies to learn more about what, why and how they collect and use personal information.
Methods of Contact
We may contact you in a number of ways including:
- Telephone Call
We will not send you any commercial electronic messages such as SMS’s or emails unless this is permitted by the Spam Act. Any commercial electronic message that we send will identify The Australian Centre for Brain and Body as the sender and will include our contact details. The message will also provide an unsubscribe facility. If you do not wish to receive commercial electronic messages from us, please let us know.
Do Not Call Register
We will not call you on a number listed on the Do Not Call Register unless this is permitted under the Do Not Call Register Act. If you do not wish us to call you on a particular number, please let us know.
Data Quality and Security
To the extent required by the Privacy Act, The Australian Centre for Brain and Body will take reasonable steps to:
- Make sure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose is complete, accurate and up to date
- Protect the personal information that we hold from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure
- Destroy or permanently de-identify personal information that is no longer needed.
The Australian Centre for Brain and Body will generally provide individuals with the option of not identifying themselves when it is lawful and practicable to do so.
Cross-Border Disclosure of Personal Information
If we transfer your personal information outside of Australia, we will comply with the Privacy Act and take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas recipient does not breach the requirements that relate to cross-border disclosure of personal information.
Access, Corrections or Concerns Relating to your Personal Information
Please contact The Australian Centre for Brain and Body if you would like to access or correct the personal information that we hold about you, or if you have any concerns or complaints about the manner in which your personal information has been collected or handled.
Last update: July 2017