Your privacy is important to us. This statement outlines Network Nursing Agency’s policy on how we collect personal information and how we maintain, use, store and disclose the personal information we hold. This policy is in line with the Privacy Act 1988, The Privacy Amendment Act (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 and the Privacy Regulation 2013. It also takes in to account the 13 Australian Privacy Principles.
It is the policy of Network Nursing Agency to respect the confidentiality of information and the privacy of individuals.
Personal information means information or an opinion about you. It includes information regarding your contact details, work experience, qualifications, opinions about your work performance (eg references), incidents at the workplace, and other information obtained or received by us in connection with your possible and actual work placements.
Sensitive information is a special category of personal information under the Australian Privacy Act 1988. It is information or opinion about you, including membership of a professional or trade association or membership of a trade union; criminal record; health information, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, or sexual preferences or practices. As outlined in theAustralian Privacy Act, sensitive information can, in most cases, only be disclosed with your consent.
We may collect personal or sensitive information about you when:
You complete one of our application forms or provide any other information in connection with your application
We receive any reference about you
We receive results of inquiries that we might make of your former employers, work colleagues, professional associations or registration body
We receive the results of any competency or medical test or any background check
We receive any complaint or other information from or about you in the workplace
We receive any information about any insurance investigation, litigation, registration or professional disciplinary matter, criminal matter, inquest or inquiry in which you were involved
We receive any information about a workplace accident in which you are involved
You provide us with any additional information about you
Your personal and sensitive information may be used in connection with:
Your actual or possible work placement
Career guidance or management
Our assessment of your ongoing performance and prospects
Any test or assessment (including medical tests and assessments) that you might be required to undergo
Our identification of your training needs
Informing you of possible work opportunities, other events such as training or information sessions by direct mail/email/sms
Any workplace rehabilitation
If you do not give us the information we seek:
•We may be limited in our ability to locate suitable work for you
•We may be limited in our ability to place you in work
We may disclose your personal information (including to trusted third parties) for the purposes for which it is primarily held or for a related secondary purpose and in some cases, we may only disclose information with your consent.
Your personal and sensitive information may be disclosed to:
Potential and actual employers, clients of Network Nursing Agency and trusted third parties
External providers of on-line training
A professional association or registration body that has a legitimate interest in the disclosure of your personal and sensitive information
A Workers Compensation body
Any person with a lawful entitlement to obtain the information
At Network Nursing Agency, we train our staff to respect the confidentiality of customer information and the privacy of individuals. Network Nursing Agency regard breaches of your privacy very seriously and any breach will result in disciplinary action being taken, dependent upon severity. Network Nursing Agency have appointed a Privacy Officer to ensure that our management of personal information is in accordance with this policy and the relevant Privacy Acts.
Safeguarding the privacy of your information is important to us, whether you interact with us personally, by phone, mail, over the internet or other electronic medium. We hold personal information in a combination of secure computer storage facilities and paper-based files and other records, and take such steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to protect the personal information we hold
from misuse, interference and loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We may need to maintain records for a significant period of time. However, when we consider information is no longer needed, we will securely destroy the records.
Network Nursing Agency takes such steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to ensure that the personal information it holds and discloses is accurate, up to date and complete. We recognise that information changes frequently with changes of address and other personal circumstances. Please advise your consultant when your personal details change.
You can make enquiries, requests to access/delete or correct your information, or complain about alleged breaches of the APP’s or IPP’s to our Privacy Officer:
Network Nursing Agency
Suite 9, Level 2, 30 Atchison St, St.Leonards 2065
Ph 02 9966 5514
We aim to acknowledge receipt of all complaints within 10 working days, and aim to resolve all complaints within 30 working days. This may not be possible in all circumstances depending on the contents of the complaint. In this situation, we will respond to your complaint in a reasonable time. If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, in Australia you can contact the Australian
Information Commissioner (OAIC).
Subject to some exceptions that are set out in both the Australian Privacy Principles you can gain access to the personal information that we hold about you.
To make a request to access your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer.
If we refuse to provide you with access to your personal information, we will notify you in writing of the reasons for the refusal and the process for escalation regarding this refusal.
You may request that we correct the personal information that we hold about you if you deem it to be inaccurate, incomplete, out-of-date, irrelevant or misleading. We will take reasonable steps under the circumstances to correct the information.
If we refuse to correct your personal information, we will notify you in writing of the reasons detailing our refusal to correct the information and the process for escalation regarding this refusal.