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MAPA general privacy policy

APPA General Privacy Policy.
We are APPA (ABN 54 057 536 862). Protecting your privacy is important to us. This policy explains how we manage personal information within our organisation.

We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.


A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at


Kinds of personal information we collect and why we collect it

The kind of personal information that we collect and hold about you may include:


  • identifying information, such as your name and date of birth;

  • contact information, such as your postal address, email address and telephone number;

  • social media handles and other social media profile information that you make available to us or to the public;

  • financial information, such as credit card, bank account or other payment details;

  • details about your occupation and your employment history (e.g. where you provide us with a copy of your CV for a membership application, or in applications for APPA awards) 

  • records of our communications with you, including any messages you send us


We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing you with the general benefits of membership, for the administration of specific activities where additional personal information may be collected (e.g. APPA awards), or to respond to queries or requests that you submit to us.


We may from time to time use your personal information in order to promote events or activities that we think you may be interested in (including in some cases, events and services that are provided by a third party, e.g. partner organisations such as MAPS).


When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.


Sensitive information 

Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual's racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
APPA will not collect sensitive information unless it is necessary to do so in order for us to communicate with you, or if you voluntarily provide it to us on an unsolicited basis.

Third parties
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.
Disclosure of Personal Information

Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
•    Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
•    Where required or authorised by law.

Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.

When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most non-sensitive information (e.g. names and contact details of members) will be kept for at least 7 years.

Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.

In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

Policy Updates
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website

Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries
If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us at: or

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