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The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) is committed to making sure that the information you provide us remains secure and that you are aware of what information is held and your rights in regards to your information. The TSANZ works within the Australian Government Privacy Act, 1998 and the Privacy Regulations 2001. The TSANZ New Zealand Branch Incorporated works within the relevant New Zealand privacy legislation. The TSANZ branches must also comply with the state level privacy related legislations.
You provide information to TSANZ when you become a member of the Society.
You are generally asked to provide us with your name and contact details as well as other information when you join the Society as a member. Information which can identify you is known as personal information. Besides personal information, some specific information about you which may include your cultural background, your spiritual beliefs or health information may be requested and this is called sensitive information. We will not collect sensitive information about you without your express consent unless required by law.
Any credit card or bank information is destroyed after being used to pay membership fees and other payments. If credit card or bank information needs to be kept, this is done with the explicit consent of the member and stored in a locked cabinet or pin secured electronic file.
Member details are stored electronically in the web-based member data base and in a paper based file in a locked filing cabinet, in the secretariat’s office. Members may access and correct or change their web-based information at any time by logging on and accessing their electronic file. You can check the information we hold about you in the paper based files by contacting the TSANZ secretariat and a staff person will then help arrange access.
How we use information
The TSANZ uses the information you give us for:
- Maintaining an accurate profile of the Society’s membership
- Monitoring and reporting on the payment status of members
- Evaluating member services
- Sending out relevant information and newsletters
- Keeping track of member participation in committees and special interest groups.
Your personal information is not disclosed to third parties without your written consent or unless required by law.
We may use the information for internal reviews and analysis and may also use it to produce certain consolidated statistics about our services. However, we will not disclose your individual information, nor sell, trade or rent that information for any purpose.
If we need to disclose any information to conform with any laws or legal process we will inform you what information has been disclosed and to whom (unless informing you is precluded by legislation), so that you can take any necessary action.
By giving your personal information and sensitive information you are consenting to our use of this information to be used for the purposes outlined above.
If you wish to request access to or correct your personal information or if you have any queries regarding this Privacy Statement, please contact the TSANZ Executive Officer using the contact details below.
|Address:||Suite 405, Level 4, 5 Hunter Street, Sydney
POST: GPO Box 1491
SYDNEY NSW 2001
|Phone No:||02 9222 6200|
|Fax:||02 9221 0438|
|ABN:||17 057 925 836|