We respect your privacy
AAA Community Care respects your right to privacy and is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our customers and website visitors. We adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This policy sets out how we collect and treat your personal information. Personal information is information we hold which is identifiable as being about you.
Each participant is advised of confidentiality policies using the language, mode of communication and terms that the participant is most likely to understand.
AAA Community Care refers to and complies with the National Disability Insurance Scheme ( NDIS) Information Handling Operational Guidelines as accessed through the following link: https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/operational-guidelines/information-handling-operational-guideline. AAA Community Care refers to and complies with the guidelines accessed through the following Office of the Australian Information Commissioner website https://www.oaic.gov.au/
Collection of personal information
We will, from time to time, receive and store personal information you enter onto our website, provide to us directly or give to us in other forms.
You may provide basic information such as your name, phone number, address and email address to enable us to send information, provide updates and deliver services. We may collect additional information at other times, including but not limited to, when you provide feedback, when you provide information about your personal or business affairs, change your content or email preference, respond to surveys and/or promotions, provide financial or credit card information, or communicate with our customer support.
Additionally, we may also collect any other information you provide while interacting with us.
How we collect your personal information
Use of your personal information
AAA Community Care may use personal information collected from you to provide you with information, updates and our services. We may also make you aware of new and additional products, services and opportunities available to you. We may use your personal information to improve our products and services and better understand your needs.
AAA Community Care may contact you by a variety of measures including, but not limited to telephone, email, SMS or mail.
Disclosure of your personal information
Personal information is only supplied to a third party when it is required for the delivery of our services.
AAA Community Care may disclose personal information without your knowledge or consent in the case of an emergency where the life, health or security of an individual is threatened. We may also disclose personal information without knowledge or consent to comply with a warrant or court order, or as may otherwise be required or authorised by law.
We may from time to time need to disclose personal information to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request.
Information that we collect may from time to time be stored, processed in or transferred between parties located in countries outside of Australia.
If there is a change of control in our business or a sale or transfer of business assets, we reserve the right to transfer to the extent permissible at law our user databases, together with any personal information and non-personal information contained in those databases. This information may be disclosed to a potential purchaser under an agreement to maintain confidentiality. We would seek to only disclose information in good faith and where required by any of the above circumstances.
Security of your personal information
AAA Community Care is committed to ensuring that the information you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information and protect it from misuse, interference, loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. AAA Community Care will retain all documents in secure password protected electronic environment under a No Deletion Policy where all communication, records and transactions are retained permanently.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Approved Quality Auditors Scheme), Guidelines 2018 states that participant sampling methodology used under this Scheme is Opt Out sampling. This means we will need to advise all our participants that they are automatically enrolled into the audit process (i.e. they may be contacted by the audit team for interviews and/or have their files, records or plans reviewed to ensure compliance with the standard); and in the event that a participant does not want to participate in this audit process, we need to document and respect that decision, and communicate it to the approved quality auditor. The opportunity to Opt-in or Opt-out is within the consent form.
Data Breach Response
Data breaches can be caused or exacerbated by a variety of factors, involve different types of personal information, and give rise to a range of actual or potential harms to individuals and entities.
As such, there is no single way of responding to a data breach. Each breach will need to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis, with an understanding of the risks posed by a breach and the actions that would be most effective in reducing or removing these risks.
AAA Community Care will follow the following steps should a data breach occur:
Step 1: Contain the data breach to prevent any further compromise of personal information.
Step 2: Assess the data breach by gathering the facts and evaluating the risks, including potential harm to affected individuals and, where possible, taking action to remediate any risk of harm.
Step 3: Notify individuals and the Commissioner if required. If the breach is an ‘eligible data breach’ under the NDB scheme, it may be mandatory for the entity to notify.
Step 4: Review the incident and consider what actions can be taken to prevent future breaches.
Access to your personal information
You may request details of personal information that we hold about you in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you would like a copy of the information, which we hold about you or believe that any information we hold on you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please contact us.
We reserve the right to refuse to provide you with information that we hold about you, in certain circumstances set out in the Privacy Act.
Complaints about privacy
If you have any complaints about our privacy practices, please feel free to send in details of your complaints to AAA Community Care. We take complaints very seriously and will respond shortly after receiving written notice of your complaint.
When you visit our website, we may collect certain information such as browser type, operating system, website visited immediately before coming to our site, etc. This information is used in an aggregated manner to analyse how people use our site, such that we can improve our service.
Third party sites: Our site may from time to time have links to other websites not owned or controlled by us. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party websites do not constitute sponsorship or endorsement or approval of these websites. Please be aware that AAA Community Care is not responsible for the privacy practises of other such websites. We encourage our users to be aware, when they leave our website, to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal identifiable information.
AAA Community Care is obliged to retain some NDIS records for a minimum of seven years from initiation or for seven years following the eighteenth birthday should the participant be a child at time of service. AAA Community Care however operates under a no destruction policy and all records will be retained indefinitely over the life of this and related entities. The Directors of AAA Community Care have responsibility for records management, retention and destruction.