In order to carry out its activities, the Federation may collect personal information from, on or on behalf of, members, potential members and potential students and former members, in order to provide Professional and Industrial Services related to the professions of nursing and midwifery or the employment of nurses and midwives. Personal information is also collected from subscribers to the Federation's publications.Personal information includes all information or opinion about an individual whose identity is apparent or can reasonably be determined from the information or opinion and may include sensitive information, which is defined as information or opinion about an individual's membership of a trade union; sexual orientation or practices; criminal record; or personal health.
This Policy applies to personal information the Federation collects from you:
This Policy also applies to personal information the Federation collects from any other third party, about you.
From time to time you may voluntarily supply your personal information to the Federation. The Federation will record your demographic details if you send us a message, subscribe to an email newsletter, or complete a form if this information is requested.
When you provide your personal information, it allows us, for example, assist you with industrial relations and employment queries, inform you about industrial, social and political campaigns, and accept your application for membership. You may supply personal information to the Federation by, for example, responding to a survey, filling in a meeting attendance sheet, taking part in a competition, completing a membership form, discussing your issues with a delegate, or signing up to a campaign. The Federation only collects personal information that is necessary for the Federation to perform its functions and/or activities.
Depending upon the circumstances you may provide to the Federation, and the Federation may collect, information such as, but not limited to:
Some personal information is considered sensitive information and includes:
The Privacy Act allows the Federation to collect sensitive information which relates solely to the Federation’s members or people who have regular contact with the Federation if the sensitive information relates to the Federation’s activities. We will only collect sensitive information where we have received your consent to your personal information being collected, used, disclosed and stored by the Federation in accordance with this Policy.
Where you provide information to the Federation in relation to a job application the personal information you provide will only be collected, held, used and disclosed for the purposes of considering your potential employment with the Federation. Where you provide the details of referees, you confirm that you have informed the referees that you are providing their contact information to the Federation and they have consented to the Federation contacting them and discussing the personal information you have provided in relation to the job application.
We will collect personal information directly from you unless:
Where we have collected personal information about you either directly or by other means as set out above, we will notify you at the time, or as soon as practicable, to ensure that you are aware of such collection and its purpose.
You can choose to interact with us anonymously or by using a pseudonym where it is lawful and practicable. For example, you may wish to participate in a blog or enquire about a particular campaign anonymously or under a pseudonym. Your decision to interact anonymously or by using a pseudonym may affect the level of services we can offer you. For example, we may not be able to assist you with a specific industrial enquiry or investigate a privacy complaint on an anonymous or pseudonymous basis. We will inform you if this is the case and let you know the options available to you.
If we receive unsolicited personal information about or relating to you and we determine that such information could have been collected in the same manner if we had solicited the information, then we will treat it in the same way as solicited personal information and in accordance with the APPs. Otherwise if we determine that such information could not have been collected in the same manner as solicited personal information, and that information is not contained in a Commonwealth record, we will, if it is lawful and reasonable to do so, destroy the information or de-identify the information.
The Federation collects, holds, uses and discloses your personal information to:
You consent to our use of your personal information for the purposes of providing you with information about ANMF-related events, products or services which may be of interest to you.
If you do not wish to receive communications from the Federation, you may request to cancel such communications by:
The Federation website collects two types of information. The first type is anonymous information. The web server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the internet service provider's logs.
Another way information may be collected is through the use of "cookies". A cookie is a small text file that the website may be placed on your computer. Cookies may be used, among other things, to track the pages you have visited, to remember your preferences and to store personal information about you.
The Federation will not adopt as our own identifier a government related identifier of an individual, such as a tax file number or Medicare card number and will only use or disclose a government related identifier where the use or disclosure:
This Policy may be varied from time to time and an updated version will be posted on the Federation’s websites. Please check our websites regularly to ensure that you have the most recent version of the Policy.