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Privacy Policy

At Gymea Anglican Church we believe that privacy is important and that people have the right to have their personal information kept private. Set out below is a summary of how those principles are applied to the information that we collect, and how we hold, use and disclose that information.

Collection of Information

We collect and retain information when necessary for the purposes of the ministry and related activities of Gymea Anglican Church. No one is under any compulsion to give us any personal information. The Church may collect general information about you such as your name, address and other details so that we can contact you. We may also collect personal information during the course of dealing with you, for example when you wish to obtain goods or services from the Church, when you register for conferences or events and when you participate in Church activities or complete other forms. The information collected may include some sensitive information such as health information. Where practicable, the purpose for which we collect personal information will be made clear at the time of collection. Providing certain information will ensure we are able to provide you with the access to the relevant services or the assistance you have requested.

Use and Disclosure of Information

We use information only for the purposes we have disclosed at the time of collection, or otherwise as set out in this Privacy Policy. We will not use or disclose your personal information for any other purpose without first seeking your consent, unless authorised or required by law. We will not mention any sensitive information provided to us, such as health or personal information without the approval of you or the person responsible for you. Generally we will only use and disclose your personal information as follows:

  • to maintain contact and keep you informed of developments and activities which may be of interest to you

  • to establish and maintain a record of your involvement and attendance at services and groups

  • to maintain an online database of contact details of congregation members which is only accessible by members and to publish a directory of participating congregation members. Your contact details will only be available to other congregation members if you specifically agree to your details being disclosed

  • to provide the products or services you have requested from the Church

  • to answer your inquiry


Data Quality & Identifiers

We will endeavour to keep personal information complete, accurate and up to date. We will also provide you with secure login access to the database to allow you to update your contact details. We will not use any Government or agency numbers to identify an individual. Unless required by law we do not retain any personal numbers such as tax file numbers.

Data Security

We will take reasonable steps to keep secure the personal information which we hold and to protect it from unauthorised disclosure and misuse. Email is not a secure method of transmitting information and so we cannot accept responsibility for the security of information you send to us by email.

Access and Correction

We will provide individuals with access to their personal information as required by law and take reasonable steps to correct information which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. To request access to the personal information that the Church holds about you please contact the Church Administrator. If you wish to have your personal information deleted please let us know and we will delete that information as far as practicable.

Privacy Officer

Concerns, questions or complaints about our Privacy Policy should be directed to the Church Administrator (email or phone (02) 9524 6225).

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