Management of Personal Information
Wildlife Health Australia has statutory requirements under the Associations Incorporation Act (2009) to maintain lists of members and their contact details. Collection of personal information is required to satisfy this requirement.
Wildlife Health Australia respects and protects the privacy of our members and contacts. Personal information collected by WHA is treated as confidential and is protected in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988.
If you apply for membership of WHA, or provide us with your personal information by another means, we may collect personal information, which may include such details as your name, email address, organisation, postal, business and residential address, and contact phone numbers.
We may also collect personal information related to recruitment, human resource management and other corporate service functions.
We only collect personal information by lawful and fair means. These include when a person:
- completes a hard copy, online application or other type of form;
- subscribes to any WHA publication or mail list
- sends us an email, fax or letter; or;
- accesses and uses our services through our websites.
We do not actively seek to collect sensitive information unless it is necessary for our business purposes. If we do have to collect sensitive information, WHA will do so in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.
Wildlife Health Australia has statutory requirements under the Associations Incorporation Act (2009) to maintain lists of members and their contact details. Management of this information by WHA satisfies the requirements of this act. We take all reasonable steps to protect personal information from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect such information held by us. Personal information repositories are held electronically within a secure customer relationship management (CRM) system.
WHA employ secure methods to opt out, destroy or de-identify any personal information as soon as the law permits, provided the information is no longer needed by us for any legitimate purpose.
Personal information collected by WHA is used to satisfy membership requirements under the Associations Incorporation Act (2009) and to enable the Objects of the Association to be met.
Wildlife Health Australia link, support and inform government and private stakeholders across Australia who work with or have an interest in wildlife health and to better manage potential impacts on Australia’s environment, biodiversity, animal and human health, trade and tourism.
Wildlife Health Australia participates in research, investigation, monitoring, surveillance and recording of wildlife disease events. As part of these activities, WHA provides information to members through email notifications, regular newsletters of wildlife health information, ad hoc disease notifications and regular membership correspondence including annual general meetings. Personal information is used by WHA to allow provision of these services to members and is intended for use only with respect to the management of wildlife health that may impact upon Australia’s animal health industries, human health, biodiversity, trade and tourism.
In all cases, use of personal information by WHA is in accordance with the requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act (2009) and is consistent with requirements under the Privacy Act 1988.