Privacy

ARM is committed to your privacy

1. The Australian Republic Movement (ARM) is committed to safeguarding your privacy. The information provided here will help you understand the way we collect, hold, use and store your personal information.

How we collect information - browsing our website

2. We don’t collect personally identifiable information on our website or other online channels unless you voluntarily choose to provide it to us it to us. When you browse republic.org.au, we receive the name of your internet service provider, your browser, the device you’re using, the site that referred you to us, the pages you visit and the date and time you visit. We don’t collect your name or other personal information.

3. ARM collects this information to understand how people use our site and to provide improved user experiences

4. If you are concerned about this information, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or warn you when cookies are being used. 

What personal information we collect from you and how we use it

5. If you opt in to our e-news, we collect your name, email address and postcode. We use this information to provide you with republican campaign news and information about local events and to help us understand more about the effective use of our communications channels.

6. If you become an ARM member, the minimum information we collect is your name, email address, postal address and banking details. Our membership form requests additional demographic information such as occupation and gender. We ask that members provide their date of birth as youth members are eligible to vote for the ARM Youth Convenor position.

7. We use this information to provide you with republican campaign news and information about local events and your membership, to help us understand more about the effective use of our communications channels and campaign progress, to identify improvements, and to report internally and externally on the campaign's achievements.

8. ARM holds personal information in our electronic records including third party cloud computing services.

9. Information is used only for the purpose for which it was disclosed. ARM uses security measures to protect against unauthorised access to your information or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of it. ARM maintains security measures to guard against unauthorised access to systems where we store personal information and conducts internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security. 

Who has access to your personal information

10. We do not sell or rent mailing lists or any other personally identifiable information to any third party.

11. Only ARM employees, officers and volunteers who need to access personal information to perform a specific task are granted access to personally identifiable information. They are required to sign the ARM's Code of Practice before this access is authorised.

12. ARM may provide access to personal information to third parties to assist us in performing the purposes identified in this policy. Members of outside agencies working with ARM to pursue the goals we have granted access to personal information are required to sign the ARM Code of Conduct which requires compliance with this policy.

13. While the ARM makes every endeavour to protect your personal details from third party observation, it will not be liable in the event of a security breach resulting from unauthorised access to the ARM's membership and other information.  All financial transactions conducted through the ARM website are undertaken solely at the user's risk.

14. ARM sometimes hires other companies to perform certain functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases, and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we take precautions to provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

15. ARM may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law. 

Our contact with you

16. We will never send you unsolicited material as a result of participating in a petition or activity. If you sign up as a member or sign a petition, you may be given the option to participate in future activities, to receive further information, or to be invited to contribute to the ARM.  You will always be given the option to decline.

17. All ARM employees, officers and volunteers who handle personal information are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.  Our employees, officers and volunteers are notified and reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our supporters' and members’ information is protected.

 Obtaining access to or correcting personal information ARM holds about you

18. You may ask us to provide you with details of the personal information we hold about you by contacting privacy@republic.org.au or by leaving a message on our Info Line (02) 6257 3705. We will respond to your request and attempt to provide you with the data within 30 days of receipt of your request. If we refuse to provide you access or correct your personal information, we will provide you with written reasons for our refusal.

19. If you believe that the personal information ARM holds about you may be incorrect or out of date, please contact privacy@republic.org.au and we will rectify any errors. 

Complaints about privacy

If you have a question, concern or complaint you can contact our privacy officer at privacy@republic.org.au or leave a message on our Info Line (02) 6257 3705 and we’ll return your call. 

The ARM will take any complaint of a privacy violation extremely seriously and will promptly investigate it. 

Currency

Our privacy and security measures and this policy are reviewed on a regular basis.  This policy was authorised by the National Executive of the ARM on 20 March 2017.