ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRIVACY ACT 1988
©Southern Star Research respects your privacy and takes all reasonable care when dealing with personal information. As an Australian company we are bound by the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) stated in the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (“the Privacy Act”), which regulates how we may collect, use, disclose and store personal information and how individuals may access and correct personal information held about them.
COLLECTION & USE
In the course of our usual business practices, Southern Star Research will collect personal information about individuals. We may collect personal information direct from the individual or indirectly from a third party. An example of collection from a third party would be the collection of research data generated by a clinical Investigator involved in a clinical trial.
The types of information we would usually collect are names, contact details (phone numbers, residential/business addresses, email addresses), professional details, professional qualifications and experience, clinical interests / specialities and, for clinical trials, sensitive information in the form of research data.
We will only use personal information for the primary purpose agreed to by the individual or for a secondary related purpose if it is:
- Directly linked to the needs of our business
- Would be reasonably expected by the individual
- To provide you the services that you requested
- Send you marketing communications
- Required or authorised by law
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information. All sensitive data collected will only be used for the purpose for which it was obtained, a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose, with your consent or where required or authorised by law.
We take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate, up to date and complete. These steps include maintaining and updating personal information when we are advised by individuals that their personal information has changed, and at other times as necessary.
We take our responsibility for the personal information we collect and maintain very seriously. Southern Star Research uses technical precautions and has implemented business processes to protect your Personal Information from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. However Southern Star Research is not liable for any unauthorised access to, or dissemination of, this information.
When no longer required, personal information is destroyed in a secure manner or deleted.
If an individual requests access to the personal information we hold about them, or requests that we change that personal information, we will allow access or make the changes unless we consider that there is a sound reason under the Privacy Act, or other relevant law to withhold the information.
If we do not agree to provide access to personal information the individual may seek a review of our decision or may appeal our decision under the Freedom of Information Act.
If we do not agree to make requested changes to personal information the individual may make a statement about the requested changes and we will attach this to the record.
Individuals can obtain further information about how to request access or make changes to the information we hold about them by contacting us at email@example.com
GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION
VARIATIONS TO THIS POLICY