Developing the National Autism Strategy – Privacy Notice
Your personal information is protected by law, including under the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act).
This privacy collection notice is designed to ensure you are aware of certain matters in relation to the department’s collection of your personal information, as required by the Privacy Act.
What is the purpose of the collection?
The Department is currently inviting participants to subscribe to register their interest to receive information and updates on the development of the National Autism Strategy (the Strategy).
The Department will use the subscription list to provide updates to subscribers on the development of the Strategy, including upcoming consultation activities.
What is ‘personal information’ and ‘sensitive information’?
Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.
Sensitive information is a subset of personal information. It includes information or an opinion about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, membership of associations or unions, sexual orientation or practices, criminal record, or health, genetic or biometric information.
What personal information we collect
We will collect your email address and name in order to manage the subscription list and to provide you with updates on the Strategy, including upcoming consultation activities.
Through your participation in this subscription list, we will continue to hold your name and email address.
The Department does not intend on collecting your sensitive information for this subscription list.
How we collect your information
We will collect information from you directly when you subscribe to the mailing list or if you email us directly requesting to be included on the subscription list.
Why we collect your personal information
Your personal information is collected for the purpose of managing the subscription list related to the development of the Strategy.
If you do not provide your name and email address, we will be unable to update you on the development of the Strategy, including upcoming consultation activities.
Who we disclose your personal information to
The Department uses Intuit Mailchimp, a service based in the United States of America to maintain the subscription list. Therefore, your personal information will be disclosed and stored outside Australia for the purpose of using Intuit Mailchimp.
- We may also disclose your personal information to the following people, organisations or third parties:
- entities contracted to provide services to assist us with the development of the Strategy, where required (which may include entities contracted to the department to provide information technology, accessibility, analysis and editing services);
- individuals within agencies, organisations and bodies that will be working with the Department on the development of the Strategy, including Ministers and their staff and advisory groups to the Australian Government; and,
- other parties where the disclosure is authorised by law.
All entities contracted by us are subject to strict confidentiality, privacy, and security obligations.
Storage of your personal information
Storage of personal information (and the disposal of information when no longer required) is managed in accordance with the Australian Government records management regime, including the Archives Act 1983, agency-specific records authorities and general records authorities. This ensures your personal information is held securely by the Department.
If you have any concerns or questions, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Confirmation and consent
By providing your personal information to subscribe to the subscription list, you consent to the Department collecting your personal information and handling your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Collection Notice.