At AAMC Training Group ("the Company"), we recognise that your privacy is important. We are bound by, and committed to supporting, the National Privacy Principles (NPP) set out in the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2001. The information set out below is largely a summary of our obligations under the NPP.
Use and Disclosure
We are subject to certain legislative and regulatory requirements which necessitate us obtaining and holding detailed information which personally identifies you and/or contains information or an opinion about you. In addition, our ability to provide you with comprehensive training services is dependent on us obtaining certain personal information about you, which may include:
- Name and address
- Employment details and employment history
- Phone numbers, email address and personal or PO Box address
- Career history
- Credit Card details (for credit card payments) - All credit card transactions are processed using 128 bit SSL encryption
- Banking details (for EzyPay/SmartFee applicants)
Legal requirements: We will destroy or de-identify your personal information when it is no longer required.
It is an obligation for information collected about you and your enrolment in this Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to be submitted to the Australian Government to inform the Government and its agencies about this RTO’s participation in the Vocational Educational Sector. The information is collected in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988. The information collected will be maintained accurately and securely. This information will not be passed onto a third party unless a written authorisation is received from you. You may access this information freely on request.
AAMC Training utilises a real-time Learning Management System that is available to students to view their records of progress, certificates and PD statements (7 years) by simply logging on to the students Member Area of the AAMC Training website.
As AAMC Training is a Registered Training Organisation, we are required to keep student records for a period of 30 years. Your records are kept in safe storage and a copy of these can be requested by you throughout this time. No details will be forwarded to any third party unless we receive your consent in writing.
Access and Correction
You may access the personal information we retain and request corrections. This right of access is subject to some exceptions allowed by law.
We will not provide you access to personal information which would reveal any confidential formulae or the detail of any in-house evaluative decision making process, but may instead provide you with the result of the formulae or process or an explanation of that result.
The Company reserves the right to charge a fee for searching for and providing access to your personal information. In the event we refuse you access to your personal information, we will provide you with an explanation for that refusal.
We will endeavour to ensure that at all times the personal information about you that we hold is up to date and accurate. The accuracy of the personal information is dependant to a large degree on the information you provide and you should advise us if there are any errors in your personal information.
We may use and disclose personal information for the purposes for which it was provided or secondary purposes in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure.
The Company may use the personal information collected from you for the purpose of providing you with direct marketing material such as articles that may be of interest to you. You may, by contacting us by any of the methods detailed in this policy statement, request not to receive such information and we will give effect to that request. Please allow two weeks for your request to be actioned.
Our main purposes for collecting personal information are to facilitate enrolment in our courses or advise of future courses and to update our records. At or before the time we collect personal information from you we will take reasonable steps to inform you why we are collecting that personal information, who else we might disclose that personal information to and what may happen if you do not provide personal information to us.
We take reasonable steps to protect the information we retain from misuse, loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We will not retain any of your information for any longer than it is required by us, except to satisfy statutory requirements of the Act.
The information we collect from you may also be disclosed to third parties if the disclosure is required by or permitted by law, or pursuant to the Rules of Professional Conduct of your relevant professional association.
In the event that we propose to sell our business we may disclose your personal information to potential purchasers for the purpose of them conducting due diligence investigations. Any such disclosure will be made in confidence and it will be a condition of that disclosure that no personal information will be used or disclosed by them. In the event that a sale of our business is affected, we may transfer your personal information to the purchaser of the business. As a client you will be advised of any such transfer.
In some circumstances we are required to collect corporate identifiers, for example, Credit Card details. We will not use or disclose this information other than when required to do so by law or, or when consented to by you.
You may deal with us anonymously where it is lawful, practicable and reasonable to do so.
Without your consent, we will not collect sensitive information about you. Exceptions to this include where the information is required by law, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal claim.