Privacy Policy - Sydney Community College

Privacy Policy

Privacy and College record keeping

Keeping information secure is a priority for Sydney Community College ("the College"). The College respects the privacy of both its students and its staff. Information provided by individuals to the College is to facilitate access to (including enrolment) and participation in the College's education and training courses. The College takes all steps to ensure that the personal details of its students and staff are not released to unauthorised persons or organisations and personal information received by the College is kept secure in appropriate filing systems and record repositories before the ultimate destruction of the records.

The College adheres to the thirteen Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) under the Privacy Act 1988. This includes observing the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme established under the Act where and when required.

The College is committed to the inclusion of people with disability for their value and participation in the community and also adheres to the National Standards for Disability Services in keeping the personal information of those who access its programmes secure and confidential under the Standards.

If you have an urgent concern that the personal information collected by the College is incorrect and/or is not properly secure, please notify the Principal at 02 8752 7555

Privacy and College websites

All Sydney Community College’s websites automatically collect a certain amount of personal information about you when you are browsing or otherwise using its website/s. The College uses the data collected for statistical and business purposes such as diagnosing a fault and improving our services. Any information collected by the College through automated mechanisms does not identify individuals and will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected in accord with this Privacy Statement. The data is not accessible except to authorised staff. The information which is automatically collected may be published as aggregated (de-identified) information to assist with improving the services offered by the College through the website.

The College has in place security measures based on a risk assessment process to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information. The College also encrypts some information and transactions. Where you can access a College website only by using the secure login issued to you (teaching staff and students) the information about you which is held, or you add or amend, on that website, is protected by restricting access through that login. Accordingly, you must ensure that your password is not disclosed or made available to others. Relevant technical staff can access the logs created by servers to collect statistics, deal with faults and improve the service and investigations.

If you have an urgent concern that the College IT system has been breached and personal information is not properly secure please notify the Principal at 02 8752 7555

Privacy and College marketing

The College sends mail and emails to students and past students for marketing. Students may at any time request that all such marketing cease. All requests will be promptly complied with. The College will from time-to-time contact students by other means such as post and telephone for College-related marketing activities. Students who request so will be removed from any marketing lists.
No personal information is ever or will ever be disclosed to overseas recipients.

Secondary Marketing

The College does not allow for the use of student information for any secondary marketing not related to the College.

Policy last reviewed and updated: June 2023

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