The Glenelg Shire will collect personal information lawfully and fairly, in a number of ways, including:
- Directly from the individual via an application form or correspondence or in response to a request from the Glenelg Shire.
- From third parties, such as contracted service providers, health service providers or the individual’s authorised representatives or legal advisers.
- From publicly available sources of information.
- When legally required to do so.
As far as it is practicable to do so, the Glenelg Shire will collect personal information about an individual directly from that individual. It will also inform the individual of the purposes for which the information is collected, whom it will be disclosed to and how they are able to gain access to the information.
The Glenelg Shire will not collect sensitive or health related information unless:
- The individual has consented.
- It is required by law.
- It is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the life, health or safety of an individual or the public.
- It is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal claim.
- It is necessary for research, compilation and analysis of statistics relevant to government funded community programs.
The Glenelg Shire will take reasonable steps to retain the confidentiality of any personal information given in confidence about an individual, by another person or a health service provider, in relation to the provision of care or health services to the individual.