The Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) and, particularly, the IMC National Office understand the importance of protecting the privacy of individuals and is committed to complying with the Privacy Act 1988, and associated National Privacy Principles, to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information collected. Specifically:
- collection - personal information is only collected to ensure members and prospective members are able to be contacted and made aware of services available
- use and disclosure - information will only be used for the benefit of the membership, principally to contact members, and no information will be disclosed to any third party without prior approval, notwithstanding that the membership list is freely available through the IMC website data
- quality - we will ensure any data collected will be accurate, complete and current data
- security - we will protect data from misuse, loss or unauthorised use
- openness - the type of information collected is openly available to anyone
- access and correction - we encourage personal information to be regularly updated and personal information collected to be available to the individual concerned
- identifiers - no Commonwealth or State identifiers are collected or used
- anonymity - it is impracticable for members to remain anonymous
- transborder data flows - no information will be transferred overseas without prior approval
- sensitive information - sensitive information is not collected.
Compliance to the National Privacy Principles is supported through procedures documented in the Quality Management System and assured through training of staff and regular review of procedures. Any person wishing to make a complaint regarding the privacy of information should contact the Manager, IMC National Office.