THE MISSIONARIES OF GOD'S LOVE
Approved on [22/12/2023]
2. Key Definitions
Within this document:
"personal information" refers to information or opinions about an identified individual or a reasonably identifiable individual, whether true or not, as outlined in the Privacy Act.
"Privacy Act" pertains to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
"sensitive information" includes specific types of personal information, such as religious beliefs, affiliations, philosophical beliefs, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or practices, political opinions, health information, and criminal records, as defined by the Privacy Act.
3. How We Collect Your Personal Information
We approach the collection of personal information with fairness, lawfulness and respect for your privacy. Direct collection primarily occurs through our website and donation processes, including:
Mailing list sign-ups: We collect names, email addresses and potentially other contact information when you subscribe to our mailing list.
Donations: We collect names, contact information, donation amounts, dates and frequencies through our online and offline donation forms.
4. Types of Personal Information We Collect
The information we collect varies depending on your interaction with us:
For mailing list subscribers: We typically collect names, email addresses and occasionally additional contact details like phone numbers.
For donors: We collect names, contact information, donation amounts, dates and frequencies, and may ask for specific donation intentions.
Website visitors: We may collect browsing activity data through cookies and analytics tools.
5. Our Purposes for Handling Your Personal Information
We use your personal information for several legitimate purposes, including:
Communicating with you: We may use your email address to send you newsletters, updates about our work and thank-you messages for donations.
Processing donations: We use your personal information to process your donations securely and send you donation receipts.
Improving our services: We may use website browsing data to analyse user behaviour and improve the functionality and content of our website.
Fulfilling our charitable mission: We may use your personal information to connect you with relevant resources or volunteering opportunities related to our work.
6. Who We Disclose Your Personal Information To
We may disclose your personal information to specific third parties under limited circumstances, such as:
Service providers: We may share your information with trusted service providers who assist us with our operations, such as email marketing platforms or payment processors.
Related bodies corporate: We may share your information with our affiliated organisations, such as international Missionaries of God's Love missions, with your consent or for legitimate purposes approved by law.
Government agencies: We may be required to disclose your information to government agencies or regulatory bodies under certain circumstances, such as in response to a court order or to comply with reporting requirements.
7. Protection of Personal Information
We implement stringent security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, disclosure or loss. These measures include:
Secure storage of data in electronic and physical formats
Access restrictions to information based on authorised personnel
Encryption of sensitive information during transmission and storage
8. Sensitive Information
While we primarily collect contact and donation information, we recognise that some individuals may consider their religious beliefs sensitive. We treat all personal information with respect and confidentiality, regardless of sensitivity and only use it for the purposes outlined in this Policy.
9. Direct Marketing
We may send you communications about our work or relevant third-party offerings unless you opt out. You can easily unsubscribe from our mailing list or opt out of receiving further communications at any time through the links provided in each email or by contacting our administrative office located in Garran, ACT.
10. Cookies and Links
11. Overseas Transfers of Personal Information
Personal information may be disclosed to overseas affiliated entities with your consent or as permitted by law, particularly to the international Missionaries of God's Love missions.
12. Employees Employee
information is collected directly and, in some cases, from third parties. Handling employee records aligns with legal requirements and organisational policies.
13. Complaints and Questions
For inquiries or complaints, contact our team via mglsecretarycbr[at]gmail.com, ensuring cooperation and provision of relevant information. If dissatisfied, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is an additional recourse.
14. Contact Details
Missionaries of God's Love Trust
6 Boake Place Garran, ACT 2605
Telephone: +61 2 6281 0132
The latest version is accessible on our website. Last updated 22/12/2023