Protecting Your Privacy

This page outlines our Privacy Policy, including

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Centre for Civil Society
PO Box 159
Yarraville Vic 3013
Phone - 0425 722 890
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We respect your right to privacy and we recognise the trust you are placing in us through your dealings with us. As such we do everything we can to maintain that trust.
Under law your rights to privacy are also protected. The Privacy Act 1988 and general law place strict requirements on us to treat any information you give us as confidential. The information you provide remains private and is only used for the purposes outlined below.


Contact information such as: name; address; phone numbers and e-mail addresses are used to keep you abreast of any issues or developments we may think you have an interest in.
Financial information such as: bank account and credit card details are used to process transactions.
Sometimes, we may also collect some more personal information about you such as your interests; your professional profile etc. 
This information is used so we can notify you of any developments that may be of specific interest to you. However, it is only collected with your full consent and you may always decline to provide that information to us.

Once collected, the information is always treated as strictly confidential and is never disclosed to a third party without your prior consent, or unless required by law. We never make our database available to other organisations.


If you do not wish to receive further information or correspondence from us, you may contact us directly to cancel any further communications -

How this information is held

The security of your information is important to us. When we have collected information about you it cannot be seen or modified by anyone else. We make all reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is stored securely in both electronic and physical forms.
Where we use external contractors, such as a conference organiser, any personal information disclosed to the contractor remains confidential to us.
Any information which we no longer require is destroyed. An exception to this may be the retention of the information for data analysis. However if this occurs then the information will be retained in a form which does not allow you to be identified from that information.

Complaint and dispute resolution procedures
If you believe we have breached your privacy rights in any way, or you would like to discuss any issues about our privacy policy please contact us. We will try to satisfy any questions that you have and correct any errors on our part.
If we do not answer your concerns to your satisfaction you have the right to make a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner. The Privacy Commissioner may be contacted on 1300 363 992 or at

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