The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod is committed to be obedient to both its mission and the laws of Australia. It therefore seeks to abide by the Privacy Act (2000). The Uniting Church in Australia, Qld Synod is a body of many parts.
To provide a framework that:
Ensures the Church, including all its congregations, agencies and activities collect, use, keep secure and disclose personal information in a manner that conforms to the amended Privacy Act (2000).
Recognises that congregations, agencies and activities may have special privacy considerations and where this occurs that they are able to further develop the policy to address their specific needs (second generation policy).
Ensures all second-generation policies are consistent with one another and reflective of the Church’s mission.
To enable the Church to conduct its external legal transactions, an Act of the Queensland Parliament, The Uniting Church in Australia Act 1977, establishes the Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q.), (the Trust). The Trust is the legal entity which holds all property in trust for the Church. All actions and consequent documentation must be in the name of the Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q).
In this policy, unless the context or subject matter otherwise indicates:
Agency includes any body not separately incorporated and responsible to UnitingCare, Queensland
Parts of the Church includes any Presbytery, Congregation, School, Institution or other Agency not responsible to UnitingCare, Queensland
As from 21 December 2001 all personal information collected by all parts of the Uniting Church in Australia, Qld Synod will comply with the National Privacy Principles as detailed below and as amended from time to time:
2. Use and disclosure
3. Data quality
4. Data security
6. Access and correction
9. Transborder data flows
10. Sensitive Information
6 Second Generation Privacy Policies
Any other part of the Church is required to submit their second generation policy to the Property Office, Queensland Synod and to appoint a Privacy Officer.
All parts of the Uniting Church in Australia, Qld Synod must perform a privacy audit of sensitive and confidential information from time to time to ensure that the Principles of the Privacy Act (2000) and of this, and any second generation policy are being adhered.
The Queensland Synod reserves the right to inspect second generation policies, procedures and relevant information at any time.
Changes to second generation Policies or associated documentation must be forwarded to the authorizing body, ie UnitingCare or the Property Office after amendment.