Brisbane Camera Group (BCG) collects personal information through
• Membership applications
• Website visits that result in newsletter subscriptions
Membership Applications are stored in a secured filing system to support the preparation of the financial accounts. Personal information is transferred into electronic files stored on a secured server with access granted to the Management Committee members only.
Newsletter subscriptions via the website go through a 2 step verification process to ensure that the person did in fact provide BCG with their email address.
Personal information including email addresses are not made available to anyone else and are never sold to outside parties. Personal information is only used to communicate club activities and news with members and newsletter subscribers. The only time BCG will provide others with members’ personal details is when we are legally obliged to do so.
Members of the Management Committee are periodically reminded of their obligations to respect the privacy of members and the requirements of both the federal and state legislation regarding privacy.
Where a member lets their membership lapse, BCG retains their personal information along with the points they have scored in the club competitions. Many times members return sometime later and can continue on where they left off without forfeiting any of their points accumulated. Should the lapsed member require BCG to remove their details, they should advise the Secretary in writing. BCG will comply with their request and they will also forfeit any points accumulated.
Where a newsletter subscriber no longer wants to receive news and information from BCG, they can click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the newsletter and this will result in their email address being removed from the subscriber list.
Members may request in writing to view the details BCG has on file about them at any time. If any information is incorrect, members should write to the Secretary requesting that their details be corrected/updated.
Any member can lodge a complaint in writing addressed to the Secretary about how their personal details have been handled. BCG warrants that the complaint will be investigated promptly and fairly by the President.