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Membership Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 24 September 2023


1. Introduction

The United Services Institute - Australian Capital Territory (hereinafter referred to as "USI-ACT," "we," "our," or "us") is committed to protecting the privacy and personal information of its members. This Membership Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, store, and protect your personal information as a member of our organisation. By becoming a member of USI-ACT, you agree to the terms and practices described herein.


2. Information We Collect

We collect various types of information from our members, including but not limited to:

2.1. Contact Information: This includes your name, postal address, email address, and phone number.

2.2. Membership Information: Details related to your membership, such as your membership status, duration, and membership ID.

2.3. Payment Information: If applicable, we collect information necessary to process membership fees and donations, including credit card details or other payment methods.

2.4. Communication Preferences: Your communication preferences regarding updates, newsletters, event invitations, and other member-related communications.


3. Use of Personal Information

We use the personal information collected for the following purposes:

3.1. Membership Administration: To manage your membership, including processing payments, updating membership records, and communicating with you regarding membership-related matters.

3.2. Communication: To send you newsletters, event invitations, and other communications related to USI-ACT activities and initiatives, in accordance with your communication preferences.

3.3. Event Registration: To register you for events, seminars, workshops, and other activities organized by USI-ACT.

3.4. Legal Compliance: To comply with applicable laws, regulations, and legal obligations.


4. Sharing of Personal Information

USI-ACT may share your personal information with:

4.1. Service Providers: We may engage third-party service providers to assist with membership management, event registration, and communication services. These service providers are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information.

4.2. Legal Authorities: We may disclose personal information when required by law or in response to a valid legal request, such as a court order.

5. Security of Personal Information

USI-ACT takes reasonable steps to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We implement appropriate security measures to safeguard your data.


6. Retention of Personal Information

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required by law.


7. Your Rights

As a member of USI-ACT, you have the following rights regarding your personal information:

7.1. Access: You may request access to your personal information and ask for it to be corrected or updated if inaccurate.

7.2. Opt-Out: You may opt-out of receiving certain communications from USI-ACT by updating your communication preferences.

7.3. Deletion: You may request the deletion of your personal information, subject to applicable legal requirements.


8. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests related to your personal information or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [Contact Email Address].


9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

USI-ACT reserves the right to update and modify this Privacy Policy as needed. Any changes will be communicated to members through appropriate channels.


By becoming a member of USI-ACT, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to this Membership Privacy Policy.

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