Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (ACE) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information which the organisation collects, holds and administers. Personal information is information which directly or indirectly identifies a person.
ACE collects and administers a range of personal information for the purposes of notification of organisations exhibitions and other activities. The organisation is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information it collects, holds and administers.
ACE is bound by laws which impose specific obligations when it comes to handling information. The organisation has adopted the following principles contained as minimum standards in relation to handling personal information.
Collect only information which the organisation requires for its primary function;
Ensure that stakeholders are informed as to why we collect the information and how we administer the information gathered;
Use and disclose personal information only for our primary functions or a directly related purpose, or for another purpose with the person’s consent;
Store personal information securely, protecting it from unauthorised access; and
Provide stakeholders with access to their own information, and the right to seek its correction.
ACE’s management is responsible for developing, adopting and reviewing this policy. ACE’s Executive Director is responsible for the implementation of this policy, for monitoring changes in Privacy legislation, and for advising on the need to review or revise this policy as and when the need arises.
Only collect information that is necessary for the performance and primary function of ACE.
Notify stakeholders about why we collect the information and how it is administered.
Notify stakeholders that this information is accessible to them.
Collect personal information from the person themselves wherever possible.
If collecting personal information from a third party, be able to advise the person whom the information concerns, from whom their personal information has been collected.
Collect Sensitive information only with the person’s consent. (Sensitive information includes health information and information about religious beliefs, race, gender and others).
Determine, where unsolicited information is received, whether the personal information could have collected it in the usual way, and then if it could have, it will be treated normally. (If it could not have been, it must be destroyed, and the person whose personal information has been destroyed will be notified about the receipt and destruction of their personal information).
Use and Disclosure
Only use or disclose information for the primary purpose for which it was collected or a directly related secondary purpose.
For other uses, ACE will obtain consent from the affected person.
In relation to a secondary purpose, use or disclose the personal information only where:
A secondary purpose is related to the primary purpose and the individual would reasonably have expected us to use it for purposes; or
The person has consented; or
Certain other legal reasons exist, or disclosure is required to prevent serious and imminent threat to life, health or safety.
In relation to personal information which has been collected from a person, use the personal information for direct marketing, where that person would reasonably expect it to be used for this purpose, and ACE has provided an opt out and the opt out has not been taken up.
In relation to personal information which has been collected other than from the person themselves, only use the personal information for direct marketing if the person whose personal information has been collected has consented (and they have not taken up the opt-out).
Provide all individuals access to personal information except where it is a threat to life or health or it is authorized by law to refuse and, if a person is able to establish that the personal information is not accurate, then ACE must take steps to correct it. ACE may allow a person to attach a statement to their information if ACE disagrees it is inaccurate.
Where for a legal or other reason we are not required to provide a person with access to the information, consider whether a mutually agreed intermediary would allow sufficient access to meet the needs of both parties.
Make no charge for making a request for personal information, correcting the information or associating a statement regarding accuracy with the personal information.
Implement and maintain steps to ensure that personal information is protected from misuse and loss, unauthorized access, interference, unauthorised modification or disclosure.
Before ACE discloses any personal information to an overseas recipient including a provider of IT services such as servers or cloud services, establish that they are privacy compliant. ACE will have systems which provide sufficient security.
Ensure that ACE’s data is up to date, accurate and complete.
Destruction and de-identification ACE
Destroy personal information once is not required to be kept for the purpose for which it was collected, including from decommissioned laptops and mobile phones.
Change information to a pseudonym or treat it anonymously if required by the person whose information ACE holds and will not use any government related identifiers unless they are reasonably necessary for our functions.
Take reasonable steps to ensure the information ACE collects is accurate, complete, up to date, and relevant to the functions we perform.
Make this information freely available in relevant publications and on the organisation’s website.
Access and Correction
Ensure individuals have a right to seek access to information held about them and to correct it if it is inaccurate, incomplete, misleading or not up to date.
Allow people from whom the personal information is being collected to not identify themselves or use a pseudonym unless it is impracticable to deal with them on this basis.
Making information available to other organisations
Release information to third parties where it is requested by the person concerned.
Your privacy is important
This statement outlines ACE’s policy on how ACE uses and manages personal information provided to or collected by it. ACE is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act and is compliant with the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012.
What kind of personal information does ACE collect and how does the ACE collect it?
The type of information ACE collects and holds includes personal information, including sensitive information, about:
Name, Occupation, Address, Email, Telephone, mobile number.
Personal Information you provide
In some circumstances ACE may be provided with personal information about an individual from a third party, for example NAVA, Guildhouse, University of South Australia, University of Adelaide, Adelaide Central School of Art, TAFE SA, Helpmann Academy or an other partnership organisation.
In relation to employee records
How will ACE use the personal information you provide?
ACE will use personal information it collects from you for the primary purpose of collection, and for such other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose of collection and reasonably expected, or to which you have consented.
In relation to direct marketing, ACE will use your personal information for direct marketing where you have provided that information, and you are likely to expect direct marketing: only then you will be sent direct marketing containing an opt out. If we use your personal information obtained from elsewhere we will still send you direct marketing information where you have consented and which will also contain an opt out. We will always obtain your consent to use sensitive information as the basis for any of our direct marketing. We may use video surveillance for security purposes and the footage will be used only by ACE and by the providers of our security services for security purposes. Surveillance videos are not used by ACE for other purposes and the footage is not publicly available. Surveillance cameras are not located in any bathrooms or change room facilities.
Job applicants, staff members and contractors
In relation to personal information of job applicants, staff members and contractors, ACE’s primary purpose of collection is to assess and (if successful) to engage the applicant, staff member or contractor, as the case may be.
The purposes for which ACE uses personal information of job applicants, staff members and contractors include:
for insurance purposes;
for tax purposes and funding;
to satisfy ACE’s legal obligations,
Where ACE receives unsolicited job applications these will usually be dealt with in accordance with the unsolicited personal information requirements of the Privacy Act.
ACE also obtains personal information about volunteers who assist ACE in its functions or conduct associated activities, such as to enable ACE and the volunteers to work together.
Marketing and fundraising
ACE treats marketing and seeking donations for the future growth and development of ACE as important. Personal information held by ACE may be disclosed to an organisation that assists in ACE’s fundraising, for example, ACE’s mail out service.
Who might ACE disclose personal information to?
ACE may disclose personal information, including sensitive information, held about an individual to:
people providing services to ACE,
anyone you authorise ACE to disclose information to.
Sending information overseas
ACE will not send personal information about an individual outside Australia without:
obtaining the consent of the individual (in some cases this consent will be implied); or
otherwise complying with the Australian Privacy Principles or other applicable privacy legislation.
[We do use overseas providers of IT services including servers and cloud services.]
How does ACE treat sensitive information?
In referring to ‘sensitive information’, ACE means:
“information relating to a person’s racial ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, trade union or other professional or trade association membership, sexual preferences or criminal record, that is also personal information; and health information about an individual”.
Sensitive information will be used and disclosed only for the purpose for which it was provided or a directly related secondary purpose, unless you agree otherwise, or the use or disclosure of the sensitive information is allowed by law.
Management and security of personal information
ACE’s staff are required to respect the confidentiality of personal information and the privacy of individuals.
ACE has in place steps to protect the personal information ACE holds from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification, interference or disclosure by use of various methods including locked storage of paper records and passworded access rights to computerised records.
Updating personal information
ACE endeavours to ensure that the personal information it holds is accurate, complete and up-to-date. A person may seek to update their personal information held by ACE by contacting the Executive Director of ACE at any time.
The Australian Privacy Principles require ACE not to store personal information longer than necessary. You have the right to check what personal information ACE holds about you.
Under the Commonwealth Privacy Act, an individual has the right to obtain access to any personal information which ACE holds about them and to advise ACE of any perceived inaccuracy. There are some exceptions to this right set out in the applicable legislation. To make a request to access any information ACE holds about you, please contact the Executive Director in writing.
ACE may require you to verify your identity and specify what information you require. Although no fee will be charged for accessing your personal information or making a correction, ACE may charge a fee to retrieve and copy any material. ACE if the information sought is extensive, ACE will advise the likely cost in advance.
How long will ACE keep my information?
Under our destruction and de-identification policies, your personal information that is no longer required will be de-identified or destroyed. In many circumstances, however it will be kept for marketing purposes, as you will have consented to that in writing with us.
Enquiries and privacy complaints
If you would like further information about the way ACE manages the personal information it holds, please contact the Executive Director. If you have any concerns, complaints or you think there has been a breach of privacy, then also please contact the Executive Director who will first deal with you usually over the phone. If we then have not dealt satisfactorily with your concerns we will meet with you to discuss further. If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint within 30 days from this meeting then you can refer your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner via
Approved by Board: 2018
Last Updated: April 2022