The Wellington Community Justice Project (WCJP) is an agency that retains private information, principally personal information about our volunteers. As such, we have a duty to follow the principles outlined in s 6 of the Privacy Act 1993.
- When collecting information about people, we take reasonable steps to:
- Only collect personal information that is needed;
- Obtain the information only from the person concerned;
- Explain why the information is needed and what it will be used for;
- Ensure that information is collected lawfully.
- We take reasonable steps to ensure that private information is protected against loss and non-legitimate access, use, modification or disclosure.
- If it is necessary for the information to be given to a person or agency associated with a service of the WCJP, all reasonable steps will be taken to prevent unauthorised use or unauthorised disclosure of the information.
- Personal information obtained in connection with one purpose shall not be used for any other purposes unless we believe it is reasonable to do so under circumstances prescribed in the Privacy Act 1993.
- We do not disclose your personal information to any person, body or agency unless we believe it is reasonable to do so under circumstances prescribed in the Privacy Act 1993.
- We are happy to provide you with access to personal information we hold about you.
- You may lodge a request for correction to the information through our Privacy Officer.
- You may also direct any complaints to our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.