Smarttots Childcare is committed to safeguarding your privacy. The Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”), Australian Privacy Principles and any relevant registered privacy codes govern the way we must manage your personal information. This policy demonstrates how Smarttots Childcare collects, uses and discloses the personal information we collect during your interaction with Smarttots Childcare.
Collection of Personal Information
Smarttots Childcare collects and holds personal information about you or your child (that is, information relating to an individual or which can be used to identify an individual) that is reasonably necessary for or related to our activities and the services we provide. The purposes for which your personal information is collected will usually be obvious at the time it is collected. Smarttots Childcare collects personal information of parents and guardians, children, employees and stakeholders for the primary purposes of providing early childhood education and care services and advocating for the well-being, protection and development of children. Smarttots Childcare will only use your personal information for the purpose it was collected or a reasonably expected or related secondary purpose.
Kinds of Information Collected
Method of Collection
Failure to Provide Information
Use of Personal Information
If Smarttots Childcare has collected your information directly from you and we believe you reasonably expect us to, we will use or disclose your personal information to communicate directly with you to promote our services. Smarttots Childcare will provide you with a way to easily opt out of receiving direct marketing messages, and will stop sending direct marketing communications if you ask us to.
If you apply for a job with Smarttots Childcare we will collect and hold personal information about you relevant to your application for employment, including your name and contact details, curriculum vitae or resume, employment history, academic records, working with children and police checks, and comments made to Smarttots Childcare or its agents about you by your referees. We will use reasonable endeavours to keep such information confidential and if you do not commence employment with Smarttots Childcare, we will destroy such records when no longer required concerning your application. We reserve the right, however, to retain for our records any file notes or observations we make in interviews with you or your referees with respect to your qualifications and suitability for a role.
Smarttots Childcare employees will act strictly in accordance with this policy and will be happy to discuss the reasons for seeking to collect your sensitive information. They will also discuss with you any consequences of not providing your sensitive information, which may include an effect on the services, Smarttots Childcare Early Learning Centre can provide to you.
- third party service providers, who assist us in operating our business (including credit reporting bodies, collection agencies, legal advisors and technology service providers). We will take reasonable steps to ensure these service providers do not breach the Australian Privacy Principles.
- a purchaser of the assets and operations of our business or a part of it, provided those assets and operations are purchased as a going concern child protection agencies or family support agencies when we reasonably believe that a child is at risk of significant harm, as required by Smarttots Childcare’s Child Protection Procedure.
- Smarttots Childcare will not otherwise disclose personal information to a third party for any other purpose without your consent unless it is authorised or required by law.