Our obligations and responsibilities
ANU recognises that your privacy is very important. The way we collect, use, disclose, secure and dispose of your personal information is governed by our compliance with, and obligations as an 'agency' under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).
We collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information to enable us to meet legal obligations and for a range of internal University purposes. These include:
- to administer your admission, enrolment, academic progress, academic integrity, discipline, graduation, accommodation, access to University facilities and services, library loans, fees, visa, immigration, taxation and financial support purposes, and in relation to graduates, for alumni activities;
for employees, visitors and sub-contractors:
- to administer pay, entitlements, performance, research funding applications, access to University facilities and services, visa, immigration and taxation purposes, and in relation to work health and safety, or rehabilitation and compensation matters.
We may also collect, use or disclose personal information in situations where it may be impracticable to obtain your consent or give you prior notice, if we reasonably believe it is necessary:
- to lessen or prevent a serious threat to life, health or safety;
- when we are required or authorised to do so by or under a law;
- to take appropriate action in relation to suspected unlawful activity or serious misconduct;
- to assist authorities to locate a person reported as missing;
- to establish or defend a legal or equitable claim, or participate in a confidential dispute resolution process; or
- for enforcement related activities conducted by, or on behalf of, an enforcement body.
For more information see ANU policies and procedures.