The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) respects your right to privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information.
The DIA collects personal information to provide its members with services including:
The personal information that the DIA collects is generally limited to that requested on the DIA membership application form. The type of information includes your name, postal and email address and telephone numbers. We also collect information on your tertiary qualifications and professional employment experience to determine eligibility for and category of membership.
We do not collect sensitive information except where you are being considered for a Citation or a Fellowship or Hall of Fame nomination, in which case additional background information and opinions may be sought from 3rd parties. This information will not be published without your consent.
Our Privacy Officer is responsible for protecting your personal information and ensuring:
The DIA stores your personal information in both paper and electronic form. We take reasonable steps to protect it from loss and unauthorised access including secured physical storage facilities and password protected computer access systems.
You can gain access to your personal information by contacting our Privacy Officer, unless there is an exception allowed by the law. If we deny access, we will give you the reasons for the refusal.
We will take reasonable steps to ensure your information is accurate whenever we collect or use it. If any of the information we hold is inaccurate or incomplete, please contact our Privacy Officer and we will correct the information.
The Privacy Officer will not disclose your personal information to a person, body or agency other than to industry associates such as design media publishers, design conference organisers and government organisations who offer services to the design industry, and where:
You can request that you personal information not be disclosed to 3rd parties by contacting our Privacy Officer.
If you wish to gain access to your personal information or make a complaint about a breach of your privacy or if you have a query about how your personal information is collected and used, please contact our Privacy Officer:
Design Institute of Australia
Level 1, 175 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
GPO Box 355
Melbourne VIC 3001
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