The Australian Alpaca Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit association in 1990 when participants in the fledgling industry recognised the need for a national body of like-minded people to promote and grow the concept of alpaca as a viable and sustainable primary industry. In 2007 it became a Company Limited by Guarantee.
The Board of the Australian Alpaca Association 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.
The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for Australian Alpaca Association in dealing with privacy considerations.
Australian Alpaca Association collects and administers a range of personal information for the purposes of:
- management of the eAlpaca database relating to alpaca ownership, husbandry and breeding and any other alpaca business related activities;
- administer and manage the AAA services and shows;
- providing members with information about AAA activities, events and shows
The organisation is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information it collects, holds and administers.
Australian Alpaca Association recognises the essential right of individuals to have their information administered in ways which they would reasonably expect – protected on one hand and made accessible to them on the other. Though the AAA is exempt from the Australian Privacy Principles in the Commonwealth Privacy Act, as it is a small business, the AAA respects and upholds the rights of individuals to privacy in relation to personal information.
Australian Alpaca Association 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.
Australian Alpaca Association will
- 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.