Oryx Communities is committed to consistently protecting the privacy of all personal information we collected about residents and others, and maintaining records and information confidentially, in line with the Privacy Act 1988 and Australian Privacy Principles 2014.
We have safe, secure processes that ensures personal information collected is used solely for the purposes intended. It is important that residents and their representatives are aware that information collected about them is treated in a manner that ensures protection their personal information.
Oryx communities collects a range of the following information:
Oryx Communities collects personal, health and sensitive information electronically in the form of text or images, in paper form and verbally.
Oryx Communities may collect personal information from health care institutions and professionals, medical practitioners, government departments and agencies and third parties who currently or previously have provided services to residents and others.
Personal information is only collected for a lawful purpose that relates to the business or services of Oryx Communities, where the collection of information is necessary to carry out its core functions and responsibilities.
Oryx Communities collects resident’s personal information for the purposes of the following functions:
Oryx Communities will maintain its obligations and take all reasonable steps to ensure personal information is protected from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. This applies to both electronic and paper records. Security processes including secure storage, password protection and encryption are in place to minimise any possible risk of data breech.
Any suspected or known data breech will be contained promptly. Steps will be taken to limit any further access or distribution of the personal information affected, and further compromise of other information.
Where serious harm is likely, Oryx Communities will report the data breech to the Australian Information Commissioner and notify the individuals affected by the breech and/or at risk of serious harm.
Residents, their representatives and employees may request access to the personal information Oryx Communities holds about them at any time.
Following receipt of a request to access information, the request will be considered, and a response provided within five working days from the receipt of the request.
Where a resident or their representative is dissatisfied with how Oryx Communities has used or managed their personal information, a complaint can be submitted to the Privacy Officer.
All complaints will be investigated, acknowledged and addressed promptly and confidentially. A response will be provided to the originator within five working days. Oryx may seek to obtain further information from the complainant to assist with the investigation, address the complaint and provide a response.
Alternatively, if the complainant is not satisfied with the process or response, the complaint can be further reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
Website address www.oaic.gov.au/individuals/how-do-i-make-a-privacy-complaint