Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club is committed to respecting the right to privacy and the protection of personal information of
our members and other persons who engage with Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club
When personal information is provided to Kangaroo Flat Bowls club, the person consents to its use, storage and
disclosure in accordance with this policy.
What personal and sensitive information does Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club collect?
Personal information is information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database) from
which it is possible to determine someone’s identity.
The information collected by Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club about a person will vary depending on the circumstances of collection.
It may include, but is not limited to, a person's contact details (name, email and/or postal address, phone number), date of birth,
gender, credit card details, driver's licence number, passport number, insurance details, employment history, qualifications or
communication history with Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club
Sensitive information is a type of personal information that also includes information or an opinion about someone's:
• racial or ethnic origin;
• political opinions;
• membership of a political association, professional or trade association or trade union;
• religious beliefs or affiliations or philosophical beliefs;
• sexual preferences or practices;
• criminal record; or
• health, genetic information or disability.
If it is reasonably necessary in the circumstances, Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club may also collect sensitive information such as a
person's medical history, nationality, their ethnic background or disabilities.
Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club is required by law to obtain consent when collecting sensitive information.
Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club will assume consent to the collection of all sensitive information that is provided to it for use in
accordance with this policy, unless told otherwise.
How does Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club collect personal and sensitive information?
Information may be collected when you:
(a) become a member of Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club
(b) subscribe to any publication of Kangaroo Flat Bowls CLub, including electronic publications;
(c) provide details to Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club in an application, consent form, survey, feedback form or incident report;
(d) provide details to Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club in an application to become a Coach, Umpire or when you complete an
accreditation such as Responsible Service of Alcohol;
(e) enter personal information into, or agree to having your personal information entered into, one of Kangaroo Flat
Bowls Club online systems;
(f) access the Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club website;
(g) contact Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club via email, telephone, fax or mail or engage with Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club via
(h) Participate in any program, activity, competition or event run by Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club or the Bendigo Bowls
Region or Bowls Victoria;
(i) Purchase tickets to bowls or a sporting event from Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club or an authorised agent;
(j) Purchase tickets to social event such as an awards night from Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club or an authorised agent;
(k) Purchase merchandise, products or services from Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club or an authorised agent or licensee;
(l) Are elected or appointed to the Committee including a sub-committee of Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club; or
(m) Apply for employment or undertake a volunteer position with Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club.
Or in other circumstances where Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club is required to do so by law (for education, child protection, work
health and safety laws, charitable collections, medical treatment or other legislation in Australia).
Depending on the circumstances, some types of information will be required, and others might be optional. If you do not
provide some or all the information requested, this may affect Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club 's ability to communicate with you
or provide the requested products or services.
By not providing requested information, you may jeopardise your ability to participate in programs or competitions or apply
for employment or volunteer positions with Kangaroo flat Bowls Club. If it is impracticable for Kangaroo flat Bowls Club to
deal with you because of you not providing the requested information or consent, Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club may refuse
to do so.
Collection from third parties
Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club may collect personal information regarding a child from the parent or other responsible person
associated with that child. In many circumstances, Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club collects information from other third parties.
Examples of such third parties could include, but is not limited to, the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Sports
Anti-Doping Agency, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association, non-affiliated bowls
organisations or government and law enforcement bodies.
Information storage and protection
Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club stores information in different ways, including in paper and electronic form. Much of the
information we collect from and about our members is added to Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club 's membership database.
When your information is entered into Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club's membership database, the information may be combined
or linked with other information held about you Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club’s membership database is shared among Bowls
Australia and Bowls Victoria, with each organisation having access to information about Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club members.
Security of personal information
Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club has taken steps to protect the information we hold from misuse, loss, unauthorised access,
modification or disclosure. Some of the security measures Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club uses includes strict confidentiality
requirements of our employees or volunteers and service providers, security measures for system access and security
measures for our website.
We seek to protect your personal information from any unauthorised loss, disclosure or access. However, if a serious
data breach occurs, we must notify you as required under the Privacy Act regarding the circumstances of the breach,
and must also advise the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
How does Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club use and disclose personal and sensitive information?
Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club and third parties to whom we may disclose personal information in accordance with this policy,
may use your personal information to:
(a) Verify your identity;
(b) Complete background checks;
(c) Research, develop, run, administer and market competitions, programs, activities and other events relating to bowls;
(d) Research or develop and market products, services, merchandise and special offers made available by us and
(e) Respond to emergency situations involving or requiring medical treatment;
(f) Undertake administrative functions, such as billing;
(g) Administer, manage and provide you with access to http://www.bowlsvic.org.au/;
(h) Administer and manage our membership database; and
(i) Keep you informed of news and information relating to various bowls events, activities and opportunities via
Kangaroo flat Bowls Club may use health information to ensure that programs we operate are run safely and in accordance
with any special health needs participants may require. Health information may also be kept for insurance purposes. In
addition, we may use de-identified health information and other sensitive information to carry out research, to prepare
submissions to government, or to plan events and activities.
Kangaroo Bowls Club may disclose your personal information to a range of organisations which include, but are not limited
(a) Bowls Victoria, the Bendigo Bowls Region and other organisations involved in bowls programs in Victoria;
(b) Companies we engage to carry out functions and activities on Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club’s behalf, including direct
(c) Our professional advisers, including our accountants, auditors and lawyers;
(d) Our insurers;
(e) relevant sporting bodies such as Bowls Australia, Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping
Authority, Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association, various National Sporting bodies,
Federal and State Departments of Sport amongst others; and
(f) in other circumstances permitted by law.
In some circumstances, personal information may also be disclosed outside of Australia - for example personal information is
disclosed to World Bowls which is in Scotland. In such circumstances, Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club will use its best endeavours to
ensure such parties are subject to a law, binding scheme or contract which effectively upholds principles for fair handling of the
information that are suitably like the Australian Privacy Principles.
We will assume consent to use non-sensitive personal information to provide better services and for marketing purposes
(including disclosure of such information to service providers).
Every person whose data is collected by Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club has the option to refuse e-mail, SMS or posted offers by
making a request in writing to Kangaroo Flat Bowls Clubs Privacy Officer via the contact details set out below or by making
use of the opt-out procedures included in any communications from us (however, information relating to the option to
unsubscribe from those communications may be retained).
In addition, Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club may also disclose personal information:
(a) with your express or implied consent;
(b) when required or authorised by law;
(c) to an enforcement body when reasonably necessary; or
(d) to lessen or prevent a threat to an individual or public health or safety.
Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club website
When users visit the Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club website, our systems may record certain information about their use of the
site, including the web pages visited and the time and date of their visit. Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club uses this information to
help analyse and improve the performance of the Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club website.
In addition, we may use “cookies” on the Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club website. Cookies are small text files that help a website
to remember the preferences of users to improve the experience of using that website. In some cases, the cookies that we
use may collect some personal information. Kangaroo flat Bowls Club will treat this information in the same way as other
personal information we collect. You are free to disable cookies on your internet browser to prevent this information being
Websites linked to the Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club website are not subject to Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club's privacy standards,
policies or procedures. Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club cannot take any responsibility for the collection, use, disclosure or security
of any personal information that you provide to a third-party website.
Accessing and seeking correction of information held by Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club
Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information it collects, uses or discloses
is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, we rely on the accuracy of personal information as provided to us both
directly and indirectly.
We encourage all users to regularly review and update their personal information. If you would like to access personal
information that we hold about you, we require you to put your request in writing. If we do not allow you access to any part
of the personal information we hold about you, we will tell you why.
Individuals may also request access to their personal information held by us by making a request via the contact details set
out below. We will respond to your request for access within 14 days and refer your request to your club or bowls organisation
to provide the requested information. Your club or bowls organisation will endeavour to provide the requested information within
60 days. If you do not receive the requested information, you should notify the Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club Privacy Officer.
If you find that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date, please contact us
immediately and we will arrange for it to be corrected.
Resolving privacy issues and complaints
Any issues in relation to the collection, use, disclosure, quality, security of and access to your personal information may be
made in writing to:
Privacy Officer, Kangaroo Bowls Club
PO Box 1090 Kangaroo Flat 3555
To maintain the confidentiality of your personal information, we may ask you to visit the Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club office and
to bring your specific identification before we give you access. If it is not possible for you to visit our office, we will arrange to
check your identification before we mail the information to you.
Any complaints in relation to the collection, use, disclosure, quality, security of and access to your personal information may be
made in writing to:
Privacy Officer, Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club
PO Box 1090 Kangaroo Flat 3555
We will respond to your complaint within 60 days and try to resolve it within 90 days.
If we are unable to resolve your complaint within this time, or you are unhappy with the outcome, you can contact the Office of
Australian Information Commissioner via its enquiries line 1300 363 992 or website http://www.oaic.gov.au/ to lodge a complaint.
For further information on Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club management of personal information, please contact Executive Officer
Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club may amend this policy from time to time and at times other than the nominated review date.