Blue Lotus College respects each individual's right to privacy and is committed to the proper use of personal information. This Privacy Statement describes the types of personal information we collect and how we utilize it.
Personal information is classified into the following categories:
Blue Lotus College gathers your personal information only in a legitimate, fair, and non-intrusive manner. We gather personal, sensitive, and health information as necessary for the performance of its main responsibilities, which include educational, research, community, and commercial endeavours. We may acquire personal information from the following sources:
The information we gather is determined by the manner in which you engage with us and the reason for which you interact. In restricted circumstances and for a specific reason, Blue Lotus College may collect sensitive information, including health information. Additionally, Blue Lotus College utilizes particular collection statements in conjunction with your interaction with us, including the Staff Privacy Statement and the Student Privacy Statement.
Where applicable, examples of the typical parties to whom Blue Lotus College discloses personal and health information and the purposes for which such information is disclosed are included in more detailed privacy collection statements, which are provided to you at the time your personal information is collected or as soon as practicable thereafter.
Generally, your personal information is obtained directly from you. In some instances, we may obtain information from a third party, such as a government agency, contractor, or other educational or research organization. If we obtain personal information about you from someone other than you, it will be destroyed or de-identified if it is no longer necessary, or you will get notification of its acquisition, use, and your rights as a data subject.
Wherever possible, you may maintain your anonymity when communicating with Blue Lotus College. However, anonymity may impair your ability to use some Blue Lotus College services and systems. Blue Lotus College will notify you if this has an effect on your interaction with us.
Blue Lotus College utilizes personal and sensitive information to carry out our primary duties and to adhere to our educational and research-related commitments. We use your information for the primary reason it was obtained, a relevant secondary purpose that you could reasonably expect (excluding for sensitive information), as required by law, or with your permission or cooperation.
In some jurisdictions, the law requires us to inform you of the legal basis on which we use or share your personal information. These legal grounds may include, but are not limited to, compliance with our contractual obligations to you, a legitimate interest, compliance with the law, or performance of a public job. When we use your personal information, we will always take your rights into account.
We may use your personal information for the following purposes:
We may share your personal information with third parties as necessary for the above-mentioned reasons, including but not limited to the following:
Blue Lotus College protects your personal information from usage, loss, unauthorised access, and disclosure.
The Public Records Act 1973 (Vic) specifies whether information should be maintained or destroyed. When your personal information is no longer required for our purposes, it is securely destroyed or de-identified.
In hardcopy documents, electronic data, or Blue Lotus College software and systems, personal information may be saved in hardcopy, electronic, or cloud storage. Security measures for access to Blue Lotus College systems and networks; controlling access to Blue Lotus College premises; and Website protection measures are some of the ways Blue Lotus College protects personal information.
Blue Lotus College takes reasonable precautions to secure your personal information while sharing it with contracted service providers or other parties.
Blue Lotus College takes reasonable measures to keep personal data accurate, full, and current. Blue Lotus College relies on you to supply us with correct and up-to-date information.
You have specific rights to access personal information we keep on you (including in portable form) and to rectify, update, modify, or delete it. You can also withdraw your consent or ask us to limit how we use your data.
You may request access to and correction of your personal information. You may view and/or rectify your personal information by contacting Blue Lotus College directly.
The Freedom of Information Act (Vic) allows a person to seek a correction of information that is incorrect, incomplete, or out of date. You may learn more about Blue Lotus College's FOI procedure at https://www.bluelotus.edu.au.
In some cases, you can:
Contact us to exercise your rights. The foregoing rights and alternatives are subject to legal limits and exceptions. You also have the right to file a complaint. We invite you to contact us first, and we will try our best to help.
Blue Lotus College may keep track of your online activities for statistics and system management purposes, including but not limited to:
Blue Lotus College uses web analytics and cookies to better analyze website usage. We also enable third parties like Google to gather information via cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. This helps us better understand our audiences (such as visitor demographics and interests) and provide more relevant and personalized information when you browse our and other websites.
Blue Lotus College collects cookies to improve your browsing experience and for the security of our websites.
A cookie is a tiny text file that your web browser sends to your device. The data stored might be re-sent to our systems on subsequent visits. To optimize future visits to our websites, a cookie file is saved in your web browser. Cookies do not save email passwords or bank account numbers. Cookies can't affect your PC. Blue Lotus College uses these cookies:
If you believe Blue Lotus College has broken our privacy duties or this Privacy Statement, email us (see section 7). Please include as much detail as possible when contacting us.
Blue Lotus College takes privacy issues seriously and strives to handle them promptly, fairly, and transparently.
If you are dissatisfied with our response, you may complain to the Victorian Information Commissioner, the Health Complaints Commissioner, or in some cases, the applicable supervisory authority in another state.
Concerns concerning this Privacy Statement or Blue Lotus College's acquisition, use, or disclosure of your personal information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time, especially if our working practices or regulations change. So please check back periodically to see if anything has changed. This Privacy Statement was last updated on August 13, 2021.