The EndDiabetesStigma website is hosted in Australia, by The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (a partnership between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University). We are hosting the website on behalf of the 51 expert panel members who have worked together across 18 countries to achieve an international consensus on recommendations to bring an end to diabetes stigma.
We are required to comply with the following laws when collecting, holding, using, and disclosing personal information, including sensitive and health information: Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth) and the Australian Privacy Principles found in that Act, the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) and the Health Privacy Principles in that Act.
- the types of information we collect and hold,
- how and why, we do so,
- how we use and disclose information,
- how we keep information secure,
- how to access and correct information; and
- how to make a privacy complaint.
Any information collected via the EndDiabetesStigma website, whether from an individual or an organisation, will be managed according to this policy.
All information collected on this website via the Pledge Endorsement forms is done so with expressed permission of the information holder or an authorised representative of an organisation who volunteers their information.
The personal information we may collect includes title, first and last name, email, country, and organisation.
Data use and disclosure
After you complete the Pledge Endorsement form, your first name and the initial of your last name, your country and organisation (if relevant) will be displayed automatically on the website. Your name will not be displayed if you tick the box: “Hide your name from public”.
Your name (first name and initial of your last name, your country and/or organisation (if relevant) may also be displayed in campaign materials and/or academic presentations and publications. Your name will not be displayed if you select: “Hide your name from public”.
Your email address will never be displayed. We will not share your email address with any other organisations.
We may use your name and email to contact you about events, resources and initiatives related to taking the pledge. We will only do this if you have opted-in to receive these communications. Any direct communication or promotional material sent to an individual will include a notification or statement informing the individual how to opt out of receiving further information.
We will never use or disclose information except for the primary purpose for which the information was collected.
Data quality and security
We have a responsibility to protect your personal information. We take reasonable steps to make sure that personal information is protected from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure.
Access to your personal information data is limited to authorised ACBRD staff and will not be distributed to any third parties.
If we become aware that an individual’s information has been managed inappropriately, steps will be taken immediately to inform the individual and ensure that such a breach does not occur again.
Complaints about privacy
If individuals wish to make a complaint about how we have managed their personal information, please submit this complaint in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If individuals do not wish to raise a complaint directly, they can contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes