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Sassy Survivors Privacy Policy

Sassy Survivors is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the personal information that we hold. Sassy Survivors must only collect personal information necessary for its functions and activities.

We understand that breast cancer is very personal and we do not want anyone to feel uncomfortable about the information we keep.

We collect personal information through individuals’ interactions with us, including any contact by telephone, email or online. We collect personal information directly from individuals.

Where we collect sensitive information, such as health information about individuals, we will do so only with their consent, where it is provided voluntarily or where otherwise authorised by law. No one is obliged to provide any information and consent to hold particular information can be withdrawn at any time.

We may use and disclose individuals’ personal information on an ongoing basis for purposes including:

  • To send requested resources (e.g. Sassy Survival Kit)
  • Process donations
  • Respond to comments or queries
  • Provide limited promotional information about Sassy Survivors events or activities by email, online and other means, unless the individual has asked not to receive these
  • Carry out administrative tasks including internal reviews, analysis and production of consolidated statistics

Sassy Survivors may not be able to do these things without individuals’ personal information.

Sassy Survivors may otherwise use or disclose personal information where required or authorised by law, which may include emergency situations and assisting law enforcement agencies.

Sassy Survivors is required to take reasonable steps to protect all the personal information it holds from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. This protection applies to information stored both electronically and in hard copy form.

If someone visits www.sassysurvivors.org.au to read, browse or download information, our system may record information such as the date and time of their visit to the website, the pages accessed and any information downloaded. This information is used for statistical, reporting and website administration and maintenance purposes only.

Where any information preference is set to “public” then users should be aware that it may be viewed by other users of sassysurvivors.org.au including third party search engines.

Like many websites, the website may use “cookies” from time to time. Cookies are small text files that the website transfers to a user’s hard drive through their web browser to enable the website’s systems to recognise the user’s browser. Cookies may also be used to record non-personal information such as the date, time or duration of a user’s visit, or the pages accessed, for website administration, statistical and maintenance purposes. The default settings of browsers like Internet Explorer always allow cookies, but users can easily erase cookies from their hard-drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please note that some parts of the website may not function fully for users that disallow cookies.

When we send emails or other electronic messages, we may record where recipients open the message and click on particular links. This helps us to better understand what information is of interest to those recipients.

While Sassy Survivors takes great care to protect personal information on the website, unfortunately no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Accordingly, Sassy Survivors cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information sent to or from Sassy Survivors online. This is particularly true for information sent to Sassy Survivors via email. Sassy Survivors has no way of protecting that information until it reaches Sassy Survivors. Once Sassy Survivors receives personal information by email, Sassy Survivors protects its security in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

The website may contain links to other sites. Sassy Survivors is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of those sites.

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