The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information which we handle. Personal information is:
Information or opinion, whether true or not and whether recorded in material form or not,
about a living individual whose identity is apparent,
or can reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion
GMCT collects and handles information for the purposes of providing services under the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 or to carry out our other business functions. The nature of our services means that some of the information we handle may be personal or sensitive in nature.
We also collect personal information for planning, monitoring and evaluating our services and functions. Where practicable we remove identifying details from information used for these purposes.
We are bound by the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic) as well as other laws which impose specific obligations in regard to the handling information.
We have adopted the Privacy Principles contained in the Victorian privacy laws as minimum standards for the handling of personal information. In broad terms this means that we:
- collect only information which we need for a specified primary purpose;
- ensure that the person knows why we collect it and how we will handle it;
- use and disclose it only for the primary or a directly related purpose, or for other purposes with the person’s consent (or as otherwise authorised by law);
- store it securely, protecting it from unauthorised access;
- retain it for the period authorised by the Public Records Act 1973; and we
- provide the person with access to their own information, and the right to seek its correction.
GMCT provides mechanisms for access to information that we hold about a person as well as correction of information found to be inaccurate.
If you have other questions regarding GMCT’s handling of personal information please contact the Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org