Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association Privacy Policy

What is this guide for?

Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association is committed to protecting your personal data and will use any personal or sensitive data we collect from you.  

What data do you collect and what do you use it for?

Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association collects data from individuals to help us plan, organise and promote and market the Association's  activities.

Members: for administering membership
When you join Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association as a member, or during your membership with us, we may need to collect some of the following information on you:
  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Address         
  • Emergency contact details
  • Service History
This data will be used by the State Management Committee to manage your membership with the Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association. 

Mailing list subscribers: 
We offer everybody the opportunity to sign up (consent) to receive the Association's emails. 

When you sign-up to our mailing list we will ask for your email address and will use this data to send you information about our and activities..  We will only send you information that is related to Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association.  (i.e. we will not use your data to send you marketing messages from 3rd parties).

Anything we send you will include a clear option to unsubscribe and you can also do so at any time by replying to the email.

When you pay membership fees and/or purchase merchandise
If you pay membership fees or purchase Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association merchandise,  we need to collect data on the person making the transaction..  This data will only be used for administering your membership and/or purchase  and will not be used to send you marketing/promotional messages from the Association.

Website visitors: for running and improving our website
When a person visits our website, we collect and analyse anonymised data on how many people have visited, what pages they have looked at and other statistical information. We also use cookies to allow members to log in and out in order to view our members-only section.  See the section below on cookies.

Do you share my data with anyone else?

We will never pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes.

Our software provider, HarmonySite also has access to the data stored in our website.  HarmonySite has their own Data Protection Policy.

How I can I get you to update my data?

You can contact us at any time to update or correct the data we hold on you.

How long will you hold my data?

The Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association data retention policy is to review all data held on individuals at least every two years and remove data where we no longer have a legitimate reason to keep it.

Where you have withdrawn your consent for us to use your data for a particular purpose (e.g. unsubscribed from a mailing list) we may retain some of your data for up to two years in order to preserve a record of your consent having been withdrawn.

What rights do I have

All requests related to your rights should be made through our Contact page. We will respond within one month.

What will you do if anything changes?

If we make changes to our privacy statements or processes we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email individuals affected with the new details. Where required by law, will we ask for your consent to continue processing your data after these changes are made.

Use of Cookies

What are 'cookies'?

'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc) on your computer or electronic device. They allow websites to 'remember' you for a period of time so that they can store things like user preferences and make the website quicker and easier for you to use.

Without cookies, some things on websites would not be able to work: for example, without cookies it might not be possible to know whether or not you are logged in on a website, which would prevent you from being able to see content restricted to logged-in members.

How does the Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association website use cookies?

The Queensland Ambulance Service Retired Officers Association website uses cookies to track whether you are signed in or not, and whether you wish to remain logged in when you return to this website in your next browser session.

Anonymous analytics cookies

Further, every time someone visits our website, software provided by Google Analytics generates an 'anonymous analytics cookie'.  These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before and what pages you visit. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page, to help us identify if visitors would benefit from more information on a particular area.

How do I turn cookies off?

It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details. Please note: switching off cookies may prevent some aspects of our website from working fully (e.g. you may not be able to access our members area).

Useful links

You can find out more about cookies and their use on the internet from www.allaboutcookies.org