DVConnect operates within the Information Privacy Act 2009
This privacy statement applies to all individuals whose personal information we may collect in the course of providing the Service. This includes the people who contact us because they experience the impacts of sexual assault, domestic or family violence, family and friends affected by violence or abuse, and the frontline workers and professionals who use our resources to support people experiencing violence and abuse.
Callers may remain anonymous if they are not requiring a service beyond counselling, safety planning or referral information.
In instances where a caller to Womensline is requiring an emergency evacuation or crisis accommodation, DVConnect will be required to collect personal information. Without this information DVConnect is unable to facilitate safety planning.
Information collected by DVConnect will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected.
All records and electronic data are protected from unauthorised use.
Client information will not be disclosed or shared without the caller’s consent unless required by law and/or the policies of this organisation.
Reasonable access to information that the caller has provided to DVConnect will be made available to the caller upon receipt of a written request that also includes proof of identity.