As a Catholic school, Mercy College strives to uphold the dignity of the human person and acknowledges the rights of staff, students and their parents to privacy. In this context, Mercy College is responsible to various government and Church agencies and is bound by the National Privacy Principles (NPP's) contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000. Aims
- To ensure the rights of students, parents and staff;
- to ensure the College follows the spirit and the letter of the law as described in the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 and the National Privacy Principles therein;
- to ensure the College Community (staff, parents and students) are aware of the ramifications of the Act;
- to ensure that College procedures and practices are in line with the Act.
Mercy College 's primary purpose for collecting personal information is to enable the College to provide an effective education for the student throughout the period she is enrolled at the College. The purposes for which Mercy College uses personal information about students and parents include:
- looking after students' educational, spiritual, social, physical and emotional well-being;
- day-to-day administration;
- to satisfy the College's legal obligations and allow it to discharge its duty of care;
- to keep parents informed about matters related to their daughter's education, through correspondence, newsletters and magazines;
- for future planning and development of College curriculum and resources.
Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) Privacy Compliance Manual
Mercy College Privacy Procedures and Practices
Mercy College Standard Collection Notice, Employment Collection Notice, Contract/Volunteer Collection Notice