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Kids Helpline and Parentline Privacy Collection Notice

About

This is a Privacy Collection Notice of BoysTown Ltd for our Kids Helpline and Parentline counselling services.

Kids Helpline and Parentline contact details are:

Address: GPO Box 2469, Brisbane QLD 4001
Phone: 07 3369 1588
Fax: 07 3367 1266
Email: admin@boystown.com.au
admin@parentline.com.au

About Personal Information

Personal information may include your name and contact details (such as address, email address, phone number, etc). Personal information also includes sensitive information about you such as information about your medical history and personal background.

Our Commitment to Privacy

Kids Helpline and Parentline are committed to protecting the privacy of our clients and the personal information provided to us.

We abide by Commonwealth and state / territory privacy laws, and other relevant contractual and legal requirements in dealing with personal information. We have a range of safeguards in place to protect information from misuse, interference, and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification, and disclosure.

How We Collect Personal Information

When you contact and use Kids Helpline or Parentline, our data systems may automatically collect personal information about you, such as your phone number, email address, and IP address.

The Kids Helpline or Parentline counsellor you engage with may also record personal information about you. This includes, where appropriate, creating a case file about you that includes any case notes we make and any information you may share with us.

Why We Collect Personal Information

Kids Helpline or Parentline collects personal information from you so we can tailor our counselling support to your particular needs and circumstances. More specifically, the personal information we collect allows us to:

  • contact and communicate with you
  • provide a high standard of service and care when providing you with counselling support
  • respond appropriately to prevent or lessen any serious risk of harm to you or others
  • comply with professional and ethical standards
  • evaluate and report on the use and effectiveness of the Kids Helpline and Parentline services.

Providing Your Name and Information

You do not have to tell us your name when using Kids Helpline or Parentline. You may choose not to give any name or you may choose to use a different name (such as a 'nickname'). If you choose not to provide your real name, and/or not to give us relevant or accurate personal information (such as your contact details), this may affect the level of service and care we can provide to you and the outcomes you achieve.

Sharing Your Information

Kids Helpline or Parentline will not disclose your personal information to any other organisation (including any organisation overseas) unless we have to because of a law or to protect you or others from serious threats of harm.

For instance, we may have to share your personal information with other agencies (such as the police, ambulance, and/or child protection agencies) to protect your life, health or safety, or that of someone you know. We will always attempt to gain your participation and consent before sharing information about you providing it is safe and practicable for us to do so, taking into account the circumstances.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

Information about how you can access or seek corrections to the information we hold about you is included in the BoysTown Privacy Policy.

Making a Privacy Complaint

Information about how you can make a privacy complaint is also provided in our BoysTown Privacy Policy.

Accessing Our Privacy Policy

As well as the above links, our BoysTown Privacy Policy can also be accessed by calling the phone number above or emailing privacy@boystown.com.au.