Collecting Personal Information
Personal information about nominees and nominators are collected by Futurity on behalf of the NEiTA Foundation Trust (“NEiTA”).
NEiTA was formed in 1994 as an education initiative of Futurity—a member-owned friendly society that helps families plan for the future costs of education. The Trustees of NEiTA administer and effect the activities of the Foundation. The address and contact details for NEiTA are detailed at the end of this Privacy Statement.
NEiTA was established to promote excellence in teaching. The general objects of the trust are to promote and encourage excellence in teaching of children and young adults, and in particular to:
Recognise teachers who demonstrate excellence in their profession and thereby contribute to the advancement of education in Australia
Maintain and raise community confidence in the teaching profession
Encourage and support increased professional development of primary and secondary teachers
Provide grants and award prizes to teachers who have demonstrated a particularly high level of dedication and professional excellence
Encourage the enjoyment of learning.
The information requested on the NEiTA Forms and any supporting materials provided with these forms constitutes personal information that Futurity will collect from nominees or nominators during the nomination and assessment process. The information is used, disclosed and stored by Futurity on behalf of NEiTA. Futurity will also obtain personal information in the endorsements of nominations and applications sought from and provided by the principals of schools where nominees are employed.
Award Force may transfer the information to the European Union and process it there. Award Force is not owned, controlled or endorsed by Futurity. We advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of Award Force before undertaking the nomination process.
If all questions on the NEiTA Forms are not fully answered, NEiTA may not be able to assess the nomination and it may have to be rejected.
The purpose of collection
The information provided will be used to assess the candidate’s nomination for NEiTA awards and/or grants.
The information is also:
used to publicise and market NEiTA. A nominee’s information may be used for media publications, but only with the successful nominee’s consent.
collated and de-identified to create statistical information, but only for internal use
listed on the NEiTA recipients' list on the NEiTA webpage
provided to Futurity members with ongoing communication about NEiTA, its awards and grants
used for education research purposes and projects e.g., Parents Report Card and Planning for Education Index unless you request otherwise.
Disclosing Information to other organisations
The information that Futurity collects on behalf of NEiTA may be disclosed in the normal course of business to its related entities, being members of the Futurity Group.
Futurity and NEiTA undertake:
that they will not sell, rent or trade any personal information to any person
that they will not disclose personal information to anyone else, other than as outlined in this Statement, unless the disclosure:
is required by law
is authorised by law or
you have been notified of and consented to the disclosure.
Accessing your personal information
You can ask Futurity:
to confirm whether or not it holds any of your personal information
to provide you with access to all readily retrievable personal information that it holds about you.
Correcting your personal information
If Futurity has any personal information about you which is incorrect or out of date you can ask it to correct that information. Futurity will take reasonable steps to correct the information free of charge.
Security of data
Futurity takes reasonable steps under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) to protect your personal information from misuse, interference, loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure to unintended third parties.
Futurity takes reasonable steps to preserve the security of personal information. In most browsers, there is a mechanism to check whether data transmissions are secure or not. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Once we receive your transmission however, we take reasonable steps to preserve the security of the information in our own systems.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
Futurity may make changes to this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. Futurity will publish these changes on its website.
Contacting NEiTA and/or Futurity
If you would like further information about the contents of this Privacy Statement or would like to provide feedback, please contact us as follows:
61 3 9276 7768
c/o Futurity Investment Group Limited
23-35 Hanover Street
Oakleigh Vic 3166