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Information privacy

The purpose of this statement is to inform you about the way in which Deakin manages your personal and health information.

Information privacy

Information privacy statement for students

You should read this statement in conjunction with the material located on the Privacy Centre. This statement is under continuous review and it’s your responsibility to monitor it for changes.

Deakin collects, uses and discloses personal and health information to enable it to operate as an innovative and effective educational institution and to provide you with opportunities and support throughout your student journey.

1. Personal and health information

A reference to 'student information' or 'your information' means both personal information, as defined in the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic):

information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database) that is recorded in any form, whether true or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion

and health information as defined in the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic)

information or an opinion about the physical, mental or psychological health (at any time) of an individual; or a disability (at any time) of an individual; or an individual's expressed wishes about the future provision of health services to him or her; or a health service provided, or to be provided, to an individual - that is also personal information.

2. How we collect your information

Your information may be collected by any means, including hard copy, electronic or verbal. Deakin will, where practicable, collect your information directly from you.

3. How we use your personal information

Deakin will use your information to manage and administer all aspects of your progression through your chosen course of study, your participation in the University community, and your access to and use of Deakin’s business and support structures. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the way your information may be used.

4. Why we disclose your information

Deakin will disclose your information to the extent necessary to facilitate your progression through your chosen course of study, your participation in the University community and to enable you to access the services and resources provided by the University. It also discloses your information where necessary for the University to carry out its normal functions and activities. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the types of disclosures of your information.

5. Additional information

Consequences of not providing information when requested

The University will only ask you to provide information that it needs. If you choose not to provide information when requested then it may not be possible for you to be admitted to or enrolled in the University or, if enrolled, you may not be able to access the full range of opportunities, facilities and services available to a member of the Deakin community.

Access to your information

Access to your personal information is provided through the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic). Administrative units of the University may have processes in place to allow access to documents which are not exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. You are encouraged to speak with the relevant administrative unit before making a formal request under the Freedom of information Act.

Further information

Questions about the collection, use and disclosure of student personal information should be directed to +61 3 5227 8524 or by email to privacy@deakin.edu.au.

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