Privacy Policy

As with other educational institutions and companies operating in Australia, Writing Academically abides by the ten National Privacy Principles (NPPs) prescribed under the Australian Privacy Act 1988. These  principles regulate how personal information is handled in terms of collection, use, disclosure, storage, accessibility and disposal.

This privacy policy explains how Writing Academically intends to comply with the ten NPPs when handling personal information.

Collection of Personal Information (NPP 1)

To the extent required by the Act:

  • We will not collect personal information about you unless the information is necessary for one or more of its functions or activities.
  • We will collect personal information about you only by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive manner.
  • When we collect personal information directly from you (for example if you register for a course), we will take reasonable steps at or before the time of collection to ensure that you are aware of certain key matters, such as the purposes for which we are collecting the information, the organisations (or types of organisations) to which we would normally disclose information of that kind, the fact that you are able to access the information and how to contact us.
  • We will collect your personal information directly from you where it is reasonable and practicable to do so.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information (NPP 2)

To the extent required by the Act, we will not use or disclose personal information about you for a purpose (the secondary purpose) other than the primary purpose of collection unless:

  • the secondary purpose is related to the primary purpose (or is directly related, in the case of sensitive information), and you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose your personal information for that secondary purpose;


  • you have consented to the use or disclosure of your personal information for the secondary purpose;


  • the use or disclosure is required or authorised by or under law; or the use or disclosure is otherwise permitted by the Act.

Security and Quality of Your Personal Information (NPP 3 & 4)

We are committed to ensuring that personal information is held securely. To the extent required by the Act, we will take reasonable steps to:

  • ensure that any personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up to date;
  • protect the personal information that we hold from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure; and
  • destroy or permanently de-identify personal information that is no longer needed for any purpose that is permitted by the Act.

You can help us to keep the personal information that it holds accurate, complete and up to date, by letting us know about any changes to your personal information, such as your name and address.

Access to and Correction of Your Personal Information (NPP 5 & 6)

You have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you, subject to any exceptions in the  Privacy Act 1988. A charge may apply for providing such access. You may also request that personal information which we hold about you be corrected. Please contact us in writing at the following address if you would like to access or correct personal information that we hold about you:
The Director
Writing Academically

Identifiers (NPP 7)

We will issue our own identification numbers and will not use identifiers of other agencies or organizations, such as Commonwealth government identifiers (such as Medicare numbers) as our own identifier of individuals.

Anonymity (NPP 8)

Where it is lawful and practicable, we will provide you with the option of not identifying yourself. For example, you may search our programs, gain background information about us and explore the public features of the website without making your identity known to us.

Transborder Data Flows (NPP 9)

Writing Academically will comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 that relate to transborder data flows if we transfer your personal information outside Australia (for example, to an approved study centre outside of Australia),

Sensitive Information (NPP 10)

We will not collect sensitive information about you without your consent unless that collection is otherwise permitted by the Privacy Act 1988.


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