The National Autism Strategy Discussion Board is being managed by The Social Deck PTY LTD (ACN 600 044 728). The Discussion Board is operated by The Social Deck using software licensed from Social Pinpoint.
The Social Deck has been engaged by the Department of Social Services to facilitate community engagement and consultation with respect to the development of the National Autism Strategy (the Consultation)]. As part of the Consultation, the Social Deck is inviting individuals to engage in a discussion and exchange of ideas on the National Autism Strategy Discussion Board (the Discussion Board).
Your personal information is protected by law, including under the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act).
This privacy collection notice is designed to ensure you are aware of certain matters in relation to The Social Deck’s collection of your personal information, as required by the Privacy Act.
What is the purpose of the collection?
The Social Deck is inviting participants to provide their views on the National Autism Strategy Discussion Paper. Participant’s ideas and experiences will assist in developing the National Autism Strategy and identifying actions needed to improve outcomes for Autistic people.
Participants are invited to submit their views on this Discussion Board by:
posting their ideas and experiences about the topics in the Discussion Board; and/or
responding to, or commenting on, other people’s ideas and experiences.
Contributing to the Discussion Board is completely voluntary, and there will be future opportunities to provide your thoughts and opinions on the National Autism Strategy if you do not wish to engage in the Discussion Board.
As part of your engagement with the Discussion Board, we will not ask for you to provide your name or contact information (such as your email, phone number, or address). You can choose to remain anonymous.
The Social Deck’s intention is for individuals who wish to submit their views on the Discussion Board to have the choice to not be identified or to be reasonably identifiable. However, even where individuals choose to remain anonymous, it is possible that the individual may still be identifiable due to various factors (such as information they disclose in their posts or responses to other people). Where The Social Deck is able to identify you or can reasonably identify you or another person from anything you post, we will handle your response in accordance with the Privacy Act, as it will be ‘personal information’ that has been collected by The Social Deck. Any personal information provided on the Discussion Board will also be collected by Social Pinpoint and they will also handle this information in accordance with the Privacy Act.
What is ‘personal information’ and ‘sensitive information’?
Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.
Sensitive information is a subset of personal information. It includes information or an opinion about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, membership of associations or unions, sexual orientation or practices, criminal record, or health, genetic or biometric information.
What personal information we collect
Participants are NOT required to disclose any personal information as part of participating in the Discussion Board. Participants do not need to create an account to participate. Participants are required to include a ‘Screen name’ with their response BUT this can be a pseudonym. This allows participants to remain anonymous.
Participants are asked not to provide any personal information about themselves or others through their participation in the Discussion Board. However, it is possible that you may disclose or inadvertently disclose personal or sensitive information through your participation in the Discussion Board. This may include information such as:
Your name and email address;
Whether you are an individual, or someone who works for an organisation (including the name of that organisation);
Identity details relating to your gender, your age, whether you identify as having a disability, and your ethnicity,
Your geographic and demographic information (including your work sector, your housing status, and whether you have experienced family, domestic, or sexual violence or another form of gender-based violence);
Your personal views about the National Autism Strategy, including a statement that those views are from a lived experience; and
Other personal information (including sensitive information, such as information about a disability).
This information is not required to enable you to participate in the Discussion Board. Any posts or responses that you make on the Discussion Board should omit any information that you are not comfortable providing. How we collect your personal information
We will collect information from you directly if you choose to post on the Discussion Board.
Why we collect your personal information
We will use the information you provide in your posts and comments to inform the development of the National Autism Strategy. All views will be considered.
Responses collected through your participation on the Discussion Board will be summarised in a report to Government, that provides them with key themes and aggregated analysis of the topics, ideas, and issues raised by participants. Responses may be quoted or reproduced in the report. Any sensitive or personally identifiable information will be removed from responses before including them in the report.
Who we disclose your personal information to
We may disclose personal information you choose to provide to the following people, organisations or third parties:
All entities that may receive the information are subject to strict confidentiality, privacy, and security obligations.
The following Terms and Conditions govern the use of the National Autism Strategy Discussion Board (“the site”). The software platform is owned by Social Pinpoint Pty Ltd and operated by us, The Social Deck PTY LTD.
What are the conditions with a user’s account?
We are not responsible for the content on the site that has been provided by the users of the site. Any content posted by you is subject to the rules of our Moderation Policy. Your contribution to the site may be edited, removed or not published if we consider it inappropriate (refer to Moderation Policy). Contributors should also be aware that their posts may remain online indefinitely. Where practical, you may choose not to identify yourself, deal with us on an anonymous basis or use a pseudonym.
What do we require from our users?
You must understand and agree that, without limitation:
Can your account be suspended or terminated?
We may terminate or suspend access to your site and/or account immediately, without prior notice, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. We may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all the related files and information in your account. After your account has been terminated, the content you have posted may also remain indefinitely on the site.
If you want to terminate your own account, please send an email to email@example.com.
These Terms shall be governed in accordance with the laws of Queensland, Australia, without regards to its conflict of law provisions.
The Social Deck, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors and other partners are not responsible for any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising from a breach of this agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
What content do we own?
This website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other proprietary information (“Intellectual Property”) of The Social Deck and its clients, suppliers and licensors. The Social Deck owns and retains all proprietary rights in the intellectual property. All intellectual property in the content of this site including without limitation to text, software, source code, pages, documents and online graphics, photographs, sounds, audio, video and other interactive features are owned by or licensed to us.
Any original content that you submit or post on our site may be made available to the public and allows users to share your content (with the end user acknowledging your contribution) under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Australian License.
Except for Intellectual Property which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, alter, transmit, sell, distribute any of the Intellectual Property on this site.
We are not responsible for your communications or dealings, including payment and delivery of goods or services, with a third party found via our website. Any loss or damage incurred from those communications or dealings are solely between the user and the third party.
Disclaimer and Warranties
Users must agree that you use of the site is at your own risk. We make no warranty that the site will meet your requirements or be uninterrupted or error-free. Any material that the user downloads through the site is done at their own risk and are responsible for any damages to their computer system or loss of data.
What happens if these Terms change?
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time without notice. The most recent version of the Terms can be seen on this page. By continuing to access or use our site after those revisions become effective, you agree and will comply to the revised terms. If you do not agree to the revised terms, please discontinue using our site.
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