Building 9, 162 Highbury Road Burwood Victoria 3125

Privacy Policy

Collection of Personal Information through the website

Information is automatically collected through your use of the Adventist Schools Victoria (ASV) website.

We may use temporary (session) cookies or permanent cookies when you access our website. This allows us to recognise your browser and track the web pages you have visited. Cookies are small text files that websites may place on your computer or device. Most often, cookies are used to recognise repeat users of websites and remember user preferences. Cookies are also used to allow the website to track usage behaviour and aggregate data to allow ASV to customise a user’s experience on our website.

The information may be used and disclosed by ASV for purposes including statistical analysis, and to assist ASV in improving the functionality and usability of marketing materials, including the website. You can switch off cookies by adjusting the settings on your web browser.

Services that our website may use from time to time include Google Analytics, a service that transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and web page usage. By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s most updated version of its Privacy Policy (located on the Google website) and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

We are constantly developing and enhancing our use of online technologies, and make reasonable efforts to ensure we keep this Privacy Policy and related documents up to date in this regard. Opting out: Where an individual has consented to receive marketing communications from us, consent will remain current until the individual advises us otherwise. However, you can opt-out at any time, by:

  • Contacting us (either via the contact details provided on the communication received or via the details at the end of this Policy);

  • Advising us if you receive a marketing call that you no longer wish to receive these calls; or

  • Using the unsubscribe facility that we include in the relevant documentation.

Collection notices: ASV will take reasonable steps to provide you with certain details about that collection (such as why we are collecting the information and who we might share it with). Collection notices may provide more specific information than contained in the Privacy Policy. We encourage you to refer to those provisions carefully.

Disclosure of personal information

ASV may disclose personal information held about a student or other individual to:

  • People providing services to the Schools, including specialist visiting teachers, consultants, counsellors, sports coaches and other co-curricular;

  • Another school or educational institution;

  • Parents;

  • Recipients of School reports, publications, newsletters and magazines;

  • ASV Alumni Community and Parents Associations;

  • Medical practitioners, or other health-related professionals;

  • Law enforcement agencies;

Sending Information Overseas

ASV will not send personal information about an individual outside Australia without:

  • Obtaining the consent of the individual (in some cases this consent will be implied); or

  • Otherwise complying with the Australian Privacy Principles or other applicable privacy

Management and Security of Personal Information

ASV staff are required to respect the confidentiality of students’ and parents’ personal information and the privacy of individuals and take this obligation seriously.

ASV has in place reasonable steps to protect the personal information that ASV holds from misuse, interference and loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure by use of various methods.

ASV also takes reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify personal information if, in the company's opinion, it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected.

Access to Personal Information

Under the Commonwealth Privacy Act (and the Health Records Act), an individual has the right to obtain access to any personal information that ASV holds about them.

There are some exceptions to this right that are set out in the legislation. To make a request to access any personal information held by the school, please contact the ASV Privacy Officer in writing via

Correction of personal information

An individual may advise ASV of any perceived inaccuracy in their personal information held by ASV. If the individual is able to establish that the information is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, ASV will take reasonable steps to correct it. ASV will give reasons if it refuses to correct personal information.

Responding to Data Breaches

ASV will take appropriate, prompt action if we have reasonable grounds to believe that a data breach may have, or is suspected to have occurred. Depending on the type of data breach, this may include a review of our internal security procedures, taking remedial internal action, notifying affected individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). If we are unable to notify individuals, we will publish a statement on our website and take reasonable steps to publicise the contents of this statement.

If you believe you have been the subject of a Data Breach by ASV, please contact the Privacy Officer immediately on 03 9264 7730 or