LPA respects the privacy of both the individuals we deal with and our members. Although not legally obliged to do so under the turnover exemption of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), LPA complies with the requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
LPA only collects personal information that is necessary for and in the process of the performance of its functions. Personal information which is collected as an incident of a business relationship between the LPA and an individual (or the organisation they work for) which may be held by us may include:
Occasionally, LPA may collect personal information about individuals in their private capacities, for example where an individual:
Personal information collected about individuals in their private capacities may include your name, email address, home address, telephone number, gender, age etc. This information is only collected by LPA when you voluntarily give it to us.
LPA does not use ‘cookies’ or ‘web bugs’ or other means to collect personal information about people who access our websites.
LPA’s internet server may automatically record details about any computer used to access the websites, such as: the IP address, domain name and browser type; the date and time of access; and details of the information downloaded. This information is used only for internal statistical purposes so that we can better understand how our websites are used by our members and to improve the functioning of our websites and does not include personal information.
LPA collects and holds sensitive information (such as information about racial or ethnic origin, political activities or affiliations, memberships of unions or other associations, religion, sexual preferences or practices, criminal record or medical history) with your consent and when you voluntarily provide it to us as part of our Entertainer Visa administration service. When we collect, hold or disclose such information, we do so strictly in accordance with the APPs.
Any personal information that LPA collects about you will be used only in the process of providing you with the services you have requested or to enable us to carry out our business functions. We may also use your personal information to inform you of both relevant services offered by us and information pertinent to your membership of LPA. If at any stage you do not wish to receive this type of information, simply reply to the email and request to be unsubscribed. We will use reasonable endeavours to remove your personal information within a reasonable period of receipt of your request.
LPA will use all reasonable endeavours to maintain the security of your personal information and to protect your personal information from misuse, interference and loss and against unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. LPA will destroy any personal information it holds about you which it no longer requires under the terms of this Policy.
Due to the nature of the Internet, LPA does not provide any guarantee or warranty regarding the security of your personal information during transmission to us or storage by us and you acknowledge that you disclose your personal information to us at your own risk. Please contact us immediately if you become aware or have reason to believe there has been any unauthorised use of your personal information in connection with LPA.
LPA generally only discloses personal information to other persons or organisations for the primary purpose for which we have collected it, or with your consent (which may be explicit, or may be implied from your conduct or from the circumstances in which the information is collected). We may also disclose personal information if we are required or permitted by law to do so (e.g. under the APPs), if it is reasonably necessary in the LPA’s opinion to protect the rights or property of LPA or any third party, or to avoid injury to any person.
The following sections describe some of the organisations, or types of organisations, to which LPA usually discloses personal information and you consent to disclosure in this manner by LPA. Wherever personal information is disclosed outside of LPA, we take reasonable steps to ensure that the recipient:
LPA may rely on third party contractors to provide services or perform functions on our behalf, and this may involve a disclosure of personal information by LPA to that third party. While these vary from time to time, LPA may disclose your personal information, and you consent to the disclosure of your personal information, to:
Under Funding Agreements with government agencies, LPA may be required to disclose personal information to the government agency or related third parties (such as an independent evaluation consultant). In such circumstances, LPA will advise you of our intention to disclose the information, and provide you with the opportunity to opt out of being contacted by the government agency or related third party.
Information collected by LPA is sometimes disclosed to overseas recipients (and in respect of such recipients you consent to such disclosure and acknowledge and agree that subclause 8.1 of the AAPs will not apply). For example, information collected through the Australian edition of IG Tools is shared with Julie’s Bicycle (UK). Your contact details are sometimes shared with international partners in our producer development initiatives, but only after seeking your express consent for the disclosure.
When an organisation applies to become a member of LPA, their application (including any personal information contained in it) may be viewed by the LPA Executive Council, which comprises elected representatives of up to 18 member organisations, along with invited Observers at Executive Council meetings.
From time to time, LPA may disclose information about its members to other organisations in response to requests. In particular, we may disclose the names and contact details of members, for inclusion in industry directories or similar publications.
LPA will use all reasonable endeavours to keep personal information it holds accurate, complete, up-to-date, relevant and not misleading. Please contact us if you would like to access the personal information LPA holds about you. In all cases except those specified by law, you can gain access to personal information we hold about you. If we refuse to give you access, we will provide you with reasons for our refusal. You also have the right to ask us to correct personal information about you that you believe is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date or to request that your personal information be deleted. If you wish to exercise these rights, we ask that you make a request in writing to our Privacy Officer (see below). You will need to provide some form of identification (e.g. a copy of your driver's license or passport) so we can verify that you are the individual to whom the personal information relates. You should also include details of how we can contact you in case we need to discuss your request. We will respond to requests for access and changes to personal information as quickly as practicable. If applicable, any legal requirement on us to maintain certain records of your personal information shall prevail over any of your requests.
Under the rules governing the Australian Entertainment Industry Association, LPA must and does keep a register of members including the names and addresses of all members of the Association. This register is open to the inspection of every member of the Association at all reasonable times
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, or if you wish to read, correct or delete your personal information or make a complaint about our handling of that information, please contact our Privacy Officer by one of the following methods:
Tel: (during business hours) 03 9614 1111
Fax: 03 9614 1166
The Privacy Officer
Live Performance Australia
Level 1, 15–17 Queen St
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
LPA’s websites are controlled by LPA from its office in Australia. Those who choose to access the websites from locations outside Australia do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local laws. This Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Australia. If any provision of this Policy is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of law, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of this Policy which will continue in full force and effect.
LPA reserves its right to change its Policy at any time. Notification of any such changes shall be made by posting the updated version on our websites. This Policy was last updated in November 2013.