What Different Information Do We Collect?
For the purpose of providing you with our services, we will collect the following information through forms you submit, contact forms you complete, eligibility forms you fill in, or phone calls you have with us:
- Your name
- Contact information, including address, email address, and telephone number
- Demographic information, such as age, guardian or carer details
- Any other personal information you submit to us via our website (nesti.org.au) or otherwise
If you connect with us to find out more about Specialist Disability Accommodation or to move into Specialist Disability Accommodation, we may also collect information about your living arrangements and gender. We may collect health information such as disability and accessibility needs with your consent when it is relevant to finding you suitable accommodation.
We may collect information with your consent, including your NDIS number, NDIS plan details, health reports, hospital discharge summaries, and information about health needs, individual and informal supports, current living, and family situation, among other health plans, in order to provide you with options tailored to your needs. We understand this information is sensitive and will only use it with your consent in accordance with this policy.
From time to time, we may ask for your personal experience of working with us, which may include information on your NDIS plan goals, the impact the NDIS has had on you and your family, experiences in previous accommodation, and the impact on your health, among other questions. With your consent, we may publish this information on our website and other promotional media. We may also ask to collect photographs and/or video footage of you with your consent, which may be used in advertising and promotional materials. We will only collect sensitive information if you consent, and it is relevant to providing our services.
In What Ways Do We Collect Your Personal Information?
We collect your personal information directly from you in person, over the phone, by email, through digital interaction with our website, or when a person using our services provides us with your information (for example, if you are the carer of a person with a disability who uses our services and you provide their information as their contact person or advocate). We will only collect your personal information from third parties if you give the third party your consent to provide the information to us or if it would be reasonably expected. If in doubt, we will always check with the third party if you have provided your consent. We will only collect sensitive information with your consent.
Using Your Personal Information
We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which it was given to us or for purposes directly related to the provision of our services. These purposes may include:
- Digital marketing and other service providers requesting access to contacts to improve our services.
- Technology support service providers when applicable.
- Health professionals relevant to assisting you with your SDA journey.
- Other housing providers with your consent.
- Your personal story may feature on the website or other materials if you provide further consent.
- Government, government agencies, NDIS, peak bodies, research bodies, universities, and service planners.
- Government and law enforcement agencies and regulators.
- Entities established to help identify illegal activities and prevent fraud where authorized by law.
If You Are Under 18 Years of Age
If you are under 18 years of age, you must ask your parent or legal guardian to approve your provision of personal information before you submit your personal details to us.
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We use personal information about you for the primary purpose of providing you with our services. We may also use it for other purposes for which you might reasonably expect us to use that information. You authorize us to use any email address or other contact information you provide to us at any time for such purposes. You can opt out of receiving electronic communications at any time. You agree that even if you opt out of receiving information about future events or other services offered by us, we will still send you essential information related to the services we provide.
Storage and Security
The security of your personal information is of the utmost importance to us. We use all reasonable endeavors to keep your information in a secure environment and protect it from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure. If you reasonably believe there has been unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, please contact us using the details below. We keep records of the personal information we gather from you and either password protect these or store them on a secure server or in locked facilities. If we no longer need your personal information, we will take reasonable steps to destroy, securely delete, or de-identify it as appropriate.
Accuracy of Your Information
We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information held by us is accurate, complete, and up to date. If you believe that any of your personal information is inaccurate, please contact us, and we will take reasonable steps to correct it.
Variation and Consent to Variation
Access to Your Information and Making a Complaint
You may request access to the personal information we hold about you. We will respond to your request within a reasonable period of time and, where reasonable and practicable, give access to the information in the manner you request. You may request this information by writing to our Privacy Officer on the details
Nesti Housing is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Nesti Housing may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at email@example.com
- Clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any direct marketing email you might receive.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:
28R Burton Street
Cannington, WA 6107
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.