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The Victorian Speleological Association Inc. (VSA) acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals. VSA supports and endorses the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 and complies with these principles whenever personal information as defined by the Act is collected or used in the normal course of the Association s business.

Provisions in the Incorporations Act (Vic) requires VSA to record your name and postal address in the Association’s official register of members. Your residential address, telephone numbers and email addresses are also recorded in the register.

Personal contact information is published annually in the VSA Annual Report, which is only circulated to VSA members.

Nargun is the Association’s monthly newsletter / journal and is available publicly. Personal contact information may be published in Nargun from time to time for officer bearers, trip leaders, announcements of new members and notifications of members change of details.

Personal contact information is also provided to the Australian Speleological Federation Inc. (ASF) from time to time for updating ASF’s membership list, insurance registration list, and the mailing list for Australian Caver magazine.

All personal information on the VSA membership application forms is given voluntarily. Some personal information may be summarised and announced at official VSA meetings when the membership application is considered, but will not be minuted.

Except in special situations, as specified in The Privacy Act, VSA cannot give personal information to a third party without your prior consent.

Adopted at VSA General Meeting on 5th March 2003.