Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) respects every person’s right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
Aspect uses the personal information provided to us to respond to requests or in the application/delivery of a service, for managing and administering the services provided and the administration of Aspect’s business operations (this may include use of the personal information provided for the purposes of evaluation, research and improvement of Aspect’s services and management).
Aspect ensures that appropriate standards are maintained to protect the privacy of the data it holds.
When collecting personal information the following notable principles are observed:
Information shall not be collected unless it is for a lawful purpose directly related and necessary to the function of Aspect.
The individual is aware of the purpose for which the information is collected and whether it is usual to disclose this information to another agency.
The information is relevant, up to date and complete, and does not intrude unreasonably upon the personal affairs of the individual.
Personal information is protected against unauthorised access, use or disclosure.
Personal information will not be used without ensuring that it is accurate, up to date and complete. Information will not be used except for the purpose to which it is relevant.
Personal information is not to be used for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was collected. Exceptions to this are if the individual has given consent, or it is authorised by law, or it is related directly to the purpose for which the information was obtained.
If you require more specific details regarding Aspect’s privacy policies and procedures, contact the Aspect Privacy Officer by emailing
You can obtain further general information about privacy protection from the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner by: