Collection and use of information
This information is needed to maintain the Scheme records in a format that identifies the member. These records are essential to the proper management of the Scheme and to enable the Scheme to provide members with superannuation benefits. The Scheme will only collect personal information that is reasonably required, or directly related to, performing this function.
The Scheme usually collects this information either from the members or from the employers. The Scheme might also collect health information about a member to enable it to obtain death or disability insurance cover from the Scheme’s insurer or to process a member’s disability claim. information about a member’s potential beneficiaries collected from the member is also held by the Scheme and used in the event of a member’s death.
The Scheme will not collect information of a sensitive nature (such as information about a member’s racial origin, religion, political opinions) without the member’s consent unless it is required by Australian lay, or other limited exceptions apply.
The Scheme is not permitted to and does not use government identifiers (eg. tax file numbers) to identify members. This information is used and disclosed only for the purpose for which they were originally issued, except if required under Australian law.
The Scheme will not use a member’s information for direct marketing or research purposes. In the event that the information is disclosed to an over recipient the Scheme will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the recipient abides by the APPs.
Should a member choose to remain anonymous, or decide not to provide the Scheme with the information needed, or not allow their employer to provide the Scheme with that information, the the Scheme would not be able to provide superannuation benefits for the member. Where the information is health information, this may limit the level of death or disability benefits available through the Scheme.