We respect your privacy
Variety Australia Ltd (ABN 55 891 232 898) (Variety) and each Variety – the Children’s Charity (Variety) State Association respects your right to privacy. This policy covers how VA and the Variety State Associations (collectively we, us, our) collect and treat your personal information.
Personal information is defined as information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the information or opinion is true or not, and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.
Variety State Association means each Variety State Association operating as an incorporated association in an Australian State or Territory and licensed to use the Variety name, trade-marks and other intellectual property.
Personal information collected by Variety
Variety may collect the following types of personal information from you:
- full name
- date of birth
- company name
- job title
- email address
- phone number
- fax number
- health or other relevant information about a child who is receiving services from a Variety State Association
- health information about an event participant or volunteer (medical forms)
- police checks and working with children checks for potential volunteers
- information about donations you have made to us
- information about the goods or services you have received
- credit card information
- details of income and living circumstances to means test grant applicants
- details of funding applications
- referee details
- next of kin details
- allergies and dietary requirements
- bequest confirmation information
How we collect your personal information
Variety collects personal information from you in various ways including, when you interact with us electronically or in person, when you access our website, when you enrol to a Variety event, when you request for assistance from Variety and at other times.
If you do not provide us with the information we request, we may not be able to fulfil the applicable purpose of collection, such as to process a request for assistance, add you to an event or to process your donation. However, you may choose to contact Variety to discuss the matter further.
Where practicable, we will collect personal information directly from you. If we receive information about you from someone else, we will take reasonable steps to ensure you are aware that we have collected personal information about you and the circumstances of the collection.
Use and disclosure of your personal information
Our main purposes for collecting, holding, using and disclosing personal information are the following:
- to provide goods or services to you and your child/child in your care
- to solicit, accept and process donations from you
- to obtain products or services for you from our suppliers
- to respond to enquiries from you and to send you information about what we do
- to process and assess employment applications
- to fulfil our medical duty of care when conducting motoring events
- to assess your suitability as a volunteer or event participant,
- to undertake research and surveys and analyse statistical information, and
We do not provide your information to third parties, except as follows:
- as authorised or required by law
- Variety may exchange your personal information between them
- to universities or other research bodies for research purposes but only in a de-identified format
- to our affiliates including Variety International
- to our business and community partners and service providers who assist us in the provision of the products and services we provide to you including for example email service providers
- to the relevant hospital for emergency contact purposes
- where the assets and operations of our business are transferred to another party as a going concern, or
- you have provided your consent
To conduct our business, we may transfer personal information to our affiliates or service providers outside of Australia, including to the US. The privacy laws of those countries may not provide the same level of protection as the privacy laws of the country from which the personal information was collected. However, this does not change our commitments to safeguard your privacy and we will comply with all applicable laws relating to the cross-border data disclosure.
Variety may from time to time, send you marketing materials. We only do so in accordance with applicable laws or with your prior consent. If you are receiving promotional information from us and do not wish to receive this information any longer, please contact us at [email protected] asking to be removed from our mailing lists, or use the unsubscribe facilities included in our marketing communications.
Security of your personal information
We take reasonable steps to keep your personal information accurate, up to date and complete, and to protect it from misuse, interference and loss or unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Access to your personal information
You may access and update your personal information by contacting us at [email protected]. We may charge a reasonable administration fee for this access.
If at any time you wish to change personal information that we hold about you because it is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us at [email protected] and we will amend your record. If you wish to have your personal information deleted, please let us know in the same manner as referred to above and we will take all reasonable steps to delete it unless we need to keep it for legal reasons.
Complaints about privacy
If you have any complaints about our privacy practices, please send in the details of your complaints to Variety Australia Limited, 47 Herbert St, Artarmon, NSW, 2064 or email us at [email protected]. We take any privacy complaint seriously and will deal fairly and promptly with your complaint. However, if you are not satisfied with the response from Variety, you can direct your complaint (in writing) to the Federal Privacy Commissioner at:
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)
GPO Box 5218
Sydney NSW 1042
P: 1300 363 992
E: [email protected]
When you visit our website
When you come on to our website we may collect certain information such as browser type, operating system, website visited immediately before coming to our site, etc. This information is used in an aggregated manner to analyse how people use our site, such that we can improve our service.
Third party sites
How to Contact Us
Variety Australia Limited,
47 Herbert St, Artarmon, NSW 2064 or at
Copyright & use of this site
Use of material on this website must have prior authorisation by Variety, the Children’s Charity. For permission please contact the Web Editor.
Use of the material on this site for your research and educational purposes is encouraged. Variety, The Children’s Charity gives permission for articles, illustrations and other materials to be reproduced for educational purposes or personal use, provided the information is not changed, and that the source is acknowledged appropriately.
The images and photographs on this site are the property of Variety, The Children’s Charity and must not be reproduced or used without prior permission. In some cases the copyright for text or images on this site may held by someone other than Variety, The Children’s Charity. All rights are reserved on such material and permission to use them must be requested from the copyright owner. Please contact Web Editor for any further information that you may require about use content from this website.
Material on this site comes from a variety of sources and authors, including staff members, volunteers, partner organisations and members and supporters.
This site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos relating to Variety, The Children’s Charity are provided “as is”, with no express or implied warranty. We strive to keep the information stored on this site up to date, but cannot guarantee that the information provided is completely accurate. Any mistakes that are brought to our attention will be corrected as soon as possible.
This site contains links to external web sites. Variety, The Children’s Charity takes no responsibility for the content of such sites, nor do links to such sites imply endorsement of the views expressed by the organisations or individuals responsible for them. External links are provided for informational purposes only.
Variety, The Children’s Charity logo must not be downloaded, copied and or used for any purpose without the permission of Variety, The Children’s Charity. Please email the web editor for more information.