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    Privacy notice

    Personal information collected by the Department of Social Services (DSS) for the purpose of processing Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) and Supported Wage System (SWS) applications is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

    DSS collects your personal information, either through this secure site or by contacting you directly, for the purposes of:

    • administering DSS's programmes and services (including assessment of EAF and SWS applications);
    • research and statistical analysis conducted by DSS or by contracted research organisations on DSS’s behalf; and
    • evaluating and monitoring programmes and services provided by DSS and its contracted service providers.

    EAF and SWS applications cannot be processed without collecting this information.

    DSS usually provides some or all of your personal information collected to its contracted service providers for the purposes of administering programmes and services on its behalf. Personal information collected on this secure site is also usually given by DSS or its contracted service providers to independent workplace assessors, and your employer where it is necessary to facilitate a workplace assessment.

    It is unlikely that personal information collected from you for the purpose of processing your EAF application will be provided to an overseas recipient. However, this may occur in rare circumstances when there is contact with suppliers of modifications who are based overseas or if your employer is based overseas.

    Personal information collected from you for the purpose of processing a SWS application will not be provided to an overseas recipient.

    For more information regarding the way DSS handles personal information please see the DSS privacy policy at the following link: http://www.dss.gov.au/privacy-policy.

    The DSS privacy policy contains information about how individuals may seek access to and correction of their personal information and information about how an individual can make a privacy complaint.

    By entering this site, you are agreeing to the collection and use of your personal information by DSS and its contracted service providers, and the disclosure of that personal information to the third parties named for the above stated purposes. By entering this site you are acknowledging that you have read and understood this Privacy Notice.

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