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Information classification

We are committed to ensuring the privacy and security of all personal information collected from our members, customers and other parties that make contact with us. This information should be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy. Nothing in this page is intended to replace or amend our Privacy Policy.


Overview

We are committed to ensuring the privacy and security of all personal information collected from members, customers, suppliers and other parties that make contact with us. This page contains details on the information classification levels used by VCCI and how the information should be stored, distributed or destroyed.

VCCI uses three information classification levels

  • Unclassified - Information for personal or non-work related purposes. 
  • Proprietary - Information that relates to business activities within VCCI.
  • Restricted (Official) - Information governed by legislation (e.g. Privacy Act) that restricts its use/disclosure or VCCI business information that would lead to significant damage. 

Information provided by VCCI without a classification is designated Proprietary.

Unclassified

Information for personal or non-work related purposes. Examples of information classified as Unclassified includes:

  • Any documents that are personal
  • Private correspondence with family and friends
  • Personal photos

When information classified as Unclassified is provided by VCCI, then you will need to check with the individual on allowed distribution and retention.

Proprietary

Information that relates to business activities within VCCI. Examples of information classified as Proprietary includes:

  • Media releases
  • Website information
  • VCCI policies and procedural documentation
  • Training material
  • Non-Commercially sensitive strategic planning information or contracts/agreements
  • Financial information

When information classified as Proprietary is provided from VCCI, then the information is available for use within your organisation. Please contact VCCI if you would like to diseminate the information beyond your organisation or retain beyond 5 years.

Restricted (Official)

Information governed by legislation (e.g. Privacy Act) that restricts its use/disclosure or VCCI business information that would lead to significant damage.  Examples of ‘Restricted (Official)’ information include:

  • Data stored on behalf of Federal (i.e. ASA) or State Governments programs
  • Privacy information
  • HR details, including employee personal information, and criminal vetting information
  • Information containing Tax file numbers
  • Commercially sensitive strategic planning information or contracts/agreements
  • Information that would significantly undermine VCCI or other Australian company
  • Board Papers

When information classified as Restricted (Official) is provided from VCCI then you must treat this information as sensitive and gain approval from VCCI to share with anyone including staff/contractors within your organisation. This information must be secured and treated as Official: Sensitive government classification. Please contact VCCI if you are retaining this information for longer than 5 years.

 

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