Privacy Policy

Basava Samiti of Asia Pacific Ltd

ABN 43646591844

ACN 646591844


The purpose of this policy is to explain the collection, storage, use, and disclosure of personal information collected about Canteen service users, donors, volunteers, and staff.


Personal information: Information about an identified or reasonably identifiable individual.

About this privacy policy

Basava Samiti of Asia Pacific Ltd including its Chapters (we, our, us) is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our donors, staff, volunteers, corporate supporters, and customers, and complying with our obligations including those in the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

We have prepared this privacy policy, in line with Basava Samiti of Asia Pacific Ltd commitment to best practice, to inform you of the personal information we may collect and hold about you via (collectively, our Website), and how we use that information. This privacy policy also provides information about your privacy rights as an individual and how to contact us if you have any privacy concerns.
This privacy policy may change from time to time, and it is therefore important that you review it regularly.

What personal information do we collect and handle?
Personal information

Basava Samiti of Asia Pacific Ltd may collect personal information, which is any information or opinion (whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not) about you as an identified or reasonably identifiable individual.

The types of personal information that we may collect and handle vary depending on your use of the Website.

Sensitive information

We may also collect sensitive information. Sensitive information is a special subset of personal information which is generally afforded greater protections under the Australian Privacy Act. The types of sensitive information we may collect include:

We may feature photographs of various individuals on our Website. These photographs are taken and displayed on our Website with the permission of the individuals involved. If you are in one or more of these photos and would like those photos removed, please get in touch via the contact details below.

2.1 For donors, corporate supporters, and customers

The types of personal information we may collect about you and handle may include, but are not limited to:

2.4 For volunteers, employees, and contractors

The types of personal information we may collect about you and handle may include, but are not limited to:

How do we collect your personal information?

We collect personal information through various avenues, including:

Why do we collect your personal information?

We collect, hold, use, and disclose personal information for a variety of reasons, including:

What if we can’t collect your personal information?

If you do not provide us with the personal information we need, some or all of the following may occur:

Who might we disclose your personal information to?

We may disclose your personal information to various third parties for any of the purposes identified above. Some of the third parties described below may be located in the other countries.

The types of third parties with whom we may exchange your personal information include:

Visitors to our Website

We seek to engage with you through a range of online services, including websites, social media profiles, mobile apps, blogs, forums, advertising on partner websites, and email communications (Online Services).

We sometimes collect clickstream data that logs which parts of those Online Services you have visited. We may also use cookies in some of our Online Services so that we have a way of remembering a user’s activity. We use clickstream data and cookies to help users have a better experience of the Online Services.

Where we engage third party partners for online advertising, the techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, or telephone number. You can visit to opt out of our partners’ targeted advertising.

How do we protect your personal information?

We take all reasonable steps to keep personal information protected from loss, interference, misuse, or unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure. These steps may include access controls, encryption, and secure premises. We store personal information in both physical and electronic form, sometimes with the assistance of third parties such as data hosting providers. We also have systems in place to record and monitor the secure destruction or de‑identification (where necessary) of personal information it no longer requires or is no longer permitted by law to store.

How can you access and correct your personal information?

The accuracy of the personal information we hold and use is important to us. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we handle is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. To help us keep your personal information accurate, please let us know if there are any errors or changes in your personal information.

You can request access to the personal information we hold about you at any time by contacting us via the contact details at the bottom of this policy. You may also request the correction of any of the personal information we hold about you. In most cases, we can help you promptly and informally with these requests. In other cases, we may need to verify your identity and ask you to make your request in writing.

In some cases, such as where it would be unlawful to do so, or where providing access would have an unreasonable impact upon the privacy of other individuals, we may restrict access to all or part of the information requested. From time to time, we may need to reject your request to access or correct the personal information we hold about you, if we believe it to be necessary and to the extent allowed by law. We will provide a written explanation if we deny your request for access to, or correction of, your personal information. If we disagree with a requested change, we will on request keep a record of the requested changes with the relevant personal information.

How can you make a privacy complaint?

You can contact us via the contact details at the bottom of this Privacy Policy if you have any concerns about how we have handled your personal information. We will respond to let you know who will be handling your matter and when you can expect a further response. We may request additional details from you regarding your concern, and we may need to engage or consult with other parties to investigate and deal with your issue. We will keep records of your request and any resolution. If you are not satisfied with the manner in which we have dealt with your complaint, you may contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at or you can email them on [email protected].

How to contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, please don’t hesitate to contact us