The services we provide are varied and include event services, social services and training services. This information collection statement relates to our event services only.
The primary purpose we collect personal information from you is to provide first aid services and medical assistance. We may also use or disclose the personal information for another purpose such as marketing, processing payments, and further sales.
Our usual process of collecting personal information is to collect the personal information directly from you. We may also collect personal information from other sources, such as from third party providers and suppliers, your employers, from government bodies, through referrals from individuals or other entities, or through marketing and business development events. We will only collect the personal information from these other sources if it is necessary to provide our services, or you have instructed us to collect your personal information from those sources.
The information is usually collected before and during the course of providing the event services.
If you do not provide us with the requested information, we may not be able to provide the service or, in relation to volunteers, we will not be able to engage you to assist us in performing event services. In some cases it may be possible for you to provide us with some but not other personal information.
Your personal information may be disclosed to other entities, such as other service providers that assist us in performing the social services, the Queensland Ambulance Service, the organiser of the relevant event, the family members of a patient, employers at worksites where we provide medical services, and medical staff.
We may also disclose your personal information to overseas entities as part of providing event services. We disclose personal information to an IT consultant located in Canada, under a long-standing relationship. From time to time, we may also disclose information to international St John Ambulance organisations. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the overseas entities use the personal information in a way that is compliant with the Australian Privacy Principles and other relevant privacy laws.