Last reviewed: August 3, 2012. Also available here as a PDF.
Centrepoint treats the privacy of members with the highest importance. This policy details the measures Centrepoint takes to safeguard your privacy.
1. Information Collection by Centrepoint
Centrepoint will use the information you provide for processing your membership application, event registrations, and for various internal purposes, to improve Centrepoint services offered to its members.
In order to become a Centrepoint Member, it is necessary to first create an account on the Centrepoint website or fill out a registration form at the Centrepoint premises.
To create an account, a member must provide the following contact information: full name, full street address, contact phone number, email address ( question - is this necessary), age group, gender and nationality. In addition, a member must choose a screen name and password. A member’s password is never visible to any other members of Centrepoint or any third party at any time. A member will also have the chance to choose whether their newsletter arrives in the post or by email and a chance to express interest in becoming a volunteer.
1.2 Profile Information and Member Content
After successful registration with Centrepoint, a member can provide additional information about themselves (e.g. international experience, professional background, interests etc.) on the online Member's Community. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional.
Sharing Personal Data
2.1 Sharing Personal Data with Other Members of Centrepoint
Depending on a member's individual chosen privacy settings, profile information that a member submits to Centrepoint may be available to other Centrepoint members. At the present time, all members who are not part of the membership or website administration volunteer teams are blocked from searching for other members.
2.2 Sharing Personal Data with Third Parties
Centrepoint does not share any member's personal or other information to any third-party marketers, individual or organisations.
2.3 Changing or Removing Information
Access and control over personal information is readily available through the profile editing tools on the Centrepoint website. With the exception of the mandatory information required during the registration process, a member can modify or delete any of their profile information at any time. A member can do this by signing into their Centrepoint account. Information will be updated immediately after a member makes changes. Members who wish to deactivate their account with Centrepoint should send an e-mail or letter to the Centrepoint Membership Team.
2.4 Storage of Personal Data
When you submit your personal information on the Centrepoint website online or by any other by electronic communication, you agree to the transfer of that information for storage and processing. Information submitted by you is stored on secure servers. However, transmission of data over the internet is never guaranteed with regard to safety: it is impossible to guarantee your safety with electronic data and online transmission. It is therefore, at your own risk if you elect to transmit any data. When offered, you may create a password but you are responsible for keeping it confidential and changing your password, at the very minimum interval, i.e. every year (every 6 months or more frequently is best practice).