MHOA is committed to protecting your privacy and is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) ("Privacy Act") and must comply with the National Privacy Principles. You can find more information about the Privacy Act and the National Privacy Principles on the Federal Privacy Commissioner's website at www.privacy.gov.au.
We believe in keeping your personal information highly secure and that you have the right to be informed about how we deal with that information. If on reading this policy you are unclear on any of the matters or simply want more information, please contact us on the telephone number or addresses provided below.
MHOA recognises the importance of safeguarding your personal information. We may need to obtain personal information about you in the course of providing our services to the Website User.
It is our usual practice to gather two types of information about you:
a. Personal information, provided by you for the services we offer;
b. Information generated by our system which tracks traffic to our Website;
c. Personal information, provided by you when and if you become a member of MHOA.
3. Use of Personal Information
We use the personal information we collect:
to contact you;
to assist in providing the services you request or membership; and
for the purpose of future marketing, promotion and publicity by us.
At any time, you have the option to opt out from receiving any future marketing material by contacting MHOA.
4. Voluntary Submission of Information
You may use the website without disclosing personally identifiable information, and we will not obtain such information about you unless you choose to submit it to us. Any information you submit will be used internally only. Submission of information authorises such internal use by us. In particular, please note that submission of an e-mail authorises us to contact you via e-mail.
5. Holding, correction and updating of personal information
Any personal information that you provide to us will be collected and held by an administrative member relevant to your region and service, to find out who is holding your information contact the President of MHOA by emailing
Under the Privacy Act you have the right to access, and to request us to correct, personal information we hold. If you find that information we hold about you is incorrect, please contact us immediately and we will correct it.
Our Website provides opportunities for Users to e-mail various individuals. This functionality is for business purposes only.
7. Disclosure of Information
We will not rent, sell or exchange information about you to third parties except where you consent, or except where you would expect the information to be disclosed, or except where we have indicated we may disclose (including, for example, to our related entities); or except where we are legally obliged to disclose such information.
8. Protection and Security of Personal Information
We take responsible steps to protect all personal information we collect or hold about our Users from misuse and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
9. Other Sites
Our Website contains links to third party websites, for your convenience and information. When you access a third party Website, please understand that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of that Website. We suggest that you review the privacy policies of each site you visit.
12. Failure to provide information
Failure to provide the necessary personal information when requested may result in certain services provided by us not being available to you.
13. Coverage and Complaints
THE CONTENT ON MHOA WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND PERSONAL USE ONLY AND MAY NOT BE USED, COPIED, REPRODUCED, AGGREGATED, DISTRIBUTED, TRANSMITTED, BROADCAST, DISPLAYED, SOLD, LICENSED, OR OTHERWISE EXPLOITED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSES WHATSOEVER WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF MHOA. BY SIGNING IN AS A MEMBER YOU AGREE TO THE ABOVE STATEMENT AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY MISUSE OF MHOA'S WEBSITE INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS WILL RESULT IN LEGAL ACTION TAKEN AGAINST YOU AND YOUR MEMBERSHIP REVOKED.