TERMS AND CONDITIONS – GI Cancer Institute and AGITG
33 Australians die every day from gastro-intestinal cancers. It is the most common form of cancer.
About the GI Cancer Institute and AGITG
The GI Cancer Institute is a business name used by the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group ACN 093 854 267 (AGITG), a not for profit organisation and registered charity comprised of 950 medical professionals around the country.
The GI Cancer Institute raises money for clinical trials cancer research undertaken by AGITG, which has been undertaking clinical trials cancer research for 20 years. The GI Cancer Institute can be contacted by telephone on 1300 666 769 (during office hours) or by email at email@example.com or by post at Locked Bag M250, Camperdown NSW 2050.
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If you reside outside of Australia and use this website, you must take into consideration the legislative requirements of your country of residence when accessing this website. Should you choose to make a donation to us you should satisfy yourself that doing so will not constitute a contravention of the laws of your country of residence.
Restriction of Use
All information provided on this website has been provided for personal and non-commercial use. It is general information only, and should not be relied upon in lieu of professional medical advice.
Please consult your health care provider if you have, or suspect you have, a health problem.
The information on this website is obtained and developed from a variety of sources including collaborations with third parties and information provided by third parties under licence. Where the health information provided has been developed by AGITG, whether in its own right or in conjunction with any third party, that information is based on independent research and the available scientific evidence at the time of writing. Inclusion of information on this website or links to third party sites is not an endorsement of any information, organisation, product or service.
While care has been taken in preparing the content of the health material and any other information provided on this website, AGITG and its employees, related parties, directors, officers, committee members, honoraries, research fellows, agents, volunteers, contractors, subcontractors and collaborators cannot accept any liability, including for any loss or damage, resulting from the reliance on the content, or for its accuracy, currency and completeness.
Use of AGITG’s materials or information by any person accessing this website is at the user’s own risk.
All logos and program names are used on this website are used under licence by AGITG, or are owned by AGITG, unless otherwise stated.
All content on this website including logos, brand names, text, photographs, information, statistics, images and other material is protected by copyright and intellectual property laws in Australia.
No AGITG logo may be reproduced or used in any way by any person unless AGITG provides prior approval in writing.
Reproduction of any part of this website without the express permission of AGITG is prohibited unless otherwise indicated. Where reproduction is permitted, only one copy of the material may be made, and that copy may only be used for personal or non-commercial purposes. Where reproduction is permitted you must not amend or edit the material in any way, and AGITG asserts its right to be recognised as the author.
Requests for permission to use an AGITG logo or reproduce any part of this website (other than for personal or non-commercial purposes) should be made to AGITG using the contact information set out above.
Indemnity, Disclaimer & Limitation of Liability
While due care has been taken in the preparation of the content of this website, AGITG makes no representations regarding the accuracy, currency or reliability of the information provided, and notes there may be errors, omissions and typographical errors contained in the material provided.
This website and the material it contains are provided on an as-is basis, and to the fullest extent permitted by law AGITG disclaims all warranties. In addition AGITG does not warrant that this website is error free or that the website and/or the servers it is hosted on are free of viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.
AGITG and its employees, directors, officers, committee members, honoraries, research fellows, agents, volunteers, contractors, subcontractors and collaborators do not accept liability for any loss or damage other than that which cannot be excluded by law arising as a result of use of this website or reliance on any information provided on this website.
By using this website you agree to indemnify AGITG and its employees, directors, officers, committee members, honoraries, research fellows, servants, agents, volunteers, contractors, subcontractors and collaborators from any loss or damage which it or they may suffer as a result of your use of this website.
AGITG reserves the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this website or the content or services available through it, including your access to it.
AGITG is a registered Australian charity in each state and territory of Australia. Tax donations $2 and over are tax deductible. A tax deductible receipt will be issued to the donor where email or postal details are provided at the point of donating. Donations can be made through the gicancer.org.au website or by contacting us here.
The AGITG is an independent non-profit organisation which coordinates clinical trials into gastro-intestinal cancers in collaboration with international research groups. The clinical trials are run by teams of researchers at universities, hospitals and private institutions.
The GI Cancer Institute and the Gutsy Challenge
The GI Cancer Institute and the Gusty Challenge are business names used by the AGITG. The GI Cancer Institute is the charity arm of the AGITG and, together with the Gusty Challenge, raises money for the clinical trials undertaken by the AGITG.
2. Collecting your personal information
We may collect personal information about you that is necessary for the purpose of conducting fundraising, community support programs and events, including the Gusty Challenge and programs run by the GI Cancer Institute.
The types of personal information we collect and hold include:
(a) biographical information (e.g. names, titles, relationships and birthdates);
(b) contact information (e.g. addresses, emails and telephone numbers);
(c) other information about individuals who participate in our fundraising activities and programs);
(d) information about an individual’s interests in respect of the AGITG’s functions or research, attendance at AGITG events or donations, gifts or bequests made to AGITG (including payment details and financial information, such as credit/debit card information or other billing information);
(e) information about prospective employees which is collected during the recruitment process, such as employment history and educational qualifications;
(f) any other information required by AGITG to build and maintain an appropriate relationship with individuals who have donated to the AGITG or have participated in fund raising and other activities in support of the AGITG.
As far as possible, we will collect personal information directly from you when we deal with you in person, by telephone, letter, facsimile, email or when you visit our website.
For example, we may collect your personal information when you:
(a) complete online forms from our websites: www.agitg.org.au, www.gicancer.org.au, www.gutsychallenge.com in order to make donations, submit enquiries or complete community forum registrations, membership or newsletter lists;
(b) make a donation;
(c) attend or take part in one of our events or fundraising activities;
(d) purchase our merchandise;
(e) provide feedback to us; or
(f) apply for a job or work experience with us.
We may also collect the personal information you submit through online fundraising platforms such as EveryDay Hero, Go Fundraise and MyCause when you register for the Gutsy Challenge or make a donation.
In the course of carrying out our functions and activities, we may collect personal information about you indirectly from publicly available sources or from third parties, such as recruitment agencies or entities which refer work or recommend service providers to us. We may also collect personal information, such as your name and contact details, from a list broker called the Prospect Shop for the purposes of conducting fundraising and direct marketing.
Your personal information is needed to: provide you with an appropriate receipt for any donation made, respond to your enquiries, process your applications for membership, send you our newsletters or offer you a job or work experience. If you do not provide us with your personal information, we may not be able to fulfil the purpose for which we have requested the information.
3. Use and disclosure of information
The purposes for which we may collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information include:
(a) to process donations and issue tax receipts;
(b) to conduct the AGITG’s programs and events, including the Gusty Challenge and programs run by the GI Cancer Institute;
(c) to answer your enquiries;
(d) to send direct marketing communications to you;
(e) to send AGITG members electronic monthly organisational updates on research, scientific meetings, workshops and trial updates;
(f) to invite you to participate in surveys or notify you about our fundraising activities, events or opportunities to support the AGITG, GI Cancer Institute or the Gusty challenge;
(g) to manage our relationship with you; and
(h) any related, secondary or ancillary purposes.
We may also collect, use and disclose your information in other ways where permitted by law.
Disclosure of your personal information to third parties
In order to provide you with our services and products, we occasionally need to disclose your personal information to agents, contractors and other third parties who support our operation, such as mailing houses, data management providers, providers of marketing and communications, credit card processors and banks in Australia.
If you make a donation to us then we may provide your contact details to other like-minded charities. These organisations may then contact you with information that may be of interest to you. You may elect not to have your information disclosed in this way by ticking the opt out box on our donation forms or contacting GI Cancer Institute/ AGITG directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overseas disclosure of your personal information
We will generally not disclose or transfer your personal information overseas. If this does occur, we will not transfer your personal information overseas unless we have taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information which is being transferred will not be held, used or disclosed by the recipient of the information in a manner which is inconsistent with the Australian Privacy Principles.
4. Direct marketing
From time to time we may collect and use your personal information to provide you with direct marketing information about our business. You may elect to not receive further information from us by contacting AGITG directly via email@example.com or using the “unsubscribe” facility included in all AGITG promotional emails.
We adopt a range of security procedures to prevent the misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure of your personal information.
Your personal information is stored in a secure CRM database which is located and maintained in a secure environment and all online information is Norton Secured with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certification. If you make a donation to the AGITG, we will only collect and store your payment card information in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
We will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify personal information it holds once that information is no longer needed for any purpose for which the information may be used or disclosed under the APPs. In some circumstances, we may need to retain certain data for auditing, legal or risk management reasons.
6. Access to, and correction of, your personal information
Except in the circumstances set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), you can request access to the personal information that we hold about you by contacting our Privacy Officer.
We will do our best to keep personal information accurate, complete and up to date. You have the ability to seek correction of your personal information. If you think that any personal information we hold about you needs to be corrected, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 1300 666 769.
If we refuse to give you access to your personal information, or to correct it, we will notify you in writing and will provide reasons.
If you have any feedback or are concerned about the way we manage personal information that we hold about you, or are concerned that we may have breached your privacy and wish to make a complaint, please contact our Privacy Officer:
Post: Locked Bag M250 Missenden Road NSW 2050
Phone: 1300 666 769 or 02 8036 5221
We will respond in writing to a written complaint within 30 days of receipt.
If your complaint remains unresolved, you have the option of notifying the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). Contact details can be found at OAIC’s website: www.oaic.gov.au.
By using this website and by continuing to deal with us, you accept and agree to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for the purposes described in this Policy.
This policy was last updated in October 2016.