Privacy policy

Dolly’s Dream (ABN 96 514 115 810) sits within the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, which is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC) and is endorsed as an Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

Dolly's Dream and The Alannah & Madeline Foundation (ABN 96 514 115 810) (‘the Foundation / we / us / our’) are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information.

We are subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) including the Australian Privacy Principles.  The purpose of this policy is to set out the type of information that we may collect about you and the purposes for which we will hold, use and / or disclose your personal information.  This Privacy Policy applies to the Foundation’s general activities (including fundraising activities) and services, and all of the Foundation’s targeted service delivery activities and programs for example: 

  • Children Ahead
  • Trauma Consultancy Service (TraCS)
  • eSmart 
  • Dolly’s Dream 
  • Media Literacy Lab. 

2. What is personal information?

‘Personal information’ is any information or opinion about an identified individual or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, regardless of whether the information or opinion is true or not or whether it is recorded in a material form or not.

‘Sensitive information’ is a subset of personal information that is given a higher level of protection because of its sensitive nature. It includes health information, as well as personal information that is about an individual’s:

  • racial or ethnic origin
  • political opinions
  • membership of a political association, a professional or trade association, or trade union
  • religious beliefs or affiliations
  • philosophical beliefs
  • sexual orientation or practices, or
  • criminal record.

3. What personal information do we collect?

The types of personal information we collect about you depends on the dealings you have with us. 

In the course of communicating with, or providing services or information to you, or receiving services from you, we may collect and store personal information such as:

  • identifying information, for example, your name, email address, phone number, address, the name of the organisation you work for, your interests and preferences
  • information, including sensitive information, about you and/or your child or children’s social, educational and financial circumstances, health and wellbeing and/or requirements for assistance and support
  • information about your, or your child or children’s, current and previous engagements with the Foundation including involvement in any of its targeted service delivery activities and programs.

If you donate to us, we may also collect your credit card information or bank account details, and donation history. 

If you are applying to work or volunteer with us, we may require additional information such as your work history, qualifications, criminal record check, relevant medical information, personal alternative contact details, references, and / or Working With Children check. 

Without this personal information, we may be unable to process your donation (including providing a receipt), verify or respond to your enquiry, provide you with the requested information or service, or offer you employment / volunteer opportunities (as applicable).

Where lawful and practical, you may communicate with the Foundation anonymously or using a pseudonym. For example, if you contact us with a general question will not require that you provide us with your name.  However, for many of our functions and activities we need your name, contact and information to be able to communicate with you.  If you do not wish to provide your information, this may impact how we can assist, respond or otherwise communicate with you.

Click here to read the full Alannah & Madeline Foundation Privacy Policy under which Dolly's Dream operates. 

The Foundation may, from time to time, update or change this privacy policy to ensure that it reflects the acts and practices of our organisation as well as any changes in the law. Any changes will take effect from the time that they are posted on the Alannah & Madeline Foundation website.