• We've come a long way

    From a humble beginning in 1924 the NSW rice industry has grown to become a major contributor to Australia's wealth

  • 245,000 tonnes of rice produced in 2016
  • 412 farms producing rice
  • 22,466 hectares of harvested area

Privacy Policy

PRIVACY AND PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT 1998
THE RICE MARKETING BOARD FOR THE STATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Our approach to privacy

Your privacy is important to the Rice Marketing Board for the State of New South Wales (the Board). The Board is bound by the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998 which sets out 12 information protection principles concerning how personal information is collected, stored, used and accessed.

Collection and storage of your information

1. As a general rule, the Board will collect your personal information for lawful purposes that are directly related to a function or activity of the Board and only where the collection is reasonably necessary for that purpose.

2. When the Board collects personal information it will usually collect it from the individual to whom the information relates, unless otherwise authorised, or the information is collected under an applicable exception.

3. Personal information will, where appropriate, be collected in circumstances where the individual from whom it is collected is made aware of:

(a) the fact that it is being collected;
(b) the purpose for collecting it;
(c) the intended recipients of the information;
(d) whether the supply is mandatory or voluntary;
(e) relevant rights to access and correct information; and
(f) the name and address of the Board,
(a Collection Notice), or where these things are obvious from the circumstances of collection.

4. All reasonable steps will generally be taken to ensure that any personal information collected is relevant to the purpose for collection, accurate, is not excessive, and is up to date. The Board will also take reasonable steps to ensure that the collection of such personal information does not unreasonably intrude on an individual's personal affairs.

5. The Board will generally ensure that any relevant personal information is kept no longer than is necessary, that it is disposed of appropriately, that it is protected by reasonable security safeguards, and is protected from unauthorised use or disclosure when made available to a third party for a provision of a service to the Board.

Use and Disclosure

In the event that the Board proposes to use or disclose personal information:

6. The Board will generally take all reasonable steps to ensure its accuracy before use.

7. The Board will generally use personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected, for a directly related purpose, for a purpose to which the individual has consented, where the use is necessary to prevent or lessen a threat to life or health, or where another exception applies.

8. The Board will usually disclose personal information only for a purpose that is directly related to a purpose of collection and where the individual is unlikely to object to such disclosure, where the individual has been put on notice that information is usually disclosed to the relevant person or body, where the disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a threat to life or health, or where another exception applies.

9. The Board will not disclose personal information about a person's ethnic or racial origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership or health unless disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a threat to life or health, or where another exception applies.

10. The Board will generally not disclose personal information to individuals or organisations outside of New South Wales, unless it is under approved circumstances.

Correction and Access and Complaints

11. The Board will take reasonable steps to provide individuals with sufficient information to exercise their rights to access personal information which the Board holds about them.

12. The Board will generally provide individuals with access to personal information about themselves without unreasonable delay and expense. If there is a reason why access can not be given, the individual will usually be told why.

13. The Board will generally comply with an individual's request to amend their personal information if it is wrong.

Please contact our Privacy Officer if you wish to access or update your personal information.

Complaints

If you have a complaint about the way in which the Board has handled you personal information please forward your complaint in writing to our Privacy Officer to find out more about our complaints procedure.

Further Information

If you would like more information concerning how we handle your information or our approach to privacy please contact:

The Privacy Officer
The Rice Marketing Board for the State of New South Wales
Yanco Avenue
PO Box 151
LEETON NSW 2705
Telephone: (02) 6953 3200
Facsimile: (02) 6953 7684
Email: secretary@rmbnsw.org.au

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Our approach to privacy

Your privacy is important to the Rice Marketing Board for the State of New South Wales. The Board is bound by the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998 which sets out 12 information protection principles. These information protection principles are concerned with how personal information is to be collected, stored, used and accessed.

The Board operates under the Marketing of Primary Products Act 1983. The Board collects and uses or discloses personal information to assist in providing services to rice growers and for the accurate recording and payment of rice growers' entitlements.

In providing you with these services we may, from time to time, need to disclose your personal information to our officers, employees, advisers, agents, contractors, third party service providers, or Ricegrowers Limited.

We may also share your personal information with the Ricegrowers Association of Australia to assist in the maintenance of their membership database and in the promotion of the rice growing industry.

If you would prefer that we did not share your information with the Ricegrowers Association of Australia or Ricegrowers Limited please contact our Privacy Officer.

You can access most personal information that the Board holds about you. Sometimes there will be a reason why that is not possible, in which case you will be given reasons why.

Our Privacy Officer, who is also the Board's Secretary, can be contacted at:

The Privacy Officer
The Rice Marketing Board for the State of New South Wales
Yanco Avenue
PO Box 151
LEETON NSW 2705
Telephone: (02) 6953 3200
Facsimile: (02) 6953 7684
Email: secretary@rmbnsw.org.au