Your confidentiality and privacy

The privacy of your personal information is important to us.

The Equity and Social Inclusion (ESI) Office provides confidential and professional support to students enrolled at Murdoch University. We maintain records on all clients in keeping with professional accountability and the University’s Record Keeping Policy.

Confidentiality

Information and details regarding your attendance at the ESI office and the records maintained will not be disclosed outside the office without your consent except in the circumstances below.

In accordance with professional responsibilities or legislation, we may need to disclose details to other persons within the University or external to the University where:

  • we have a reasonable belief that there is a risk to your health or safety or that of another person
  • there is a legal requirement
  • it is necessary for the University to obtain legal advice.

In some of these circumstances it may not be possible or practicable to seek your consent.

Information relevant to your support and well-being may be shared between ESI staff in order to provide you with the best possible service.

Privacy

Personal information provided by you will only be used for the primary purposes of the ESI office and will be handled by Murdoch University, in accordance with the University’s Privacy Policy. Refer to this policy for more information, including circumstances when disclosure is required by the University and how you can make a complaint if you believe your privacy has been breached.

If you choose not to provide the information we request, we may be unable to provide you with services or respond to your requests for additional support or adjustments.

The University may use de-identified information for planning or statistical purposes.

Further information

Please contact the manager or disability advisors in the Equity and Social Inclusion Office for further information or clarification.