Privacy Statement


Your privacy is important to us.

Bellevue Baptist Church is committed to safeguarding any personal information it holds in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles of the Privacy Act 1988.

Our website address is:

Your Consent

By using the Bellevue Baptist Church website, you consent to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement and as otherwise permitted under the Privacy Act.

How and why does Bellevue Baptist Church collect personal information?

Bellevue Baptist Church collects personal information directly from you.  This may take place in a number of ways, such as:

  • by your use of our Website;
  • when you contact us via our Website, through email or by phone; and
  • when you register to attend events.

The personal information we collect (including from the Website) may include (but is not limited to) your name, home or work address, contact details, gender, and occupation.

The Website, among other things, allows you to submit queries and requests for information.  In doing so you must provide a name and email address for the purpose of identifying yourself, which assists the Website’s editorial and moderation process.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used to provide general statistics regarding use of the Bellevue Baptist Church’s website.

We do not collect your “sensitive information” (as defined in the Act, which includes information such as your racial background, religious beliefs or health information), except with your consent.


Where comments are enabled, when visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


The Website uses “cookies” to assign your computer a “User ID”.  Cookies contain information by which Bellevue Baptist Church can identify your computer on our servers but does not contain any personal information that would identify you.  You may configure your browser so that you are notified before a cookie is downloaded or so that your browser does not accept cookies.  To disable or clear your cookies, please refer to the help menu within your Internet browser.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How will Bellevue Baptist Church use personal information?

Bellevue Baptist Church will use your personal information, including as collected from the Website, for the purposes of delivering the services you have requested, and for other purposes for which you would reasonably expect us to use that information. This includes to:

  • inform you of Bellevue Baptist Church activities, events, and services;
  • send you information about new developments, and special events by post, telephone or any form of electronic communication;
  • promote other services that we consider important or beneficial to our members and you.
  • provide and improve the services and information you require;
  • administer and manage those services;
  • maintain and develop our internal systems and infrastructure; and
  • process your attendance at events.

Accordingly, Bellevue Baptist Church may use, or write to any email address supplied by you, including to confirm that the email address is genuine.

We will not otherwise use your personal information for any other purposes other than as set out in this Privacy Statement (or permitted or required by law) without your consent.

You have the right, at any time, to opt out of receiving any material from us, by contacting us via our contact details located at the end of this Privacy Statement.

What if I don’t want to provide personal information?

You are not under any obligation to provide your personal information to Bellevue Baptist Church.  However, if we are unable to collect personal information we reasonably require, we may not be able to answer your request or contact you.  For example, you may not be able to access requested services, or submit contact requests.

What rights you have over your data

You may request a copy of your personal information that Bellevue Baptist Church holds by contacting us at

You may also contact us at any time to update us with any changes to your personal information or to request a correction of the records we hold about your personal information.

This will be subject to any exemptions allowed under the Privacy Act.

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Bellevue Baptist Church does not sell, rent or trade personal information (including as collected from the Website) to or with third parties.

Bellevue Baptist Church sometimes team up with third-party in order to deliver or to offer services to you (“Preferred Partner”).  When necessary, we may provide personal information to a Preferred Partner that they need to assist in fulfilling your enquiry or delivering you a service.  All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.  Preferred Partners may provide information back to Bellevue Baptist Church to ensure your enquiry has been fulfilled to your satisfaction. 

Other than as indicated in this Statement, Bellevue Baptist Church will not, in the course of its operations, disclose personal information to any outside parties without your consent.

Bellevue Baptist Church may, however, be compelled by law to disclose your personal information, without notice, to various authorities.  This may occur where Bellevue Baptist Church is compelled to disclose the personal information by a warrant, to react to unlawful activity, serious misconduct, or to reduce or prevent a serious threat to life, health or safety

Accuracy of your information

We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information held by us is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading.  If you believe that any of your personal information is not accurate, up-to-date, complete and not misleading, please contact us and we will take all reasonable steps to correct it within a reasonable time.

How we protect your data

Bellevue Baptist Church takes reasonable steps to protect any personal information that it holds from misuse and loss. It also protects that information from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.

Bellevue Baptist Church further protects the personal information by educating its employees and volunteers about this Privacy Statement and the handling of personal information.  We have internal procedures in place to manage access privileges, to ensure that only those who really need to can see your personal information.

Bellevue Baptist Church maintains physical security, such as locks and security systems, over our electronic data servers, computers and premises.  We also maintain computer and network security, for example firewalls (security measures for the Internet), anti-virus software, identification codes and passwords and other security measures, in order to control access to computer systems.  We also regularly back-up our electronic data to minimise loss of data in the event of system failures.

If we no longer need your personal information, unless we are required under Australian law or a court or tribunal order to retain it, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify your personal information.

Notwithstanding the reasonable steps taken to keep information secure, breaches may occur.  In the event of a security incident we have in place procedures to promptly investigate the incident and determine if there has been a data breach involving personal information, and if so, to assess if it is a breach that would require notification.  If it is, we will notify affected parties in accordance with Privacy Act requirements.

If you reasonably believe that there has been unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, please contact us.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

Bellevue Baptist Church may change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Please periodically review the Privacy Statement for any changes.

More Information

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement or would like more information about the way Bellevue Baptist Church manages personal information, or if you wish to make a complaint about how Bellevue Baptist Church has handled personal information about you, please contact our Administrator, using the following contact details:

PO Box 1287, Midland DC 6936

TELEPHONE: 9250 1439


If you make a complaint about privacy, we will acknowledge receipt of your complaint, and try to investigate and respond to you within 30 days. If you are unhappy with the outcome, you can lodge a complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

For further information about privacy issues and the protection of privacy, please visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s website at

How current is our Privacy Statement?

This Privacy Statement was last updated on 28 September, 2021.