You may find the following information useful if seeking details of the Foundation's legal status.
The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation Limited (RCH Foundation) is a public company limited by guarantee. The Foundation is the Victorian partner of Children's Hospital Foundations Australia, a national partnership of five of Australia's leading children's hospital foundations.
The RCH Foundation is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) as an Item 2 Deductible Gift Recipient, known as an ancillary fund. ABN 15 007 143 142.
RCH Foundation No. 2 Trust is endorsed by the ATO as an Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient. This means we are eligible to receive funds from Item 2 DGR entities such as philanthropic trusts, foundations and prescribed private funds. ABN 75 761 829 818.
The RCH Foundation holds Tax Charity Concession status. Therefore all donations of $2 and over are fully tax-deductible.
The RCH Foundation complies with the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 and all other relevant State laws in relation to the management of personal information.
How the RCH Foundation collects and handles your personal information
We only collect personal information that you provide directly to us. We do not collect personal information from any third parties, nor do we obtain any personal or health information from The Royal Children's Hospital.
Generally, the kinds of personal information that we collect includes your name, address, telephone numbers, and e-mail address. We also collect information from our donors and supporters including information about their donation history.
We use this information to enable us to send you information about research, education and fundraising events and activities. We may also use the information to contact you seeking financial support for the RCH Foundation.
We will not directly disclose your personal details to an unrelated third party without your consent.
Although the RCH Foundation works closely with The Royal Children's Hospital, we will not disclose your personal information (including your donation history) to The Royal Children's Hospital unless you give us your consent.
Credit card information
The RCH Foundation recognises the importance of online payment security. The RCH Foundation website allows you to make a secure online donation via credit card. When you enter your credit card information, we encrypt the data on a secure server operated by us. You can verify the secure status of the donation page by clicking on the padlock icon in your browser.
Although we encrypt your credit card information we do not retain your credit card number. If you choose to make a regular donation, your credit card details will be securely stored by eWAY which will automatically process the donation.
Security of your personal information
We have processes in place to ensure the security of your personal information, including physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Only authorised staff can access your personal information.
The computer system used by the RCH Foundation is located on-site at The Royal Children's Hospital in a physically and electronically secure environment.
Gaining access to information we hold about you
The RCH Foundation will, upon request, provide you with information that we hold about you, unless there is an exception which applies under relevant privacy laws. Access can only be denied in certain circumstances.
Unless there is an exception which applies under privacy laws we will provide you with a photocopy and/or printout of the information held by us within 14 days. No charge will be made for this service.
Keeping your personal information up-to-date
We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up-to-date whenever we collect or use it. If you find that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date, please contact us immediately and we will take steps to correct the information.
We understand if you wish to 'opt-out' of receiving RCH Foundation material. Each piece of electronic communication we send to you contains a link that allows you to send us an 'opt out' message. Alternatively you can send us an 'opt-out' notification at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us. We will honour all requests to 'opt-out' of receiving material from the RCH Foundation.
Visiting this website generates the following statistics:
- your IP address
- your top level domain name (.com, .gov, .au, .uk etc)
- the pages you access and documents downloaded
- any keywords or search words you enter; and
- the type of browser you are using.
These statistics are gathered to improve our service to you. None of this information contains data that could be used to identify you.
If you send us an email, your email address (together with any other information you send us) will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it, except where you give consent for another purpose, for example receiving RCH Foundation newsletters.
A cookie is a piece of text placed on your computer's hard drive that is used by the website to identify you during your online session.
The RCH Foundation website only uses temporary cookies when you complete an online form or make a donation. Once you have finished these particular transactions, the cookie is deleted from your system. In no way does the cookie give us access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than the information you chose to share with us.
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