Personal Information Privacy Plan

In pursuit of its vision and mission, the University is committed to:

  • rigorous standards of scholarship
  • positively influencing our communities through our teaching, research and scholarly activities
  • recognising our location in the Asia-Pacific and deepening our engagement with the region
  • bringing disciplines together to address the key issues of our time
  • promoting the respect of individual rights and ethical standards
  • participatory decision making and problem solving
  • contributing to a robust, equitable and environmentally sustainable society
  • recognising and valuing diversity
  • recognising the unique place of First Peoples in Australian history and culture, and enabling their continued contribution to the nation.

The University’s commitment to individual rights, ethical standards and sustainability includes commitments to the appropriate collection, storage and use of information, and to the protection of the privacy of personal information. The Griffith Information Management Framework requires that data and information be secured and protected from unauthorised access, use and disclosure.

In undertaking our normal business of teaching, learning and research, the University collects, stores and uses personal information. Learning and research in all fields of human endeavour will often necessarily involve the collection of personal information. While we treat this information with the highest standards of security, confidentiality and privacy, there are occasions when we may disclose this information to third parties where required by law, or where necessary for the efficient conduct of our business.

There are a range of guidelines, processes and policies already in place to protect the privacy of personal information at Griffith University. This Privacy Plan represents the integration of the Information Privacy Principles (IPP), set out in the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld), schedule 3, into the University’s existing policy framework, and is the umbrella instrument for all documents relating to confidentiality and privacy within the University. 
The overall responsibility for privacy in the University resides with the Vice Chancellor and President. University Council has delegated the authority to approve or not approve changes to the University’s Privacy Plan to the Vice Chancellor as the Principal Officer under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld). The responsibility for day to day management has been delegated to the Vice President (Corporate Services). The Vice President (Corporate Services) as Privacy Contact Officer is the first point of contact for members of the campus community and the public on privacy matters including general information, requests to access and/or amend personal information, and for internal review and resolution of complaints. 

For the University’s full privacy plan please go to:

The contact details for the Privacy Contact Officer are as follows:

The Privacy Contact Officer
Office of the Vice President (Corporate Services)
Griffith University
Nathan Qld 4111
Email: [email protected]