Privacy Policy

  1. The McGrath Foundation Mission

 The McGrath Foundation makes life that little bit easier for families experiencing breast cancer. We support thousands of women and men every day, no matter where they live – for free.

Funds raised place specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia, and make breast health understanding a priority for everyone.

  1. Our Privacy Policy

As part of our Mission, we collect, use and share information about individuals for purposes intended to advance our Mission, including but not limited to:

a. Provision of our services;

b. Partnering with others to provide services;

c. Improvement of our services;

d. Supporting education about breast health understanding and awareness.  

You don’t have to submit any personal, sensitive or other information to us. However, we may not be able to provide our services to you if we don’t know who you are or are missing other important information about you.

For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions are used:

Personal information means information or an opinion about a specific person who is identified by the information, or whose identity can be easily ascertained from the information.  Examples of Personal Information that we may collect include your name, address, tax file number, credit information and specific health or medical information.

Sensitive information includes information which may not identify a specific person but includes important details, such as a person’s race, religion, political opinions, affiliations, philosophy, memberships, health, genetic or criminal record etc.  

The McGrath Foundation publishes this Privacy Policy to inform you about the types of information we collect, what we might do with the information we collect and with whom we might share the collected information. 

We may update our privacy policy at any time to reflect changes required to provide our services.

  1. What types of information do we collect and transfer?

The McGrath Foundation collects and manages all information submitted to us, and we use that information to advance our Mission.  The information we collect is a combination of personal, sensitive, anonymous and other types of information, and may include mobile phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses.  

  1. Why do we collect, hold, use and disclose collected information?

We will collect and use all information submitted to us to advance our Mission explained in section 2 of this policy.

  1. With whom do we share collected information?

We take your privacy and confidence very seriously and will only share information with third parties to support our own Mission. Your information is not shared with any organisations that are not also part of achieving our Mission. These third parties may include contractors and volunteers, health service provider partners, and promotion organisations for specific campaign outreach.  Some portions of information may be held outside of Australia due to where servers are located, and ‘cloud computing’ services may also be used to manage information. We hold these third parties to high standards and expect them to treat your information in a way that is consistent with our policy.

  1. How can you review information we have collected about you and request changes to be made?

You can contact us at any time to review the information we have collected about you. You can request that we revise information we hold about you, and you can request at any time to stop receiving information from us.

To contact the McGrath Foundation please email us at or by post at PO Box 471, St Leonards NSW 1590, marked to the attention of The Privacy Officer

We will always ask for proof of identity before taking any action. 

  1. What to do if you have concerns about how we collect and manage your information

If you have any questions or concerns about how the McGrath Foundation collects and manages information, please contact us at  We will respond and resolve your issue as quickly as possible.

If you aren’t satisfied with our response, you may contact the Privacy Commissioner regarding any issue.

  1. Integrity of personal information

The McGrath Foundation will take all steps to ensure information collected is protected from:

          a.       misuse, interference and loss

          b.       unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

If we no longer need the information for any purpose, and we are not obliged to retain the information by law, we’ll take every reasonable step to delete the information from our records.

  1. Confidentiality

We will only disclose information that we hold about you to the extent required by law, and for the purposes of achieving our Mission.

We will adhere to the Privacy Act 1988, including the National Privacy Act Principles, when we collect, use, disclose, store, provide access to, or otherwise deal with your personal information.

The McGrath Foundation does not share any details with any third parties (aside from those associated with delivering our Mission, as outlined above), including other non-profit or charitable organisations.