Collection of personal information
In seeking personal information, MAC Group Publications Pty Ltd will not unduly intrude on the privacy of individuals and will show respect for the dignity and sensitivity of people encountered in the course of gathering news for publication. MAC Group Publications Pty Ltd takes reasonable steps to avoid publishing material which has been gathered by deceptive or unfair means, unless doing so is sufficiently in the public interest.
Use and disclosure of personal information
Personal information gathered by our journalists and photographers will only be used for the purpose for which it was intended. A person who supplies personal information should have a reasonable expectation that it will be used for the purpose for which it was collected. MAC Group Publications Pty Ltd will only disclose sufficient personal information to identify the persons being reported in the news, in order to protect the privacy and safety of individuals who are the subject of news coverage, and their families.
Quality of personal information
MAC Group Publications takes reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
Security of personal information
MAC Group Publications Pty Ltd will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we hold is protected from misuse, loss, or unauthorised access.
Anonymity of sources
All persons who provide information to MAC Group Publications Pty Ltd are entitled to seek anonymity if requested. The identity of confidential sources will not be revealed.
Correction, fairness and balance
In accordance with the Australian Press Councils Statement of General Principles, MAC Group Publications Pty Ltd will take reasonable steps to ensure that factual material is presented with reasonable fairness and balance, and that our writers’ expressions of opinion are not based on significantly inaccurate factual material or omission of key facts. MAC Group Publications Pty Ltd will take reasonable steps to provide a correction or other adequate remedial action for publishing any personal information that is significantly inaccurate or misleading. The media organisation should also take steps to correct any of its records containing that personal information, so as to avoid a harmful inaccuracy being repeated.
Sensitive personal information
Mac Group Publications Pty Ltd will take reasonable steps to avoid causing or contributing materially to substantial offence, distress or prejudice, or a substantial risk to health or safety, unless doing so is sufficiently in the public interest.