Privacy policy of Smithfield RSL

Smithfield RSL is committed to providing you with the highest levels of customer service. This includes protecting your privacy and keeping you informed of our privacy policy. The club recognizes the importance of maintaining trust and confidence with securing personal data, the club shall ensure that personal information provided to the club is used inline with this Privacy policy.

Smithfield RSL registered under the Registered Clubs Act 1976 (The Club) is required to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1998 (“Privacy Act”) which regulates, among other things, the collection, storage, quality, use and disclosure of personal information.

The principal activities of Smithfield RSL are:

  • providing a venue for members and guests to engage in social activities
  • supporting the community in sporting events
  • providing members and their families access to a range of goods and services
  • providing a safe friendly environment for locals to meet.


The Club is required to comply with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”). This includes a requirement to comply with the terms of the Australian Privacy Principles (“APP”) which are set out in the Privacy Act.

In summary, the Australian Privacy Principles cover the following:

  • The collection, use and disclose of personal information, including overseas disclosure requirements.
  • The open and transparent management of personal information including having a privacy policy and having that privacy policy easily accessible.
  • An individual having the option of transacting anonymously or using a pseudonym where practicable.
  • The collection of solicited personal information and receipt of unsolicited personal information.
  • Maintaining the integrity of personal information.
  • Maintaining the security of personal information.
  • Right for individuals to access and correct their personal information.


This Privacy Policy describes the purposes for which the Club may collect, use and disclose your personal information and how it manages personal information held by the Club. Personal information means information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable:

  1. whether the information or opinion is true or not; and
  2. whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.

Collection of Personal Information

Smithfield RSL (The Club) collects personal information from members including name, address, occupation, date of birth, proof of age and contact details. The Club also monitors the extent of your use of goods and services offered by the Club and through that use of goods and services may collect additional information. The Club will also collect from visitors, guests and other individuals, personal information.

The Club collects personal information from individuals, including members, visitors and guests, by a variety of means including and without limitation to:

  • membership application or renewal forms;
  • competitions and promotions;
  • sports registration forms;
  • sign in terminals;
  • Automatically when you use your computer to access the Club website or any Club APP;
  • Automatically when you use your mobile device to access our websites or online resources;
  • Through utilising the Club facilities such as booking a function, or receiving goods or services from the Club;
  • through bookings and use of payment methods both electronically and otherwise with the Club;
  • accessing publicly and commercially available personal, identity, geographic and demographic information.
  • when you visit the Clubs website, or use our other online resources, the Club may use cookies, single pixels tags and similar tracking technologies including tools provided by third parties such as Google, to collect or receive personal information; and
  • if you access the Club website or other online platform, or connecting wireless devices to a Club service or network, the information we collect may also include your IP address, type of operating system, browser type, domain name, date and time of interaction, pages you visit, location when accessing the website and your online behaviour.

Personal information, including information about you obtained as a result of you placing your membership card in a gaming machine or other outlets (not ATM’s) that are linked to our members loyalty system, may also be used by the Club for marketing and promotional purposes. You may receive marketing material by way of telemarketing, targeted digital advertising, SMS, MMS messages, and notifications and alerts to your mobile device.

Under the Registered Clubs Act patrons visiting the club must provide a recognised form of identification ie provide either their Driver’s License, Passport or other recognised and acceptable form of identification to gain entry to the premises. The Club uses terminals, or other means, to gather this information.

The Club’s premises are subject to screening technologies, video and at times audio surveillance including:

  1. Collecting information from your driver’s licence or other identification card when you enter

the premises; or

  1. Collecting your car number plate details when you park in the car park of our premises; or
  2. Using information from your driver’s licence or other identification card or from your car

number plate details, to match the personal information we hold about you; or

  1. Monitoring member and guest behaviour in Club venues including with respect to the reasonable consumption of alcohol.
  2. Use of a Go pro recording devices by Management, Security or RSA Marshall with the application of fail to quit, refusal of service or dealing with Critical incidents matters.

All personal information is held securely in our computer systems onsite and where provided in a hardcopy, held securely at Smithfield RSL until destroyed or transferred into Smithfield RSL computer system.

Collection of Sensitive Information

Sensitive information will be collected from members and guests if the club is providing additional services such as a creche, supervised play area or other. These services such as a supervised play area will require the disclosure of sensitive information relating to the person or their other and is only collected with your consent or if required to by law and or permitted by the privacy act.

Sensitive information will be collected from employees. These include health information such as incident and accident reports, medical and doctor’s certificates, sick leave and attendance records (biometric scanning/facial recognition), workers compensation claims and related information, and medical histories and assessments, including for insurance purposes.

The Club will not otherwise usually collect information about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, membership of a professional or trade association, membership of a trade union, sexual preferences, criminal records, or health information. If the Club does so, it will only collect such information where:

  1. We have obtained your consent; or
  2. If you apply for a job with the Club; or
  3. We are otherwise permitted by law to do so

Storage of Personal Information

Our staff are trained on how to keep your information safe and secure. The Club will take steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to protect personal information:

  1. From misuse, interference and loss; and
  2. From unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

We may store your information in hard copy or electronic format and keep it in storage facilities that we own and operate ourselves, or that are owned and operated by our service providers.

We use a combination of technical solutions, security controls and internal processes to help us protect your information and our network from unauthorised access and disclosure.

We endeavour to ensure that personal information is kept as current as possible and that irrelevant or excessive data is deleted or made anonymous as soon as reasonably practicable.

However, some personal information may be retained for varying time periods in order to comply with legal and regulatory obligations and for other legitimate regulatory or business reasons.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

The Club is careful about how it uses your personal information. The Club will only use or disclose your personal information for the purpose for which you have provided it, or for purposes as permitted by the Privacy Act or for the purposes that are set out in this Privacy Policy.

Use of Personal Information

The Club will only use your information if we have a lawful reason to do so such as when it’s our legal duty or we have your consent and when it’s in our legitimate interest to do so.

When collecting personal information, the Club will inform the individual providing the information of:

  1. the purposes for which the information if collected;
  2. any law that requires the particular information to be collected if applicable, and
  3. the main consequences for the user if the information is not provided.

The Club collects personal information from members and guests in order to:

  1. To know who you are, verify your age, identify you and process your membership applications and renewal;
  2. comply with requirements under the Registered Clubs Act, Corporations Act, Anti – Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism laws and other relevant legislation;
  3. contact members and guests to advertise and market events, activities, opportunities, offers and the goods and services provided by the Club including without limitation with respect to food and beverage, promotions, entertainment, gaming, wagering, gaming machines, gaming, sporting events, KENO, TAB and venue hire;
  4. send you notices as required by the Club’s Constitution, the Corporations Act, the Registered Clubs Act and or other law;
  5. analyze usage of food and services offered by the Club;
  6. provide you with goods or services you are receiving or utilising as offered by the Club;
  7. provide any benefits you become entitled to in relation to that product or service you have received or purchased from a Club;
  8. analyse website and other online resources usage;
  9. respond to your submissions, questions, comments, requests and complaints;
  10. conduct our internal business and management processes, for example accounting or auditing purposes;
  11. for any other purposes that would reasonably be expected by you as a result of disclosing your information to the Club or by being a Club Member;
  12. the collection and use of the physical location of your mobile device for security purposes and to provide you with alerts, notifications and other information related to our products or services;
  13. complying with obligations that we may have under laws that apply to our business or to meet reasonable requests from regulatory bodies which regulate our business, such as preparing player activity statements and monitoring the responsible provision of gambling services in our Club, including the exclusion of patrons from our Club.; and
  14. to monitor your use of the Club services and facilities.

For employees, the Club may use your personal information and may disclose it to third parties, for any purpose directly related to your employment, or former employment, with us. Without limiting this, we will need to use your personal information to administer your employment. This may include;

  1. assessing applications for employment,
  2. managing your performance, attendance and duties
  3. managing your professional development,
  4. managing salary and sick leave entitlements and payments,
  5. managing workers compensation and workplace health and safety issues,
  6. complying with any statutory or legal obligations,
  7. managing insurance obligations and insurance claims,
  8. maintaining and developing our business systems and infrastructure.

The Club will not use your personal information for any other purpose, nor will we disclose it, unless we have your consent or in other circumstances where such use or disclosure is permitted under the Privacy Act.

Illegal and Undesirable Activity

Details of suspected or actual illegal activities on our premises may be shared with other clubs, law enforcement and regulatory bodies such as Liquor and Gaming NSW and the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.

Third Party Disclosure

Smithfield RSL may disclose your information to third parties that provide services under the contract of the club. The Club may share your information with other parties who provide services to us, including organisations, agents, partners and contractors that assist us with providing our business processes and products and services. These contracts with third parties will require the third party to keep your personal information confidential and secure.

The Club will as required by law, or upon reasonable request, disclose personal information to government departments, statutory bodies, authorities and law enforcement. These third parties may include (but are not limited to):

  1. employees, third party service and content providers, dealers, agents, contractors, suppliers, business support services, payment processors, website hosting service providers, cloud storage providers, IT systems administrators, mailing houses, couriers, payment processors, data entry service providers, electronic network administrators, debt collectors and professional advisors such as accountants, solicitors, business advisors and consultants;
  2. law enforcement bodies, courts of law or as otherwise required or authorised by law;
  3. regulatory or government bodies;
  4. persons involved in a proposed or actual transfer or sale of all or part of our assets or business, corporate restructure or investment transaction;
  5. any organisation for any authorised purpose with your express consent.

Where authorised by law or by a reasonable request, or for any of the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, the Club may disclose personal information to:

  1. The Australian Taxation Office
  2. Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  3. Centrelink
  4. Child Support Agencies
  5. Australian Financial Security Authority

Before personal information about you is disclosed to a contracted third party, the Club will take steps as are reasonably practicable and appropriate in the circumstances to ensure that the third party does not breach the Australian Privacy Principles in relation to the information.

Cross Border Disclosure of Information

The Club may occasionally disclose personal information to overseas recipients, for example: when we, or our third-party service providers store, process or back-up your personal information on servers that are located in overseas jurisdictions.

The Club will transfer personal information about an individual to someone (other than the Club or the individual) who is in a foreign country only if:

  1. the Club reasonably believes that the recipient of the information is subject to a law, binding scheme or contract which effectively upholds principles for fair handling of the information that are substantially similar to the Club’s Privacy Protection Principles; or
  2. the individual consents to the transfer; or
  3. the transfer is necessary for the performance of a contract between the individual and the Club, or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken in response to the individual’s request; or
  4. the transfer is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract concluded in the interest of the individual between the Club and a third party; or
  5. all of the following apply:
    1. the transfer is for the benefit of the individual; and
    2. it is not practicable to obtain the consent of the individual to that transfer; and
    3. if it were practicable to obtain such consent, the individual would be likely to give it; or
    4. the Club has taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information, which it has transferred, will not be held, used or disclosed by the recipient of the information inconsistently with the Club’s Privacy Protection Principles.

Where we disclose your personal information to overseas third parties, we will take such steps as are reasonable to ensure that your personal information is handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy and that the overseas recipient does not breach the Australian Privacy Principles in relation to the information.

By consenting to this overseas disclosure, you acknowledge and agree that:

  1. The Club will not be accountable under the Privacy Act for any breach of your privacy by an overseas recipient; and
  2. You will not be able to seek redress from the Club under the Privacy Act for any breach of your privacy by an overseas recipient.

Access to and correct of Personal Information

The Privacy act allows individuals to access records containing their personal information. The Club will provide you with access to your personal information except where the Privacy Act prohibits it or if there are exceptions under law where we may refuse your request for access. If you desire to view the personal information the Club has for you, please provide a written request to the attention of the Privacy officer at

The Club will then take steps (if any) or as reasonably practicable in the circumstances to ensure that the personal information that the entity collects is accurate, current and complete. To ensure we are able to provide you with the best products and services possible, it’s important that you make sure the personal information we hold about you is accurate, up-to-date and complete.

If your information is not correct, please let us know in writing so we can correct it. The Club will then take reasonable steps to correct Club records. Please advise us of any incorrect information, in writing by sending your letter or email to providing the correct information.

The Club will then endeavor to correct any incorrect information within a reasonable time frame, except where the Privacy Act prohibits it or if there is an exception under law where the Club may refuse your correction request.


You confirm your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and consent to the handling of your personal information as set out in this Privacy Policy by providing your personal information to us by any means. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our products or services, website or provide your personal information.


If you wish to make a complaint about the Club’s use of your personal information or a breach by the Club of the Australian Privacy Principles, please put your complaint in writing, providing as much detail as possible, to the Privacy Officer using the details below. The Club will treat your requests or complaints confidentially.

The Privacy Officer, or another representative of the Club, will investigate the complaint and will provide you with, an estimated timeframe for when we will respond to your complaint and a written response within a reasonable time, following the completion of the investigation. While we hope that the Club will be able to resolve any complaints you may have without needing to involve third parties, you may also be able to lodge a complaint with the Australian Information Commissioner.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

The Club reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will publish any changes on the Club website or other online application. By continuing to use our products, services and website or by continuing to provide us with your personal information after these changes have been published, you confirm your acceptance of these changes.

You may opt out of receiving direct marketing communications from the Club at any time, by contacting the Club. If you receive any direct marketing email from the Club, you may follow the directions within that material i.e. an unsubscribe link located in the email. The Club will ensure that your name is then removed from any relevant mailing list. The Club does not sell your personal information to other organisations for the purposes of direct marketing.

Contact us – Privacy Officer

If you do not wish to receive further advertising material, wish to change your contact details or have any other privacy related queries, please advise us by contacting the Clubs Privacy Officer using the contact details below:

Attention, The Privacy Officer. Phone Number: 02 9604 4411

Postal Address: Po Box 2011 Smithfield NSW 2164 Email Address: