This Privacy Statement relates to the Nomination Form and the Self Portrait Form. It is additional to and should be read in conjunction with the Privacy Policy of Australian Scholarships Group Friendly Society Limited (“ASG”).

Collecting Personal Information

Personal Information about nominees and nominators are collected by ASG on behalf of the NEiTA Foundation Trust.

The NEiTA Foundation was formed in 1994 as an education initiative of ASG—a member owned friendly society that helps families plan for the future costs of education.  The Trustees of the NEiTA Foundation administer and effect the activities of the Foundation.   The address and contact details for the Foundation are:

The NEiTA Foundation

23-35 Hanover Street

Oakleigh Victoria  3166

Phone:  03 9276 7768 or Free call 1800 624 487


The NEiTA Foundation was established to promote excellence in teaching. The general objects of the Foundation are to promote and encourage excellence in teaching of children and young adults, and in particular to:

•         recognise teachers who demonstrate excellence in their profession and thereby contribute to the advancement of education in Australia;

•         maintain and raise community confidence in the teaching profession;

•         encourage and support increased professional development of primary and secondary teachers;

•         provide grants and award prizes to teachers who have demonstrated a particularly high level of dedication and professional excellence;

•         encourage the enjoyment of learning.

The information requested on the NEiTA Nomination Form and the NEiTA Self Portrait Form and any supporting materials provided with those Forms constitutes personal information that ASG will collect from nominees or nominators during the nomination and assessment process and shall be used, disclosed and stored by ASG on behalf of the NEiTA Foundation. ASG will also obtain personal information in the endorsements of nominations and applications sought from and provided by the Principals of nominees.

Nominations shall be submitted via a third-party software provider website, Award Force ( Upon accessing the website, all nominators and nominees will be required to comply with the Award Force Terms of Service and accept the Award Force privacy policy.

 Award Force may transfer the information to the EU and process it there.  Award Force is not owned, controlled or endorsed by ASG. We advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of Award Force.

If all questions on the Nomination Form or the Self Portrait Form are not fully answered, the NEiTA Foundation may not be able to assess the nomination and may have to reject the nomination.

The Purpose of collection:

The information provided will be used to assess the candidate’s nomination for a NEiTA award and/or grant.

The information is also:

  • used to publicise and market NEiTA. A Nominee’s information may be used for media publications, but only with the successful Nominee’s consent;
  • collated and de-identified to create statistical information, but only for internal use;
  • listed on the NEiTA recipients' list on the NEiTA webpage;
  • provided to ASG members with on-going communication about NEiTA, its awards and grants:
  • used for education research purposes and projects e.g. Parents Report Card and Planning for Education Index.

Disclosing Information to other organisations

The information that ASG collects on behalf of the NEiTA Foundation may be disclosed in the normal course of business to related entities of ASG, being members of the ASG Group.

ASG and the NEiTA Foundation undertake:

•         that they will not sell, rent or trade any personal information to any person;

•         that it will not disclose personal information to anyone else, other than as outlined in this Statement, unless the disclosure:

•         is required by law,

•         is authorised by law, or

•         you have been notified of and consented to the disclosure.


Accessing your personal information

You can ask ASG:

•         to confirm whether or not it holds any of your personal information; and

•         to provide you with access to all readily retrievable personal information that it holds about you.

If ASG is able to it will give you that access. If ASG refuses your request for access it will give you the reason for that refusal.

Correcting your personal information

If ASG has any personal information about you which is incorrect or out of date you can ask it to correct that information. ASG will take reasonable steps to correct the information free of charge. 

Security of data

ASG takes reasonable steps to preserve the security of personal information, in line with this privacy statement. In most browsers, there is a mechanism to check whether data transmissions are secure or not. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Once we receive your transmission however, we take reasonable steps to preserve the security of the information in our own systems.


Cookies are data files that are placed on a user’s hard drive by a webserver that collects information about the user’s activities at a site. Award Force uses cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services.

Changes to this privacy statement

ASG may make changes to this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. ASG will publish these changes on its website.

Contacting ASG

If you would like further information about the contents of this privacy statement or if you think ASG has breached any promise made in this statement, please contact ASG by:         

  61 3  9276  7768


Post:           NEiTA Foundation

          c/o Australian Scholarships Group  

                    23-35 Hanover Street

                    Oakleigh  Vic  3166