Your personal information & our openness
Personal information about visitors to our sites is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. Where possible, we will indicate the purpose for the collection and the use of the information, to whom it may be disclosed and how you can request access to the information. For example, we may need to collect such information to provide you with further services or to answer or forward any requests or enquiries. It is our intention that this policy will protect your personal information from being dealt with in any way that is inconsistent with applicable privacy laws in Australia.
How we collect personal information
In the course of providing our services, we collect personal information in a variety of ways and only collect information to fulfil a specific purpose.
For example, information is collected when you:
The only personal information which we collect when you use the website is what you tell us e.g., when you complete an online form or send us an email.
Information provided by you
You provide most of the personal information directly to us and for a specific purpose.
How we use the information we collect
Access to your personal information
We will deal with all requests for access to personal information as quickly as possible. Requests for a large amount of information, or information which is not currently in use, may require further time before a response can be given.
You can also request that information about you be corrected or deleted. This is part of our commitment to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
Use of the information for a secondary purpose
We may sometimes use the personal information we collect for a secondary purpose, that is, for use in a way different from the original reason for collection. We will only do this in the following circumstances:
You should be aware that we may use your email address to contact you in the future. We will not sell or pass on your details to third parties.
We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our site. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.
However, we will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may transmit to us or from our online products and services. Once we do receive your transmission, we will also make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.
Links to other sites
We provide links to web sites outside of our web site, as well as to third party web sites. These linked sites are not under our control, and we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of companies linked to our website. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, we advise you to examine the terms and conditions of using that web sites and its privacy statement.
Further privacy information
For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.