Collecting Personal Information
Personal information about visitors to our site is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. 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.
The personal information we collect directly about you may include (but may not be limited to):
- information provided to use when you contact or correspond with us (for example, your name, date and place of birth, contact details, occupation, education/work history, employer and information relating to your dealings with us;
- information on client contacts and prospective client contacts including business relationship history; and
- information on supplier contacts.
We will only collect personal information in a way that is fair, lawful and not intrusive.
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the person providing the personal information is made aware of:
- the name of the organisation collecting the information.
- how to contact the organisation collecting the information.
- the fact that the person can gain access to the information
- the purpose of the collection
- the organisations (or types of organisation) to which the organisation usually discloses information of that kind
- what happens, if anything if the person does not give any or all of the information.
Where information about an individual is collected from a third party, we will take reasonable steps to notify the individual of the above information.
Use of Information
We do not generally transmit your personal information to any third party, however, in such an unlikely event, we will only transfer personal information to third parties subject to confidentiality provisions as we deem appropriate.
Collecting Information on Registered Members
Registration on our website is completely optional and may include providing your name, email address, address, telephone numbers, and option on receiving updates, promotional material and other information. We collect personal information about you in order for you to take full advantage of our services. You may access this information at any time by logging in and going to your account.
Apart from where you have consented or disclosure is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was submitted, personal information may be disclosed in special situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Also, we may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires disclosure.
We may engage third parties to provide you with goods or services on our behalf. In that circumstance, we may disclose your personal information to those third parties in order to meet your request for goods or services.
Security and Storage
We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our sites, and we review and update our security measures in light of current technologies. 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.
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Links to Other Sites
We provide links to websites outside of our websites, as well as to third party websites. 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 website and its privacy statement.
Problems or Questions
For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) website.