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Your privacy is important to us. This statement outlines Australand's policy on how we manage the personal information we hold. The Policy applies to all divisions and organisations in the Australand group. It is Australand's policy to respect the confidentiality of information and the privacy of individuals. Australand is bound by the National Privacy Principles ('Principles') contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act. The Principles are designed to protect the confidentiality of information and the privacy of individuals by regulating the way personal information is managed.
In summary, the Principles define 'personal information' as information or an opinion relating to an individual which can be used to identify that individual.
The type of personal information we may collect and hold includes (but is not limited to) information about:
In general, Australand uses personal information for the following purposes:
We require that organisations outside the Australand group who handle or obtain personal information as service providers to Australand acknowledge the confidentiality of this information, undertake to respect any individual's right to privacy and comply with the National Privacy Principles and this Policy. We also require that these organisations use this information only for our purposes and otherwise follow our reasonable directions with respect to this information.
Australand uses the personal information it collects about our shareholders to fulfill its legal obligations and to keep our shareholders informed of Australand's progress and the products and services that it provides to our customers. Australand may decide to buy or sell assets which form part of or relate to its business or a division or organisation within the Australand group. In any such transaction, personal information will usually be one of the transferred assets and will be disclosed to the purchaser. In most cases, if you do not provide information about yourself which Australand has requested, Australand may not be able to provide you with the relevant product or service.
Some personal information which we collect is 'sensitive'. Sensitive information includes a person's racial or ethnic origin, religion, membership of political bodies or trade unions, sexual preferences or activities, criminal record, state of health and medical history. The way we use tax file numbers and information received from a credit reporting agency about an individual is also restricted by law. Sensitive information, specifically health information, may be relevant to applications by prospective employees and while consent will be sought before this is obtained, we may not be able to adequately assess candidates' suitability for some positions without this information. The Principles require that sensitive information is used and disclosed only for the purposes for which it was provided, or a directly related secondary purpose, unless you agree otherwise or for other specific reasons such as if the use or disclosure of this information is required by law (for example, to prevent a crime or serious injury). Documents asking for sensitive information will explain this.
We have appointed a National Privacy Compliance Officer to oversee our management of personal information in accordance with this policy and the Commonwealth Privacy Act. Australand trains it employees who handle your information to respect the confidentiality of customer information and your privacy. Australand regards breaches of your privacy very seriously.
Safeguarding the privacy of your information is important to us, whether you interact with us personally, by telephone, mail, over the Internet or other electronic media. We hold personal information in a combination of secure computer storage facilities and paper based files and other records and take steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The Principles also require us not to store personal information longer than necessary. Where we no longer require any personal information that it holds, that personal information should be destroyed or have details which may identify individuals removed.
We endeavour to ensure that the personal information it holds about you is accurate and up-to-date. We realise that this information changes frequently with changes of address and other personal circumstances. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible in order to update any personal information it holds about you. Our contact details are set out below.
Under the Principles, you have the right to obtain a copy of any personal information which we hold about you and to advise us of any perceived inaccuracy. The Principles set out some exceptions to this. To make a request to access information we hold about you, please contact us in writing. We will require you to verify your identity and to specify what information you require. We may charge a fee to cover the cost of verifying the application and locating, retrieving, reviewing and copying any material requested. If the information sought is extensive, we will advise the likely cost in advance and can help to refine your request if required.
You can contact us about a privacy-related issue by e-mail, phone, facsimile or post:
Attention Janis Wood E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (02) 9767 2178 Facsimile (02) 9767 2900 Postal address PO Box 3307, Rhodes NSW 2138