We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth.), the Australian Privacy Principles and other relevant laws which govern how we collect and use your Personal Information (herein referred to as “Privacy Laws’).
Use of Information
We will comply with applicable security obligations under the Privacy Laws in relation to any Personal Information that we handle, hold and store including ensuring only relevant and authorised APD Projects employees, contractors and agents deal with your Personal Information.
We have a range of security controls in place including physical, technical and procedural safeguards designed to protect your Personal Information. These are upgraded from time to time.
Collecting information on Registered members
4. As part of registering with us, we collect Personal Information about you in order for you to take full advantage of our services. To do this it may be necessary for you to provide additional information to us.
6. 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.
From time to time, in the ordinary course of our business, we may need to hold your Personal Information on servers which are located outside of Australia. It is possible that our service providers located overseas may be subject to foreign laws that do not provide the same level of protection of Personal Information as in Australia. In this case, we will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that such overseas service providers are obliged to protect the privacy and security of your Personal Information and use it only for the purpose for which it is disclosed.
You consent to the collection, use, storage and processing of your Personal Information outside of Australia.
Inadvertent Disclosure or Data Breach
If we become aware that we have inappropriately used or disclosed your Personal Information, or that the security of your Personal Information has been compromised, including by way of third party data hacking (a data breach), and we are unable to rectify the data breach without any potential adverse effect on your privacy, we may contact you to inform you, and to work with you to minimise or mitigate the consequences of the data breach. In the case of a data breach, we may also be required to notify the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and other relevant third party organisations in accordance with the Privacy Laws. Where we are legally entitled to do so we will notify you of such disclosure
Write to: Melanie Maffini
You can find out more information about the Privacy Laws including the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles from the Australian Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner may be contacted at www.oaic.gov.au (email – firstname.lastname@example.org).