We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). This policy explains how and why we collect, use, hold and disclose your personal information.
”We”, “us” and “our” means AUSTRALIAN BATTERY SOCIETY LTD (ACN 640 559 931) of 12A Tooronga Terrace, BEVERLY HILLS NSW 2209 .
You consent to us collecting, holding, using and disclosing your personal information in accordance with this policy.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personal information is any information or an opinion about an identified individual or an individual who can be reasonably identified from the information or opinion. Information or an opinion may be personal information regardless of whether it is true.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOLD?
We collect information about you and your interactions with us, for example, when you become a subscriber to our organisation, create a user account for our website. call us or otherwise visit our website. The information we collect from you may include your identity and contact details, your use of our services and details of enquiries or complaints you make.
We may collect information about how you access, use and interact with the website. This information may include:
(a) the location from which you have come to the site and the pages you have visited; and
(b) technical data, which may include IP address, the types of devices you are using to access the website, device attributes, browser type, language and operating system.
We may collect the information using tools such as Google Analytics.
We make use of log files. The information inside the log files includes IP addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
A cookie is a small text file that the website may place on your device to store information. We may use persistent cookies (which remain on your computer even after you close your browser) to store information that may speed up your use of our website for any of your future visits to the website. We may also use session cookies (which no longer remain after you end your browsing session) to help manage the display and presentation of information on the website.
WHY DO WE COLLECT, HOLD AND USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We collect, hold and use your personal information so that we can:
- provide you with services that you have requested or may be of interest to you and manage our relationship with you;
- contact you, for example, to respond to your queries or complaints, or if we need to tell you something important;
- Administer our website and any other systems, which may require us to share your personal information with external IT services providers solely for the purposes of them providing us with the services. We do not permit our service providers to disclose your personal information other than as required by law or to provide the services to us;
- comply with our legal obligations and assist government and law enforcement agencies or regulators;
- Create and publish content that is relevant to us and our members; or
- identify and tell you about matters that we think may be of interest to you, including activities and events run by us, products and services and funding and employment opportunities.
If you do not provide us with your personal information, we may not be able to provide you with our services, communicate with you or respond to your enquiries.
HOW DO WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We will collect your personal information directly from you whenever you interact with us.
We may collect information from related companies or third parties such as Universities, government and companies interested in the battery energy storage field.
We may combine or link information collected from you with information collected about you from third parties.
HOW DO WE STORE AND HOLD PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We store most information about you in computer systems and databases operated by either us or our external service providers. Some information about you may be recorded in paper files that we store securely.
We implement and maintain processes and security measures to protect personal information which we hold from misuse, interference or loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
These processes and systems include:
(a) the use of identity and access management technologies to control access to systems on which information is processed and stored;
(b) requiring all employees to comply with internal information security policies and keep information secure; and,
(c) monitoring and regularly reviewing our practise against our own policies and against industry best practice.
We will also take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify personal information once we no longer require it for the purposes for which it was collected or for any secondary purpose permitted under the APPs.
WHO DO WE DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO, AND WHY?
We may disclose personal information to external service providers so that they may perform services for us or on our behalf.
We may also disclose your personal information to others where:
(a) we are required or authorised by law to do so;
(b) you may have expressly consented to the disclosure or the consent may be reasonably inferred from the circumstances; or
(c) we are otherwise permitted to disclose the information under the Privacy Act.
If the ownership or control of all or part of our business changes, we may transfer your personal information to the new owner.
DO WE DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION TO OVERSEAS RECIPIENTS?
We do not disclose your personal information to recipients which are located outside Australia.
DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR MARKETING?
Where you receive electronic communications from us, you may opt out of receiving further communications by following the opt-out instructions provided in the communication.
ACCESS TO AND CORRECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may access or request correction of the personal information that we hold about you by contacting us. Our contact details are set out below. There are some circumstances in which we are not required to give you access to your personal information.
There is no charge for requesting access to your personal information, but we may require you to meet our reasonable costs in providing you with access (such as photocopying costs or costs for time spent on collating large amounts of material).
We will respond to your requests to access or correct personal information in a reasonable time and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we hold about you remains accurate, up to date and complete.
If you have a complaint about the way in which we have handled any privacy issue, including your request for access or correction of your personal information, you should contact us. Our contact details are set out below.
We will consider your complaint and determine whether it requires further investigation. We will notify you of the outcome of this investigation and any subsequent internal investigation.
If you remain unsatisfied with the way in which we have handled a privacy issue, you may approach an independent advisor or contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) (www.oaic.gov.au) for guidance on alternative courses of action which may be available.
If you have any questions, comments, requests or concerns, please contact us at:
Position title: Administrator
Telephone number: 0419439130
Email address: email@example.com
Postal address: 12A Tooronga Terrace, BEVERLY HILLS NSW 2209
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
From time to time, we may change our policy on how we handle personal information or the types of personal information which we hold. Any changes to our policy will be published on our website.
You may obtain a copy of our current policy from our website or by contacting us at the contact details above.