Effective Date: Dec 6, 2023
AWB Co gathers various personal information from individuals, encompassing clients, prospective clients, employees, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, industry participants, competition participants, candidates for employment, and employees.
Personal Information: Data or opinions about identifiable individuals.
Sensitive Information: A subset, including racial or ethnic origin, political beliefs, religious affiliations, and health data.
Personal information may include names, addresses, contact details, age, gender, financial data, employment history, references, and relevant documents. This collection is for the sole purpose of providing services, and individuals are not obligated to provide it, although withholding may affect our service capabilities.
Data Collection and Storage
AWB Co collects personal information through various activities, such as marketing, business development, and operational processes. Data is primarily acquired directly from individuals, with sensitive information collected only with consent or as authorised by law.
By providing AWB Co or an authorised third party with personal and sensitive information, individuals consent to its collection and use as outlined in this policy. Additionally, information may be collected from other sources, such as employers, referees, and publicly available information. Various technologies, including ‘cookies,’ are utilised for data collection from our website.
AWB Co employs physical and electronic security measures, including passwords and firewalls, along with staff training to ensure the protection of personal information. However, it’s essential to note that the internet is not entirely secure.
In case of a data breach that may result in significant harm, AWB Co will adhere to the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme outlined in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Personal information is retained only as necessary for business purposes and in compliance with Australian law. When no longer needed for original purposes, reasonable steps are taken to destroy or de-identify it.
Usage and Disclosure
AWB Co uses personal information for the primary purpose it was collected or for secondary purposes reasonably related to the primary purpose. This includes providing services to clients and prospective clients and may extend to processing payments.
Personal information is not used for unrelated secondary purposes without written consent, except when authorized by law or deemed necessary to mitigate a serious threat.
AWB Co may use personal information for direct marketing with consent or under specific circumstances outlined in the policy. An opt-out procedure is provided for individuals who wish to exclude their information from direct marketing.
Personal information may be disclosed to overseas recipients. AWB Co takes reasonable steps to ensure appropriate mechanisms are in place to protect this information unless individuals consent to disclosure, or an exception applies.
Access and Correction
Individuals have the right to access their personal information upon request. Requests are responded to promptly unless impracticable. Commercially sensitive information may be excluded from disclosure. If inaccuracies are identified, reasonable steps are taken to correct the information, with notifications to recipients, if applicable.
For inquiries or complaints, contact our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWB Co reserves the right to amend this policy periodically and republish it on our website.