Anthony Irwin is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines my ongoing obligations to you in respect of how I manage your Personal Information.
I have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The APPs govern the way in which I collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.oaic.gov.au.
What is Personal Information and why do I collect it?
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information I collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.
This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including interviews, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via my websites, from your website, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources, from cookies and from third parties. I don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.
I collect Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing my services to you, providing information to my clients and marketing. I may also use Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from my email lists at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
When I collect Personal Information I will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why I am collecting the information and how I plan to use it.
Sensitive and Personal Information
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
Sensitive and personal information will be used only:
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, I will collect Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances I may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case I will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to me by the third party.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
Security of Personal Information
Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
When Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, I will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept for a minimum of 7 years.
Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information I hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact me in writing.
Anthony Irwin will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
In order to protect your Personal Information I may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
It is important to me that your Personal Information is up to date. I will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information I have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise me as soon as practicable so I can update my records and ensure I can continue to provide quality services to you.