We may collect personal information about you, directly from you or from a third party, for the purpose of administering the Pacific Labour Scheme on behalf of DFAT. We may collect this via any forms you complete, whether online or offline, and any contact you initiate with us, such as via email. The types of personal information which we may collect in such circumstances include:
Sensitive information: Sensitive information is a sub-set of personal information that is given a higher level of protection under the Australian Privacy Principles. Some of the above information is considered sensitive information as it may relate to your trade union membership, your membership of other professional associations or your criminal records.
How we handle sensitive information: Provided you consent, your sensitive information may only be used and disclosed for purposes relating to the primary purpose for which the sensitive information was collected, including handling this information on behalf of DFAT as part of the Pacific Labour Scheme and disclosing this information to DFAT for the purposes of the Pacific Labour Scheme. Sensitive information may also be used or disclosed if required or authorised by law.
We also may collect personal information about you, directly from you or from a third party, for the purpose of delivering our website to you. The types of personal information which we may collect when delivering our website to you include:
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Web beacons: We may use web beacons on our website from time to time. Web beacons (also known as Clear GIFs) are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the visitor’s behaviour and collect data about the visitor’s viewing of a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page.
Google Analytics: We may use Google Analytics to collect and process data. To find out how Google uses data when you use third party websites or applications, please see https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites or any other URL Google may use from time to time.
We may also collect any other personal information requested by us and/or provided by you or a third party.
We may collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for the following purposes:
We may disclose personal information to:
Disclosure outside of Australia: By providing us with personal information, you consent to the disclosure of your information outside of Australia and acknowledge that we are not required to take reasonable steps or ensure that overseas recipients handle that personal information in compliance with the Australian Privacy Principles. You acknowledge that some overseas third parties may not be regulated by the Australian Privacy Principles and if an overseas third party engages in any act or practice that contravenes the Australian Privacy Principles, we would not be accountable under the Privacy Act and you will not be able to seek redress under the Privacy Act. The overseas entity may be compelled by law to disclose this information to a third party.
Anonymity: Where practicable, such as where you make an initial enquiry with us via email, we will give you the option of not identifying yourself or using a pseudonym in your dealings with us.
Restrict and unsubscribe: If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us using the details below. You may also unsubscribe from our e-mail database or opt-out of marketing communications by using the opt-out facilities provided in the communication.
Access: You may request details of the personal information that we hold about you. An administrative fee may be payable for the provision of such information.
Correction: If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please contact us using the details below. We will take reasonable steps to correct any information found to be inaccurate, incomplete, misleading or out of date.
Complaints: If you wish to make a complaint about how we have handled your personal information, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the complaint. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint. You also have the right to contact the relevant regulatory authority.
We are committed to ensuring that the personal information we collect is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the personal information and protect it from misuse, interference, loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
For any questions or notices, please contact us at:
Last update: 21 January 2020