The Become a Bricklayer website is a marketing tool of the Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation Ltd (ABBTF). ABBTF is committed to customer service and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information received on behalf of Become a Bricklayer or the ABBTF.
We have adopted the 10 National Privacy Principles (NPPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act) in the Commonwealth of Australia. The NPPs came into effect on 21 December 2001. The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the National Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner (Australia) at www.privacy.gov.au.
What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual.
Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers. This Personal Information is obtained in many ways such as in the process of establishing an apprenticeship contract, responding to enquiries and creating marketing newsletters. This process may involve contacts via our website www.abbtf.com.au, by email, by telephone, facsimile, postal correspondence and from third parties. We do not use internet cookies to store personal preferences or tracking data. [The cookie is a text file saved in your browser’s directory or folder and stored in RAM while your browser is running. You need it to pass some snippet of information to another system to make it do something.] We don’t guarantee website links or the policy of authorised third parties.
We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our stakeholders and for marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure.
When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.
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 information will be used by us only:
• for the primary purpose for which it was obtained;
• for a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose;
• with your consent; or where required or authorised by law.
Image Consent Release
You are protected in the event of the possible use of any image-based material which includes sensitive personal information or the identity of individuals under the age of 18 years, by a Consent Release process, as shown here. If you provide approval for the release of material and subsequently seek to withdraw approval, you may withdraw your consent at any time, on advice in writing via email or mail to the address below.
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by such third party.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
• third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
• where required or authorised by law.
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.
Access to your Personal Information
NPP 6 provides you with the right to access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please put your request to us in writing.
ABBTF 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 we may require identification from you before releasing such information.
Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
It is an important part of providing our services to you that your Personal Information is up to date. NPP 3 provides that we take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
It is important that you advise us at the earliest opportunity of any changes to your Personal Information so that our records can be updated.
Geoff Noble, General Manager,
Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation Ltd