2. Commencement date
This policy will commence from 1 March 2020. It replaces all other policies in relation to Privacy (whether written or not).
This document is a company policy of PT Associates. It applies to all PT Associates and associated entities employees. If clarification of the application of this policy is required, please contact the Privacy Office.
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we may collect includes: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.
Personal Information is obtained in many ways including; correspondence, telephone and facsimile, email, via our website (www.pendingwebsite.com) from media and publications, other publicly available sources, third parties, cookies and when you complete a contact request form. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.
In general, we attempt to limit the collection of sensitive information we collect from you; however, we may be required to collect sensitive information from you in order to carry out the services provided to you. We will not collect sensitive information from you without your knowledge or consent.
PT Associates recognises that the personal information of members should only be used for the purpose it was collected. Although the APPs provide for the ability of people to act anonymously or use pseudonyms, there will be times when we are legally required to collect personal information directly from you. Where we are required by law to collect information from you, we will notify you at the time, or as soon as practicable, to ensure that you are aware of such collection and its purpose. Where unsolicited personal information is received by PT Associates it will be afforded the same privacy protection as solicited personal information. PT Associates will apply procedures to determine whether it could have collected the information under the provisions of the APP’s and take reasonable steps to notify individuals that it has collected personal information from someone other than the individual.
The kinds of personal information the Organisation collects and holds:
PT Associates will only collect and hold personal information that is necessary for the provision of services to your company/business and will collect personal information only by lawful or fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way.
PT Associates only collects your personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you and marketing. Also, if you access the PT Associates website, the information we collect includes your IP address, type of operating system, type of browser you operate and the area generally where you are located when accessing the website.
4.2 How the Organisation holds personal information and storage
We are required to take steps to help keep your personal information safe. We aim to take reasonable steps to;
Personal information is stored and archived for a period of seven (7) years. This includes information about clients who do not proceed with using our services and internet site transmission logs.
4.3 The purposes for which the Organisation collects, holds, uses or discloses personal information
PT Associates will only use your personal information for the purpose for which you have provided it, e.g. for the provision of services to you or for other uses as permitted by the Privacy Act or uses for which you have consented to having your information used for.
When or before PT Associates collects personal information, PT Associates will take responsible steps to inform the individual providing the information of;
4.3.2 Where applicable, any law that requires the particular information to be collected.
4.3.3 The main consequences for the user if all or part of the information is not provided.
PT Associates may disclose your information to third parties that provide services under contract to PT Associates. These contracts require the third party to keep your personal information confidential and secure.
From time to time, PT Associates may wish to carry out a voluntary survey for feedback. Before collecting survey results, PT Associates will advise you of the purpose of the survey e.g to gain information for PT Associates to improve services etc.
4.4 Cross border disclosure
PT Associates is not likely to disclose information to overseas recipients beyond staff of KCS; however, understands that the APP’s place an obligation on us to ensure that the overseas recipient does not breach the APP’s.
4.5 Access and correction
PT Associates lies on the information provided by members to be accurate and current. PT Associates will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information it collects, uses or discloses is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you believe that the personal information we hold on you is incorrect, please advise us in writing, sending your letter or email to the Privacy Officer using the details at clause 4.2.7 of this policy. We will take reasonable steps to correct PT Associates records appropriately and within a reasonable time frame except where the Privacy Act prohibits it or does not require it.
PT Associates will take complaints about a breach of privacy seriously. If you believe that we have breached your privacy or if you wish to make a complaint about PT Associates’ use of your personal information, please;
- Put your complaint in writing
- Provide as much detail as possible
- Forward the complaint by mail or email to the Privacy Officer (details below).
The Privacy Officer will investigate the complaint and provide you with a written response following the completion of the investigation.
4.7 Privacy Officer
Further information on Privacy can be obtained by using the contact details below;
Privacy Officer – pending name
Address – pending address
Email – pending email
5. Policy compliance
Policy compliance will be facilitated through education, publicity, widespread promotion and reiteration of the policy.
For staff members, non-compliance may lead to disciplinary action in accordance with the PT Associates disciplinary procedures. All staff members operating in management and supervisory positions are accountable for enforcing the policy amongst staff members.
This policy or an approved form thereof will be displayed and maintained on the PT Associates website and made available free of charge upon request.
PT Associates reserves the right to vary, replace or terminate this policy as required.