APRS Media Publications is committed to ensuring the privacy of all individuals with whom we have dealings and to manage all personal information appropriately. As part of this commitment, APRS Media Publications has elected to be bound by the National Privacy Principles set down by the Privacy Commissioner under the Privacy Act 2000.
Our commitment to openness
APRS Media Publications is committed to being open and honest about the personal information it collects and the use of such information. Where APRS Media Publications asks for personal information, we will generally make apparent the use of the information and to whom it may be disclosed.
What kind of personal information is collected and how is it collected
APRS Media Publications collects little personal information, other than information obtained in the course of trade and employer/employee relationship information. Personal information which may be collected by APRS Media Publications includes name, mailing address, telephone number, license number, e-mail address, and details of any competency tests or other information relating to the person.
In general APRS Media Publications collects information by way of documents or forms in the course of trade and in the conduct of business activities. Information may be collected directly or indirectly by telephone, fax, correspondence, email or APRS Media Publication’s internet website.
Examples of occasions when APRS Media Publications will collect personal information include:
- to provide credit terms to a business of which an individual is a Director/Owner/Partner;
- applications to job advertisements;
- to facilitate services provided to or by APRS Media Publications, where an organisation is a client or service provider or potential client or service provider.
APRS Media Publications on occasion may collect personal information from a third party, such as when receiving the results in relation to a pre-employment evaluation process or when contacting a referee in relation to a job application. Results may include a competency test and medical information, etc.
In relation to third party personal information, APRS Media Publications will seek consent prior to requesting this information or take reasonable steps to inform the party of the collection of personal information.
When the APRS Media Publications website is accessed it also gathers information for statistical purposes. Information which may be collected by APRS Media Publications includes your sever address, previous site visited, the type of browser and operating system used, files downloaded and what areas of the site are visited. This information helps APRS Media Publications better understand the needs and interests of our users.
APRS Media Publications does not collect any personal information about you via our website, unless you voluntarily choose to participate in an activity such as sending electronic mail, participating in a survey, undertaking a payment or some other online transaction.
APRS Media Publications does not attempt to identify individual users or their browsing activities or disclose information about individual visits to any outside parties, other than to our related entities, or where the law requires it. Where we engage a third party service provider to perform services which may involve handling personal information, APRS Media Publications will take all reasonable steps to ensure the privacy principles are complied with.
Generally APRS Media Publications does not collect sensitive information about individuals, other than as part of a contract of employment (which is in general exempt from the operation of the Act).
APRS Media recognises its obligations of confidentiality and maintains all sensitive information in a restricted and secure environment. APRS Media Publications also, where practical, applies the privacy principles to secure the privacy of employment records.
Identifiers and anonymity
APRS Media Publications, as part of its commitment to ensuring the security of personal information collected, has developed its own identification system for reference and retrieval purposes.
APRS Media Publications endeavours, wherever reasonable and appropriate, to apply the principle of anonymity to the collection of personal information.
How is personal information used and disclosed
Information collected by APRS Media Publications may be used for authorised purposes in the course of trade and business activities.
APRS Media Publications will only disclose information for the purpose it was obtained (Primary purpose), for a purpose related to the purpose for which the information was obtained or as required by law (Secondary purpose).
Primary purposes for which APRS Media Publications may disclose personal information include:
- debt collection agencies to recover unpaid debts;
- a third party for pre-employment testing;
- to APRS Media Publications related entities in the course of business.
Secondary purposes for which APRS Media Publications may disclose personal information include:
- when required by legal warrant or summons;
- for the investigation of a suspected criminal activity;
- where harm to a person or substantial property is imminent.
How is personal information stored
Information collected by APRS Media Publications is stored in hard copy or electronically. The protection of personal information is important to APRS Media Publications and security procedures are in place to protect personal information.
APRS Media Publications hold information records for periods required under taxation and corporation’s law and destroy and/or de-identify information no longer required.
Keeping personal information up to date and accurate
APRS Media Publications endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the personal information and may contact you from time to time to confirm the information you have provided is up to date. If the personal information we hold changes, please contact us so that we may update the information.
Transfer of data
As an international trading Company, APRS Media Publications may, from time to time, transfer personal information outside Australia, such as for the performance of a contract. Where information is transferred outside Australia, APRS Media Publications will, where practical, obtain consent to the transfer and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that information transferred remains subject to the standards set out in this Policy.
APRS Media Publications takes all reasonable security measures to protect personal information from loss, unauthorised access, destruction, misuse, modification or disclosure. As far as permissible under law, APRS Media Publications accepts no responsibility for the unauthorised access of personal information held by APRS Media Publications.
Accessing personal information about you
You have a right to access and obtain a copy of the personal information APRS Media Publications holds about you. To make a request you must advise APRS Media Publications in writing specifying the information you require and verifying your identity. Your request will be dealt with promptly and APRS Media Publicationsreserve the right to charge for reasonable costs incurred in supplying any information.
Information requests should be directed to:
The Privacy Officer
APRS Media Publications
Further information and assistance
Further information on how APRS Media Publications manage, use and protect personal information privacy practices can be obtained by contacting APRS Media Publication’s Privacy Officer at the above mentioned address.
General information on privacy and the National Privacy Principles can be obtained from The Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s Web site at privacy.gov.au.
To make a complaint regarding an alleged breach of privacy, please contact APRS Media Publication’s Privacy Officer at the above mentioned address, who will deal with the complaint promptly and in accordance with the generally accepted principles of complaint resolution. If you are not satisfied with our response you may contact the Privacy Commissioner.