Privacy Policy

This statement outlines our privacy obligations to you and how we handle your personal information.

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2018

1) Objective

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to demonstrate how the Proto Partners implements practices, procedures and systems that ensure it complies with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and provisions in the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) (the Act) in relation to our collection, use, holding and disclosure of personal information and sensitive information.

2) Personal Information

Personal information refers to information or an opinion about you regardless of whether it is true or recorded in a material form (which can include photographs, voice or video recordings).

3) Sensitive Information

Sensitive information is personal information regarding race, political opinion and affiliations, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, membership of professional or trade unions or associations, sexual orientation or criminal record.

4) Collection of Personal and Private Information

Proto Partners will not collect personal information unless the information is reasonably necessary for one or more of its functions and activities. Further, sensitive information may only be collected if it is necessary and the individual consents to the collection. All collection of personal information must be by fair and lawful means.

5) Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

Proto Partners may use and/or disclose personal information for the primary purpose for which it was collected or received for use on a consulting engagement. Personal information may only be used or disclosed for the primary purpose for which it was collected. At the time personal information is collected or as soon as practicable afterwards, Proto Partners will notify the individual concerned of:

  1. Proto Partners' identity and contact details;
  2. the circumstances and purpose of the collection;
  3. the main consequence if the information is not collected;
  4. any third parties to which the information may be disclosed;
  5. whether disclosure to an overseas entity is likely; and
  6. the existence of and rights under, our Privacy Policy.

6) Quality of Information

Proto Partners will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information that it collects, uses and discloses is accurate, up to date and complete. We will also take steps to maintain and update that information when advised of incorrectness or change.

If an individual establishes that personal information which Proto Partners holds about him/her is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, Proto Partners will take all reasonable steps to correct the information.

7) Security of Information

We have an obligation to take such steps as are reasonable in the circumstances to protect any personal information we hold from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The same or equivalent privacy and confidentiality laws and standards bind all members of our organisation. We have contractual arrangements in place with all our service providers to protect your information up to the same standards as if we stored the information ourselves and to prevent them using the information for any purposes than our own.

8) Access to Information

You have the right to request access to the personal information we hold about you.

Upon your request, and subject to applicable privacy laws, Proto Partners will provide you with access to your personal information that is held by us. We will take all reasonable steps to inform you what sort of personal information we hold, for what purposes and how we collect, hold, use and disclose that information.

9) Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to the Proto Partners Policy from time-to-time, or as required by law. If we do so, we will post the revised Policy here and the date it was last updated.

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