This statement sets out the policy of Blue Earth Group with all its related entities (‘Blue Earth Group’) for the collection, storage and use of personal information, as contemplated in the Privacy Act 1988, and covers all of the entities in the Blue Earth Group.
General information about privacy and the operation of the Privacy Act 1988 can be found at the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner’s website at www.privacy.gov.au.
Compliance with the Privacy Act
Blue Earth Group is committed to complying with the Privacy Act 1988 and the National Privacy Principles established under the Privacy Act 1988 as amended by the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.
To enable Blue Earth Group to deliver the best possible service to its clients and customers (“customers”), it is necessary for Blue Earth Group to collect personal information (i.e. information or an opinion that can identify a person) about potential and existing customers. The type of personal information that is collected will be determined by nature of the relationship between Blue Earth Group and its potential or actual customers.
At the time personal information is collected, Blue Earth Group will take reasonable steps to inform its customers about the purpose for which the information is collected, the customers’ right to access the information and other matters contemplated in the National Privacy Principles regulating collection of personal information.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
Blue Earth Group is committed not to use or disclose personal information that it has collected, other than in the manner contemplated within the National Privacy Principles. In particular, Blue Earth Group’s policy is not to use or disclose personal information other than for the purpose for which it was collected or any reasonable secondary purpose. It is Blue Earth Group’s policy to obtain its customers’ consent before it uses information for a purpose or in a manner different to the purpose or manner that was disclosed to its customer.
Blue Earth Group’s Marketing Activities
It is important for Blue Earth Group to maintain contact with its customers and potential customers. That contact may involve the sending of advertising material through the post or by email to existing and potential customers. In these circumstances, it is Blue Earth Group’s policy to comply with the stated purpose for which personal information was collected. Blue Earth Group’s existing and potential customers will always have the opportunity to decline to receive further marketing material. If Blue Earth Group receives such a request Blue Earth Group will update its records appropriately, within a reasonable time.
Distribution of Information
Blue Earth Group employs a number of consultants, contractors and subcontractors in the course of its business activities.
Security of Personal Information
Blue Earth Group will take reasonable steps to protect personal information that it collects and ensure that the information is accurate. Secure computer systems are used to store customer information. Blue Earth Group’s employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information collected.
Access to and Changing Personal Information
Blue Earth Group will, if requested to do so, give existing and potential customers copies of the personal information that Blue Earth Group holds about them. Before such information is released, Blue Earth Group will require reasonable proof of identity from the enquiring person. Any requests for copies of personal information should be directed to Blue Earth Group’s Privacy Officer.
If any existing or potential customer wishes to update or correct personal information held by Blue Earth Group about them, Blue Earth Group will do so on receipt of a written request addressed to Blue Earth Group’s Privacy Officer.
Blue Earth Group’s Website
When Blue Earth Group’s web site, or the web site of an entity in the Blue Earth Group, is visited, the web site may send “cookies” to the visitor’s computer. Cookies are used in transactions over the internet for various reasons including the maintenance of security. Cookies can also be used to monitor the areas of a website that are visited. Visitors to a Blue Earth Group web site who do not wish to receive cookies should select the appropriate settings in their web browser.
Contacting Blue Earth Group’s Privacy Officer
All communications to Blue Earth Group’s Privacy Officer should be addressed to:
Blue Earth Group Privacy Officer
Level 1, 109 Drummond Street
CARLTON VIC 3053