Who are we?
We are iappANZ, a not-for-profit association of Australian and New Zealand privacy professionals incorporated in Victoria, Australia. We are affiliated with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), based in York, Maine, U.S.A.
Our aim is to provide our members with a credible and dynamic forum for Privacy Professionals in Australia and New Zealand, enabling our members to share and acquire expertise while promoting privacy as a profession.
We are conscious of your rights in relation to privacy protection, in particular when handling your personal information through your membership of iappANZ or the use of this website.
We adhere to both the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988, (AUS) and the Privacy Act 1993 (NZ) which both set out a number of principles that concern the protection of your personal information.
How we collect personal information
We collect information from you when you:
- visit our website
- register for membership
- register for any of our events
- tell us about your areas of interest
- undertake any of our courses, apply for accreditation or attend any of our continuous professional development programs
- send us contributions for publication, and
- communicate with us.
Examples of information that we may collect include:
- your name and your contact details (you may choose to provide us with only your professional contact details)
- information about your career, professional interests and educational achievements, and
- your payment details and preferences in relation to our events.
If you do not provide information we request about you, we may not be able to provide our services effectively or at all.
How we use your personal information
Your personal information may be used to:
- verify your identity and manage your membership
- help us understand and respond to your interests and needs
- retain a record of your attendance and completion of continuing professional development programs and accreditations
- communicate with you regarding our website and other publications (for example, to inform you about new discussions, blogs, materials, information, news and site features that may interest you), and
- to inform you of our upcoming conferences and events (unless you elect to not receive such information).
We may use your personal information to inform you about the products or services of our sponsors (unless you elect to not receive such information).
When we disclose your personal information
We may disclose your personal information:
- to our affiliated organisation in the United States, IAPP, for the purpose of identifying you as a member of iappANZ in order for you to enjoy recognition as a member and entitlement to such benefits as IAPP may make available to members of iappANZ, and
- to our service providers in relation to the operation, administration and maintenance of this site. These providers may carry out:
- mailing operations
- information technology services, or
- web site usage analysis
We will take steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information, including IAPP.
We may also disclose your personal information to:
- our professional advisers
- government and regulatory authorities and other organisations, as required or authorised by law, and
- as otherwise permitted by the applicable Privacy Act.
When you visit our website, its web servers may record information such as the time, date and URL and IP address of your request. This information assists us to improve our web site.
To improve your experience of our site, we may use 'cookies'. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences.
Our website may contain links to other Websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other website from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy statement.
Help us to ensure we hold accurate information
We take all reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of that information depends to a large extent on the information you provide.
If any personal information you provide us changes, let us know. Our contact details are set out below.
You can access your personal information
You have a right to access your personal information, subject to some exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to do so, please contact us.
You can decide whether to receive promotional information
If you tell us that you do not wish to receive promotional information about upcoming conferences and events, we will refrain from sending you such information.
How to contact us
You may contact us via email at:
or you may write or call us at:
Attention: Privacy Manager
PO Box 193
Surrey Hills Victoria 3127
Phone 61 3 9895 4475 / 61 3 9895 4475
Fax 61 3 9898 0249