The purpose of this Policy is to provide information about the management of confidential information by Blue Gum Asset Advisory in an open and transparent manner. We may be required by law, industry standard or company policy to update and amend this Policy at any time; accordingly we recommend you review this Policy for changes at regular intervals. This Policy sets out guidelines to assist Blue Gum Asset Advisory and its employees to comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1998 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). We are committed to protecting the privacy of the personally identifiable information it collects from companies and individuals.
This Policy applies to the collection, storage, use and disclosure by Blue Gum Asset Advisory (or a person acting on behalf of Blue Gum Asset Advisory) of records containing any confidential information.
Collection of your confidential information
Blue Gum Asset Advisory may collect confidential information in various ways, including via telephone, website, online programs, social media platforms, registration to subscription services, hard copy forms or email. Where possible, we will collect this information directly from the individual. There are many aspects of the website which can be viewed without providing confidential information, however, for access to future Blue Gum Asset Advisory website features you are required to submit personally identifiable information. This may include, but not limited to, a unique username and password, or provide sensitive information in the recovery of your lost password.
Categories of confidential information collected
Confidential information must not be collected unless it is necessary for one or more of Blue Gum Asset Advisory’ functions or activities. Confidential information will only be collected by lawful and fair means, unless it is unreasonably or impracticable to do so. Our company collects information necessary for us to provide individuals with products and services, or to respond to queries the individual has requested. We will not collect sensitive information about an individual unless the individual has consented; and the information is reasonably necessary as prescribed by the Privacy Act.
Sharing of your confidential information
Occasionally we may engage other companies to provide services on our behalf, those companies will be permitted to obtain only the confidential information they need to deliver the service. Blue Gum Asset Advisory takes reasonable steps to ensure the selected organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your confidential information.
Use of your confidential information
For each visitor to reach our website, we expressively collect the following non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to browser type, version and language, operating system, pages viewed while browsing the website, page access times, referring website address etc. This collected information is used solely internally for the purpose of gauging visitor traffic, trends and delivering personalised content to you while you are at our website. From time to time, we may use confidential information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this Policy.
Quality of confidential information
Blue Gum Asset Advisory will take reasonable steps to ensure the confidential information collected, used or disclosed is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, our company relies on individuals to advise of any changes to their information or corrections to the information held. Please advise us as soon as possible if there are any changes to your confidential information or if you believe the information we hold about you is not accurate, complete or up-to-date. You can do this by contacting Blue Gum Asset Advisory as set out in this Policy.
Security of confidential information
Blue Gum Asset Advisory will take reasonable steps to protect the confidential information held from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure other than in accordance with this Policy. Our company will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify confidential information if it is no longer necessary for any purpose and it is not required by law to be retained. However, no data protection and security measures are completely secure. Despite all measures Blue Gum Asset Advisory has put in place, we cannot guarantee the security of information particularly in relation to transactions over the internet. Accordingly, any information transmitted to our company is transmitted at an individual’s own risk. Individuals must take care to ensure protection of their information (i.e. by protecting usernames and passwords etc) and notify Blue Gum Asset Advisory as soon as possible after an individual becomes aware of any potential or actual security breaches.
Access to confidential information
If Blue Gum Asset Advisory holds confidential information, it will provide access to the information on request by the individual, except where this impinges on the rights owed to a body corporate or individual or where our company considers there are other reasonable grounds not to provide access in accordance with the APPs. Where Blue Gum Asset Advisory declines a request to provide such information, it will provide the reasons to the individual unless it would be unreasonable to do so. An individual may lodge a complaint in respect of any refusal in accordance with this Policy. Upon request from an individual, Blue Gum Asset Advisory will give access to the information in the manner requested by the individual if it is rational and practicable to do so within a reasonable period after the request. Blue Gum Asset Advisory may impose a charge for the provision of access to the confidential information although no charge will apply to the making of the request.
If you wish to make a complaint about a suspected breach of this Policy or the APPs under the Privacy Act, you can contact Blue Gum Asset Advisory providing details regarding your complaint and any supporting evidence and information. Blue Gum Asset Advisory will investigate your complaint and notify you in writing of the determination. If you are not satisfied with Blue Gum Asset Advisory determination, you can contact us to discuss your concerns or contact the Australian Privacy Commissioner.
Address: 11/68 Nelson Street, Wallsend NSW 2287
Attention: Tony Taylor
Phone: (02) 4955 7600
Fax: (02) 4955 7611
Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner – Overview of the Reforms