Privacy Policy

ASCA is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of all information collected from our members and other parties. In accordance with the Privacy Act 1988, this Privacy Policy outlines the information collection practices utilised by ASCA, how that information is used and the choices you can make about the way the information you provide to us is collected and used.

The information we collect

When you lodge an enquiry with or submit an application or registration to ASCA, we need to collect information about you in order to enable us to service your membership, deliver our services or to complete any business transaction. We may not be able to provide services if you do not supply the information requested.

ASCA Website

Like most web sites, there is certain information we track of people using the ASCA website. This data is utilised to improve the services of ASCA and does not include any personally identifying information.  We will not retain any such information unless you submit that information for membership registration or other transactional purposes.

If you use the "members only" sections of our website, "cookies" may be transferred to your computer.  Cookies store information about your use of the site which may be used by us to identify you and otherwise enable the efficient use of the website.

This policy does not apply to other websites which you access by using a link from our website.  The content and privacy policies of other websites are the responsibilities of their owners.

How we use the information

The information that you provide will be collected and saved by us is used to assess your requirements and to enable ASCA to properly run the organisation and to enable the relevant service or information to be provided to you. It may also be used for other purposes which you would reasonably expect, for example, for research, staff training, policy development, planning or for supply to third party service providers such as ASCA suppliers.

We do not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties for other marketing purposes. If at any point in time you would like your saved data to be deleted from our system, please contact us and we will arrange to have your records deleted from our database.

As a user of ASCA's services, you may occasionally receive email or other updates from us about new information, briefings or products or services being offered by ASCA, along with newsletters and any noteworthy changes to the website. You may always unsubscribe and opt out from receiving these messages.

Unless otherwise prohibited by law or our contractual obligations, we may disclose personal information if required to do so by law, court order, or as requested by a governmental or law enforcement authority, or in the good faith belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable. Such situations may include: to perform, maintain or enforce contracts with our users or suppliers; to protect the rights or properties of ASCA, our business affiliates, our users, or others; or when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing, or who may be threatening to cause, interference with or damage to our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise; or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities.

Opting out of promotional information

ASCA works hard to provide our members with the best possible service at all times. From time to time, we will send our members newsletters, updates and other useful information. We hope that you will find these items informative and useful. However, should you choose to not receive them in the future, you will have the ability to unsubscribe from the mail database by following the Unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Our commitment to data security

All user details captured by ASCA are stored securely at all times and will never be provided to any unauthorised third parties.

Access to your information

If you wish to know what information we have gathered about you, you can request this information by contacting our office manager. We will endeavour to respond to your request within seven days.  We may ask you to pay reasonable out of pocket expenses, such as photocopy costs, associated with satisfying your request.

How to contact us

This policy may be revised from time to time, as we alter the way we use your information, or new features are added to the site or the legislation changes. Please check the policy periodically for updates and additions. If you have any concerns or queries about ASCA's Privacy Policy or would like more information, please contact us using the details displayed in the Contact Us section of our website.