YOUR PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT TO US
The Future Through Collaboration (known as TFTC and referred to as “TFTC, “the collaboration”, ‘we’ “us” and “our”) have strict guidelines and policies regarding the collection, use, storage and accessibility of information we collect from you. As such, we work in line with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), which includes the Australian Privacy Principles, (the “Privacy Act”).
This policy ensures the privacy and protection of your personal information, including information that is confidential and sensitive. It applies to all websites owned and operated by TFTC as well as any TFTC facilitated information gathering activities.
By providing us with your personal information, you accept the following policies, processes and procedures. If you do not agree to this policy, you can choose not to use the TFTC website (www.TFTC.net.au) or participate in any information gathering activities.
What is your personal information?
Any information that can be linked to an individual or entity known to TFTC is seen as ‘Personal Information’ (see the Privacy Act for full description). This is the case whether or not the information or opinion is true, and whether it is recorded in material form or not.
We collect information on all the individuals or entities that we deal with in a professional capacity, unless asked otherwise.
Information we collect may include:
- Contact details
- Employment details and history
- Visa status
- Date of birth
- Medical records
- Reference contact details and referee feedback
- Corporation details, including internal structure and employment requirements
- Details of any specific dietary or mobility requirements
- Details of any travel and accommodation bookings
You are welcome to use a pseudonym or to remain anonymous when participating in surveys or corresponding with us. However, in some circumstances we may be required by law to deal with individuals who have identified themselves, e.g.
How do we collect and hold your personal information?
TFTC collects information in a range of ways, including:
From applications through our website or via industry referrals or supporting company reccomendations.
Correspondence directly with the Program Coordinator employed by TFTC, including email, fax and telephone correspondence;
- Social Media e.g. Linked In, Facebook and Twitter;
- TFTC Graduation and Launch Events, Facillitated Training Sessions, Alumni Networking Events;
- Registration sign up via our website tftc.net.au
- Other third parties that provide us with your details while acting as an agent of yourself for example TFTC supporter organisations or past and current program participants
- All information collected is held securely within our offices and electronic data systems.
Why do we collect, hold and disclose your personal information?
TFTC collects personal information so that we can complete our business activities and provide you with the best possible service. It allows us to:
Provide mentoring program matching, training sessions,networking events, alumni support and potential participant engagement
Provide relevant information, mentoring facillitation, training, networking and event services;
Perform employment related checks such as reference checks, program registration approvals and mentor matching faciliitation
Create reports in order to best serve our industry and the program purpose of the collaboration.
Manage our relationships;
Maintain the currency of our participant database;
Monitor our online presence and industry and participant engagement;
Track usage of our website in order to optimise the user experience, and;
Comply with federal and national laws, rules and regulations relating to the holding of information.
Who do we disclose personal information to?
We may disclose your personal information to:
Service providers, e.g, electronic and IT systems administrators, TFTC supporter organisations; mentor-matched participants, couriers, mailing houses, event photographers, solicitors, industry consultants and data entry service providers;
Organisations or individuals, with direct consent from you, and;
Our past, current and future program participants and supporters.
We may disclose personal information to customers and third party service providers and suppliers located overseas. These overseas entities may be located in New Zealand, UAE, Philippines, USA, Ireland, England and Singapore.
Direct marketing material
Direct marketing material may be sent to you if we believe it will be of interest to you. You can opt out of this by selecting options to unsubscribe, or by contacting us directly (see contact details below or within the Contact section of our website).
We do not disclose or sell personal information to entities that aim to collect it for purposes other than our business objectives, e.g. to send you their own marketing material.
You have the right to, at any time, request to know what personal information we hold on you; that we change any part of this information, and/or; that it be removed from our systems, provided we do not require it held for legal reasons. This is in line with the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
As our site and electronic data system is connected to the internet and the internet is characteristically insecure, we cannot provide any assurances regarding the security of information transmitted online. Accordingly, any information transmitted to us online is done so at your own risk.
If you have a complaint regarding the use of your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer. We will investigate your complaint as quickly as possible and respond within a reasonable time from the date of receipt. If our response is not considered to be acceptable, it can be referred to the Australian Information (Privacy) Commissioner (see www.oaic.gov.au).