ACCAN and Your Privacy Rights
ACCAN has a commitment to adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), which are contained in schedule 1 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act).
What personal information does ACCAN collect?
ACCAN only collects personal information that it is necessary for us to carry out our work. If you lodge an enquiry, application, subscription, case study or subscribe to our mailing lists we may require the following information:
- Contact details, which may include a business contact number or email address;
- Details of the nature of your enquiry
- Details pertaining to specific experiences with phone or internet products and services
ACCAN may also collect personal details for the purposes of membership. This use is described below.
How is case study information used?
On occasion consumers contact ACCAN to describe their individual experiences with phone and Internet products services. ACCAN treats all cases as confidential. ACCAN is not a complaint handling body. We cannot investigate or handle complaints. ACCAN may use case study information from time to time in its representation work for all consumers.
If you wish to remain anonymous or do not wish to supply specific information to ACCAN, you may do so; however, please note that the ACCAN may not be able to use your data when analysing consumer issues.
Disclosure to other parties
From time to time ACCAN may provide case study information, including personal information, to agencies such as the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Communications Alliance and other relevant industry bodies. Where ACCAN makes a decision that your case should be referred to another agency, we will gain your consent prior to disclosing any of your personal details.
Other information collected by ACCAN
In order to carry out its functions, ACCAN maintains a database of industry contacts and government agencies. ACCAN also maintains a database of individuals and organisations who have asked to receive ACCAN publications, media releases, WebNews and other information.
Access to your information
You have the right to access the information about you that ACCAN may have collected and held. Access to your information can be arranged by contacting ACCAN.
Information Logged When Using the ACCAN Website
What information does the ACCAN website collect?
To help ensure that our website is providing useful advice to as many people as possible, ACCAN uses Google Analytics to collect aggregated anonymous statistical information.
This information is collected for statistical purposes only. No attempt will be made by ACCAN to identify you or your browsing activities.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand our website traffic and webpage usage.
Electronic mail addresses
ACCAN will only record your email address if you send us a message or subscribe to our mailing lists. This will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it, and will not be added to a mailing list unless you request that this be done. If you elect to unsubscribe from WebNews or other mailing lists this will be done as soon as practicable. We will not disclose your email address without your consent.
Members of ACCAN are able to check and update their details from this website. Authorised ACCAN staff are also able to access members' full details.
Members' contact details provided to ACCAN are used for general liaison, the distribution of relevant information about ACCAN activities and issuing invoices, ACCAN mailing list and requests for publications. Information provided for these purposes will be used for these purposes only. It will not be distributed further or disclosed without the user's consent.
Links to other sites
This site contains links to other sites. ACCAN is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites.
If you are submitting information over the Internet that you wish to remain private, you should be aware that there is a small possibility that information you submit could be observed by a third party while in transit.
If you would like to use another method to contact us or provide us with information, please feel free via telephone, fax or post.