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.

Any complaints about ACCAN's privacy policy or procedures can be made to the Chief Executive Officer.

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.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google's Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

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.

Member information

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

ACCAN does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from, or connected to, the use of any material contained on this website or on any linked site.

ACCAN recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this website and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on this website for their purposes.  This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Internet security

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 or post.

The following e-commerce policy is offered as an outline to the e-commerce facilities available through this site.

List of services offered by ACCAN

  • Organisational membership to ACCAN valued between $0.00 and $275.00 annually (inc. GST).
  • Individual membership to ACCAN valued between $0.00 and $33.00 annually (inc. GST).
  • Registration for the ACCAN National Conference. This service is not currently offered through The approximate value will be $120 – $900 (inc. GST).

These services are currently offered by ACCAN (July 2011-present) but are not intended to limit the services offered in the future. Prices are reviewed by ACCAN executives and Board on an annual basis and are subject to change. 

Refund policy

If ACCAN membership is not approved by the Board, all monies will be refunded to the applying organisation or individual within 14 business days of the Board’s decision being made available to the applicant.

Attendees of the ACCAN National Conference will have the option to cancel their registration.  If registration is cancelled within 14 days of the event no refund will be offered, otherwise a full refund will be given.

Delivery / Returns / Postage

There are no delivery, returns or postage requirements relating to ACCAN’s e-commerce activities.  ACCAN endeavours to make all membership applications a paperless process for applicants. For any items posted by the applicant to ACCAN in relation to membership, the cost of postage is paid by the applicant.


Invoices are automatically generated by our system and will be clearly identifiable as being issued by ACCAN. If you require any further information or copies of invoices please contact ACCAN via our Contact page.

Credit card details

All credit card payments made to ACCAN will be kept confidential by our e-commerce providers (Bendigo Bank and E-Way) in accordance to industry standards and regulations. If a credit card payment is made via mail or telephone, details will be kept confidential and held securely by ACCAN. ACCAN will endeavour to make any purchase appearing on your credit card statement identifiable as being made to ACCAN.


All prices quoted by ACCAN will be in Australian dollars and include GST. 

Contact details

ACCAN can be contacted on all e-commerce matters using the details available on our Contact page.