mapShed Pty Ltd Privacy Statement
Collection of Personal Information
mapShed only collects personal information that is necessary for one or more of our functions or activities. The types of personal information we collect and the purposes for collection will depend upon the particular circumstances. If you are a client of mapShed, we will obviously require details such as your name, contact details and such other personal information to enable us to conduct your matter in a professional manner. We may also collect personal information about you during the conduct of your matter from telephone calls, faxes, emails, letters and by other means. If you are a visitor to our website, we will generally not collect personal information about you (for further information on our Internet Privacy practices, please see below).
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
mapShed will only use your personal information for the purposes for which it was collected.
mapShed does not rent, sell or trade your personal information to or with any third party without your consent.
mapShed may disclose personal information outside of mapShed in the following circumstances:
(a) disclosures to external service providers who help us operate our business. Where relevant or if required, mapShed will take reasonable steps to require those service providers to comply with the Privacy Act and only use personal information for prescribed purposes;
(b) if you have consented to the disclosure; and
(c) disclosures we are required or authorised to make by law or permitted to make under the Privacy Act.
In general, the types of organisations to which we would usually disclose personal information include the Australian Tax Office, financiers, other accountants and auditors, legal advisers and other professionals. Where appropriate, mapShed will seek your consent before complying with any third party requests for personal information.
Security of Information
mapShed takes reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold about you from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
If we hold personal information about you and that information is no longer needed by us, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify the relevant information.
Specifically our security measures include:
- Firewalls to prevent hacking of our databases
- Clauses in employee agreements requiring confidentiality
- The use of passwords to access database information
Access and Correction
Upon request, you may be provided with access to the personal information mapShed holds about you. We reserve the right to charge any reasonable costs incurred by us in providing access in certain circumstances. If you would like to make a request for access, please set out your request in writing and send it to our Privacy Compliance Officer at the contact details set out below.
If you feel that any personal information mapShed holds about you is not accurate, complete and up-to-date, please contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at the contact details set out below. We will then take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is corrected.
Please be aware that you only have a legal right to seek access to personal information about you collected by us prior to 21 December 2001 if we use or disclose that personal information after that date, and if providing access will not cause mapShed an unreasonable administrative burden or unreasonable expense. If you do wish to seek access to personal information collected by us prior to 21 December 2001, please contact our Privacy Compliance Officer to discuss whether access may be available. Please note that if we do provide access to old or archived records, we may charge you for the cost of providing such access.
In general, you can visit our website without revealing personal information about yourself. When you visit our website, our internet service provider and website managers may make a record of your visit, logging information such as your email address and/or IP address (if applicable), the date and time of your visit, the pages accessed, the domain where you clicked through from, and the type of browser you have used. This information is collected for trend and statistical purposes, and so that mapShed can analyse and enhance its website's functions and capabilities.
Our website may make use of cookie technology, to provide you with better and more efficient service next time you visit our website. Cookies are unique identifiers which are sent from our website to your computer or system (PC); tracking the web pages you have visited. Cookies enable us to relate your use of the website to information that you have specifically provided to us (such as a member password for any service we may provide via the website) and allow your web browser to track searches you have performed on our website. Cookies are stored on your PC, not on our servers. You can elect to disable Cookies through your browser setting options.
General Obligations of Confidentiality
If you are a client of mapShed, we are also under a general duty of confidentiality to you which we continue to respect and maintain.
mapShed Contact Details
For further information please contact our Privacy Compliance Officer by using the contact details below:
Attention: Privacy Compliance Officer