We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and must comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). You can find more information about the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles at the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) website at www.oaic.gov.au.
While we believe in keeping your personal information highly secure, we also believe that you have the right to be informed about how we deal with that information. Therefore, if on reading this policy you are unclear on any of the matters or simply want more information, please contact us by using the contact details provided below.
We aim to collect personal information only if it is reasonably necessary to providing the service, product or information you have requested from us.
Personal information has the meaning given to that term in the Privacy Act, and includes information or an opinion (whether true or not) about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable.
In the course of providing you with products and services, we collect personal information in a variety of ways. For example, we may collect personal information about you when you:
In general you can assume that we collect and hold the following personal information:
Unless it is unreasonable and impracticable to do so, we collect your personal information from you directly, including by using cookies on our website. However in some cases we will collect information about you (or third parties associated with you) from a third party such as Australian Taxation Office and ASIC. At the time of collection, or as soon as practicable afterwards, we will take reasonable steps to notify you of the collection and of any matters relevant to the collection.
In some cases we will be required or authorised by Australian law, [including Tax Agent Services Act, Corporations Act, Income Tax Assessment Act] or the order of a court or tribunal, to collect personal information about you.
Naturally we collect and hold a broad range of personal information gathered during the course of providing our products or services. However as stated above, we strive to ensure that we collect and hold only that personal information which is relevant and necessary to your specific matters.
We collect and hold your personal information primarily to deliver business consulting and tax agent services to you.
If it is reasonable to expect that we would use or disclose your personal information for purposes that are related to the primary purpose[s], we may also use your personal information to:
We may otherwise use your personal information to comply with any law, including Tax Agent Services Act, and to comply with any lawful request of a law enforcement agency or government authority.
Where possible, we will provide you with a choice to opt out of certain marketing communications. We will respect your request to decide whether or not to receive these marketing communications.
We may disclose your personal information to the following third parties for the purpose of assisting us to provide the best possible service:
These third parties will be permitted to access only the personal information they need to deliver the service to Evolve Business Advisory or to you. Evolve Business Advisory takes reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.
We are not likely to disclose information to overseas recipients unless it is with your consent, or the disclosure is required or authorised by law.]
We will not otherwise disclose information about you unless:
The privacy and collection practices of entities to whom we disclose personal information are governed by their own privacy policies and collection notices.
We aim to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. To assist us in this, you need to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as requested and properly update the information supplied to us to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
If you believe that the information is inaccurate or incomplete, please contact us and we will use all reasonable effort to correct the information.
In the event that we do not believe the information to be incorrect, we will take reasonable steps to add a statement to the information claiming that you believe the information is not accurate, complete or up-to-date.
We are committed to keeping your information secure and will take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We will also take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if it is no longer needed.
We have the following security measures in place to protect your information:
You may request access to, or correction of, all personal information that we hold about you, subject to any exceptions allowed by law. We will give you access to, or correct, your personal information unless there is a lawful reason for refusing your request for access or correction. If we refuse your request we will give you a written notice explaining our reasons for that refusal and details of the relevant complaints procedure.
Change in control of Evolve Business Advisory
If we sell or otherwise transfer part or the whole of Evolve Business Advisory or our assets to another organisation (including in the course of a transaction like a sale, merger or acquisition, or as part of a dissolution, liquidation, administration, receivership or other form of insolvency), you agree that your personal information that is collected by Evolve Business Advisory may be disclosed to a third party, prospective buyer, transferee or insolvency practitioner, and that this is reasonable to enable that party to continue or manage the business.
If you have a complaint about our collection, use or disclosure of your personal information, or you wish to make a complaint about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles, please contact our Privacy Officer using the information set out below.
When contacting the Privacy Officer, please set out details of your complaint and your contact details. Our Privacy Officer will contact you to acknowledge your request and ask for any other applicable information. Our Privacy Officer will then investigate the issue and advise you in writing of the outcome.
You can also make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Further information is available at www.oaic.gov.au.
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