iCITA is committed to providing you with the highest levels of client service. This includes protecting your privacy. iCITA states it is bound by amendments to the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988, which set out a number of principles concerning the protection of your personal information.
What personal information does iCITA collect?
Only information, including personal information and business information that you voluntary supply or agree to supply to us or consent to us obtaining through other services.
Only information that will assist us in providing our services to you.
Examples of types of information we collect include:
- The individual’s or entity’s identity and contact details;
- Business areas of interest;
- Financial information; products, processes, technologies that you want to list on our Web site.
- Investments that are of interest to you.
- The monetary range of your investment objectives.
- Property and businesses you wish to list with us.
- Creditor information; and
- Information as required by the law of New South Wales and the Commonwealth of Australia.
We will only use your e-mail address for the purpose for which you provided it;
- will not be added to a commercially available mailing list;
- will not be disclosed it without your consent.
Other personal information collected by us, for example through the use of an online form, will only:
- be collected by lawful and fair means;
- be used for a lawful purpose;
- be collected with your consent;
- the purpose for collection should be clear and explicit; and
- we ensure that any information collected is collected in accordance with the National Privacy Principles.
What may happen if you do not provide iCITA with information?
- If you do not provide us with the information we request, our ability to provide our high standard of service may be compromised.
- iCITA’s advice may be inaccurate or incomplete;
- iCITA may be unable to provide certain services to the individual concerned;
- The provision of (some of) iCITA’s services to the individual may be delayed.
- Why does iCITA collect the information and how is your information used by iCITA?
Your personal information is also collected to promote and market to you other services which we consider may be of interest to you. Before we do so, we will provide you with an opportunity to give us permission to send you marketing or promotional material, via an opt-in mechanism. That is, we will send you such material only if you elect to receive it or if it is provided to you in response to your request. You may also notify us at any time that you do not wish to receive marketing or promotional material by simply contacting us.
iCITA does not collect sensitive information such as an individual’s religion; race; political opinion; membership of a political association; religious beliefs or affiliations; sexual preferences or practices; criminal records; or health information. There may be exemptions to this rule, such as where collection is required by law.
Disclosure of personal information
iCITA will not sell, exchange, trade or otherwise supply to third parties any personal information obtained from you without your prior consent. iCITA, with prior consent, discloses information about you to various organisations and/or parties in order to fulfil our client services. These for example:
- Potential investors
- Entities that have an interest in your type of business.
- Joint Venture potential.
- Buyers & Sellers.
- Professional advisors.
When your personal information is no longer used by ICITA as set out above, we will destroy or permanently n de-identify personal information. Our ability to destroy information is limited by legislative requirement to retain records for a period of time.
Restricted access to firm premises
We take reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information transmitted via our website is stored securely. Transmissions sent to or from our website are routinely monitored for quality control and systems administration. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from our online products or services. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security.
Other web sites that may be accessed through our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those third-party web sites linked to ICITA are not covered by this privacy statement.
Advice about the Internet and personal information can be found on the Privacy Commissioner’s web site http://www.privacy.gov.au/
You have a right to access your personal information (subject to the Act), subject to some exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to do so, please let us know by contacting us. You may be required to put your request in writing for security reasons. We will not charge you for responding to such a request, unless we incur costs in providing the information