EQUIBT is committed to ensuring all personal information collected and/or held is handled appropriately, lawfully, openly and transparently, in accordance with all relevant legislation. To this end EQUIBT undertakes to use all reasonable endeavours to protect personal information.
This policy refers to all information collected by EQUIBT, our Employees, Contractors and Associated Entities regarding participants, clients, consultants, job applicants, employees, contractors and other individuals.
All EQUIBT Employees, Contractors and Associated Entities have a responsibility to ensure an understanding of this policy, and related legislation, to ensure all information is collected, stored and disseminated in the correct manner.
Collection of Information
EQUIBT will only collect personal information that is necessary for business functions and activities, or to comply with legal or regulatory obligations, including:
Providing training, assessment, consultation, and coaching services
Informing participants or clients about additional or upcoming available courses and/or services
Gathering feedback from participants or clients regarding training for EQUIBT’s market analysis and/or course development
Recruitment and selection
EQUIBT will not release any personal information to a third party without the written consent of the client. In addition, when collecting personal information EQUIBT will, as far as is practicable, provide the individual information about the purpose of collection, the types of organisations (if any) to which personal information may be disclosed and any law that requires the particular information to be collected.
EQUIBT will take all reasonable steps to protect held personal information against misuse and loss from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure, by:
Securing all files in appropriate locations
Restricting access to information to appropriate person(s)
Destroying information after the required retention period
Ensuring computer security at all times by the use of firewalls and up-to-date virus software
Password security for computer systems
Not releasing information to third parties, without prior written permission
EQUIBT uses MailChimp to manage our mailing lists and event registrations. When subscribing to one of our mailing lists, you will be asked to give your express consent that MailChimp may use your data for analytics purposes. We also use SquareSpace to manage our event registrations.
Cookies are small data files transferred onto computers or devices by websites for record-keeping purposes and to enhance functionality on the website.
Most browsers allow you to choose whether to accept cookies or not. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computer, please set your browser preferences to reject all cookies before accessing our website.
We use Google Analytics to collect data about your interaction with our website. Google Analytics is hosted by a third party. The sole purpose of collecting your data in this way is to improve your experience when using our site. The types of data we collect with these tools include:
your device's IP address (collected and stored in an anonymised format)
device screen size
device type, operating system and browser information
geographic location (country only)
referring domain and out link if applicable
search terms and pages visited
date and time when website pages were accessed
Rights to access and change personal information
EQUIBT may provide access to, or correction of, personal information on request. Where a request has been received EQUIBT will fulfil the request or advise of the outcome of a request as soon as practicable.
Requesting access to view or to change personal information
EQUIBT will accept requests via the below means:
Address: Managing Director, Level 15, 470 Collins Street, VIC 3000
Breach of Policy
Activities undertaken by an EQUIBT Employee or Contractor which represent a failure to meet the obligations in this policy may be deemed as misconduct or serious misconduct, resulting in:
Disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or contract; or
Civil or criminal penalties as provided by law.
Related Legislation and Documentation
Further information may be obtained on privacy issues in Australia by visiting the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s web site [http://www.oaic.gov.au/].
EQUIBT is not liable for any loss, damage, costs, liability or other form of contribution for any confidential or personally identifiable information accessed by a third party, where it is not due to negligence of EQUIBT, its agents, suppliers, contractors, related corporate bodies, affiliates or associated parties, to the extent permitted by law.
As such EQUIBT cannot guarantee the security of any data disclosed on-line. Individuals accept the inherent security implications of dealing on-line over the Internet and will not hold EQUIBT or its agents or suppliers responsible for any breach of security.