The Pacific Network for Environmental Assessment (PNEA) and its associated entities (‘we’, ‘our’, ‘us’) is committed to safeguarding and preserving your privacy and personal information.
We take our responsibility to protect your privacy very seriously by applying strict security and privacy controls to the way we handle your personal information. We use the information you provide us to give you the best possible experience of PNEA.
Personal information means information that identifies you as an individual, or information from which you are reasonably identifiable (regardless of the form of the information, and regardless of whether it is true or not).
Information We Collect
We will only collect personal information if it is relevant to one of our business functions or activities. The information we collect will depend upon the products and/or services you request from us and how you engage with us.
The types of personal information we collect may include:
your name, contact details, and address;
usage information about your visit to our website;
any additional information relating to you collected through our online presence; and
records of your communications and interactions with us.
You may choose not to provide us with your personal information, or to use a pseudonym when dealing with us, however given the nature of our business, this may mean that we may not be able to provide you with some products and services.
Why and How We Collect Your Information
We will only collect personal information from you:
that is required by, or directly related to, our provision of information and other services to you;
directly, unless it is unreasonable or impractical for us to do so; and
by lawful and fair means.
Your personal information may be collected by us when you:
subscribe to any of our services, make an enquiry and/or communicate with us by our website, phone, email or via our other social media sites;
contact us for provision of a product, service or other information;
contact us in respect of any issues you might be facing, with the view to solving those issues; or
authorise someone else to act on your behalf, and they provide us with your personal information.
We may also gather information about your general internet usage. This non-personal information is not connected to any personal information you provide us and it cannot be used to identify you. We use it for statistical reasons only. For example, we may use it to analyse broad audience profiles - like what region you are from. This statistical data is anonymous and aggregated. Through this process we do not disclose any personal information. We may also log IP addresses (that is, the electronic addresses of computers connected to the internet) for the above statistical reasons.
You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish. This can easily be done by activating the reject cookies setting on your computer.
Use of Information
We use the information we collect from you to provide you the information that you have requested.
This may involve providing you the information you request from us in respect to our products or services (or otherwise responding to your enquiries), communicating with you (including direct marketing where you have subscribed to our website or to receive other information), maintaining and updating our record of your information, conducting market research, working with our service providers, or protecting our legal interests.
Where we provide communication to you as part of a subscription service, you may opt out at any time through our website or by emailing our Privacy Officer at [email protected] with your contact details including the words “Opt Out’ in the subject line.
Disclosure of Information
In connection with the provision of information or services to you, we may disclose your information to service providers who we engage to provide services (including but not limited to mail or delivery services, data processing, data analysis, and our advisors, including legal, accounting, and business, research and marketing consultants).
We will also disclose your information if required to do so by law.
Security and Storage of Information
We may hold your personal information in hard copy and electronic form; at our premises and at the premises of third party service providers who may be overseas.
We take reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is protected and that any overseas recipient of your information protects it in accordance with the relevant Privacy Principles.
We will destroy or de-identify personal information that is no longer needed for any lawful purpose within a reasonable period of time.
Our Commitment to You
We will continuously review and renew our privacy practices and procedures so that they reflect best practice.
Your Access to Information
You may request access to your personal information or request that it be corrected by contacting our Privacy Officer using the details below. To ensure your privacy, we ask that you provide as much detail as possible in your request so that we can be certain the information you request relates to you. We will not charge you a fee for your request or to simply change or update your personal information, however we may charge you administrative fees and other reasonable costs in respect to providing you the information. We will advise you of any applicable fee before processing our response to your request.
Concerns and Complaints
If you wish to make a formal complaint, please write to our Privacy Officer. We will consider your complaint promptly and contact you to seek to resolve the matter. We endeavor to respond to all requests within a reasonable time, but the complexity and scope of your request may affect our response time. If your concerns are not resolved to your satisfaction, you are entitled to make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
Our Privacy Officer’s Contact Details