Our Commitment

At HAZTEK Pty Ltd protecting privacy and confidentiality of personal information is very important to us. This policy explains how the HAZTEK collects, uses, discloses and protects the information we collect from individuals in accordance with the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.

Collection of Information

Personal information is usually collected directly from you when you deal with us over the telephone, send correspondence (whether by letter, fax or e-mail) or when you have contact with us in person.

This personal information may include your name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address. In some circumstances, we may also collect potentially sensitive personal information such as your areas of interest in our services, the nature of your work and employer type or your membership of professional or industry associations.

Use and Disclosure of Information

The primary purpose in collecting your information is to fulfil our business commitments to you in providing safety and scientific services. We may use the information you provide to comply with requirements under the law. HAZTEK does not permit third parties to use information about you other than to perform the service that the HAZTEK has contracted with them to provide. All suppliers, agents and third party companies are required to agree to protect your information in the same way we do. HAZTEK does not sell personal information to third parties.

Confidentiality and Obligation of Non-Disclosure

We have a duty to maintain the confidentiality of our clients’ affairs, including personal information and will not disclose personal information without permission or unless compelled by law. HAZTEK undertakes to ensure that personal information is held in a secure environment and is protected from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Your personal information may be stored either in hard copy documents or as electronic data in our computers or data systems. We take reasonable care to minimise the risk of any misuse or loss of personal information and to protect it from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. Such care includes physical means of protecting hard copy documents and measures for controlling access to data systems using passwords, firewalls and other data access permission control systems.

Gaining Access to Information

We will, on request, and in a reasonable time, provide you with access to the personal information we hold about you unless there is an exception which applies under the Privacy Act such as where we have a legal duty of confidentiality or non-disclosure as mentioned above. We will provide you with reasons for any refusal to supply you with information and inform you of any exceptions relied upon under the Privacy Act.

Liability Disclaimer

HAZTEK will make all reasonable endeavours to protect and keep confidential any personal information in its possession in relation to its members, customers, students, subscribers or website visitors. If confidential or personal information is accessed by a third party, whether by negligence or otherwise, to the extent permitted by the law, HAZTEK is not liable for any loss, damage, costs, liability or other form of contribution.

Further Information on Privacy

You can obtain further general information about privacy protection from the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner by: calling their privacy hotline on 1300 363992 or visiting their website at www.privacy.gov.au.