This policy provides information handling practices for Stratacare Australia Pty Ltd
Our commitment to open and transparent management of your personal information
To enable us to best serve our clients, we endeavour to manage personal information through the best Australian practices and the highest industry standards.
Personal information is any information about you that identifies you or by which your identity is apparent or can reasonably be determined. This can also include information or an opinion, true or false, about you from a third party whether recorder in a material form or not.
All personal or sensitive information is managed in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) including the Australian Privacy Principles (Privacy Act) and this Policy.
The following entities are covered by this Policy:
- Stratacare Australia Pty Ltd
Overview of Stratacare Australia Services
Stratacare Australia collects and holds personal information to facilitate the functions and activities of our business which includes providing various services to bodies corporate.
Who do we collect information from
We collect information for the purpose stated in this Policy from our clients and partners including lot owners, service providers, suppliers, contractors, consultants, sponsors and individuals any others who interact with Stratacare Australia.
Sensitive information is a sub-category of personal information and can include information about:
- Race or ethnicity
- Political opinions
- Religious beliefs or affiliations
- Philosophical beliefs
- Membership of a professional or trade association
- Membership of a trade union
- Sexual preferences or practices
- Criminal record
We will not collect, use or disclose sensitive information except with your specific consent or in circumstances required by law or permitted by the Australian Privacy Principles (provide link for website).
How we use Personal Information
Stratacare Australia collects and uses personal information to help improve our services and to facilitate compliance services to buildings.
We will never use personal information for any purpose which is not consistent with the Privacy Act or in a way that you would not reasonably expect. If we intend to use information in a manner a client does not reasonably expect – Stratacare Australia will always ask for consent before using information for that purpose,
For information that in no longer needed or has to be legally retained, Stratacare Australia will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify in accordance with the Data Destruction Standard.
For purposes of communicating Stratacare Australia may send communications by mail, telephone, email or other electronic methods for example through a website or via the StrataMax owners’ portal.
If a client indicates a preferred method of communication, we will attempt to use that particular method where practical and in accordance with legislation.
Our website server automatically will recognise and store the domain name of visitors to the Stratacare Australia website. Additionally, our website utilises both first and third party ‘cookies’ which may automatically collect information from you such as how long you visited the website for.
What is a Cookie? And how are they used.
Cookies are small text files that store information in your browser. When a user visits a website, it might store some cookies to recognize that user in future visits. When you visit that website again, it will remember your last visit. These cookies keep track of your time, customize your browsing experience and display targeted ads.
Stratacare Australia or our service providers use web analytics to collect a variety of information about our website interactions.
Web analytics is the collection, reporting, and analysis of website data. The focus is on identifying measures based on organizational and user goals and using the website data to improve the user’s experience.
The information we may collect includes IP address, domain name, time and date of visit, the pages visited, and time spent on each page, whether it is a first time visit and what site referred the visitor.
We store this information on secure cloud servers. These servers are protected by best practice cloud security measures which are in place to protect your personal information from loss, unauthorised access, unauthorised use, modification, disclosure or any other misuse.
Links to third-party websites
Our website may contain links to third party websites. Stratacare Australia is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any third-party website. We suggest you independently review their privacy policies.
For any email sent to Stratacare Australia, the sender’s email address will be recorded automatically by our email messaging service and for normal communication with you, this recorded email address will be used unless we are advised otherwise by you.
Additionally, emails (including attachment) may contain personal information and are intended solely for the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. This information is confidential and may be subject to legal or other professional privilege. Confidentiality or privilege is not waived if an email is received by an individual or entity in error.
Stratacare Australia may participate in social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. If relevant for the provision of our services, we may record the nature of a discussed topic by an individual and their name to follow up in further offline communications where we will take notes.
Furthermore, social media platforms handle personal information for their own purposes and privacy policies. Stratacare Australia is not responsible for privacy practices and policies of social media platforms and suggest you independently review their privacy policies.
Direct marketing and spam
We will only use your information for direct marking (advertising, updates etc) if you have given express or implied consent to receive it.
We will only ever send you direct marking communications that are consistent with our obligations under Australian Privacy Principles and the Spam Act 2003 (Cth).
We will always make it clear and simple to opt out of these communications and will respond to an opt out request within ___ business days.
If for whatever reason you wish to opt out of direct marketing, please email email@example.com to request an opt-out.
Security of Personal Information
The safety and security of your personal information is of the utmost priority for us.
Stratacare Australia ensures that we have adequate measures in place including technology, policies and procedures to regularly assess and address risks to the security of your personal information including misuse, interference, loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure of personal information.
All confidential information is held strictly in accordance with the following policies:
- Information Security Policy;
- Password Enforcement Policy;
- Active Directory Rights and Roles – Role Based Security; and
- Information Management – Data Classification
Internal and eternal audits are conducted regularly to assess whether we have adequately complies with and implemented these measures and have a registered Security Policy which provides a data breach handling procedure in accordance with Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches ) Act 2017.
Your rights to access personal information
You have the right to ask for access to any information that we hold about you. Stratacare Australia will always give you permission to access your personal information unless there is a lawful reason not to.
To ensure we don’t give out information to the wrong person we will ask you to verify your identity. If we refuse to give out personal information we will always provide a reason why.
Your rights to correct or complain
We are only allowed to, and only want to, keep your personal information if it is correct.
At any time you can contact us and seek access to or correction of the personal information we hold about you.
We are contactable by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to complain about a breach of your rights under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) please contact us on the email and postal addresses above providing details of your complaint in writing.
We will respond to any complaint within 30 business days. If you aren’t happy with our response you can complain directly to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/making-a-privacy-complaint
If you have any questions about privacy, your personal information, direct marketing, spam or our obligations or this policy please contact us at email@example.com