outlines the approach of Food Innovation Australia Ltd (‘FIAL’) to protect the privacy of its stakeholders including our customers,
consultants and business contacts (‘You’).
FIAL is referred to as ‘We’ in this
that privacy is important in our dealings. We are subject to the Australian
Privacy Principles that are contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (‘Privacy Act’) which governs how we
handle personal information (as defined in the Privacy Act).
If you are a
resident in the European Economic Area, European Union or United Kingdom, (‘GDPR Resident’) - for further
information about the privacy rights available to you under the General Data
Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) please
review the section headed FIAL’s
Responsibilities under the GDPR.
How do we collect
We may collect
personal information about You directly from You, as well as indirectly from others.This may include but is not limited to:
- Your Name;
- Your Address;
- Your Contact information;
- Associations to which You belong, memberships You
- Your Areas of interest and expertise; and
- Services You provide
We may, in addition
to the information identified above, collect additional information as a result
of Your use of our website. This additional information may or may not identify
the user. Information collected through our website, links on our website, or online
products will include information that is voluntarily provided. It may also
include information obtained using tracking technologies (such as Google
Analytics or cookies) to collect and store information such as the type of the
Internet browser, operating system, address of the referring site, the IP
If you are a
GDPR Resident, we will comply with any additional GDPR requirements regarding
collection and storage of information.
What do we use your
We may use or
disclose Your personal information for the purposes for which it was given to
us (the primary purpose) and except to the extent if any, the GDPR prohibits us
from doing so, for related purposes that You have been informed of or would
reasonably expect us to use or disclose the information for.In the absence of there being a disclosed or
agreed primary purpose, the primary purpose shall be for the boosting of
competitiveness, productivity and innovative capacity of Australia’s Food and
Agribusiness Industry Sector.
We may also use
information, including that collected through our website, for statistical
purposes, to improve the range of our products and services and to update our
Do we disclose any
information to outside parties?
disclosing Your personal information for the purposes referred to above, we
will not disclose personal information about You except:
- if the
personal information is in the public domain;
- where you have
consented to such disclosure; or
- for legal reasons,
for example disclosures may need to be made to law enforcement agencies,
government agencies (as per our funding agreement), courts or external
Information may be disclosed to overseas recipients within the above
Our policy is
to only make such disclosures in accordance with the Privacy Act.
We implement a variety of measures to maintain the safety of Your
personal information. Privacy issues are
Personal information will be stored appropriately by us.
We endeavour to ensure the
security of personal information held by us is protected from such risks as loss,
unauthorised access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. We take a
range of technical, contractual, administrative, and physical security steps to
protect Your personal information. If personal information is held on paper
files it is handled in a responsible manner in a secure office environment.
Can you access information we hold about you?
Privacy Act, You have a right to seek access to information that we hold about You
(although there are some exceptions to this). You also have the right to ask
for the correction of information that is inaccurate, incomplete or out of
date. If You wish to access or update personal information that we hold about You,
please contact FIAL’s Company Secretary who will explain how we will handle Your
We reserve the
right to charge You to obtain access to Your personal information.
Our staff are
consultants and contractors engaged by FIAL are required to comply with our
at our discretion, we may include or offer links to third party products or
services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent
privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the
content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect
the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
FIAL’s Responsibilities under the GDPR
(Applicable to GDPR Residents Only)
If you are a resident
of the EU or UK you have certain rights and protections under the GDPR
regarding the processing of any information that relates to your personal data.
We collect, use and
store your personal data to enable us to provide you with our goods or services
and information about them. We rely on the following lawful means of processing
your personal data:
- Where it is necessary to fulfil an agreement
with you. This includes where we collect your personal data to enable us to
send you our goods or provide you with our services.
- Where you have given us valid consent to use
your personal data. We will rely on that consent and only use the personal data
for the specific purpose for which you have given consent. This includes where
we email newsletters, e-catalogues or other information to you.
- We may also process your personal data where it
is to further our legitimate interests (which could include usage statistics,
analytics and internal analysis so We can improve our services to You) unless
such legitimate interests are overridden by your Rights as a GDPR Resident.
Your Rights as a GDPR Resident:
If you are a resident
of the EU, EEA or UK you have various rights including the:
- Right to be informed;
- Right of access;
- Right to rectification;
- Right to object;
- Right to restriction of processing;
- Right to erasure or to be forgotten (although in some
cases We may not be able to remove your personal data, in which case We will
let You know if We are unable to do so and why);
- Right to data portability; and
- Right not to be subject to automated processing.
If You want to access
your personal data or ask for the information to be corrected, please contact
us. In some circumstances, You also have a right to object to or ask that We
restrict certain processing activities or delete Your personal data. If you
would like to limit or request deletion of your personal data or exercise any
other rights You can do so by contacting us.
Withdrawing Your Consent if you are a GDPR
You can withdraw your
consent to our collection or processing of your personal data. You can do so by
contacting us or by opting out of email newsletter communications by following
the instructions in those emails or by clicking unsubscribe. If You withdraw
your consent to the use of your personal data, you may not have access to our
services and We might not be able to provide You with our services. In some
circumstances, where We have a legal basis to do so, We may continue to process
your information after you have withdrawn consent. For example, if it is
necessary to comply with an independent legal obligation or if it is necessary
to do so to protect our legitimate interest in keeping our services secure.
Our Compliance with the GDPR:
We comply with the
GDPR protection directives set out by the EU and UK regarding the collection,
use and retention of personal data from EU member countries and the UK. All personal
data stored on our platform is treated as confidential. It is stored securely
and is only accessed by authorized personnel. Our collection is limited in
relation to what is necessary, for the purpose for which the personal data is
processed, and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purpose for which
the personal data was collected. We implement and maintain appropriate
technical, security and organisational measures to protect personal data
against unauthorized or unlawful processing or use, and against accidental
loss, destruction, damage, theft or disclosure. We ensure the encryption and
pseudonymisation of personal data and we have adequate cyber security measures
Your Acknowledgement as a GDPR Resident:
By providing us with
your Personal data, You consent to us disclosing it to third parties who reside
outside the EU or UK. We will ensure that those third parties are GDPR
By using our
policy may change from time to time including in accordance with legislative requirements.
post those changes on our website.
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If You wish to contact
FIAL’s Secretary regarding access to or correction of personal information/personal
Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +61 (03) 9731 3422 or at Private Bag 16
Werribee, Victoria, Australia, 3030.
obtain further information about the Privacy Act from the Office of the
Australian Information Commissioner atwww.oaic.gov.au
or about the GDPR at https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection/2018-reform-eu-data-protection-rules_en#abouttheregulationanddataprotection