GWI is committed to privacy best practice. We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (“the Act”) which means we follow the Australian Privacy Principles when we handle personal information.
GWI collects personal information when users register for gwi.com.au newsletters and alerts, sign up for conferences and events, provide digital contact details, or participate in forums (such as bulletin boards, and discussion forums ). For recruiting purposes, the information collected may include personal information that you include on your resume and information that you submit as part of your application.
In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse non-identifiable website traffic to improve our service. This includes information that you do not visibly enter, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browsing pattern on the site, click stream data, HTTP or HTTPS protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by GWI.
Limiting information collection
We will only collect personal information if:
Use and/or disclosure of personal information
GWI may use your personal information to provide a service, fulfil your requests for information, publish your comments, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, evaluate any job applications, for its own internal recruiting purposes, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. By registering for recurring GWI newsletters or alerts, you agree to receive on occasion other correspondence from GWI.
Cookies are small packets of information that are stored by your web browser to improve your browsing experience. They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit. These packets of information do not contain personal information about you, but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites.
Use of third parties
To administer our website and for research purposes, GWI contracts third parties to track and analyse anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, manage our site content, and track visitor behaviour.
GWI also uses third parties for our digital business cards and to send e-mails to registered parties. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, the third-party email service sets cookies. All data collected by third parties on behalf of GWI is used solely by or on behalf of GWI.
GWI shall not intentionally disclose or transfer (and shall take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorised or accidental disclosure of) your personal information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of GWI) without your consent, except as follows.
Link to third-party sites
GWI has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorised GWI personnel and approved third party vendors are provided access to personal information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential.
Transborder hosting of information
The personal information that we collect is mainly stored in data centres located in Australia. However, we do use the following 3rd-party services which may host data outside of Australia:
Both organisations use physical, technical and organisational safeguards designed to protect personal information. However, despite these controls, GWI cannot completely ensure or warrant the security of your information. For this reason, the information collected is very limited.
Data Retention Policy
GWI stores personal information for various purposes as notified to you in this policy. For each of these different purposes, GWI retains the personal information for the legal retention period and/or as long as it is serving its notified purpose. Further details about our retention and disposal practices are available upon request.
Rights and choices
You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personal information that you submit to this site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the site. To do so, either click ‘unsubscribe’ in the last email we sent you or contact our Privacy Officer.
You can also withdraw your consent for any of the collection purposes outlined in this policy. By withdrawing consent, you may limit the services and information provided to you.
We will take any privacy complaint seriously. We will aim to resolve any such complaint in a timely and efficient manner, and our target response time is 15 working days.
We expect our procedures will deal fairly and promptly with your complaint. However, if you remain dissatisfied, you can also make a formal complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (which is the regulator responsible for privacy in Australia):
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)
Complaints must be made in writing.
1300 363 992
Director of Compliance
Contact our Privacy Officer