- You would like to inform your consumers, suppliers or contractors how you collect, use and respect information data;
- You would like to be in compliance under Australian Federal laws on privacy; and
Collection of Personal Information
Use of Personal Information
Disclosure of Personal Information
Rights and Control of a Customers Personal Information
Storage and Security of Personal Information
Website Cookies and Similar Technologies
Commonly Asked Questions
If you're still unsure if your small business needs to comply with the Privacy Act, you can check the Australian Government website by clicking the link.
It is often thought that most people who interact with different websites do not read its privacy policies. However, a recent survey undertaken by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) into community attitude towards privacy has found that 65% of people are now more likely to read Privacy Policies and 61% would check website security before giving personal information to ensure their privacy rights are protected. If your website also collects personal data from browser 'cookies' (ie. blog), it is important to give users the opportunity to consent - directly or possibly from a guardian - before collecting any information.
If you company or business operates on an international scale, then International Privacy compliances are required. This may include compliance with European Union laws, Canadian laws and Californian laws. These three international forms of Privacy compliance are outlined below:
- Canada: The Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Acts (PIPEDA) contain laws which regulate how businesses should interact with consumer data to ensure privacy rights are protected. The PIPEDA applies to businesses in Australia or overseas if their business or website collects Canadian consumer data. If you are unsure whether your website is PIPEDA compliant, you can contact us for more information.
- California: California has two policies, both of these apply to businesses in Australia or overseas if their business collects Californian consumer data. If you are unsure whether your website is COPPA & CALOPPA compliant, you can contact us for more information.
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