In collecting, holding, using, disclosing and otherwise managing your personal information, EarthTech will comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act.
Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified, or reasonably identifiable, individual.
EarthTech is a social enterprise which connects impact ventures with impact investors and other major organisations, including via the EarthTech Impact Investment Platform (Platform). During the provision of our services, or as a result of our other interactions or dealings with you, EarthTech may collect your personal information.
The kinds of personal information that EarthTech collects will vary depending on our particular interaction or dealing with you. However, generally speaking, the kinds of personal information EarthTech collects may include:
EarthTech also collects internet/technology related information from visitors to our site or users of our other online services, including the referring URL, your IP address, which browser you used to come to the site, the country, state or province, the pages of our site that you viewed during your visit and any search terms entered on our site.
EarthTech may also collect other kinds of personal information as permitted or required by law or other kinds of personal information that we notify you of at or about the time of collection.
Generally, we do not collect sensitive information about individuals. Information about your health, racial or ethnic origin, political persuasions, criminal record and religious or philosophical beliefs are all examples of sensitive information. If we do need to collect sensitive information about you, we will only do so with your consent or where we are required or permitted to do so by law.
Generally, EarthTech collects your personal information directly from you. For example, EarthTech may collect your personal information:
There may be occasions when EarthTech collects your personal information from someone other than you, for example:
Generally, EarthTech will only collect your personal information from sources other than you if it is unreasonable or impracticable to collect that personal information from you.
Generally speaking, EarthTech collects and uses personal information so that we can provide you with our services (including access to and use of the Platform). Some examples of the purposes for which EarthTech collects, holds, uses and discloses your personal information include to:
In addition to the purposes listed above, EarthTech may use your personal information for other purposes which we notify you of when we collect the information and for purposes otherwise permitted or required by law.
Where personal information is used or disclosed, EarthTech takes steps reasonable in the circumstances to ensure it is relevant to the purpose for which it is to be used or disclosed. You are under no obligation to provide your personal information to EarthTech. However, without certain information from you, EarthTech may not be able to provide services or information to you or may be limited in how we can interact with you.
EarthTech may also disclose your personal information for other purposes if we notify you of the disclosure at or about the time of collecting the information, we have otherwise received your consent or the disclosure is required or authorised by law.
If you post information or other content to public sections of our website or to our social media sites, you acknowledge that the information or content may be viewed by the public and/or users of the relevant website or social media site.
Some of the parties that EarthTech discloses your personal information to may be located outside Australia, including technology service providers and related companies of EarthTech.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that any such overseas recipients do not hold, use or disclose your personal information in a way that is inconsistent with the obligations imposed under the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act.
We may use web beacons on our website from time to time. Web beacons (also known as Clear GIFs) are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the visitor’s behaviour and collect data about the visitor’s viewing of a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page.
EarthTech takes steps reasonable in the circumstances to ensure that the personal information it holds is protected from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
EarthTech holds personal information in electronic forms in secured databases on secured premises, accessible only with the appropriate passwords by authorised staff.
The processes and systems we use to secure your personal information include:
Your personal information will be kept on databases held on servers kept in a physically and technologically secured environment, accessed only by authorised personnel or contractors. Where personal information is held in hard copy, it will be held in controlled, access restricted premises which only authorised personnel or contractors will be permitted to access.
EarthTech will destroy or de-identify personal information in circumstances where it is no longer required, unless EarthTech is otherwise required or authorised by law to retain the information.
EarthTech takes steps reasonable in the circumstances to ensure personal information it holds is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading.
In addition, under the Privacy Act, you have a right to seek access to and correction of your personal information that is collected and held by EarthTech. If at any time you would like to access or correct the personal information that EarthTech holds about you, or you would like more information on EarthTech’s approach to privacy, please contact the EarthTech Privacy Officer using the details set out in paragraph 12 below. EarthTech will grant access to the extent required or authorised by the Privacy Act or other law and take steps reasonable in the circumstances to correct personal information where necessary and appropriate.
To obtain access to your personal information:
EarthTech will endeavour to respond to your request to access or correct your personal information within 30 days from your request. If EarthTech refuses your request to access or correct your personal information, EarthTech will provide you with written reasons for the refusal and details of complaint mechanisms.
If you are dissatisfied with EarthTech’s refusal to grant access to, or correct, your personal information, you may make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
For further information or enquiries regarding your personal information, or if you would like to opt-out of receiving any promotional or marketing communications or make a privacy complaint, please contact EarthTech’s Privacy Officer using any of the following contact details:
Please direct all privacy complaints to EarthTech’s Privacy Officer. At all times, privacy complaints:
EarthTech will endeavour to acknowledge your complaint within  days of receipt and endeavour to resolve it within  days, unless EarthTech informs you otherwise and seeks your agreement in writing.
The EarthTech Privacy Officer will commence an investigation into your complaint. You will be informed of the outcome of your complaint following completion of the investigation. In the event that you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your complaint, or an extension to the time in which EarthTech will resolve it, you may refer the complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
The contact details for the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner are:
Phone: 1300 363 992
Mail: Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
GPO Box 5218
Sydney NSW 2001