Privacy policy



We at Infrastructure Partnerships Australia value privacy. This Privacy Policy contains information about how we collect and handle personal information and how we set out to protect it.

About us

Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (IPA) is Australia’s independent infrastructure intelligence unit, which creates positive change in Australia’s economic and social infrastructure markets.

With a strong executive membership balanced between the public and private sectors, we act as an unbiased connection point which facilitates open industry communication that drives strategic policy recommendations.

Established in 2005, IPA was conceived to ensure excellence in infrastructure and efficient public services, to achieve the best possible economic and social success for Australia.

Personal information we collect

We are primarily interested in business information, however we may collect some personal information (which may still be business-related) from time to time. This may include information about your:

  • name and contact details
  • identification
  • organisation and position
  • interests, opinions and preferences
  • forms submitted
  • payment details
  • dealings and interactions with us.

We may also take photographs and video at our events.

How we collect personal information

We collect personal information through various means, including:

  • information you provide to us directly, such as your email address when you register to access the members part of our website
  • records of any contact we have with you by telephone, email, online (including social media) and in person
  • other means such as publicly available sources, our related companies and your organisation, colleagues and representatives.

How we use and disclose personal information

We collect, hold, use and disclose personal information to perform our functions and activities, maintain and update our records, communicate and manage our relationships with stakeholders, train and manage staff and protect our lawful interests. We may not be able to do these things without your personal information. For example, we may not be able to contact you.

In relation to our events, we use and disclose personal information to record RSVPs and attendance, manage special requirements (e.g. dietary or accessibility requirements), communicate about the event and produce event materials.

We may exchange your personal information with your organisation, colleagues and representatives, with other relevant companies in connection with networking and collaboration opportunities and with our service providers including providers of data storage, auditing, accounting, legal, business consulting, delivery, marketing, event management, document management, research and technology services.

Our website

Like many other websites, our websites may use ‘cookies’ from time to time. A cookie is a piece of information that allows our system to identify and interact more effectively with your browser. The cookie helps us to maintain the continuity of your browsing session and remember your details and preferences when you return. You can configure your web browser software to reject cookies however some parts of our websites may not have full functionality in that case.

Our websites may use Google services from time to time, such as Google Analytics. We use these services to understand more about traffic on our websites and to manage, improve and secure our websites. For more about how Google collects and processes data, and for opt-out instructions, please see Google’s privacy policy and their information at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party websites which you may access via links from our websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of those sites and recommend that you read the privacy policies and statements on those sites.

Storage and security of personal information

We take a range of steps to protect the personal information that we hold in electronic and physical records. We may sometimes use third party providers to host or store our data.

Please be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information across the internet and we cannot guarantee the security of information sent to us online. If you are concerned about sending information of a sensitive nature to us online, you may prefer to contact us by telephone or mail.

Access and correction

Where applicable, privacy laws may give you the right to access and update the personal information we hold about you. In many cases, we can assist you promptly and informally with these requests. In other cases, we may seek to verify your identity and ask you to make your request in writing. We may refuse your request where the law allows us to do so.

Application of privacy laws

We are required to comply with a range of privacy laws, and those laws take precedence over this Privacy Policy. That is, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit our obligations or rights in respect of handling personal information under those laws. For example, we may rely on exemptions under privacy laws including in relation to employee records and small business operators, where applicable.

Further queries and how to contact us

You can contact us if you have any concerns about how we have handled your personal information. We may request additional details from you regarding your concerns, and may need to engage or consult with other parties in order to investigate and deal with your issue. We may keep records of your request and any resolution.

You can also contact us with any other queries about privacy. Please contact us as set out below:

Contact: Privacy Officer

Phone: 02 9152 6000

Email: anzip@infrastructure.org.au

Mail: PO Box R1771 Royal Exchange NSW 1225

 

Last updated: 12 September 2016

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