Personal information means information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the information or opinion is true or not, and whether the information or opinion is recorded in material form or not.
ACS collects and holds personal information when you engage with us, make inquiries with us, download our publications and other digital assets, sign up to our newsletters, or interact with our websites and social media accounts. This includes your name and contact details (such as address, email address, mobile number, etc).
In addition, we may also collect and hold other personal information in order to provide our services (please refer to section 2 for details of the various services the ACS provides). The information collected will vary depending on the products and services that you use and may include some, or all, of the following:
General information: Your name, gender, date of birth, country of residence and / or country of birth, visa information, next of kin, preferred language.
Identification: Passport, drivers’ licence, Medicare card, birth certificate or other identification details (which may include your image).
Contact details: Your home address, work address, mail address, email address, phone numbers, social media handles, and other ways to contact you.
Your education and employment information: Your student or employer identification, education qualifications, education transcripts, scores, or other evidence, employer information, position title, resume, work experience, or other relevant employment information.
Health and dietary information: Dietary and health information, including medical conditions and / or requests for specific assistance, in connection with your use of our products and services.
Your use of our products and services: Information on whether you have purchased, used, or indicated interest in any of our products or services.
Payment information: Bank account details, credit card information (last 4 digits of the card and expiry date) may be collected by ACS but is processed using a secure 3rd party gateway and therefore this information is not held.
Your preferences and interests: Your stated or likely preferences, for example whether you may be interested in specific information and news, technical topics, products or services, or promotions.
Our interactions with you: Enquiries, feedback, complaints, compliments, responses to surveys, records of any correspondence and interactions with us and our staff (including in person, online, by telephone or email and via social media), or other forms of interaction.
Your use of our website and applications: Your IP address and details of how you use the website or apps.
Other: marriage certificate, tax ID numbers and superannuation/insurance reference numbers.
At times, your use of some of our products and services may require us to collect additional information from you. This information will only be used to provide you with those services or to support your use of those services.
1.1 Sensitive information
Under the Privacy Act, ‘sensitive information’ means information or an opinion about an individual’s:
- racial or ethnic origin;
- political opinions;
- membership of a political association;
- religious beliefs or affiliations;
- philosophical beliefs;
- membership of a professional or trade association;
- membership of a trade union;
- sexual preferences or practices;
- criminal record; or
- health information and genetic information about an individual that is not otherwise health information.
ACS does not collect sensitive information except as set out in this section or with your informed consent. Please note however that membership of ACS or the British Computer Society (through our member and certification recognition) will be noted if applicable.