Updated April 2006
This document sets out the practices of the Sinclair Knight Merz Group in relation to the handling of personal information collected from visitors to Sinclair Knight Merz websites.
1. Statement of Commitment
Sinclair Knight Merz respects the privacy rights of all individuals visiting Sinclair Knight Merz websites and is committed to collecting and storing personal information in an ethical and appropriate manner. Furthermore, Sinclair Knight Merz is committed to ensuring that all Sinclair Knight Merz directors, officers, employees and agents comply at all times with the Sinclair Knight Merz policies and obligations under privacy legislation currently in force in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Hong Kong. Sinclair Knight Merz has adopted the National Privacy Principles (‘the Principles") contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) of the Commonwealth Government of Australia for the purposes of developing these policies. A copy of the National Privacy Principles is available from the Sinclair Knight Merz Privacy Officer or via the internet at www.privacy.gov.au.
2. Why do we collect personal information?
When you visit a Sinclair Knight Merz site, Sinclair Knight Merz service provider may record your server address, domain name, the date and time of your visit to this site and the pages you viewed. This information is used for statistical and website development purposes only.
We collect personally identifiable information that is specific and volunteered by visitors to Sinclair Knight Merz websites. This information may include your name, title, company, address, contact telephone number and email address. We may also request other personal information about you as part of an Online Application for current employment opportunities, surveys, special offers or when you request particular services.
This information is typically used for accessing specific site areas and reference material, information requests, submitting resumes and ensuring that communications are relevant.
Sinclair Knight Merz is committed to complying with the Australian SPAM Act 2003, which relates to how companies deal with "electronic messaging". This act outlines strict guidelines covering:
Consent. Electronic messages of a commercial nature can only been sent to individuals who have given ‘direct or inferred’ consent. Identify. All Electronic messages of a commercial nature must clearly identify the Company responsible for sending the message Unsubscribe. All Electronic messages of a commercial nature must contain a functioning ‘Unsubscribe’ facility that is in operation for a minimum of 30 days. For further information regarding the Australian SPAM Act 2003, visit www.noie.gov.au/publications/NOIE/spam/Act2003/ Where we have obtained your consent, we may send you promotional information from time to time, including details of current issues, future events, or seminars. If you no longer wish to receive this information you may remove your name from our list by either;
Once you have requested to Unsubscribe from receiving Electronic messages from Sinclair Knight Merz you will receive electronic confirmation you have been removed from the list within 5 working days.
Information will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent, except where it is provided to a contractor or supplier for the purposes of undertaking services which are required for the ordinary administration of the Sinclair Knight Merz business.
4. Storage and security of your personal information
Sinclair Knight Merz will use reasonable endeavours to keep secure any information which we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Your information is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities. Information will be kept until it is out of date or no longer required, at which time it will be destroyed or de-identified.
You can also play an important role in keeping your personal information secure, by maintaining the confidentiality of any password and accounts used on the Sinclair Knight Merz website. Please notify us immediately if there is any unauthorised use of your account by any other Internet user or any other breach of security.
5. You can access, change or delete the information we keep about you
All personal information kept about you is available at any time via direct email request. To access your information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your request.
6. Links to other Websites
7. Enquiries, Complaints and Contact Details
Anyone who requires further information regarding the Sinclair Knight Merz privacy practices or feels that there has been an unwarranted invasion of their privacy should contact email@example.com
8. Future changes