Ascension Magazine (we, us) values your right to privacy. This policy sets out how we collect and handle your personal information. If this policy changes, we’ll describe the changes prominently on our homepage. Your continued use of this site after such advice of changes will mean you accept them.
Our commitment and philosophy
While we are a small business that is not bound by the Privacy Act as such, we use our best efforts to comply with it – as a good corporate citizen and a reputable organisation. In general terms, this means we:
What information do we collect?
We collect non-sensitive information – such as your name, address, gender, telephone number, e-mail address or date of birth – that you knowingly provide to us.
For what purposes do we collect personal information?
Your personal details are used to:
We’ll get your consent before using your information for any other purpose. If there is any information or service you would rather not receive from us, please email or call us using the contact details below.
What if I don’t provide my personal information?
You don’t have to disclose any personal information to us, but if you don’t, we might not be able to provide you with specific services or information you’ve requested.
Where and how is the information collected and held?
We only collect personal information directly from you, and so that you know (a) that you are providing it, and (b) why we are collecting it. For example, we may collect it through our contact, application and registration forms, contests, feedback processes, surveys or other means (including unsolicited correspondence from you), either in person or via our website. Personal information provided to us is held in electronic or hard-copy form, in Melbourne, Australia.
We use industry standard firewall, anti-virus/malware protection and other security infrastructure to protect your personal information from unauthorised loss, disclosure or access. However, while we strive to protect personal information once we receive it, there are risks in transmitting information across the Internet – so we can’t ensure or warrant the security of personal information when you transmit it to us online.
To whom is the information disclosed?
We may disclose your personal information to third parties with your consent to do so, and to our partners and service providers (on a “need to know” basis) who:
We always make sure that those third parties are bound by appropriate confidentiality and privacy obligations. Sometimes this may involve some personal information being transferred to and held by parties outside of Australia who are not subject to the Privacy Act (so that your information may not be protected by that Act). If that’s the case, we’ll make sure that equivalent legal protections (enforceable by you) apply in the relevant country – or will otherwise bind those parties contractually to comply with the Privacy Act and take reasonable steps to ensure that they do so.
We may also disclose your information if we have good grounds to believe this is reasonably needed to:
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Privacy related concerns
If you have any concern with our handling of your personal information, please contact us at the details below. We’ll get back to you within 5 business days to discuss the issue with you and try to resolve it. If you are still unhappy with the outcome, you may exercise any rights you may have under the Privacy Act (see http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/making-a-privacy-complaint).
How can I access or change my details?
At any time, you can ask us for a copy of personal information we have on file about you, or ask us to correct or delete your information, and we will action that request as soon as practicable. Just:
Email us on – firstname.lastname@example.org.