- Purpose Of Our Policy?
- Who And What This Policy Applies To?
- The Information We Collect?
- How Information Is Collected?
- When Personal Information Is Used & Disclosed?
- Opting “In” Or “Out”
- The Safety & Security Of Personal Information
- How To Access And/Or Update Information
- Complaints And Disputes
- Contacting Individuals
- Contacting Us
- Additions To This Policy
1. Purpose of our Policy
standards in place to protect the Personal Information that we collect about individuals that is necessary
and incidental to:
(a) Providing the system and services that Mindstar offers; and
(b) The normal day-to-day operations of our business.
Government for the handling of Personal Information under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).
understand what Personal Information we collect and store, why we do so, how we receive and/or obtain
that information, and the rights an individual has with respect to their Personal Information in our
2. Who and What this Policy Applies to
Information). We may handle Personal Information regarding adults and children.
does apply to information about the people in those businesses or companies which we store.
stored electronically or in hardcopy.
2.4 If, at any time, an individual provides Personal Information or other information about someone other
than himself or herself, the individual warrants that:
(a) With respect to Personal Information about a child, they are that child’s “responsible person” as
defined in the Privacy Act (namely a parent or guardian); and/or
(b) They have that person’s consent to provide such information for the purpose specified.
3. The Information we Collect
3.1 In the course of business it is necessary for us to collect Personal Information. This information
allows us to identify who an individual is for the purposes of our business, share Personal Information when
asked of us, contact the individual in the ordinary course of business and transact with the individual.
Without limitation, the type of information we may collect is:
(a) Personal Information. We may collect personal details such as an individual’s name, location, date of
birth, nationality, family details and other information defined as “Personal Information” in the Privacy
Act that allows us to identify who the individual is;
(b) Contact Information. We may collect information such as an individual’s email address, telephone &
fax number, third-party usernames, residential, business and postal address and other information that
allows us to contact the individual;
(c) Financial Information. We may collect financial information related to an individual such as any bank or
credit card details used to transact with us and other information that allows us to transact with the
individual and/or provide them with our services;
(d) Statistical Information. We may collect information about an individual’s online and offline
preferences, habits, movements, trends, decisions, associations, memberships, finances, purchases and other
information for statistical purposes; and
(e) Information an individual sends us. We may collect any personal correspondence that an individual sends
us, or that is sent to us by others about the individual’s activities.
(f) Health Information. We may collect information about the health, disability, health services, medical
histories, prescriptions, allergies and other information about an individual defined as “health
information” in the Privacy Act;
3.2 We may collect other Personal Information about an individual, which we will maintain in accordance with
3.3 We may also collect non-Personal Information about an individual such as information regarding
their computer, network and browser. This may include their IP address. Where non-Personal Information
is collected the Australian Privacy Principles do not apply.
4. How Information is Collected
4.1 Most information will be collected in association with an individual’s use of Mindstar, an enquiry about
Mindstar or generally dealing with us. However we may also receive Personal Information from sources such as
advertising, an individual’s own promotions, public records, mailing lists, contractors, staff, recruitment
agencies and our business partners. In particular, information is likely to be collected as follows:
(a) Registrations/Subscriptions. When an individual registers or subscribes for a service, list, account,
connection or other process whereby they enter Personal Information details in order to receive or access
something, including a transaction;
(b) Accounts/Memberships. When an individual submits their details to open an account and/or become a member
(c) Supply. When an individual supplies us with goods or services;
(d) Contact. When an individual contacts us in any way;
(e) Access. When an individual accesses us physically we may require them to provide us with details for us
to permit them such access. When an individual accesses us through the internet we may collect information
using cookies (if relevant – an individual can adjust their browser’s setting to accept or reject cookies)
or analytical services; and/or
(f) Pixel Tags. Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read and they tell us
whether mail has been opened.
4.2 As there are many circumstances in which we may collect information both electronically and physically,
we will endeavour to ensure that an individual is always aware of when their Personal Information is being
4.3 Where we obtain Personal Information without an individual’s knowledge (such as by accidental
acquisition from a client) we will either delete/destroy the information, or inform the individual that
we hold such information, in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.
5. When Personal Information is used & Disclosed
5.1 The primary reason Personal Information is used or disclosed is to provide services to an individual. We
will never use Personal Information in Mindstar for any other purpose that individual’s permission. We will
never use the information in Mindstar for any marketing or commercial purposes, and we maintain all Health
Information in the strictest confidence.
5.2 In general, the primary principle is that we will not use any Personal Information other than for the
purpose for which it was collected other than with the individual’s permission. The purpose of collection is
determined by the circumstances in which the information was collected and/or submitted.
.3 We will retain Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this
5.4 If it is necessary for us to disclose an individual’s Personal Information to third parties in a manner
compliant with the Australian Privacy Principles in the course of our business, we will inform you that we
intend to do so, or have done so, as soon as practical.
5.5 We will not disclose or sell an individual’s Personal Information to unrelated third parties under any
5.6 Information is used to enable us to operate our business, especially as it relates to an individual.
This may include:
(a) The provision of goods and services between an individual and us;
(b) Verifying an individual’s identity;
(c) Communicating with an individual about:
(d) Their relationship with us;
(e) Our goods and services;
(f) Our own marketing and promotions to customers and prospects;
(g) Competitions, surveys and questionnaires;
(h) Investigating any complaints about or made by an individual, or if we have reason to suspect that an
individual is in breach of any of our terms and conditions or that an individual is or has been otherwise
engaged in any unlawful activity; and/or
(i) As required or permitted by any law (including the Privacy Act).
5.7 There are some circumstances in which we must disclose an individual’s information:
(a) Where we reasonably believe that an individual may be engaged in fraudulent, deceptive or unlawful
activity that a governmental authority should be made aware of;
(b) As required by any law (including the Privacy Act); and/or
(c) In order to sell our business (in that we may need to transfer Personal Information to a new owner).
5.8 We will not disclose an individual’s Personal Information to any entity outside of Australia that is in
a jurisdiction that does not have a similar regime to the Australian Privacy Principles or an implemented
any disclosure to an entity outside of Australia will not be made until that entity has agreed in writing
with us to safeguard Personal Information as we do.
5.9 We may utilise third-pay service providers (such as Gmail from Google, Inc., and MailChimp
from The Rocket Science Group LLC) to communicate with an individual and to store contact details about
an individual. These service providers are located in the United States of America. No Health
Information is stored in any third-party services in Australia or elsewhere.
6. Opting “in” or “out”
6.1 An individual may opt to not have us collect their Personal Information. This may prevent us from
offering them some or all of our services and may terminate their access to some or all of the services they
access with or through us. They will be aware of this when:
(a) Opt In. Where relevant, the individual will have the right to choose to have information collected
and/or receive information from us; or
(b) Opt Out. Where relevant, the individual will have the right to choose to exclude himself or herself from
some or all collection of information and/or receiving information from us.
6.2 If an individual believes that they have received information from us that they did not opt in
or out to receive, they should contact us on the details below.
7. The Safety & Security of Personal Information
the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act. This officer may have other duties within our
business and also be assisted by internal and external professionals and advisors.
7.2 We will take all reasonable precautions to protect an individual’s Personal Information from
unauthorised access. This includes appropriately securing our physical facilities and electronic networks.
7.3 Mindstar uses SSL encryption to store and transfer Personal Information. Despite this, the security of
online transactions and the security of communications sent by electronic means or by post cannot be
guaranteed. Each individual that provides information to us via the internet or by post does so at their own
risk. We cannot accept responsibility for misuse or loss of, or unauthorised access to, Personal Information
where the security of information is not within our control.
7.4 We are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of any third party (including third parties
that we are permitted to disclose an individual’s Personal Information to in accordance with this policy or
any applicable laws). The collection and use of an individual’s information by such third parties may be
subject to separate privacy and security policies.
7.5 If an individual suspects any misuse or loss of, or unauthorised access to, their Personal Information,
they should let us know immediately.
7.6 We are not liable for any loss, damage or claim arising out of another person’s use of the
Personal Information where we were authorised to provide that person with the Personal Information.
8. How to Access and/or Update Information
8.1 Users of Mindstar can update their Personal Information from within their Mindstar account or profile.
8.2 Subject to the Australian Privacy Principles, an individual has the right to request from us the
Personal Information that we have about them, and we have an obligation to provide them with such
information within 28 days of receiving their written request.
8.3 If an individual cannot update its own information, we will correct any errors in the Personal
Information we hold about an individual within 7 days of receiving written notice from them about those
8.4 It is an individual’s responsibility to provide us with accurate and truthful Personal Information. We
cannot be liable for any information that is provided to us that is incorrect.
8.5 We may charge an individual a reasonable fee for our costs incurred in meeting any of their
requests to disclose the Personal Information we hold about them.
9. Complaints and Disputes
9.1 If an individual has a complaint about our handling of their Personal Information, they should address
their complaint in writing to the details below.
9.2 If we have a dispute regarding an individual’s Personal Information, we both must first attempt to
resolve the issue directly between us.
9.3 If we become aware of any unauthorised access to an individual’s Personal Information we will
inform them at the earliest practical opportunity once we have established what was accessed and how it
10. Contacting Individuals
10.1 From time to time, we may send an individual important notices, such as changes to our
terms, conditions and policies. Because this information is important to the individual’s interaction
with us, they may not opt out of receiving these communications.
11. Contacting Us
11.1 All correspondence with regards to privacy should be addressed to:
The Privacy Officer
Mindstar Enterprises Pty Ltd
PO Box 1074
Noosaville BC 4566
You may contact the Privacy Officer by email in the first instance.