Maricoid Pty Ltd (Maricoid) is
committed to client service and this policy outlines our ongoing
obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal
We have adopted the 10 National Privacy Principles (NPPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The
NPPs came into effect on 21 December 2001. The NPPs govern the way in
which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your
A copy of the National Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner at www.privacy.gov.au.
What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual.
of Personal Information we collect include: names and email addresses.
This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including
interviews, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via
our website and from third parties.
collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing
our services to you. We may also use your Personal Information for
secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in
circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure.
You may unsubscribe from our mailing lists at any time; all you need to
do is let us know.
we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where
possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how
we plan to use it.
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to
include information or opinion about such things as an individual’s
racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political
association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade
union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
Sensitive information will be used by us only:
- for the primary purpose for which it was obtained;
- for a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose;
- with your consent; or where required or authorised by law.
reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal
Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be
provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take
all reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the
information provided to us by such third party.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
- third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
- where required or authorised by law.
Security of Personal Information
Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it
from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or
your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which
it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or
permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the
Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be
kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.
Access to your Personal Information
6 provides you with the right to access the Personal Information we
hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain
exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please
make out your request to us in writing.
not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an
administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing such information.
Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
is an important part of providing our services to you that your
Personal Information is up to date. NPP 3 provides that we take
reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is
accurate, complete and up-to-date.
is important that you advise us at the earliest opportunity of any
changes to your Personal Information so that our records can be updated.
available at our office or on our website to anyone who requests it.
Neither Maricoid, nor any agency, officer or employee of Maricoid warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any
information published by this system, nor endorse any content,
viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall
not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy,
reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of
such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person
or entity that relies on information obtained from this system does so
at his or her own risk.