Last updated: January 2015

  1. The Bookkeeping School respects the privacy of your personal information by adhering to relevant privacy laws. As an entity incorporated in Australia, the Bookkeeping School is bound by the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the associated Australian Privacy Principles (APP’s) (Privacy Act). Whilst we strive to comply with all applicable privacy laws outside Australia, this website collection notice does not explain privacy laws around the globe.
  2. It is important that readers of this statement note that we may change our collection notice from time to time as part of our commitment to ensuring that we comply with all of our obligations under any relevant privacy laws. Persons who access the Bookkeeping School’s internet site are urged to check to see whether we have amended our collection notice by returning to this site from time to time. To assist in this process, the date of the last update to this collection notice is recorded at the top of this statement.
The fact and circumstances of website information collection
  1. The Bookkeeping School collects information in the following circumstances:
    1. from individuals;
    2. through our website;
    3. through publicly available information services (e.g. social media, internet records);
    4. through referrals from entities, bodies and individuals;
    5. if we are required to collect the information by virtue of legal or regulatory requirements; and
    6. when individuals participate in competitions or surveys conducted by the Bookkeeping School (or third parties, on our behalf) including, but not limited to, surveys relating to the quality of our services provided.
Purposes for which information collected
  1. We collect information on our internet site and elsewhere for the following purposes:
    1. we collect information to enable us to provide services in connection with online education;
    2. we collect information to provide advice to members/customers and prospective members/customers with respect to online education and Bookkeeping School matters;
    3. we collect information to tailor our materials and website to the needs of our members/customers;
    4. we obtain information to assist us with marketing the products and services of the Bookkeeping School;
    5. we collect information to enable us to advise our customer of additional information or services supplied by us (or by third parties) that may be of interest to them;
    6. we provide personal information to our contractors, who provide us with services to assist us with conducting our business;
    7. we collect information to enable us to efficiently manage our business;
    8. we collect information to assist with our delivery of services via the internet; and
    9. we collect information for research and statistical purposes.
Consequences to an individual if information not provided
  1. Should a person object to the Bookkeeping School collecting information about that individual via its website or otherwise, we may not be able to provide our products and services as effectively, or at all, to that person. Further details may be obtained regarding these consequences by contacting the Bookkeeping School support services at admin@bookkeepingschool.com.au.
Disclosure of personal information
  1. We may disclose personal information in the following circumstances:
    1. we provide personal information to our contractors, who provide us with services to assist us with conducting our business;
    2. we may provide information to a third party to enable us to market, promote our services and conduct our business through the internet;
    3. we may provide information to our related companies (if any), external service providers such as accountants, lawyers, auditors, research consultants for research and statistical purposes, IT system service providers and government or regulatory authorities where required or permitted by law;
    4. we may store information on data storage facilities provided by third parties.
Our Privacy Policy
  1. This privacy policy may be viewed on our website or a copy may be obtained by contacting the Bookkeeping School support services at admin@bookkeepingschool.com.au.
Disclosure of personal information to overseas recipients
  1. It is likely that we will disclose personal information to overseas recipients (e.g. data storage services), when that disclosure is consistent with the purposes set out above.
  2. As at the date of this Website Collection Notice, the Bookkeeping School anticipates that it will potentially disclose personal information to overseas recipients located in the Asia-Pacific region. The Bookkeeping School will update this Website Collection Notice to include individual countries once confirmed as potential overseas recipients.
  3. Overseas recipients may be located in a country which does not have privacy laws that provide the same level of privacy protection as in your country. We will make every reasonable effort in the circumstances to ensure that overseas recipients handle your personal information in accordance with applicable APP’s.
Our contact details
  1. The contact details for the Bookkeeping School are available from this website. For all privacy related queries, please email the Bookkeeping School support services at admin@bookkeepingschool.com.au.
Website
Cookies
  1. A “cookie” is a small text file which is placed on your internet browser and which we access each time you visit our website. When you visit the secured pages of our website (i.e. pages that you have to provide login details to access) we use cookies for security and personalisation purposes. When you visit the unsecured pages of our website (i.e. public pages that you can access without providing login details) we use cookies to obtain information about how our website is being used. ?You may change the settings on your browser to reject cookies, however doing so will prevent you from access the secured pages of our website.
IP Addresses
  1. Whenever you use our website, and many other websites, the computer on which the web pages are stored (the web server) needs to know the network address of your computer so that it can send the requested web pages to your internet browser. The unique network address of your computer is called its “IP address” and is sent automatically each time you access any internet site. From a computer’s IP address, it is possible to determine the general geographic location of that computer, but otherwise it is anonymous.
  2. We do not keep a record of the IP addresses from which users access its site except where the user has specifically provided it with information about itself, in which case we also record the user’s IP address for security purposes.
Security
  1. We make reasonable efforts to ensure that the most up-to-date security measures are used on our website to protect your personal information. Any data containing personal information which we transmit via the internet is encrypted. However, we cannot guarantee that any information transmitted via the internet by us, or yourself, is entirely secure. You use our website at your own risk.
Links on our website
  1. Our website may contain links to third party websites. We advise that our Privacy Policy does not apply to external websites. If you wish to find out how any third parties handle your personal information, you will need to obtain a copy of their privacy policy.
Right to gain access to information and complaints handling processes
  1. Any information that is stored us about an individual is stored in a reasonable state of security. Individuals have certain rights under certain privacy laws to access information stored by an organisation about them.
  2. Should a person wish to contact us to gain access to the details of the information stored by us regarding that individual, that person should make contact with the Bookkeeping School support services by email at admin@bookkeepingschoo.com.au. Subject to legal obligations upon the Bookkeeping School, including our rights and obligations under any relevant privacy laws, we will provide that access. Subject to any relevant privacy laws, we reserve the right to make a reasonable charge to cover our costs for granting that access.
  3. Should a person wish to make a complaint about the manner in which the Bookkeeping School has dealt with any privacy issue, that person should make contact with the Bookkeeping School support services at admin@bookkeepingschool.com.au.
  4. Further details regarding access to information and our complaints handling process is set out in our Privacy Policy or can be obtained by contacting the Bookkeeping School support services at admin@bookkeepingschool.com.au.
Queries regarding privacy
  1. Any queries that the reader of this document may have about the Bookkeeping School’s privacy compliance should be directed to the Bookkeeping School support services at admin@bookkeepingschool.com.au.