Introduction & Purpose
Charlotte Ingram ABN 82504243062 (we, us, our) is committed to protecting your privacy. We are also committed to complying with the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian privacy principles (the Privacy Act and Principles).
This policy explains how your personal information (which may include sensitive information such as your health information) is collected and used by our business or through our website and mobile applications (Site).
Please read this policy carefully. By providing your personal information to us, you consent to us collecting, holding, using and sharing your personal information in accordance with this policy.
What is personal information?
In this policy, ‘personal information’ has the meaning given in the Privacy Act and Principles. Generally, it is information or an opinion that can be used to personally identify you. This may include things like your name, address, telephone number, email address, occupation, and health information.
What personal information do we collect and hold?
The types of personal information we may collect about you include:
How do we collect your personal information?
We collect your personal information in several different ways including:
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information directly from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. For example, personal information may also be collected from other sources, such as:
In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.If you do not provide us with personal information when requested to do so, we may not be able to provide our products and/or services to you, carry out your instructions, or otherwise achieve the purpose for which the information has been sought.
Wherever lawful and practical, you will have the option of not identifying yourself when dealing with us.
Why do we collect, use, hold and share your personal information?
We may collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for the following purposes:
When 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.
As notes above, due to the nature of our business, we may collect sensitive personal information from you such as your health information. This sensitive information will be used by us only:
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Who do we share your personal information with?
We may share your personal information:
Communications and marketing
We may from time to time use your personal information in order to communicate and market our products and services to you via newsletters, email invitations and updates about our products and/or services, upcoming workshops and events. These communications may be sent in various forms, including without limitation mail, SMS, fax and email, in accordance with applicable marketing laws, such as the Spam Act 2003 (Cth). If you indicate a preference for a method of communication, we will endeavour to use that method whenever practical to do so. You may opt out of direct marketing at any time by notifying us in writing or by using the opt-out facilities provided in the communication.
We do not provide your personal information to other organisations for the purposes of direct marketing.
Disclosure of information outside the jurisdiction of collection
How do we store and protect your personal information?
We are committed to ensuring the safety and security of your personal information. We store your personal Information in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse interference, loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. For example, we maintain hardcopy client files in secure offices and limit access to personal information to individuals with a need to know.
If you communicate with us via electronic means such as email, Zoom, Skype, contact forms or social media platforms, we do not have full control over the transmission or storage of any personal information disclosed. By participating in such forms of communication you understand and accept that there is an inherent risk of disclosure or loss of your personal information for which we cannot be held responsible.
We will destroy or de-identify your personal information when it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, except where we have a legal obligation to retain such information, such as your health information. We will never permanently store complete credit card details.
Privacy and our website
Please note given our website is linked to the internet, and the internet is inherently insecure, we cannot guarantee the secure transmission of information you communicate to us online. Because of this, any information you send to us online is at your own risk. Although we take measures to safeguard against unauthorised disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that the personal information we collect will not be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.
We may provide links on our Site to third party websites, for your information and convenience. Please note we do not have any control over such websites and are therefore not responsible for the protection and privacy of any personal information which you provide whilst visiting those websites. We note those websites are not governed by this policy.
How can you access and correct your personal information?
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions set out in Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing. While we will not charge any fee for your access request, we may at our discretion ,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 the requested information.
Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website or upon request.
How can you lodge a privacy-related complaint, and how will the complaint be handled?
We take complaints and concerns regarding privacy seriously. You should express any privacy concerns you may have in writing. We will then attempt to resolve it within 30 days.
If you are not satisfied with our response, you may also contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). Generally, the OAIC will require you to give them time to respond before they will investigate. For further information visit www.oaic.gov.au or call the OAIC on 1300 363 992.
For more information
If you have any questions about the content of this policy, please contact us at:
Charlotte Ingram ABN 82504243062
66 Colby Drive, Belgrave Heights 3160