We are committed to protect your privacy. We provide this privacy policy under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) to provide you details about our practices in relation to the collection, use, disclosure and handling of personal information

1   Privacy Policy

1.1      This Privacy Policy is governed by the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

1.2      Our Privacy Policy does not create any rights or obligations for either you or us in addition to those imposed by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

2   Collection of Personal Information

2.1      We collect personal information when you provide information to the Woodcraft Guild when:

a)  you become a member and you provide us your details;

b)  when a member of the public seeks to commission a member of the Guild to make a piece of wood craft.

2.2      We collect personal information to:

a)  provide our product or service to you;

b)  communicate with you;

c)  keep our member database;

d)  comply with the law or to use your information as permitted under the law; and

e)  use your information for purposes that are related to the above.

2.3      We collect and hold following types of personal information:

a)  your contact details that may include your name, postal address, email address and phone numbers;

b)  personal information that you consent to provide, including your interests in a particular area, gender or age;

3   Cookies

3.1      We may, from time to time, use ‘cookies’ which are small data file placed on your machine or device to store information.

3.2      We use cookies in many ways including:

a)  authentication cookies that monitor whether you are logged in or not;

b)  session cookies that allow you to remain logged in and keep track of your activities until the browser shuts down;

3.3      We use cookies for many reasons including but not limited to:

a)  improve the performance by reporting any errors that occur;

b)  provide statistics about how the Website is used;

c)  settings that you used on our Website;

d)  that you are logged into the Website.

3.4      Please note that although cookies do not generally store personal information, they may contain your IP address. However you are effectively anonymous to us because the data are collected in aggregate.

3.5      You may disable and delete cookies in your browser if you do not want us to use cookies but doing so may detract from your enjoyment of our Website.

4   Security

4.1      We use database management system to store most of the personal information and it contains security features, such as encryption, firewall and anti-virus, to ensure the protection and integrity of our data.

5   Disclosure of Personal Information

5.1      We only disclose your personal information for purposes that are reasonably related to the Woodcraft Guild.

5.2      We will not disclose your personal information to third parties for payment, profit or advantage.

5.3      We may disclose your personal information to third parties, from time to time to persons, entities or courts as required under the law.

5.4      We may disclose your personal information to third parties with your consent.

6   Correcting Your Information

6.1      You may request to correct your personal information that we hold and we will update your personal information so that it is up-to-date, accurate, complete, relevant and not misleading.

6.2      Members of our Website may change their details online.

7   How to Contact Us

7.1      If you would like to access or correct your personal information, please contact us using any of the contact details available from our website.

8   Complaints

8.1      If you believe we breached the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) or a registered Australian Privacy Principles Code, you may lodge a complaint with us including the following:

a)  your contact details;

b)  section or provision of the Australian Privacy Principles or Code that you believe we breached; and

c)   our practice or policy that you believe breaches the relevant Australian Privacy Principle or Code,

8.2     You must allow us a reasonable time, about 30 days, to reply to your complaint.

8.3      You may complain to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner if:

a)  you are not satisfied with our response; or

b)  we do not respond to you within a reasonable time without sufficient explanation.

9   Definitions and Interpretation

9.1    Unless contrary intention appears:

a)  Australian Privacy Principles means the principles under the Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

b)  Woodcraft Guild means the Woodcraft Guild of the ACT Inc

c)  sensitive information means sensitive information as defined under Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

d)  personal information means personal information as defined under Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

e)  You (whether in capitals or not) means the user of our Website and Your and Yours have corresponding meanings.

f)   Website means our website site www.woodcraftguild.org.au.