We take your privacy very seriously.
Purpose of policy
- Collection of information
Independent Executives collects personal information from you in a number of different ways. We may collect personal information directly from you or in the course of our dealings with you, for example when you:
- provide personal information to us;
- apply for a position of employment with us;
- use our website or services (including via cookies); and
- contact and correspond with us, for example to ask for information.
We may also, if you consent, collect personal information about you from publicly available sources of information, or in some cases, from third parties including recruitment agencies, previous employers, government departments (e.g. Department of Immigration and Border Protection) and third party service providers which provide criminal, bankruptcy and other checks.
The personal information we collect about you may include (but may not be limited to) your name, contact details, Internet Protocol (IP) address, occupation, employer, industry areas of interest and information relating to your dealings with Independent Executives and our clients.
The purposes for which we collect your information may include:
- verifying your identity;
- contacting you (including via electronic messaging such as SMS and email, by mail, by phone or in any other lawful manner);
- providing you with consulting services or other business information; and
- developing and improving our services and obtaining feedback.
If we are not able to collect personal information about you we may not be able to provide you with products, services and assistance to the extent that they require us to collect, use or disclose personal information.
- Use and disclosure
Independent Executives may use or disclose your personal information for the purpose for which it was collected. We will also use and disclose your personal information for a secondary purpose that is related to a purpose for which we collected it, where you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose your personal information for that secondary purpose.
Other instances when we may use and disclose your personal information include:
- where you have expressly or impliedly consented to the use or disclosure;
- in confidence, to our advisers and insurers;
- in confidence, to third parties to improve our services and obtain feedback; and
- where the use or disclosure is authorised or required by or under an Australian law or court/tribunal order.
We may also disclose your personal information to third parties, including:
- share your personal information with the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) Asia Pacific or EOS Worldwide, other EOS implementers, our advisors and consultants; and
- with third party service providers we use in conducting our business, subject to confidentiality provisions as we deem appropriate (including, without limitation, insurance brokers, banks, external photocopying providers, document production, legal outsourcing providers, billing or data storage services, email filtering, virus scanning and other technology services providers, and archival services providers).
Some of the third parties to whom we disclose your personal information may be located outside Australia.
For example, we may disclose your personal information to external national or overseas facilities in the course of conducting information and data processing, back up and scanning or for the purposes of obtaining other services from third parties.
The countries in which these third parties are located will depend on the circumstances. However, in the course of our ordinary business operations we may disclose personal information to third parties located in the following countries:
- the United States of America;
- United Arab Emirates;
- selected European Union countries; and
- the United Kingdom.
4. Information about events, our Website and our services
We may contact you via email, SMS or other means in order to provide you with updated information about our Website, in relation to events or to provide you with other information about our services. If you do not wish to receive any such information, please contact us.
- The information we keep about you
You have a right to request access to or correction of your personal information held by us. If you wish to access, correct or update any personal information we may hold about you, please contact us as set out below. However, we may charge for providing access to this information and we may refuse access where the Act allows us to do so.
6. Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme
In the event of any loss, or unauthorised access or disclosure of your personal information that is likely to result in serious harm to you, Independent Executives will investigate and notify you and the Australian Information Commissioner as soon as practicable, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.
7. Complaints process
We will take any privacy complaint seriously. We will aim to resolve any such complaint in a timely and efficient manner. We request that you cooperate with us during this process and provide us with relevant information we may require.
We expect our procedures will deal fairly and promptly with your complaint. However, if you remain dissatisfied, you can also make a formal complaint with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (which is the regulator responsible for privacy in Australia):
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)
Complaints must be made in writing
1300 363 992
Director of Compliance
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
GPO Box 5218
Sydney NSW 2001
8. Storage and security of your personal information
Independent Executives will take reasonable steps to keep any personal information we hold about you secure. However, except to the extent liability cannot be excluded due to the operation of statute, Independent Executives excludes all liability (including in negligence) for the consequences of any unauthorised access to your personal information. Please notify us immediately if you become aware of any breach of security.
We may store your files in hard copy or electronically in our ordinary IT systems. These may include Australian-based cloud servers or the servers of third parties within Australia.
We implement a range of physical and electronic security measures to protect the personal information that we hold.
10. Contact us
Please direct any privacy issues or queries to Independent Executives via our contact us page on the website
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
About Independent Executives Pty. Ltd.
Independent Executives Pty. Ltd. (Independent Executives) is an Australian incorporated company. References below to “Independent Executives”, “we” or “us” are references to Independent Executives Pty Ltd (ACN 651 569 292)
About the independentexecs.com website (the Website)
The Website is created and controlled by Independent Executives. We publish information regarding the commercial expertise that we offer as well as topical information and opinions on business operations/developments. We publish this information as an introductory guide to the kinds of advice and services we can provide to existing and prospective clients.
The information contained on this Website may change from time to time. Any information on business operations or Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) implementation are introductory only. If you require EOS implementation or broader business advice relating to the implementation of EOS, please contact use via the website so we can refer you to an suitable implementer.
The transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure or error free. In particular, emails to or from Independent Executivesand information submitted to or accessed via this Website may not be secure and you should use discretion in deciding what information you send to us via these means.
Emails to/from Independent Executives may undergo email filtering and virus scanning, including by third party contractors. We do not warrant that such filters and scans will be effective in removing viruses or other potentially harmful code.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, we will not be liable to any person or entity for any direct, indirect, consequential or other loss or damage (however caused, including due to negligence) which may arise out of, or in connection with, the use of this Website or the use or reliance on information, including any publication or media release, contained on or linked to from this Website. Further, we do not endorse or accept any liability for the contents of any website referred to on, or linked to from this Website.
Independent Executives does not provide any warranty in relation to your use of this Website or as to the currency, completeness or accuracy of the information contained on this Website.
Copyright and trademark notice
This site is protected by copyright owned by or licensed to Independent Executives.
You may download and print content from this Website for your own personal or internal business purposes only. You must not publish, adapt, communicate to the public, distribute to third parties, amend or make any other copy of any part of the content on this Website without our prior written consent.
Linking and Framing
This site may contain links to other web sites and may on occasion display content or information from other websites within frames on this Website. We are not responsible or liable for that content or information, and do not warrant the accuracy, currency or suitability for any purpose of that information.
You may link to our Website provided you do so in a way that accurately indicates that the link is to a Independent Executives page and is not misleading.
Use of electronic addresses
We publish electronic addresses and mobile telephone numbers of Independent Executives on this Website for business purposes only. The publication of those electronic addresses should not be taken as consent by those team members to receiving unsolicited commercial electronic messages not directly related to the recipient’s role or function.
These Website Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia, and in the event that we have a legal dispute relating to this Website or these Website Terms and Conditions, Victorian courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction.