- via social media;
- via telephone;
- via email;
- via fax;
- in person; and/or
- in writing.
- the user's top level domain name (e.g. com, .gov, .net, .au, etc.);
- the date and time of the visit to the site;
- the pages accessed and documents downloaded;
- the previous site visited; and
- the type of browser used.
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the internet service provider's logs.
Another way information may be collected is through the use of "cookies". A cookie is a small text file that the website may be placed on your computer. Cookies may be used, among other things, to track the pages you have visited, to remember your preferences and to store personal information about you.
You can adjust your Internet browser to disable cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas of the website or take advantage of the improved website experience that cookies offer.
Our websites may contain links to other websites and social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of the entities responsible for those websites and we recommend that you review the privacy policies applicable to any other websites you visit.
The kinds of information the Union may collect
From time to time you may voluntarily supply your personal information to the Union. The Union will record your e- mail address if you send us a message, subscribe to an email newsletter, or complete a form if this information is requested.
Depending upon the circumstances you may provide to the Union, and the Union may collect, information such as, but not limited to:
- your name;
- your contact details;
- your social media details (e.g. blogs, twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn);
- your gender;
- your marital status;
- your employment details;
- your payment details;
- your educational qualifications; and
- your inquiry or complaint details.
- your political opinions;
- your political party membership (if any);
- your Union membership (if any);
- your racial or ethnic origin;
- your sexual orientation;
- any disabilities, illnesses or injuries you may have; and/or
- any other health information.
- you have consented to the Union's collection of your personal information from third parties - for example, from the ACTU, or your representatives; or
- when we are legally required to do so; or
- it is unreasonable or impractical to do so.
Where we have collected personal information about you either directly or by other means as set out above, we will notify you at the time, or as soon as practicable, to ensure that you are aware of such collection and its purpose.
You can choose to interact with us anonymously or by using a pseudonym where it is lawful and practicable. For example, you may wish to participate in a blog or enquire about a particular campaign anonymously or under a pseudonym. Your decision to interact anonymously or by using a pseudonym may affect the level of services we can offer you. For example, you will not be able to join the Union, we will not be able to assist you with a specific industrial enquiry or investigate a privacy complaint on an anonymous or pseudonymous basis. We will inform you if this is the case and let you know the options available to you.
The purposes for which personal information is collected, held, used and disclosed.
The Union collects, holds, uses and discloses your personal information to:
- assist you with industrial relations and employment queries; inform you about industrial, social and political campaigns; inform you about your rights at work;
- inform you about changes to legislation;
- refer you to a legal practitioner, accountant or other professional; improve our service delivery;
- manage our relationship with you;
- conduct surveys and research;
- provide educational services and professional development;
- conduct Union elections;
- provide you with access to a range of member benefits that include goods and services
- on favourable terms, and. Meet statutory requirements
Using your information for direct marketing
You consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information for the purposes of direct marketing which may include providing you with information about events, products or services which may be of interest to you.
If you do not want us to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may elect not to receive direct marketing at the time of providing your personal information.
Unsubscribing and opting out
- If subscribing to an email newsletter you may "unsubscribe" at any time from the newsletter mailing list;
- The Union may, from time to time, send you text messages about issues of importance such as events or campaigns.
- You may "opt out" by texting STOP in reply to a text message from the Union;
You may contact us at any time by mail or email directed to [email protected]
Disclosure of your personal information
The Union may disclose, and you consent to the disclosure of, your personal information, in connection with or to further the purposes outlined above, to:
- Other industrial organisations that representworkers'interests,eg.ACTU,VTHC,
- government bodies or agencies (including the Fair Work Commission, the Fair Work Ombudsman, the Australian Tax Office, an anti-discrimination body, a work/occupational health and safety regulator);
- organisations to whom we outsource functions (including information technology providers, print service providers, mail houses);
- allow the Union to, and/or facilitate third parties to, provide you with access to a range of goods and services on favourable terms;
- CFMEU MD delegates in your workplace;
- otherwise as you have consented; and/or
- otherwise as required by law.
If any of these organisations are located outside Australia, you expressly consent to us disclosing your personal information to those organisations. These parties may be located in the following countries (these are the countries where our international affiliates have their head offices):
We take reasonable steps to ensure that each organisation that we disclose your personal information to is committed to protecting your privacy and complies with the Australian Privacy Principles, or is subject to a law or scheme that is at least substantially similar to the way in which the Australian Privacy Principles protect information.
By providing your personal information to the Union, you consent to us transferring your personal information to such other organisations.
How the Union holds personal information
Wherever reasonably practicable the Union holds electronic personal information on data servers that are owned and controlled by the Union in Australia. The data servers are password protected and login secured. However, by providing personal information to the Union you consent to your information being stored and processed on a data server or data servers (e.g. cloud services) owned by a third party or third parties that may be located outside of Australia. The Union will take reasonable steps to ensure that any third party providers comply with the APPs. If personal information is only routed through servers located outside of Australia – this not regarded as a disclosure.
Wherever reasonably practicable the Union holds physical personal information in access controlled premises.
How you may seek access and/or correction to personal information held by the Union
How you may complain about a breach of the APPs
To make a complaint about an alleged breach of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) please write to or email the National Secretary at the following addresses:
CFMEU MD – Level 2 165 Bouverie Street
Carlton VIC 3053 Australia
All complaints must be written. Please provide all details about your complaint as well as any supporting documentation.
How the Union will deal with complaints
The Union will seek to deal with privacy complaints as follows:
- complaints will be treated seriously;
- complaints will be dealt with promptly;
- complaints will be dealt with confidentially;
- complaints will be investigated by the [email protected] ; and
- the outcome of an investigation will be provided to the complainant where the complainant has provided proof of identity.
Variations to the Policy
This Policy may be varied from time to time and an updated version will be posted on the Union's websites. Please check our websites regularly to ensure that you have the most recent version of the Policy.