The Australian Council of Trade Unions (“we”, “us”, “our”, “ACTU”) owns this website that allows members to interact, create and contribute to their community. This website is operated and administered on our behalf by Community Engine Pty Ltd (“Community Engine”). We care about your privacy. This policy sets out in detail how we will collect, use and manage your personal information if you choose to use this website.
We respect your rights to privacy under the Privacy Act 1998. We will not use or disclose your personal information other than for the purposes of collection described in this policy or for purposes for which we have received your consent.
When and how do we collect personal information?
“Personal information” is any information that can be used to identify you. The only personal information that we want to collect about you is the personal information that you provide to us knowingly.
When you register as a member of this website, or contact us, we collect personal information such as your full name, email address, telephone number, address, and other required information. We use this information to provide our services to you and for Community Engine to administer the website, as well as for the other purposes set out in this policy.
We also sometimes use “cookies” and “log files” to store your preferences, record session information and collect information on how you visit and access our web pages. This information is collected automatically whenever you use this website. Cookies and log files do not include personal information that is able to identify you.
We will provide you with access to the information we hold about you if you so request. You may also advise us of any errors or matters that need updating relating to your personal information and we will amend your personal information accordingly. Please direct such requests in writing to the following address: Web Campaigns Officer, ACTU at Level 6, 365 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
What about personal information posted on the website or that I give to other users?
We do not take any responsibility for any personal information or other details that you post on the website or give to other users of the website.
Although we recommend that you do not post or share personal information or other details on the website that you do not want made publicly available, you are solely responsible for the personal information and other details that you post or share on the website.
Posting on the website is subject to rules. You can read more about those rules here. In the event that another person posts personal information about you on our website without your permission, you should e-mail us using the contact page to arrange removal of the information.
What do we do with the information?
We will disclose your personal information to Community Engine. We will only use or disclose your personal information for the purposes for which you have provided it to us, unless:
1. you have consented to the use or disclosure; or
2. it is necessary to comply with the law.
We use your personal information to deliver our services to you and to keep you up to date with campaigns, events and actions that may be of interest to you
How do we use “cookies” and “log files”?
We may also log IP addresses (i.e. the electronic addresses of computers connected to the Internet) and share this information with Community Engine to analyse trends, administer the website, track users’ movements on the website, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
What do we do to safeguard personal information?
We use reasonable endeavours to preserve the security of your personal information and other information or data processed through the website. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as perfectly secure. As a result, although we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you transmit such information with this knowledge and at your own risk.
Once we have received data information you transmit to us, we implement reasonable measures to protect the security of the information in our own systems including but not limited to restricting physical access to your personal information, using firewalls, securing databases and listing other mechanisms in place.
What about links to other websites?
What should I do if I have any privacy-related complaints or enquiries?
Comments and Uploads Policy
“Your Rights at Work” website aims to create an online community of supporters and activists committed to furthering the rights of working Australians.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) encourages visitors and members of the website to participate in the discussions and debates found on this website. However, while we actively support and encourage participation we will not tolerate:
- Abusive, slanderous, defamatory, racist, sexist, homophobic language or language that vilifies others based on their race, sex, sexuality, religion or beliefs.
- Excessive polemic and/or rhetoric.
- Bullying, threatening, intimidating, disrespectful or harassing behaviour.
- Distributing false and/or misleading information.
- Advertising or promotion of products and/or services or repeatedly posting the same post.
The ACTU will not tolerate any uploading of pictures and/or videos that contain:
- Any depiction of nudity and/or adult themes, including drug use.
- Abusive, slanderous, defamatory, racist, sexist, homophobic language or imagery; or that vilifies others based on their race, sex, sexuality, religion or beliefs.
- False and/or misleading information.
- Advertising or promotion of products and/or services or repeatedly uploading the same video and/or picture.
ACTU retains the right to determine which comments and uploads violate the comments and uploads policy at our discretion. We also reserve the right to remove violations, including banning members from the site. We expect all contributors to be respectful. The ACTU does not necessarily support or condone all discussions, comments and uploads on this website. The ACTU will remove defamatory comments, pictures and/or videos where they are identified. The ACTU will assess all reports of inappropriate comments and uploads and respond accordingly.