Privacy Policy

1. Privacy Policy Statement

1.1 The Faculty of Asbestos Management of Australia & New Zealand Limited (FAMANZ) is committed to providing quality services to you. This policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.

1.2 FAMANZ has adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth) (the Privacy Act). The APPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure, and dispose of your Personal Information.

1.3 A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at

2. What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

2.1 Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone, and facsimile numbers.

2.2 This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including interviews, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website, from your website, from media and publications, government websites, social media sites, and other publicly available sources. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.

2.3 We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.

2.4 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.

3. Sensitive Information

3.1 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.

3.2 Sensitive information will be used by us only:
a. for the primary purpose for which it was obtained
b. for a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose c. with your consent; or where required or authorised by law.

4. Third Parties

4.1 Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. 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.

5. Disclosure of Personal Information

5.1 Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:

a. third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure, and b. where required or authorised by law.

6. Security of Personal Information

6.1 Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification, or disclosure.

6.2 When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in member or client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

7. Access to your Personal Information

7.1 You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.

7.2 FAMANZ will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.

7.3 In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.

8. Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information

8.1 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.


9. Policy Updates

9.1 This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website [].

10. Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries

10.1 If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact our Secretary in the first instance at:

Faculty of Asbestos Management of Australia & New Zealand Limited

[email protected]

P.O. Box 2093, Oakleigh
Victoria 3166 AUSTRALIA

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