GeoLINK collects and holds personal information in the course of its business from employees, contractors, clients and other individuals.
GeoLINK abides by the Australian Privacy Principles in respect of the collection, use, disclosure and handling of personal information from individuals.
Collection and Storage of Personal Information
Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you, and may be collected directly from you, by a third party you have given consent to disclose personal information, or by a credit agency, government or statutory body. We collect and hold personal information (including contact name, telephone number, address, email address, occupation, education and qualifications, cookies, IP address etc.) in a range of contexts:
- When entering into relationships with new clients.
- When individuals apply for employment with us.
- When we conduct surveys, community consultation, and environmental studies.
- When passing information between GeoLINK offices, credit, law enforcement, and government agencies, and professional services providers if required.
We may use cloud storage to store the personal information we hold about you.
Use of Personal Information
We may use personal information:
- To enable us to provide services to our clients.
- To communicate information about our services.
- To consider the suitability of applicants for employment with us.
- For our internal administrative, planning, product development, marketing and research requirements.
Cookies and IP addresses
Our website has been developed to use ‘cookies’ only where necessary for maintaining contact with a user through a website session. A cookie is a small file supplied by our web server and stored by the web browser software on your computer or device when you access this site. An explanation of cookies can be found at the site of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
Cookies on this site allow us to recognise you as an individual as you move from one of our web pages to another. This information is only used to help you use our website systems more efficiently and not to record private information about you. The IP addresses (i.e. the electronic addresses of computers connected to the Internet) of our site users may be logged for statistical purposes. These IP addresses are not linked to any personal data, so all visitors remain anonymous.
Security of Personal Information
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information by storing it in a secure environment to ensure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
Access and Information Updates
If you wish to access the personal information we hold about you, or correct, update, or remove personal details please submit a request to the GeoLINK HR and Business Coordinator, or via the Contact Us link on our website, and we will respond to you promptly. We will ask you to verify your identity to ensure that we do not give information to the wrong person.
Our website may contain links to other sites operated by third parties. We make no representations or warranties as to the privacy practices of any third-party site and are not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites.
We may change this policy from time to time and will notify you by posting an updated version of this policy on our website.
Questions and Contact Information