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Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement sets out the policies and procedures in place for the Association of Independent Insolvency Practitioners ACN 56 647 589 649 (AIIP) in dealing with your privacy. We understand that privacy is important and we are committed to complying with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), which are set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act).

The AIIP are liquidators and trustees, so members must adhere to the terms set out by the Corporations Act 2001 and the Bankruptcy Act 1966 in relation to collecting, holding and disclosing personal information.

In this policy, we will tell you:

  • The kinds of personal information that is collected, held, used and disclosed;
  • How we collect, hold, use and disclose that personal information; and
  • Why we collect and hold personal information.

Collection of your personal information

The AIIP may collect personal information including but not limited to: your name, company, phone number, email address and professional qualifications.

The AIIP holds the necessary personal information that enables us to comply with our obligations under both the Corporations Act 2001 and the Bankruptcy Act 1966, as well as various professional associations and industry bodies.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Your professional qualifications
  • Information about your company

Some personal information is required by the AIIP in order to provide our services. If you do not provide that information, we may be unable to provide certain services to you.

The AIIP generally collects personal information directly from you when you communicate with us. However, there may be circumstances where we collect information about you from third parties or via other methods. For example, if we receive a referral from one of our insolvency practitioners, or when it is relevant to our statutory responsibilities (for instance other regulators or government entities who have dealt with you).

If you contact the AIIP, such as via email, the contact form on the website, or any of the board members, we will record your contact details. We will use your email address for the purpose for which it was provided, and to send you direct marketing communications, unless you have requested to opt-out from direct marketing communications.

If you complete an electronic form on the AIIP and enter your personal information, we will collect that information in order to process your request. We do not collect personal information that would be unlawful, unnecessary or unrelated to its functions, activities or business.

Use and disclosure of your personal information

The AIIP only collects, holds, uses and discloses personal information to comply with our requirements and fulfill our duties as insolvency practitioners, in whatever capacity that is applicable.

The AIIP only uses or discloses the personal information you have chosen to provide us, and for the purpose you provided it for. We will not use or disclose your personal information for any other purpose without your consent unless you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose it in that manner. You may give us your direct consent, or it may be implied by your conduct.

Your personal information is required to respond to your queries or feedback.

The AIIP may send occasional marketing material to keep members informed of the functions and activities provided to members. We may also send you material about upcoming functions and events that you may find helpful. If you do not wish to receive this information, you can let us know and we will not send it to you. This does not apply to information that we are legally required to send, or information regarding the rights of our members.

Your personal information may be disclosed to:

  • Discussion Group and Annual Conference coordinators who receive course and attendee lists to organise and run the events;
  • External advisors who provide the AIIP with marketing, administrative, financial, legal, or other services;
  • The public, such as anyone who uses the Member Search function on the website; and
  • Any other person authorised by you, as specified by you.

Storage of your personal information

The AIIP collects and stores personal information in electronic or written form, on our own data storage services, and with third party providers, including by using cloud-based storage solutions.

Access to your personal information

You can obtain the personal information that we hold about you by contacting the AIIP. You can do this via email or the website.

If it is reasonable to do so, we will give you access to your personal information in the manner requested by you. This is subject to any legal restriction or exemption.

Updating your personal information

The AIIP will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, up to date and relevant. Please contact us if you believe that the information we hold about you requires correction or is out-of-date.

Promise not to sell your data

The AIIP has not and will never sell your personal data.

If you would like to complain about a privacy breach relating to the AIIP, or how we handle your personal information, please contact us. You will be contacted after your complaint has been assessed and you will be advised of any rectification.

Updates to this Policy

The AIIP may amend this policy from time to time, and the updated policy will be published on this website.