Privacy Policy

Ben Amies Design is committed to providing quality servicesto you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect ofhow we manage your Personal Information.

We haveadopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use,disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.

A copyof the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of TheOffice of the Australian Information Commissioner at

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

PersonalInformation is information or an opinion that identifies an individual.Examples of Personal Information we collect includes names, addresses, emailaddresses, phone and facsimile numbers.

ThisPersonal Information is obtained in many ways including interviews, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, byads, via our website, from your website, from media andpublications, from other publicly available sources, from cookies and fromthird parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised thirdparties.

Wecollect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing ourservices to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We mayalso use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related tothe primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect suchuse or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at anytime by contacting us in writing.

When wecollect 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.

Sensitive Information

Sensitiveinformation is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinionabout such things as an individual's racial or ethnic origin, politicalopinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophicalbeliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminalrecord or health information.

Sensitiveinformation will be used by us only:

•           For the primary purpose for which itwas obtained

•           For a secondary purpose that isdirectly related to the primary purpose

•           With your consent; or where requiredor authorised by law.

Third Parties

Wherereasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Informationonly from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided withinformation by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps toensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the thirdparty.

Disclosure of Personal Information

YourPersonal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances includingthe following:

•           Third parties where you consent tothe use or disclosure; and

•           Where required or authorised by law.

Security of Personal Information

YourPersonal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it frommisuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.

Whenyour Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it wasobtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identifyyour Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or willbe stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

Access to your Personal Information

You mayaccess the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correctit, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your PersonalInformation, please contact us in writing.

Ben Amies Design will not charge any fee for your accessrequest, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of yourPersonal Information.

In orderto protect your Personal Information we may require identification from youbefore releasing the requested information.

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information

It is animportant to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will takereasonable 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 todate or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can updateour records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

Policy Updates

ThisPolicy may change from time to time and is available on our website.

Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries

If youhave any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us at:


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