This policy outlines Skalata Ventures Pty Ltd ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.
We will comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). The APPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au.
What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?
Personal Information is information or an opinion about an individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers of applicants (and potential applicants) for our Seed Investment Program (Program) or investors (and potential investors) in our Venture Capital Funds (Funds). We may collect Personal Information from you thorough our online contact and application forms, emails, letters, phone conversations and meetings.
We collect your Personal Information for the primary purposes of assessing your applications for our Program and Funds, providing information and services to you in relation to our Program and Funds and for administrative, reporting, planning and marketing (including direct marketing) purposes.
We may also use and disclose your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purposes in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. We may send you direct marketing communications and information about our products and services that we consider may be of interest to you. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.
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.
Our website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. We make no representations or warranties in relation to the privacy practices of any third party website and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of any third party website. Third party websites are responsible for informing you about their own privacy practices.
We may use web beacons on our website from time to time. Web beacons (also known as Clear GIFs) are small pieces of code that monitor a visitor’s behaviour and collect data about the visitor’s viewing of a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page.
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about 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.
Sensitive information will be used by us only for the primary purpose for which it was obtained, for a secondary purpose that you would reasonably expect and which is directly related to the primary purpose, with your consent, or where required or authorised by law.
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.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be disclosed:
- To our employees, officers, advisors, suppliers, service providers or contractors in connection with the primary purpose of collection;
- To other third parties where you consent to such disclosure; and
- Where required or authorised by law (including to LaunchVic, Innovation and Science Australia and other government agencies).
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
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 client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.
Access to your Personal Information
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. We will not charge any fee for your access request but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information. We may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
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.
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.
Level 8, 446 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000