The Australian News Channel (ANC) respects the privacy of its audience and people we do business with. ANCcomplies with the National Privacy Principles (NPPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (theAct). This Privacy Statement explains ANC’s practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure and transfer of certain information, including your personal information.For instructions on how to contact ANC regarding privacy matters, please see the "Contact Us" section below. This Privacy Statement governs your use of the ANC service. If you do not agree to this Privacy Statement, do not use the ANC service.
Exemption for news program material
ANC is bound by the Act in relation to the handling of personal information. The Act does not apply to any acts done or practices engaged with in relation to any of ANC’s program material. The general purpose of this exemption, and the exemption for the acts and practices of private sector media organisations done in the course of journalism, is to allow for the free flow of information to the public.
Privacy and third party organisations
What information does ANC collect?
Information Provided by You
ANC needs to collect the personal information that subscribers provide in order to provide its services and conduct its business. ANC collects personal information of its subscribers including their name, address, email address and password. ANC also needs to collect the credit card details of its subscriberswhich are collected via ANC’s secure payment gateway.
Information from third party social media platforms or services
Information from other sources
In some circumstances, ANC may source information about you which is on the public record, or can be requested from third parties. For example, when you apply for a job or internship at ANC, ANC will seek information from you directly, but may also collect information about you from third parties (including your previous employers and recruitment consultants).
Use of personal information
ANC may use your personal information provide our services to you;to measure and improve your experience with ANC’s services; to customise or enhance ANC’s services; to provide technical support, or respond to any enquiries; if permitted or required by law; it is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to a person’s life or health; or if you consent to the disclosure (this may be express or implied).
Disclosure of personal information
ANC will not sell, rent or trade personal information about you to or with others.
If data about your use of ANC’s digital services is de-identified, aggregated or otherwise made anonymous, ANC may collect, use and share that information for any purpose with third parties provided that in doing so we do not reveal any personal information and the use is related to ANC activities.
If you log in or connect to a social media service account in relation to any ANC service, we may share your user name and associated activity as well as your comments with other ANC service users and with your friends associated with your social media service. We may also share the same information with the social media service provider. ANC may seek to re-publish content you provide to us (for example, competition entries or social media posts, together with your social media name.
Your right of access
Under the Act, you have the right to seek access to information whichANC holds about you, except to the extent that ANC is required or authorised to refuse access under any law of the Commonwealth that provides for access by persons to documents (e.g. the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth)). You are entitled to obtain access to records that contain personal information about you. You also have the right to ask us to correct information about you which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. If you wish to seek access to the personal information that ANC holds about you, or if you believe that personal information about you is not accurate, complete or up to date, you should contact ANC’s Privacy Officer. You can obtain information regarding access to records that contain personal information about you by contacting the ANC Privacy Officer (see clause 7 below). ANC will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information it holds is accurate, relevant to its purpose, up to date, complete and not misleading.
Anonymity and pseudonymity
Where possible, you may interact with ANC anonymously should you choose to do so. However, in some cases it will not be practicable for ANC to interact with you anonymously, or it may be impossible to provide the service you are requesting without some form of personal information. For example, if you wish to subscribe to our newsletter an email address must be provided.
Storage and security of your information
Depending on how we received your personal information, ANC may store it in electronic and hard copy format. ANC takes such steps as are reasonable and practicable to ensure that the personal information it holds is protected against interference, unauthorised access and other forms of misuse. ANC usescommercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no security system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. ANC cannot guarantee the security of your information and cannot assume liability for improper access to it.
By using any ANC service, including our website and user interfaces, or providing information to ANC through any means, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the ANC service. In some instances, including where you are using third party social media platforms to engage with ANC, these platforms are not under the control of ANC. We encourage you to carefully consider the terms and conditions and security used by any third party platform.
Additional information and complaints
ANC Privacy Officer
Telephone: +61 2 9886 8000
Intl: +61 2 9886 8000
Fax: +61 2 9886 8002
Postal Address: Locked Bag 918, North Sydney, NSW, 2059, Australia.
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC)
Contact details are set out on the OAIC website: http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/making-a-privacy-complaint
- ANC Privacy Officer
- Information Provided by You