GHD Pty Ltd respects and upholds your right to privacy
protection under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
We are required to comply with the National Privacy Principles
in respect of the collection, use, disclosure and handling of
personal information from individuals. This policy details the
practices we have adopted to protect your privacy so that you can
feel confident about how we manage the personal information you
entrust to us.
When do we collect personal
Personal information is any information
that can be used to identify you. We collect personal information
(including contact name, telephone number, address, email address,
occupation, education and qualifications etc) in a range of
- when entering into relationships with new clients
- when individuals apply for employment with us
- when individuals register online with the GHD Clientnet™
- when we conduct traffic transport surveys
- community consultation
- environmental studies
What do we do with personal
We may use personal information:
- to enable us to provide services to our clients
- to communicate information about our services
- for our internal administrative, planning, product development,
marketing and research requirements
- to consider the suitability of applicants for employment with
As part of the provision of services, we may outsource some of
our functions to third parties which may involve the disclosure of
personal information. These third parties will not be permitted to
use the information for purposes other than for which the
information is disclosed.
We may disclose your personal information to organisations
related to us in countries outside Australia if it is necessary for
one of the purposes the information has been disclosed to us. For
example, if you send us an application for employment, we may send
it to an organisation related to us in New Zealand to consider
whether that organisation may be in a position to offer you
employment. If we disclose your personal information to an
organisation in a country other than Australia, we will take all
reasonable steps to oversee that protection of your personal
information is not diminished.
Apart from this, your personal information is never shared,
sold, rented or otherwise disclosed except if required by law or
with your consent.
At any time you may opt-out of receiving any communications from
us (other than as required for the operation of our business e.g.
regarding payment of accounts).
How do we use "cookies" and "log
at http://www.ghd.com or in the
The GHD Clientnet™ website located at http://www.ghdwa.com.au/ uses log
files on a limited basis to record appropriate access to some
project information by registered users.
We log IP addresses (i.e. the electronic addresses of computers
connected to the Internet) to analyse trends, administer the site,
track users movements, and gather broad demographic
What do we do to safeguard personal
We will take all reasonable steps to
maintain the security of any personal information we receive. We
use a variety of secure techniques to protect your information,
including secure servers, locked file cabinets, firewalls and
We will only keep your personal information when we consider it
necessary for one of the purposes you have disclosed it. If we
consider that it is no longer necessary to keep your personal
information, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or
de-identify your personal information.
Access and Correction
You may access any
personal information we hold about you at any time. If your
personal information changes or if you no longer require our
services, we will endeavour to provide a way to correct, update or
remove the personal data you have provided to us.
Websites operated by us 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.
may change this policy from time to time and will notify you by
posting an updated version of this policy on this website. This
document represents our policy as at 20 December 2001.
If you have any questions
of your privacy by us, please email the Privacy Officer or
telephone 61 3 8687 8000 or write to us at:
C/- The Privacy Officer
Level 8, 180 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000