Our commitment to privacy
AFIC will be guided by the Australian National Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (as amended) when dealing with personal information. For further details on the APPs, you can visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner's website at www.oaic.gov.au.
What information does AFIC collect and why?
There are some situations in which it is necessary for us to collect personal information about shareholders and other people associated with the Company (such as Directors). We may collect and hold personal information such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, bank account details, tax file numbers and details of security holdings.
AFIC, through its subsidiary, Australian Investment Company Services Limited (AICS), has arrangements with other companies to which AICS provides administrative services and support. Provision of these services may involve the collection and use of personal information (of the type described above) about the security holders of those companies.
The primary purpose for which this information is collected is to enable security holders' holdings to be maintained and administered efficiently and to enable each company to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations. In particular, the information may be used in connection with one or more of the following:
Personal information may be disclosed where required to meet the Company’s legal or regulatory obligations, including any overseas obligations; and:
We aim to keep the personal information that AFIC and AICS collects, uses and/or discloses as accurate, complete and up to date as possible. We need your help to do that. If you think that the information we hold about you is inaccurate, please contact our Privacy Officer (contact details below), and we will take reasonable steps to ensure that it is corrected.
Access to personal information
You should contact our Privacy Officer (contact details below) if you would like to request details of the personal information that AFIC and/or AICS may hold about you. The Company may charge a fee for providing this service, but we will inform you of that at the time you make the request.
Please feel free to contact our Privacy Officer on (03) 9650 9911 if you have any questions, comments or would like more information concerning how we handle your personal information or privacy issues.