ASCI has always respected the privacy of its members and people on its mailing lists. ASCI is now bound by new sections of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988, which sets out a number of principles concerning the protection of personal information.
This policy sets out important information about privacy protections which we extend to your personal information. It relates to all personal information that is provided to us.
ASCI collects personal information in a number of ways, including:
Your personal information may be used to:
For the purposes set out above (under "How we use your personal information") we may disclose your personal information to organisations outside of ASCI. Where appropriate, these disclosures are subject to privacy and confidentiality protections. The organisations to which we usually disclose information include:
ASCI takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of the information we hold depends to a large extent on the information you provide. That's why we recommend you:
You can easily change the information you provide to us by updating your member profile or by contacting us by phone or email.
You have a right to access your personal information, subject to some exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to do so, please let us know by sending an email. You are required to put your request in writing for security reasons.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is managed securely. Discarded media and computers which may contain personal data are securely erased or shredded. Our best efforts are made to ensure your personal information is protected from misuse, loss and unauthorised access. Please note however that there are no guarantees with security of any information transmitted via the Internet.
Manual paper records and receipts containing your original request may be kept on file until destroyed or archived, depending on auditor requirements.
Exam registration and exam results information may be kept by ASCI. However, they will not be released to anyone except to examinee without his or her written permission. In most cases exam registrations and exam results are held and managed by the examining certification partner.