Defence CRC TAS Limited (ABN 98 624 711 011) (CRC TAS) respects and is committed to maintaining the privacy of all people who engage with us either via our websites, mobile apps or through any of our research projects. This policy (Privacy Policy) governs how CRC TAS deals with the collection, security, quality, use and disclosure of your Personal Information, and is in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).

Your use of our sites indicates that you accept this Privacy Policy, and consent to the collection and use by us of your Personal Information according to the terms below. CRC TAS may from time to time amend or replace this Privacy Policy, and users are advised that continued use of our sites following amendment is deemed confirmation of acceptance.

Collection of Personal Information

CRC TAS may collect Personal Information (as defined by the Privacy Act) as part of our activities in a variety of ways, including directly from you or indirectly via others such as our research partners.  Our means to collect such information include (but are not limited to) by phone, text, forms completed and provided to us via our websites or by email, fax, social media activities, mobile apps and newsletters.

The type and form of Personal Information collected may vary depending upon the research, specific project or activity being undertaken.  Collected Personal Information may without limitation include names, physical, postage and email addresses, and telephone numbers and other business-related information (for example employment details, ABNs and ACNs).

We may also collect website and mobile apps statistics (which includes pages accessed and search terms used) but this information is not Personal Information.  For example, we may use Google Analytics to collect traffic data on the use of our website for continuous improvement purposes.

Use & Disclosure of Personal Information

CRC TAS collects Personal Information to conduct our research, projects, programs and associated activities, and to provide certain-related services. We may also use Personal Information to provide updated information on new projects, alerts for special events that we may organise, or to conduct surveys or engage in other marketing purposes.

Subject to the exceptions listed in the Privacy Act, all Personal Information will stored securely, only be accessed by selected members of our team and our project partners as applicable, or professional advisers if required, all of whom are bound by the Privacy Act and this Privacy Policy. We will not give your Personal Information to advertisers and other unrelated or unaffiliated organisations without your consent.

You acknowledge that CRC TAS’s right to disclose Personal Information may involve disclosure to entities located outside Australia (for example in relation to one of our research projects). Where CRC TAS is required or authorised to disclose your Personal Information, you consent to the disclosure of your Personal Information to selected foreign entities. We may also disclose Personal Information to overseas recipients when storing Personal Information with “cloud” service providers which may be situated outside Australia.

Security of Information

CRC TAS will take all reasonable steps to ensure your Personal Information is protected from modification, misuse, loss and unauthorised access. We will also take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify Personal Information which is no longer needed for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Access & Correction of Personal Information

Under the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act, an individual has the right to obtain access to any Personal Information which holds about them and to advise of any perceived inaccuracy. There are some exceptions to this right set out in the Privacy Act. To make a request to access or update any Personal Information CRC TAS holds about you, please contact our Privacy Officer via the details set out below.

As CRC TAS relies on the accuracy of the information you provide us, please notify us of any changes to your personal information details. We will require you to verify your identity and specify what information you require updating.

Enquiries & Complaints

If you would like further information about the way CRC TAS manages the Personal Information it holds, or wish to complain that you believe that CRC TAS has breached the Australian Privacy Principles, please contact our Privacy Officer, Mark Guthrie at We will investigate any complaint and notify you of a decision in relation to your complaint as soon as practicable after it has been made.

Released on: 23/05/2018