Privacy Policy

ANZSOC is committed to protecting the privacy of members and the confidentiality of personal information provided to ANZSOC. ANZSOC’s privacy policy reflects and incorporates the National Privacy Principles as set out in the Privacy Act 2001 (Cth).

This document discusses ANZSOC’s policy and practices in relation to:
•    Collection of personal information
•    Use of personal information
•    Disclosure of personal information
•    Updating personal information
•    The right to check personal information held by ANZSOC
•    Confidentiality and security of personal information, and
•    Complaint resolution mechanism.

ANZSOC may, from time to time, review and update this privacy policy to take into account changes to operations and practices and to ensure that the policy remains appropriate and relevant.


1. Collection of personal information

ANZSOC receives information including name, address, telephone, email and facsimile contact details, position title, academic qualifications and affiliations and names and locations of employer from members and non-members on membership applications and membership renewal forms. We receive some or all of this information if you contact ANZSOC in relation to membership or other enquiries. If this contact is via e-mail, our e-mail system will retain details of your e-mail address and the e-mail message.
We receive information from browsers when you visit our website such as your server address, domain name, date and time of your visit, the pages visited, the page you came from, the type of browser, and selected information for statistical purposes.
We also collect financial information about individuals making payments related to membership fees or other services that are, or may in the future be, provided by ANZSOC, including purchase of back copies of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. Financial information collection includes, depending on the form of payment used, credit card details and/or bank account details.
We receive information on non-members through enquiries made to the Society and from personal and professional contacts.

2. Use of personal information

Personal information collected by ANZSOC is essential to the Society’s activities and operations and is used for:
•    managing membership and membership renewals
•    providing benefits to members, including provision of copies of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (or electronic access to the Journal, depending on type of membership)
•    orders for copies of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
•    assessing eligibility for membership
•    notifying members via regular mail or e-mail, about issues of interest or importance to members, including provision of the ANZSOC Newsletter and information regarding decisions made by the Committee of Management and their impact on the Society’s operations.
We maintain and use this information in written and/or electronic form in order to provide you with information and services that the ANZSOC Committee of Management considers will be of benefit, interest or importance to you.
We request personal information when you apply for membership, renew membership, make purchases from us (including back copies of the Journal and any other products or services that may in the future be introduced for the benefit of members) from us or register for workshops, seminars, conferences or other ANZSOC events.
If you send us an email, that address will be recorded automatically by our email system for the purpose of replying to your email. However for normal communication with you, we will use the email address you provide in your membership application/renewal, unless you request us to use a different email address.
We collect and maintain personal information about non-members for the purpose of providing information about membership, services and products. We maintain and use this information in written and/or electronic form.
If we are advised that a non-member does not want us to provide them with information about membership, services and products, we will comply with their request.


3. Disclosure of personal information

ANZSOC may disclose personal information that we collect about members or non-members to firms that perform services on our behalf in connection with maintaining or servicing our membership or processing requests for products or services. For example, a copy of ANZSOC membership mailing list is provided to Australian Academic Press for the limited purpose of mailing copies of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology to eligible members.

ANZSOC may disclose personal information about members to persons or organisations engaged by ANZSOC to provide professional services necessary for the Society’s continuing operations and to meet its requirements as an incorporated society. For example, ANZSOC will provide information, including details of membership payments with some accompanying personal information, to an accountant for the purposes of auditing the society’s accounts and financial operations.

ANZSOC will also cause personal information about members to be provided to professional information and communications technology providers as necessary for the establishment and continued operations of the ANZSOC website. The information provided and the organisations it is provided to will be restricted to that which is essential and information will not be given to any other service provider.

ANZSOC discloses some personal information through the routine publication to ANZSOC website of minutes of Committee of Management meetings, Annual General Meetings and other meetings necessary for the Society’s operations and newsletters.
ANZSOC may, at the discretion of the Committee of Management, produce an annual directory of current financial members. This direction will be distributed only to other current financial members of ANZSOC. Information in the directory will be based on information provided by members through membership applications and renewals and the accuracy of the information will be reliant on members advising the Secretary of any changes to their contact information (including email address).

Any member may choose to restrict their contact details from appearing in the membership directory by advising the Secretary accordingly. For members so choosing, information in the directory will be restricted to only the member’s name, or members may choose not to have any about themselves appear in the directory. In the absence of specific advice from an individual member, the member’s name and contact details (including position title and employing organisation where provided to ANZSOC by the member) will appear in the directory.

The membership directory will not be sold, distributed to vendors and is not to be used for a commercial purpose. The Directory contains a statement to this effect. Any misuse of the Directory and its information will result in the termination of membership. Institutions holding membership to ANZSOC and who receive the Membership Directory are encouraged to manage access to the Directory in an appropriate manner.

ANZSOC does not share or sell membership information or personal information acquired from members.
ANZSOC may also disclose personal information to government agencies if we are required to do so by law.

4. Updating personal information

ANZSOC endeavours to ensure that the personal information it holds is accurate, complete and up-to-date. A member may update their personal information held by ANZSOC at any time by contacting the Secretary.


5. The right to check personal information held by ANZSOC

An individual has the right to obtain access to any personal information which ANZSOC holds about them and to advise ANZSOC of any perceived inaccuracy.
To access any information ANZSOC holds about you, please contact the Secretary.


6. Confidentiality and security of personal information

All our data is stored in written and/or electronic form and we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. We restrict access to personal information about members and non-members to those employees and third party providers who need to know that information to deliver our products and services efficiently and effectively. We are committed to ensuring that any personal information you provide to us remains confidential and secure.


7. Complaint resolution mechanism

In the event that you have a question, concern or complaint regarding the way in which we handle your personal information, you should contact the President of ANZSOC. The President’s contact details are here.