What personal data we collect and why
The Hatchery takes a great deal of care when we handle your personal information and we do so in line with the 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) that can be found at the OAIC website (www.oaic.gov.au).
The Hatchery has developed a policy to help you better understand how your data is stored and used by us, as well as the purpose for which it is used and why.
What does personal information mean?
How is my personal information collected?
The main way we collect personal information is through you directly or through your authorised representative. That is, when you visit us at www.the-hatchery.co and submit your personal information or request your personal information to be used (i.e. by subscribing to an email newsletter).
We sometimes collect personal information from a third party or from a publicly available source, but only if:
- you have consented to such collection or would reasonably expect us to collect your personal information in this way, or
- if it is necessary for a specific purpose such as the investigation of a privacy complaint.
Your personal information may be collected through the following services that are used on our website:
- User contact forms
- Cookies & Analytics
- Mailing list
- Social Network widgets and buttons (Pinterest, Twitter etc)
- Direct Marketing
- Credit card payments including PayPal
- Maps/Video and other embedded content
We only collect personal information for purposes which are directly related to our functions or activities under the Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act), and only when it is necessary for or directly related to such purposes.
How do you use my personal information?
We only use personal information for the purposes for which we collected it – purposes which are directly related to one of our current or upcoming functions or activities that on the whole create a better user experience for you at www.the-hatchery.co.
We do not give personal information about an individual to any government agencies, private sector organisations or anyone else unless one of the following applies:
- you have consented
- you would reasonably expect, or have told us, that information of this kind is usually passed to those individuals, bodies or agencies
- it is otherwise required or authorised by law
- it will prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to somebody’s life or health, or
- it is reasonably necessary for the enforcement of the criminal law or of a law imposing a pecuniary penalty, or for the protection of public revenue.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Is my personal information stored securely?
We take steps to protect the personal information we hold against loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure, and against other misuse. When the personal information that we collect is no longer required, we destroy or delete it in a secure manner.
Can I access or change the personal information I give you?
Yes, you can access the personal information that we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct the personal information we hold about you. You can contact us directly using the contact details below.
The Hatchery is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act. We care about our users and do everything we can to adhere to the 13 Australian Privacy Principles as per the OAIC guidelines.
How to contact us
For further information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can write to us at The Hatchery, GPO Box 259, Sydney NSW 2001.