ESA adheres to the principles of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act) and is committed to meeting its legal and regulatory obligations under the Privacy Act. We also recognise the need to comply with the obligations of similar laws in the State jurisdictions where we operate.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles can be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au
About Safer Technologies for Schools
The Safer Technologies for Schools (ST4S) initiative is administered by Education Services Australia (ESA) on behalf of state and territory governments, the New Zealand Ministry of Education and the Catholic and independent school sectors. ST4S has been developed to enhance the security, privacy, interoperability and online safety of software applications and services commonly used by Australian schools. As part of its assessment activities, ST4S may collect or store data relating to you.
What is personal information?
Personal information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of personal information we collect include:
- email addresses
- phone numbers
ESA and your personal information
Personal information will be collected and used or disclosed by ESA for the purposes of providing, operating and improving its business activities, for pursuing its legitimate interest, to respond to your inquiries, for legal or regulatory compliance activities as required by law or good business practice or for the purposes for which the information is provided.
ESA is an Australian based organisation and stores personal information in Australia.
How we use and disclose your personal information
We collect your personal information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your personal information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.
Disclosure of personal information
Your personal information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
- Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
- Where required or authorised by law.
ESA uses Google Analytics services to improve the performance of its services and for analytics and marketing purposes. You can find how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our Site and Services at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. To opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout . Please note that the usage information collected from this website is stored overseas by Google Analytics.
ESA may provide, from time to time, links to third-party websites. As ESA does not control the privacy practises of those websites it cannot guarantee the website links or policy of those third parties. Please ensure you have reviewed the privacy policies of other websites or apps that you use, to learn about their privacy practices.
Quality of personal information
It is important to ESA that your personal information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up to date. If you find that the information we have is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you. You may request to access your personal information by contacting us by:
(within Australia) 03 92079600
Post: Post Office Box 177, Carlton South, Victoria, Australia 3053; or
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.
ESA will aim to respond to your request within 30 business days.