- “Personal Information” is defined as information and data, whether recorded in a material form or not, relating to an identified or identifiable natural person that is processed by or on behalf of Ballarat Gold Mine, whether or not by automated means; and
Whose information do we collect?
Ballarat Gold Mine collects Personal Information from a range of individuals in the context of its business activities, including:
- representatives of our suppliers, customers, sponsors and business partners;
- Community members;
- industry association representatives;
- users of the Ballarat Gold Mine website; and
- job applicants.
What information we collect and why we collect it
We collect Personal Information from you where it is relevant for our purposes as further detailed below.
Ballarat Gold Mine may collect a range of information in a business context, such as your name, gender, job title, photographic identification, email address, home address and other contact details, details of your business and other interests, experience and/or academic and professional qualifications, third party references, communications with you (including notes from meetings and telephone call recordings), feedback or survey responses that you provide to us, financial and payment information, and information collected from clearance questionnaires and/or interviews.
Ballarat Gold Mine uses information collected from you for business-related purposes, including negotiating, concluding and performing contracts, managing business relationships, administering real estate leases and licences, recruitment, conducting clearance procedures, managing accounts and records, communicating with you and third party contacts, supporting corporate social responsibility activities, security, legal, regulatory and internal investigations and debt administration.
When you use our website, Ballarat Gold Mine collects certain standard information that is sent by your browser to our website. This includes technical information, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, language, time zone setting, access times and any referring website addresses.
- where a law enforcement agency exercises a warrant to inspect logs or any such information is otherwise required to be produced by Ballarat Gold Mine to authorities or regulators; or
- where Ballarat Gold Mine believes it is required to collect and produce relevant electronic documentation to fulfil its obligations to third parties, including statutory organisations under local law.
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Cookies & Related Technologies
You may set up your web browser to block cookies or remove cookies stored from your computer or mobile device. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use certain features and functions of our website.
Providing Personal Information
At times, Ballarat Gold Mine may ask you to voluntarily supply Personal Information, such as your name, email address, location, telephone number and preferred means of communication, for purposes such as subscribing to Ballarat Gold Mine news alerts, job enquiries or requesting further information from Ballarat Gold Mine, including through the Contact us form or HR Contact form available on our website or an all-in-one marketing platform.
Where we ask you to voluntarily supply Personal Information we will use it to provide you with the information or services that you have requested from us.
Sensitive Personal Information
Sensitive Personal Information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, health or medical conditions, genetic or biometric information, sexual orientation, or criminal convictions and offences may be processed by Ballarat Gold Mine if such processing is necessary to comply with laws and regulations or where you provide this information voluntarily or otherwise consent for us to do so.
Ballarat Gold Mine may monitor emails sent to and from its workforce, which may contain Personal Information relating to third parties. The information contained in such emails may be used for business-related purposes, for example when investigating incidents within Ballarat Gold Mine. Although Ballarat Gold Mine endeavours not to review the contents of personal emails, there may be occasions on which this is necessary, for example, to investigate a breach of security within Ballarat Gold Mine, or in the context of legal proceedings.
The legal basis for Ballarat Gold Mine processing your Personal Information
In order to comply with applicable data protection and privacy laws, Ballarat Gold Mine is required to set out the legal basis for the processing of your Personal Information. In accordance with the purposes for which we collect and use your Personal Information, as set out above, the legal basis for Ballarat Gold Mine processing your Personal Information will typically be one of the following:
- your consent;
- the performance of a contract that we have in place with you or other individuals;
- Ballarat Gold Mine or our third parties’ legitimate business interests; or
- compliance with our legal obligations.
Disclosure of the information we collect
Ballarat Gold Mine may share your Personal Information with people within the company who need to know that information for business or legal reasons, for example, in order to carry out an administrative function such as processing an invoice, or to direct a query that you have submitted to the relevant department within Ballarat Gold Mine.
We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties including the authorities, Ballarat Gold Mine’s advisors, suppliers of IT services and third parties engaged by Ballarat Gold Mine for the purpose of providing services requested by you; to protect any intellectual property rights in any materials displayed on or otherwise available from Ballarat Gold Mine’s website; for the purposes of seeking legal or other professional advice; to respond to a legal request or comply with a legal obligation; and to enforce Ballarat Gold Mine’s website Terms and Conditions of Use.
We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties in the event that we sell, buy or merge any business or assets, including to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets. Ballarat Gold Mine may also disclose the Personal Information you provide to us via the Ballarat Gold Mine job vacancy website to Ballarat Gold Mine HR practitioners, Ballarat Gold Mine Hiring Managers and to Ballarat Gold Mine’s recruitment advisors for the purpose of considering you for career opportunities with Ballarat Gold Mine.
Transfer of your Personal Information to other countries
Retention of Personal Information
Ballarat Gold Mine’s aim is to keep your Personal Information for no longer than is necessary for regulatory or Ballarat Gold Mine business reasons. The amount of time that records are kept for varies depending upon the type of Personal Information they contain.
Your rights in relation to your Personal Information
If you would like to access or obtain a copy (which may be in machine-readable form) of the Personal Information Ballarat Gold Mine holds about you, please send a request to ‘General Enquiries’ on the Contact us form available on our website.
Ballarat Gold Mine endeavours to ensure that the Personal Information it holds about you is complete, accurate and up to date. If you consider that your Personal Information is incomplete, inaccurate or out of date, you have the right to require us to correct it.
If you do not provide us with the information sought in the required fields we may be limited in our ability to provide you with services.
Complaints and Concerns
If you have a concern or complaint about how Ballarat Gold Mine has used your Personal Information, as a first step, you should raise this in writing with Ballarat Gold Mine, using the contact details available on our website or via the Contact Us form.
If you are not satisfied with the handling of your concern or complaint by Ballarat Gold Mine, you can escalate this to your national Data Protection Authority.
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Last updated [2 April 2020]