Australian College of Theology Limited (hereinafter referred to as “ACT”, “we”, “us” or “our”) operates a platform which allows users to access information relevant to their requirements as a Student, Alumni or Staff Member at our affiliated colleges.
“Affiliates” means organisations related to ACT. The most common affiliates are the colleges affiliated with the ACT by means of an Affiliation Agreement between both parties.
“Data Controller” means ACT, the company responsible for the use and processing of Personal Information.
“Third Parties” means companies or persons not related by common ownership or control or other unrelated individuals. Third Parties can be financial and non-financial companies, or persons other than you and ACT.
“Personal Information” means information (which may include sensitive information) relating to a living individual who is or can be identified either from that information or from that information in conjunction with other information that is in, or is likely to come into, the possession of the Data Controller.
3. WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DOES ACT GATHER ABOUT ITS USERS?
- Information that you give us
We receive, store and process information, including Personal Information, that you make available to us when either registering for one of our courses or willfully starting employment with us or our affiliates. The ACT also holds information provided on the platform:
- Filled in any form on the Platform;
- If your information is updated on a Third-Party site (e.g. TAMS, ACT’s Theological Academic Management System), in which case we will obtain the Personal Information that you have provided to the Third-Party site, to the extent allowed by your settings with the Third-Party site and authorized by you; and
- Communicated with ACT
2. Information we get from your use of our Platform
We also receive, store and process information, possibly including Personal Information, when you access or use our Platform and Services, including but not limited to:
- Log Data
- Cookies and other Tracking Technologies
Third Parties may not collect information about users’ online activities on the Platform.
4. HOW ACT USES AND PROCESSES THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE OR MAKE AVAILABLE
- We use, store and process information about you for the following general purposes:
- to enable you to access and use the Platform including gaining access to information pertinent with your role as a student or staff member;
- to operate, protect, improve and optimize the Platform, ACT’s business, and our users’ experience, such as to perform analytics, conduct research, personalize or otherwise customize your experience, and to provide customer service;
- to send you service, support and administrative messages, reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and information requested by you;
- to comply with our legal obligations, resolve any disputes that we may have with any of our users, and enforce our agreements with Third Parties.
5. WHEN ACT DISCLOSES OR SHARES YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND TO WHOM
Your Personal Information may be transferred, stored, used, processed and disclosed as follows:
- Parts of Private information (such as email address) may be displayed in other parts of the Platform where required.
- You acknowledge, consent and agree that ACT may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Collective Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary (a) to respond to claims asserted against ACT; (b) to comply with legal process (for example, subpoenas and warrants), including legal process associated with national security and law enforcement; (c) for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, customer support, product development and de-bugging purposes; or (d) to protect the rights, property or personal safety of ACT, its users or members of the public.
We will use reasonable efforts to notify any user regarding requests for their data unless:
- providing notice is prohibited by the legal process itself
- we believe that providing notice would (a) be ineffective, or (b) would create a risk of injury to anybody or (c) create or increase a risk of fraud upon ACT’s property, its Members, the Platform, Application, or Services (collectively, “Risk Scenarios”).
In instances where ACT complies with legal requests for user data without notice to the user for the reasons described above, ACT will use reasonable efforts to notify that user about the request after the fact if we determine in good faith that we are no longer legally prohibited from doing so.
We may also publish, disclose and use Aggregated Information and non-personal information for industry and market analysis, demographic profiling, marketing and advertising, and other business purposes.
6. BUSINESS TRANSFERS BY ACT
7. HOW TO ACCESS OR CHANGE YOUR INFORMATION
You may review, update or correct the Personal Information in your ACT Account. If you would like to correct your information or withdraw your ACT Account entirely, you can do so by contacting ACT. Please also note that any content (including but not limited to reviews, forum postings and similar materials) posted by you may continue to be publicly available on the Platform in association with your name, even after your ACT Account is withdrawn.
8. SECURING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We are continuously implementing and updating administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your Personal Information against unauthorized access, destruction or alteration. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no method of storing information, can be 100% secure. So, we cannot guarantee the security of your transmissions to us and of your Personal Information that we store.
9. YOUR PRIVACY WHEN YOU ACCESS THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND RESOURCES
ACT uses “cookies” in conjunction with the Platform to obtain information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device (e.g. your phone or your computer) for record-keeping purposes. For example, a cookie could allow the Platform to recognize your browser, while another could store your preferences and other information.
Your browser may allow you to set how it handles cookies, such as declining all cookies or prompting you to decide whether to accept each cookie. But please note that some parts of the Platform may not work as intended or may not work at all without cookies.