Roberts & Cowling Pty Ltd is exempt from the Privacy Act and the National Privacy Principals (NPPs) as it is a small business as defined by that Act at 1 April 2002. Nevertheless, our privacy policies are both rigid and comprehensive and we have voluntarily complied with the NPPs.
The Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 became effective from 21 December 2001, and allows for the recognition of self-regulatory privacy codes backed by default legislative principles and a complaint handling regime. The Act requires most private sector organisations to comply with 10 National Privacy Principles (NPPs). The NPPs establish minimum standards in relation to the collection, holding, use, disclosure, management, access, correction and disposal of Personal Information about natural persons. ABN Tax is strongly committed to the protection of personal information and has adopted the recommendations of the NPPs, both for this web site, and the manner that we conduct our business generally. This Privacy Statement will explain how we protect your personal information in light of the NPPs.
Roberts & Cowling collects information that is necessary for it to perform its services to its clients.
The primary purposes for the collection of information is to enable us to provide Accounting, Taxation and Business Advisory services to our clients. If a secondary purpose arises that is unrelated to the primary purpose, then we undertake to advise you of such a purpose at the time of collection.
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information that we have collected is accurate and complete.
We have a strong emphasis on the security of your information. We take reasonable steps to protect personal information from misuse and loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Our staff are trained to respect Personal Information with the utmost confidentiality.
We are open with you about the kind of personal information that we collect and will update this Privacy Statement to reflect any changes as they happen.
By providing you with the ability to request to view the information that we hold, we are ensuring that you have the ability to access and correct that information as required.
We have not adopted as our own, any identifiers assigned by government agencies.
Due to the nature of our business, we cannot give you the ability to transact with us anonymously. However, you are free to make enquiriesÂ to us without divulging your identity.
Your information is not sold or distributed to anyone.
We have no purpose in collecting information, which reveals the racial or ethnic origins of our members, nor their political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union memberships, health status, or sexual orientation.