The AAIC privacy statement provides an overview of AAIC’s privacy policies and obligations.
Your Personal Information
AAIC is responsible for ensuring the privacy and safety of the personal information gathered, in adherence to the South Australian Government Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) and the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR applies to data collected from EU residents, as AAIC markets in several EU countries and collects personal information from potential and enrolled students.
All personal information collected by AAIC will not be used or disclosed to a third party, except in accordance with the IPPs or the GDPR.
As defined by the IPPs and the GDPR, personal information includes details related to a natural person’s identity or information that can reasonably identify them.
Collection of personal information
We collect personal information about you in various ways, including directly from you when you enroll for a course at AAIC, provide information in person, through phone calls, emails, application forms, or other student requests. Additionally, we may collect information from third parties such as AAIC’s commercial partners, social media sites, and government bodies.
The personal information collected and held about you includes, but is not limited to, your name, address, email address, age, gender, tax file number, citizenship, unique student identifier, occupation, contact information, education history, payment details, course details, background checks, and other information provided voluntarily.
In certain circumstances, we may collect health and sensitive information directly from you for specific purposes, such as ensuring the safety of education programs or conducting research.
The AAIC website records each visit by a user and logs statistical information, such as the user’s IP address, visit date and time, accessed pages, and downloaded documents. This information is used for site usage statistics and remains anonymous.
Some AAIC web pages use “cookies” for record-keeping purposes, making subsequent visits more seamless. Users can choose to accept or decline cookies. The cookies on AAIC’s website do not store personal details, but may include IP addresses for trend analysis, without linking them to individual user identities.
Use and disclosure
- AAIC uses Google Analytics to analyze website usage through anonymous data collected by cookies.
- AAIC also utilizes advertising cookies and technologies, including Facebook and Google, for analytics and online behavioral advertising, delivering more relevant content to users based on their interests.
- Anonymous data from advertising cookies may be shared with third parties for the purpose of promoting AAIC via online advertising.
- Under AAIC’s Terms and Conditions of Enrolment, enrolling students acknowledge and accept that AAIC may use their personal contact information for various purposes, unless the student withdraws such agreement.
- AAIC takes reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and currency of the personal information used.
- AAIC uses personal information only in accordance with the IPPs and for various purposes, such as enrollment processing, communication, marketing, research, and program development.
All personal information held by AAIC is securely stored, whether in hard copy or electronic form, to prevent unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure.
Users of AAIC’s website should be aware of inherent risks associated with transmitting information online and consider alternative methods if they are concerned about privacy.
Access to personal information
Under the IPPs, individuals have the right to request access, updates, or corrections to their personal information held by AAIC. Complaints can also be directed to the Campus Manager or relevant South Australian complaint agencies.
Storage & Security
We will take reasonable steps to maintain the privacy and security of personal information. We ensure this by having such security measures as:
- storing electronic information on a secure server with restricted access and regular back up
- storing paper-based documents securely on our premises
We will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information when it is no longer required for any purpose
Resolving privacy concerns
If you wish to raise a concern about privacy matter, you should contact the Student Administrations Department at the information provided below:
Phone No: +61 8 8232 7788
The AAIC Privacy Statement may be updated from time to time, and users are encouraged to regularly check it for any changes.