Privacy and Legal
The activities of the Society and members come under the Terms and Conditions.
Please note: benefits and special offers of the Society may have additional terms and conditions to those listed in the Terms and Conditions. These will be listed in direct reference to the specific benefit or special offer. They may also be listed on this page.
Travel Insurance Coverage
The Terms and Conditions for Travel Insurance Coverage should be read in conjunction with the Product Disclosure Statement and the Summary of Coverage. If you have any questions, please contact the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recognise the importance of your privacy, and that you have a right to control how your personal information is collected and used. All personal information about you will only be collected, processed and used in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
Collection of personal information from you
We collect personal information from users of our website at www.globalsociety.com.au ("Website"), and other individuals who provide us with information in connection with the Website or our business. We collect this information when it is reasonably necessary for the purposes of our business.
We collect personal information about you, including, for example, your contact details (such as email address, name, address, phone number, study details including your university, travel details including destinations, and departure and return dates).
In particular, we collect personal information:
• when you submit information through our Website, such as when you register a user account, engage in the forum, retrieve log-in information, or request a new password;
• when you register for subscriptions to mailouts (including via email), newsletters, updates, or other related information/publications through our Website;
• when you use our Website, in which case our system may automatically collect information relating to your visit to our Websites, such as your IP address;
• when you contact us (through our Website, via email or phone) with queries or issues or request that we contact you;
• from our partners, such universities including as part of our [Automated] service, and third party vendors when you claim a benefit from them; or
• when you participate in our promotions or competitions.
If you do not provide us with all requested personal information, you may be unable to participate fully in our services or obtain all of the benefits from use of our services or interaction with us.
Using your personal information
• provide you with information, content, products and/or services;
• facilitate our student networks through our forum, social media platforms and other activities;
• improve information, content, products and/or services or our Website;
• keep you informed about activities, content, products and services associated with our business;
• respond to your queries, request and issues;
• facilitate access to and management of our Website;
• conduct promotions and competitions, and to manage Company related events, subscriptions and sponsorships; and
• operate our business efficiently.
Using your personal information for marketing
We may use personal information you have provided to us, including your email address, postal address and telephone number, to contact you to provide you with information in relation to content available on our Website, new or updated content, special offers, promotions or competitions or other items or material that you may be interested in.
We will only contact you in this way if you have consented to receive such messages.
If you are receiving promotional information from us and do not wish to receive this information any longer, please contact us directly at email@example.com asking to be removed from our mailing lists, or use the unsubscribe facilities included in our marketing communications.
Disclosing your personal information
In order to run our business efficiently, improve and provide content, products and services to you, respond to your queries and/or send you information about future content, products, services and/or activities that you may be interested in, your personal information may be disclosed to service providers (eg. independent contractors and consultants, our third party vendors from whom you request products or services, off-site security storage providers, website hosts, mail-houses, electronic database managers, event managers).
We may also disclose your personal information as necessary to other student members to the extent required to provide the connections and services you have requested and to your home university to the extent required to provide you with the goods and/or services you have requested.
We will not otherwise use or disclose any personal information about you without your consent, unless:
• the use or disclosure is required or permitted by law;
• we believe it necessary to provide you with content, products and/or services which you have requested or to otherwise implement the terms relating to our content, products and/or services or relevant competition;
• we believe it necessary to protect the rights, property or personal safety of another person or the Company; and/or
• the assets and operations of our business are transferred to a third party.
Links to other websites
Access and accuracy
Upon request, we will provide you with access to personal information that we hold about you, except in the limited circumstances in which it is permitted by law for us to withhold this information. To request access to your personal information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If at any time you wish to change personal information that is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us by emailing us at the email address set out in the paragraph above and we will amend your record to make the necessary corrections. You can also update your details on the Website at member.globalsociety.com.au.
If you wish to have your personal information deleted, please let us know in the same manner as referred to above and we will take all reasonable steps to delete it unless we need to keep it for legal, auditing or internal risk reasons.
Storage and security of your personal information
We will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information which we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Your information is stored on secure servers that are protected in controlled facilities. We require our employees and data processors to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by the Company.
Please note also that we may use overseas facilities to process or back up information and use overseas providers to manage or process your personal information. As a result, we may disclose your personal information to overseas facilities for storage and such overseas contractors for such management or processing in countries such as the United States of America, Singapore, the Philippines and France. However, this does not change any of our commitments to safeguard your privacy.
In respect of all online dealings, however, unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be absolutely guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us through our Websites and you use our Websites at your own risk.