Atlas Iron Limited (Atlas) is committed to respecting the privacy of your personal
practices. It covers the following areas:
- Application of privacy laws;
- Personal information collected;
- Use and disclosure of personal information;
- Accessing and updating your personal information;
- Security of personal information; and
- Contact details.
information which identifies you as an individual or from which your identity can be
reasonably ascertained. Your personal contact details are examples of personal
References to “Atlas”, “us”, “we” and “our” are references to Atlas Iron Limited and its
related bodies corporate.
2 APPLICATION OF PRIVACY LAWS
Atlas is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (as
amended or superseded) and other applicable Commonwealth and State laws which
protect your privacy. Atlas sometimes handles personal information relying on
exemptions under these laws, for example in relation to:
- employee records;
- related bodies corporate;
- provision of services to State or Territory authorities; and
- operations outside Australia relating to personal information of non-Australians.
Any permitted handling of personal information under such exemptions will take priority
3 PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
We only collect personal information that is necessary for our functions and activities.
Purposes for which we may collect personal information include but are not limited to
resolving any queries you may have or processing your application for employment with
Generally, we try to collect personal information directly from you however there are
certain situations in which we may collect personal information about you from
In certain circumstances we may collect sensitive information such as criminal record
information. We will only collect this information with your consent or otherwise in
accordance with the law.
Generally the types of personal information we collect will include name, contact details,
and records of communications with Atlas. In addition we collect personal information
- Shareholders: information about the shareholding, banking details, and tax file
numbers for payment of dividends and other amounts;
- Employees: information collected about employees includes birthdates, address
details, phone numbers, email addresses, health and workers compensation
information, banking and tax file number details and photographs. We may also
collect your information through monitoring use of our information technology
systems and resources;
- Job applicants: employment and academic histories, working rights (visa status,
expiry date, country of issue), driver’s licence and passport details, ethnicity
(optional), the names of referees, in some cases, health information. Atlas collects
this information directly from you, from organisations that provide recruitment related
services to Atlas, and from third parties who provide job applicants with professional
or personal references; and
- Directors: information collected about directors includes name and contact details,
usually for the purposes of providing third party customer support
We also collect personal information, including names and contact details, about:
- People involved in or through organisations that we support or sponsor;
- Our suppliers. This information is collected for business-related purposes but
contains some limited personal information contact details of the people that Atlas
- People who correspond with Atlas, including through our website, in which case we
keep a copy of that correspondence and relevant contact details;
- People who request information updates about us through our website mailing list or
email alerts service.
We collect information from the www.atlasiron.com.au site using server logs and Google
Analytics. More information on Google Analytics is available at
When you visit the Atlas website to read, browse or download information, your record/log
your IP address (the address which identifies your computer on the internet and which is
automatically recognised by our web server), date and time of your visit to Atlas’ site, the
pages viewed, and any information are downloaded.
This information is only used for the purpose of site analysis and to help Atlas offer you
an improved online service. We may automatically collect non-personal information about
you such as the type of internet browsers you use or the site from which you linked to
Atlas’ website. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist
Atlas in providing an effective service on Atlas’ website.
4 USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will generally use and disclose your personal information for the purpose for which it
was collected, purposes related to the main purpose for which the information was collected,
or where you have consented to the use or disclosure.
For example, we may use your personal information to assess your application for
employment, to send you information about our services or provide personal information
about you to service providers who assist us in providing our services. These may
include organisations that assist Atlas with archival, research, mail and delivery, auditing,
consulting, security or technology services.
We may otherwise use or disclose your personal information where required or
authorised by law, which may include emergency situations and assisting law
We may disclose your personal information to overseas recipients (including service
providers) located in such countries as New Zealand, the United States of America,
Canada, the United Kingdom and China. You should be aware that overseas recipients
may not be subject to privacy legislation which is as stringent as the legislation which
applies in Australia.
5 ACCESSING AND UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
To make a request to access or correct any personal information we hold about you,
please contact us using the “Contact Details” set out below. We ask that you provide us
with as much detail as you can about the particular information you seek, in order to
help us retrieve it. An access fee may be charged. In certain circumstances, we may not
be required by law to provide you with access or to correct your personal information. If
that is the case, we will give you our reasons for that decision.
We take reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information we collect, use
and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
6 THIRD PARTIES WHO SUBSCRIBE TO EMAIL ALERTS
Atlas ensures subscribers to email alerts are aware of its privacy statement prior to
subscribing for the alerts.
When third parties subscribe to Atlas’ email alert service, Atlas will do the following:
- Record their e-mail address;
- Only use their e-mail address for the purpose it has been provided;
- Not add the email address to a mailing list (unless specifically requested);
- Not disclose the email address without the third party’s consent
Users of the Atlas website should be aware that cookies may be stored on their hard
drive. A ‘cookie’ is a short text file that may be stored on a computer’s hard drive when a
website is visited. When a third party accesses or views Atlas’ website, the third party is
made aware that a cookie may be downloaded to their computer by an external
company that provides share price details and charts for the Atlas website. These
cookies may be used by Atlas to review how its website is used so that Atlas may
enhance the accessibility of its website.
7 SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Typically, we will store personal information both in-house and with third party storage
providers (including third party cloud service providers). Irrespective of whether
personal information is stored electronically or in hard copy form, we take reasonable
steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, loss, destruction,
unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. If stored in a cloud environment, we will
take reasonable steps to ensure our continued control over the information, and to
ensure that your access rights under the Privacy Act are maintained.
8 CONTACT DETAILS
If you have any questions, concerns or feedback about privacy, please contact the
Company Secretary at:
Atlas Iron Limited
Address: Level 18, 300 Murray Street, Perth,
Phone: 08 6228 8000
The Company Secretary is responsible for coordinating the investigation of any
concerns complaints made to Atlas about privacy issues and resolving the matter with
We will respond to concerns and complaints within a reasonable time after receipt
(usually no more than 30 days). If you remain unsatisfied with the way in which we
have handled a privacy issue, we suggest you approach an independent advisor or
contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner for guidance on
alternative courses of action which may be available. We will provide our full
cooperation in the event that you elect to pursue this course of action.
From time to time, we may change our policy on how we handle personal information
or the types of personal information which we hold. Any changes to our policy will be
published on our website.
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