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References to “Standards Australia”, “we”, “us” and “our” in this Privacy Policy refer to Standards Australia Limited.

In this Privacy Policy:

  • Authorised User means an individual end user who holds a registered account with Standards Australia and is authorised by a Customer to access (including to view) or use the products or services that have been purchased by the Customer;
  • Customer means a person who orders products or services with Standards Australia or uses the Standards Australia Store;
  • Standards Australia Store or Store means the online store located at www.obodo.com.au.
  • Website means www.obodo.com.au.

Standards Australia is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) as amended, including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). The APPs are designed to protect the confidentiality of information and the privacy of individuals by regulating the way personal information is collected, used, disclosed and managed. Personal information is, generally speaking, information or an opinion relating to an identified, or reasonably identifiable, individual, whether the information is true or not and whether the information is recorded in a material form or not.

This policy explains the types of personal information that we may collect and hold, how that information is used and with whom the information is shared. It also sets out how you can contact us if you have any queries or concerns about our collection, use or disclosure of personal information, or if you believe we have not complied with this Privacy Policy or the Privacy Act. If you are also a committee member or you are otherwise participating in Standards Development including by submitting comments on project proposals or by way of the Public Comment process then the section.

Your consent

By using this Website, Obodo PL, service, application and/or site that reference this Privacy Policy, or otherwise providing us directly, or through others, with your personal information, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, the Privacy Act and other applicable privacy laws.

Why do we collect personal information?

We collect personal information for a number of purposes connected with our activities and operations, including to develop, provide and improve our products and services, for verification purposes, to understand and meet the needs and requests of individuals we engage with and to meet our legal obligations.

What personal information do we collect and how do we collect it?

The type of personal information we collect may include contact information (eg name, email address, postal address, company information, and other profile information), login details, comments, preferences, feedback and user data (see Analytics and Cookies ).

We collect personal information in a number of ways, including directly from you, when you provide it to us or our agents, contractors or distributors (eg if you apply to become a committee member, if you create an account with us, purchase a product or service from us or via one of our distributors, use our products or services, distribute or licence our products, provide feedback to us, submit an enquiry, respond to a promotion by submitting your details, participate in a survey or competition, apply for employment with us, participate in our governance activities, provide services to us, use our Website or Store, or otherwise engage with Standards Australia).

Personal information may be collected by way of emails, phone conversations (which may be recorded for quality control purposes in accordance with applicable laws), forms filled out by individuals (including via online forms), feedback, enquires, support requests, surveys, competitions, online user-generated content, market research, video conferencing, face-to-face meetings and interviews. If you are an Authorised User, we may also collect your personal information from your nominating Customer. We may supplement the information we receive from you with information from third party sources such as our distributors and licensees. You may in some circumstances have the option of not identifying yourself or using a pseudonym when you deal with us. However, if you choose not to provide the information we need to fulfill your request for a specific product or service or to participate in standards development activities we may not be able to provide you with the requested product or service or we may not be able to allow you to participate in our activities.

Sometimes our activities require us to collect sensitive information. For more details, see the section ‘Sensitive information is subject to greater restrictions’, below.

Standards Australia does not collect billing information such as payment card details.  Third-party Payment Gateway providers are used for online payment card transactions made via Standards Australia Store and for payment of invoices online or by phone.

When purchasing a product or service from the Standards Australia Store or paying a Standards Australia issued invoice online or by phone:

  1. Customers will be directed to a payment gateway provider.
  2. Payment card details are submitted to the payment gateway provider and cannot be viewed by Standards Australia.
  3. Standards Australia will receive certain information about Customers from the payment gateway provider (including payment card details in a hashed format and the Customer’s name and IP address) to enable Standards Australia to provide products and services ordered by Customers.

Analytics and Cookies

Standards Australia also collects statistical information about visitors to our Website and Store using web analytics and session recording technology provided by third party service providers such as Google Analytics, Hotjar and Heap. These services use Cookies to assist us in understanding how visitors access and utilise our Website and Store. We do not use this information to identify particular individuals.  However, in some circumstances the statistical information may include a visitor’s internet protocol (IP) address, which could be linked to an individual. In some cases your internet protocol (IP) addresses may be collected directly by a third party service provider.

In addition, Standards Australia uses the Google AMP Client ID API to consolidate information on each unique visitor to their many interactions with our site.  This consolidated information provides a more accurate picture of visitor journeys and use of our services and website. The Google AMP Client ID API assigns a unique randomly generated identifier to each visitor and uses this identifier to link all activity associated with that particular visitor. The unique identifier, web analytics data and Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information such as your name or email address and therefore cannot be used to identify you.

You can find out more information on how we use Cookies on our sites or apps at https://www.standards.org.au/home/website-terms-and-conditions.

You can find out more information on how Google uses data when you use Standards Australia’s sites or apps at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

You can find out more information on how Hotjar uses data when you use Standards Australia’s sites at https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy.

You can opt-out from having your information recorded by Hotjar by visiting Hotjar’s opt-out page and clicking “Disable Hotjar” or enabling a Do Not Track (DNT) in your browser.

How might Standards Australia use and disclose your personal information?

Standards Australia may use and disclose your personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, or for related purposes which would reasonably be expected by you, or for purposes to which you have consented, and in other circumstances authorised by the Privacy Act or otherwise required or authorised by law.

Generally, Standards Australia may use and disclose your personal information for a range of purposes, including to:

  • provide you and any of your Authorised User(s) with our products or services that you have requested (including watermarking the publications that you have purchased with your name and details for licensing purposes);
  • respond to your queries or feedback or provide customer service support;
  • analyse and improve all aspects of our business including, but not limited to, our products and services, our standards development processes, our Store, our business systems, processes, outcomes, communication, website, engagement and performance;
  • authenticate users to enable access to Standards Australia’s systems;
  • facilitate your participation in forums, social events and educational events
  • facilitate participation in our governance forums and activities; and
  • consider employment or other engagement applications.

Your personal information may also be used so we can:

  • provide you with any communications or publications in which we think you might be interested; and
  • let you know about developments in our procedures, products, services, activities and programs that might be useful to you,

by way of direct mail or telemarketing and (where you have opted in) by email, SMS or MMS (recipients who no longer wish to receive such communications can request to be removed from the distribution list by following the unsubscribe instructions in the relevant email, SMS or MMS).

Disclosure of personal information to other parties

Standards Australia may disclose your personal information to third parties such as our members, professional advisers, committee members, external service providers ( ie providers of services including website and data hosting, cloud storage, DRM (see below), shipping and distribution, IT support, distribution of promotional and transactional communications, standards and other publications, surveys and feedback, market research and promotional activities, training, operational, organisational and management services), and government, statutory or regulatory bodies.


We use a third-party service provider for Digital Rights Management (DRM). This technology allows Standards Australia to track user activity (such as the content that was opened, date, time and IP address) to improve and protect our products and services.
Standards Australia may apply a watermark to the products ordered by Customers that includes the name and company details of the Customer and its Authorised User(s). Standards Australia may disclose the name and company details of the Customer and its Authorised User(s) to the DRM provider for this purpose.

Landing Pages

Certain promotions and advertising campaigns may be hosted on a landing page controlled by a third party service provider. If you visit these sites and pages, your browser communicates directly with the service provider and user data entered on these pages (such as your email address and name) is stored by our service provider. Your personal information is then disclosed to Standards Australia.

We do not sell or license your personal information to third parties.

Sending information overseas

Personal information is sent overseas in certain circumstances, including to external service providers that assist our organisation. Standards Australia complies with the APPs when sending personal information overseas. Standards Australia will not send your personal information to a recipient outside Australia without obtaining your consent or otherwise complying with the APPs.

Our service providers are located around the world. The countries in which recipients are likely to be located include New Zealand, EU (Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, Germany), Singapore, the United States and Canada.