Privacy policy

This Policy was last reviewed and updated on: 11 May 2023

Privacy Policy

1886 Consulting and 1886 Services (together referred to as 1886) values and respects the privacy of the people we deal with. 1886 is committed to protecting your privacy and complying with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and other applicable privacy laws and regulations.

This Privacy Policy ( Policy ) describes how we collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information, and how we maintain the quality and security of your personal information.

What is personal information?

"Personal information" means any information or opinion, whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an identified individual or an individual who is reasonably identifiable. In general terms, this includes information or an opinion that personally identifies you either directly (e.g. your name) or indirectly.

What personal information do we collect?

The personal information we collect about you depends on the nature of your dealings with us or what you choose to share with us.

The personal information we collect about you may include:

  • Name
  • Mailing or street address
  • Email address
  • Phone number

You do not have to provide us with your personal information. Where possible, we will give you the option to interact with us anonymously or by using a pseudonym. However, if you choose to deal with us in this way or choose not to provide us with your personal information, we may not be able to provide you with our services or otherwise interact with you.

How do we collect your personal information?

We collect your personal information directly from you when you:

  • Interact with us over the phone
  • Interact with us in person
  • Interact with us online
  • Participate in surveys or questionnaires
  • Attend an 1886 event
  • Subscribe to our mailing list

How do we use your personal information?

We use personal information for many purposes in connection with our functions and activities, including the following purposes:

  • Provide you with information or services that you request from us
  • Deliver to you a more personalised experience and service offering
  • Improve the quality of the services we offer
  • Internal administrative purposes
  • Marketing and research purposes

Disclosure of personal information to third parties

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in accordance with this Policy in circumstances where you would reasonably expect us to disclose your information. For example, we may disclose your personal information to our:

  • Third-party service providers (for example, our IT providers)
  • Marketing providers
  • Professional services advisors

How do we protect your personal information?

1886 will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information that we hold about you is kept confidential and secure, including by:

  • Having a robust physical security of our premises and databases / records
  • Taking measures to restrict access to only personnel who need that personal information to effectively provide services to you
  • Having technological measures in place (for example, anti-virus software, fire walls)

Online activity

The 1886 websites use cookies or similar technology. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers the website puts on your device if you allow it. These cookies recognise when your device has visited our websites before, so we can distinguish you from other users of the website. This improves your experience and 1886's websites.

We do not use cookies to identify you, just to improve your experience on our websites. If you do not wish to use the cookies, you can amend the settings on your internet browser so it will not automatically download cookies. However, if you remove or block cookies on your computer, please