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ShireWomen’s (the Company) Privacy Policy is based on the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). Please note that the Company complies with the most recent amendments of the Privacy Act regardless of the below written policy. We comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APP) of which you can read by clicking here.

ShireWomen’s Privacy Policy is reviewed annually and will incorporate in writing any amendments made during that time with each new publication.

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

Personal Information

Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and social media handles.

This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including [interviews, correspondence, by telephone, by email, through you signing up to our mailing list, via our website, from your website, from our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram), from buying tickets to our events, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources, from cookies, and from third parties]. We will take reasonable steps to ensure third party links are safe, but we don’t guarantee the safety of website links or policies of authorised third parties, or the links contained in any of our blogs or articles.

We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.

When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.

Sensitive Information

Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual's racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, gender, sexual preferences, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.

Sensitive information will be used by us only:

• For the primary purpose for which it was obtained

• For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose

• With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.

Third Parties

Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:

• Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and

• Where required or authorised by law.

Click here to view the situations in which your personal information may be disclosed without prior consent.

Security of Personal Information

Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Where your Personal Information is stored on a cloud computing application, we will always activate the highest level of security to minimise risk. Where possible, we have multi-factor authentication activated on any applications we use. However, we accept no responsibility for any loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction of personal information which you submit to us.

The applications we currently use which may store your personal information are listed below. Please click on the wording to refer to their websites for their policies:

We accept no responsibility for the applications we use and their Privacy Policies, although we only use applications that are compliant with the APP. When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

Should a breach of our systems containing your Personal Information occur, you will be notified as soon as we are aware, with details and next steps.


Our website is hosted on Shopify and uses cookies. You can view Shopify’s cookie policy by clicking here. Cookies are pieces of information that a website can transfer to a users computer for tracking user navigation and customising site information to improve the user experience. Cookies can make using our website easier, for example by storing information about your preferences, customising pages based on your browser history or other information you may have provided relevant to our website. This will enable you to take full advantage of the services that our website offers. The majority of websites use cookies and most Internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies. However, if you are concerned about the use of cookies you do have the option to opt-out by selecting ‘Preferences’ or “Tools’ in your browser controls, however doing so may negatively impact your browsing experience. If you need further assistance to modify the cookies on your computer - refer to your browser providers instructions.

Access to your Personal Information

You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information and are a member, you may do this through the members portal. If you are not a member, please contact us in writing.

ShireWomen will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.

In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information

It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We  will  take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

Policy Updates

Please note that the Company complies with the most recent amendments of the Privacy Act regardless of this written policy.

ShireWomen’s Privacy Policy is reviewed annually and will incorporate in writing any amendments made during that time with each new publication.

Privacy Policy Comments or Enquiries

If you have any queries or comments about our Privacy Policy please contact us at:

PO Box 29, Jannali, NSW, 2226

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