Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy outlines how NBAN collects, uses and stores personal information in the course of its business from employees, Delegates and other individuals (referred to as “you” or “your” in this Privacy Policy).

NBAN respects and upholds your right to privacy protection. NBAN recognises applicable local laws and regulations and relevant data protection standards in respect of the collection, use, disclosure storage and transfer of personal information from individuals.

This Privacy Policy details the practices we have adopted to protect your privacy so that you can understand how we manage your “personal information”, any “personally identifiable information” or “personal data” (as defined under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation or “GDPR”) (together collectively referred to as “personal information” in this Privacy Policy), you entrust to us. Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you (either directly or indirectly), and may be collected directly from you, by a third party you have given consent to disclosing your personal information, or by a credit agency, government or statutory body. We may use your personal information to enable us to provide services to you, to communicate information about our services, and for our internal administrative requirements.

This Privacy Policy also sets out how you can contact us in relation to your personal information and, if requested by you, opt-out of this Privacy Policy, limit the use of, or amend, any personal information we may have about you. NBAN’s is committed to progressing our vision of “Keeping Our Water Spirits and Our Connections Alive”, by advocating for First Nation water rights and interests, including Cultural Flows , promoting water literacy amongst our Delegates, supporting our Delegates to disseminate information to all First Nations of the northern Murray-Darling Basin, and by fostering two-way communication between the organisation and government and non-government partners, as well as other interested parties and the broader public. For this reason, we may send marketing material or communicate information that we think may be relevant or of interest to you or your Nation or industry, or provide you with information that you may benefit from. At any time, you may opt-out of receiving any communications from us (other than as required for the operation of our business, for example, regarding payment of accounts) or change your marketing communication preferences. Electronic marketing or communications material will have an “unsubscribe” link or contain instructions allowing you to opt-out or change your preferences. Alternatively, you can contact us directly about our marketing and communications by emailing us.

We will take all reasonable steps and apply appropriate technical and organisational measures to maintain the security of any personal information we receive from you and protect it from loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure or modification. We use a variety of secure techniques to store and protect your information, including Windows Security and Windows Defender Firewalls. Any digital transfer of personal information is secured using a range of security methods adopted by the cloud service providers we use. NBAN is constantly reviewing its information security technology and practices. We will only keep your personal information when we consider it necessary for one of the purposes for which you have disclosed it. If it is no longer necessary to keep your personal information, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify your personal information safely, if required.

NBAN’s website is intended to be used by adults and corporate entities interested in NBAN. It is not intended for children, and NBAN does not knowingly collect or store personal information about children under the age of 13.

Websites operated by us may contain links to other websites that are operated by third parties. Whilst NBAN tries to link only websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we make no representations or warranties as to the privacy practices of any third-party site and cannot be responsible for the privacy policies, content or security of other sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, or cover, linked websites. If you access or share information to websites linked to our website, the operators of those websites may collect your information in accordance with their own privacy policies that may differ to ours. You should review the privacy, “cookie” and other policies displayed on these websites to find out how your personal information may be used and stored.

In the highly unlikely event of a data breach, NBAN will act promptly to comply with applicable local laws. Where it is reasonably foreseeable that an individual will suffer as a result of a data breach, the relevant regulatory body and, where possible, the affected individual will be contacted without undue delay. This notification shall include the nature of the breach, the personal data possibly involved and measures taken to address the breach (including to reduce the harm of negative consequences), the contact details for whom affected individuals can obtain further information and details of any assistance being provided to affected individuals.

By providing us with personal information about yourself through our website or otherwise, you consent to the collection, use, disclosure, storage and transfer of that personal information as set out in this Policy. If at any time, you wish to withdraw your consent to the collection, use, disclosure, storage and transfer of your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, you may opt-out by emailing us or by immediately ceasing to provide any further personal information about yourself to NBAN via its website or otherwise.

Your privacy is important to us and NBAN is committed to our privacy practices being up-to-date with prevailing best practices and changes in local laws, regulations and data protection standards and technology. Given this, we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time and will notify you by posting an updated version of our Privacy Policy on our website. The amended policy will apply between us as and when it is posted on our website. This document represents NBAN’s Privacy Policy as at 1 May 2020.