AIST understands and respects the importance of protecting the
privacy of individuals and is committed to complying with the
national privacy principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988. The
way AIST handles personal information is in accordance with the
Collection of personal information:
AIST collects personal information:
- to process member registrations
- to maintain membership records
- to facilitate member elections to the AIST board
- to establish and run professional development programs
- to maintain academic records in accordance with regulatory body
- to develop and establish member services and member
- to identify information and services relevant to membership of
AIST or to the industry
- to represent the not-for-profit superannuation industry with
- to provide special offers on behalf of our industry
This information is collected to further AIST's objectives as
set out in our constitution.
We collect information such as names, addresses, telephone and
email contacts as well as information that helps build our contact
profiles, such as employer, position title and areas of interest
and expertise. We collect information on membership status, AIST
events attended, and continuing professional development hours
earned with AIST.
We seek to ensure that your contact details are correct through
AIST's annual membership renewal process, direct communication with
members and we have a secure member login capability on our website
for you to update your own personal information and preferences at
We also collect information about non-members for the purposes
of providing information about membership, services and products,
as well as to support our education, information, research and
We keep our records in written and electronic format. We may
also make sound and visual recordings at our events.
We also receive personal information from a range of third party
sources, such as referrals, or from publicly available sources such
as the internet.
Use and disclosure of personal information:
The personal information we collect about you will not be used
or disclosed other than in accordance with the Privacy Act, and for
the purposes for which the information was collected.
We may disclose personal information that we collect about you
to the organisers, speakers and industry partners of our events. We
may also disclose personal information about you to our service
providers, such as technology providers, auditors, bankers and
mailing houses to assist us in providing services. We may also be
required to disclose personal information about you on the request
pursuant to state or federal law, for example to regulators such as
If you are a member of the AIST board, or you participate in
AIST committees or working groups, your contact information may be
published in AIST's annual report, conference books or on our
AIST may on occasion distribute marketing material or other
communications to you for the purposes of keeping you informed
about your membership and entitlements, developments in the
superannuation industry or other significant matters that fall
within the objectives of AIST. This information may come from a
third party on behalf of AIST and as part of it service offering to
members. If you do not wish to receive marketing or third party
communications from AIST, you should contact us.
Our website and electronic communications:
We endeavour to keep secure any personal information submitted
to us electronically. However, transmissions over the internet
cannot be guaranteed as totally secure, and therefore such
information is provided to AIST at the risk of the person
submitting the data.
Like many other websites, AIST's website uses 'cookies' to more
effectively interact with your computer, tablet or mobile device.
You can change your settings in your web browser software to reject
Our website may from time to time contain links to other
websites. AIST cannot control the privacy practices of these other
websites and does not take any responsibility for how they might
handle your personal information.
AIST uses website analytics to better understand the needs and
interests of users of the site. This is a third party service that
AIST utilises and it collects information about your use of AIST's
website. The service we use is Google Analytics and their privacy
policy is available on their website.
Security of personal information:
All of our data is stored in written and/or electronic formats
and we safeguard your personal information using a combination of
secure premises and secure storage systems, firewalls and
encryption technology and internal policies to protect your
personal information. We take all reasonable steps to secure your
personal information and protect it.
In the event that you are concerned about the security of your
personal information, or the information we may have collected
about you, you should write to the Privacy Officer at AIST: Ground
Floor, 215 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000.
We treat any privacy concerns seriously and we will respond to
any concerns you advise us of.
AIST understands the importance of protecting the privacy of
individuals and is committed to complying with the Privacy Act 1988
and the National Privacy Principles to ensure the confidentiality
of any personal information collected.
This Policy applies to AIST who register people for events,
exhibitions, conferences and who arrange Travel and Accommodation
to those events.
If you do not wish to receive electronic communications
from AIST, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to customise your communications preferences, please
The information on this site is of a general nature only.
AIST is neither appropriately licensed nor authorised to provide
any legal, taxation, accounting or financial product advice of any
form. Although we have made every effort to provide up to date,
timely and accurate information, any information provided does not
and cannot take your specific needs or circumstances into
consideration and the onus is on you as the end user to obtain an
appropriate level of information prior to acting.
You should look at your own personal situation and requirements
before making any financial decisions and seek personal legal, tax,
accounting and/or financial advice if appropriate. You should also
refer to any relevant Product Disclosure Statements and/or
Financial Services Guides before making any financial