This document sets out the approach which Chew The Rug Pty Ltd trading as Chew The Rug Social Media (Chew The Rug) will take in relation to the treatment of Personal Information. It includes information on how Chew The Rug collects, uses, discloses and keeps secure, individuals’ personal information. It also covers how Chew The Rug makes the personal information it holds available for access to and correction by the individual.
This policy is a public document and has been prepared in light of APP 1, Open and transparent management of Personal Information.
Chew The Rug will only collect Personal Information where the information is necessary for Chew The Rug to perform one or more of its functions or activities. In this context, “collect” means gather, acquire or obtain by any means, information in circumstances where the individual is identifiable or identified.
Chew The Rug collects Personal Information primarily to supply employees of member organisations and individuals who obtain Chew The Rug products and services directly from Chew The Rug with information and details of its products and services. Chew The Rug also collects and uses Personal Information for secondary purposes including:
Chew The Rug collects Personal Information in a number of different ways including:
Chew The Rug will notify individuals (including, but not limited to, our customers) of the matters listed below at the time of collecting any Personal Information:
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the consequences (if any) for the individual if all or part of the Personal Information is not provided to Chew The Rug.
Where it is not practicable for Chew The Rug to notify individuals of all of the Collection Information before the collection of Personal Information, Chew The Rug will ensure that individuals are notified of the Collection Information as soon as possible after the collection. Chew The Rug will provide “post collection notification” in those circumstances where it is not practicable to notify individuals about the collection of their personal information before it is collected.
Chew The Rug will obtain an individual’s consent for Use of non-sensitive Personal Information for Secondary Purposes at the time of collection, unless the Use is a related Secondary Purpose which would be within the relevant individual’s Reasonable Expectations.
Chew The Rug uses Personal Information primarily for the purposes listed in 1.2 above.
Chew The Rug relies on the direct marketing exception to direct market to individuals it will ensure that:
Chew The Rug will not use Sensitive Information for Direct Marketing
Chew The Rug may use Personal Information to avoid an imminent threat to a person’s life or to public safety. It may also use Personal Information for reasons related to law enforcement or internal investigations into unlawful activities.
Chew The Rug will not use Personal Information without taking reasonable steps to ensure that the information is accurate, complete and up to date.
Chew The Rug will not attempt to match de-identified or anonymous data collected through surveys or such online devices as “cookies”, with information identifying an individual, without the consent of the relevant individual.
Chew The Rug may Disclose Personal Information to related or unrelated third parties if consent has been obtained from the individual.
Chew The Rug may Disclose Personal Information to unrelated third parties to enable outsourcing of functions where that Disclosure or Use is for a related Secondary Purpose and has been notified to individuals or where such Disclosure is within the individual’s Reasonable Expectations.
Chew The Rug will take reasonable steps to ensure that its contracts with third parties include requirements for third parties to comply with the Use and Disclosure requirements of the Privacy Act.
In the rare event that Chew The Rug will not attempt to match de-identified or anonymous data collected through surveys or such online devices as “cookies”, with information identifying an individual, without the consent of the relevant individual.
Chew The Rug is required to disclose Personal Information to law enforcement agencies, government agencies or external advisors Chew The Rug will only do so in accordance with the Privacy Act or any other relevant Australian legislation.
Chew The Rug may Disclose Personal Information to avoid an imminent threat to a person’s life or to public safety.
If a Disclosure is not for a Primary Purpose; is not for a related Secondary Purpose; or upfront consent has not been obtained, Chew The Rug will not Disclose Personal Information otherwise than in accordance with the exceptions set out at 3.1 to 3.6 above.
Chew The Rug does not generally share its customer lists on a commercial basis with third parties but if it did, it would only do so if we had the appropriate consent of the individual involved.
Chew The Rug will review, on a regular and ongoing basis, its collection and storage practices to ascertain how improvements to accuracy can be achieved.
Chew The Rug will take steps to destroy or de-identify Personal Information after as short a time as possible and after a maximum of seven years, unless the law requires otherwise.
Chew The Rug requires employees and contractors to perform their duties in a manner that is consistent with Chew The Rug’s legal responsibilities in relation to privacy.
Chew The Rug will take all reasonable steps to ensure that paper and electronic records containing Personal Information are stored in facilities that are only accessible by people within Chew The Rug who have a genuine “need to know” as well as “right to know”.
Chew The Rug will review, on a regular and ongoing basis, its information security practices to ascertain how ongoing responsibilities can be achieved and maintained.
Chew The Rug will allow its records containing Personal Information to be accessed by the individual concerned in accordance with the Privacy Act.
Chew The Rug will correct its records containing Personal Information as soon as practically possible, at the request of the individual concerned in accordance with the Privacy Act.
Individuals wishing to lodge a request to access and/or correct their Personal Information should do so by contacting Chew The Rug, as per the details on the back of this document.
Chew The Rug will not normally charge a fee for processing an access request unless the request is complex or is resource intensive.
Contact with Chew The Rug via phone or web inquiry will be the first point of contact for inquiries about privacy issues.
Any formal privacy related complaints should be directed in writing to Chew The Rug.
Chew The Rug will endeavour to manage any privacy related complaint efficiently and in a timely manner.
Chew The Rug will not make it mandatory for visitors to its web sites to provide Personal Information unless such Personal Information is required to answer an inquiry or provide a service. Chew The Rug may however request visitors to provide Personal Information voluntarily to Chew The Rug (for example, as part of a competition or questionnaire).
Chew The Rug will allow its customers to transact with it anonymously wherever that is reasonable and practicable.
Chew The Rug generally does not send information overseas.
If Personal Information must be sent by Chew The Rug overseas for sound business reasons, Chew The Rug will require the overseas organisation receiving the information to provide a binding undertaking that it will handle that information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles, preferably as part of the services contract.
In these Terms and Conditions:
We may change these Terms and Conditions from time to time by reviewing, revising or amending them. If we change these Terms and Conditions, we will provide you with notice of the change and access to the changed Terms and Conditions.
You agree to pay the fees including GST for the relevant Course (Course Fee) using the payment method you select. You accept that you are required to pay the full amount of the Course Fee even if you do not complete the Course.
If you are under 18:
Course enrolment is complete when you have made a specified and agreed upon payment (Course Enrolment).
Course commencement is effective from the date you first login to the Course (Course Commencement).
The duration of the Course is as stated on the Chew The Rug course page, welcome letter and/or advised at time of enrolment (Course Completion Date).
In the event that you do not complete the Course by the Course Completion Date, you may apply for an extension as detailed below. Otherwise, your enrolment will be cancelled by Chew The Rug.
All Course Materials are supplied electronically unless otherwise stated in the Course description. You can access them via the Chew The Rug Learning Management System (LMS). Login details will be provided upon enrolment.
Chew The Rug LMS is available 24 hours per day 7 days per week except during occasional periods of scheduled maintenance. In the event that the Chew The Rug LMS becomes unavailable, Course Materials will be delivered to you by Social Media College using another means of delivery.
It is your responsibility to ensure you complete the Course by the Course Completion Date.
Chew The Rug may grant an extension of one month (up to a maximum of three months) where:
If you wish to transfer into another Chew The Rug Course, you may do so free of charge. The following conditions apply:
The Course is for personal use only. You must not transfer your enrolment to someone else and you are solely responsible for all use associated with your account (regardless of whether you have authorised access). You must notify Chew The Rug immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use or access of your account.
The following terms are applicable when you enrol in a Course and pay Chew The Rug directly.
Courses must be paid in full at the time of enrolment unless approval is granted by Social Media College for a payment plan. The Course Fee is in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST. We reserve the right to change a Course Fee at any time.
To confirm enrolment in a Course you must pay Course Fee in full or a portion of the Course Fee if a payment plan is approved.
You may pay the Course Fee using a MasterCard, Visa, or American Express via the Chew The Rug payment gateway, or by bank transfer. Where a credit card is used, Chew The Rug reserves the right to charge a surcharge.
If the credit or debit card is not issued in your name, you must have the permission of the cardholder to use their card to pay the Course Fee.
When your payment is confirmed, the Course Fee (minus any discounts or credit applied), will be deducted from your credit or debit card and a tax invoice will be emailed to your nominated email address.
Chew The Rug will provide confirmation of your Course enrolment within 24 hours upon receipt of your payment in full or a portion of your payment plan.
If you enrol directly with Chew The Rug on using a payment plan, no certificate of completion will be issued until you have provided full payment of the Course Fee.
If a scheduled payment is rejected under a payment plan, Chew The Rug reserves the right to deduct additional dishonour fees from your account.
Chew The Rug reserves the right to cancel your enrolment and/or withhold your certificate of completion if full payment is not made.
There is a cooling off period of 3 calendar days from the day you enrolled (Cooling Off Period). If you cancel within the Cooling Off Period then you will receive a full refund of the Course Fee.
You will not be eligible for a refund within the Cooling Off Period if you have downloaded, viewed or accessed more than 10% of the content, or accessed and completed any assessment within the Course.
Chew The Rug provide high quality, practical courses and we’re very confident in their ability to improve your career and/or business’ performance. We invest a huge amount into developing the courses in partnership with leading industry experts. However, if you do not invest the time and energy and take the necessary action, you will not see the results, so we expect our students to work hard and persevere through challenges they encounter.
However, if you’re not completely satisfied with your Course, we offer a Money Back Guarantee. In order to be eligible for the Money Back Guarantee you’ll need to:
Once you have submitted the materials and are deemed eligible, all refunds are within Chew The Rug’s sole discretion as to whether to grant or deny the refund request.
We will not provide a refund more than 60 days following the date of Enrolment. After day 60, all payments are non-refundable and you are responsible for full payment of the fees for the program regardless of whether you complete the Course.
We understand that sometimes unexpected events occur that prevent our students from completing the remainder of the course, such as a family or medical emergency.
We will consider requests for course transfers/refunds in extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis. We may request sufficient evidentiary proof to verify your request.
In its sole discretion, Chew The Rug may decide the appropriate resolution, such as:
Chew The Rug has a responsibility to you to provide you with a Course that will assist you as much as possible to improve your skills and advance your career.
Chew The Rug agrees to provide the following:
In order to achieve results from our courses, we need you to do the work and take the actions we recommend. We expect you to put in the effort and be a serious student.
As a Chew The Rug student, you agree to:
Courses undertaken directly with Chew The Rug require a minimum level of accessibility, including:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the minimum accessibility requirements before Course Commencement.
Intellectual property within the Course Materials, logos and other information available on the Chew The Rug website is owned by Chew The Rug and subject to copyright. You may not copy, reproduce, modify or adapt any or all of the Course Materials and other items made available to you by Chew The Rug without the prior written consent of Chew The Rug.
Chew The Rug may include hyperlinks to 3rd party content or websites in the Course Materials to share additional content of interest on publicly accessible websites. In doing so, SMC do not intend to imply or create any endorsement, support or association with that 3rd party or their website, nor do we take responsibility for their content, or any privacy law compliance.
You must provide Chew The Rug with an email address which you use and check regularly. You agree that this will be the address used for all communications with Chew The Rug and that all notices and other information regarding the Course, the Chew The Rug website and other relevant information will be communicated to you by means of the email address provided. You must inform Chew The Rug as soon as possible of any change to your email address.
Your access to the Chew The Rug LMS and Course Materials will terminate within six months of your enrolment unless extended by Chew The Rug as set out in these Terms and Conditions.
Chew The Rug may terminate your access to the Course Materials if, in its reasonable opinion, you breach any of these Terms and Conditions, and if the breach can be remedied and Chew The Rug is notified of the breach within 7 days, access to Course Materials will not be terminated.
Chew The Rug does not claim, represent or warrant that a Course or Course Materials are suitable for your purposes or are error free. The Courses and Course Materials are intended to be a learning aid only and are not intended to be a substitute for your own study and completion of activities and assessments.
All content provided by Chew The Rug, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Chew The Rug, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided “as is” and on an “as available” basis.
To the extent permitted by law, Chew The Rug:
These Terms and Conditions:
You and Chew The Rug agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Australia.
If any of these Terms and Conditions are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which they are intended to be effective, then, to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and conditions and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.
You may not transfer any of your rights under these Terms and Conditions to any other person. Chew The Rug may transfer our rights under these Terms and Conditions to another business.
Chew The Rug reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions of a promotion at any time and change the validity of voucher codes at any time in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
The requirements of any promotion must be fulfilled within the specified expiry date otherwise Chew The Rug reserves the right to withhold or withdraw a voucher, discount or promotion.
Payments processed during a promotional period, with a discount code or a voucher, are non-refundable and may only be transferable to appropriate course credits or alternatives upon the written approval of Chew The Rug’s management.
If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact Chew The Rug:
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