As defined in the Privacy Act, personal information is information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable:
a. whether the information or opinion is true or not; and
b. whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.
Sensitive information is any personal information about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs or affiliations, philosophical beliefs, membership of political, professional or trade associations or trade unions, sexual preferences or practices, biometric templates or information used for automated biometric verification or identification, criminal record or health. NBN Co does not generally collect, use or disclose sensitive information about an individual but if NBN Co does, it will be done so in accordance with law for example, where NBN Co has received your consent to do so or the collection is required by law.
NBN Co may collect hold, use and disclose personal information about you for the following purposes:
Depending on the circumstances, the kind of personal information NBN Co collects may include your name, date of birth, address, postcode, telephone numbers, email address, the status of your connection to the NBN, information on how you use the NBN, and your preferences regarding certain telecommunications and similar products and services that utilise NBN Co's services.
If you do not provide the information NBN Co requests, NBN Co may not be able to provide services effectively or at all.
NBN Co may collect your personal information in a number of ways, including:
NBN Co may also collect personal information (including sensitive information) from or about you when legally required or authorised to do so.
NBN Co holds personal information from or about you electronically and in paper form.
The personal information you provide to NBN Co may be used for a number of purposes connected with NBN Co's business operations, depending on the circumstances in which it was collected, including:
Your personal information may be used so that NBN Co, NBN Co's wholly owned subsidiaries, agents and contractors can provide you with information about NBN Co's products and services (including by way of direct mail, telemarketing, email, SMS and MMS). You always have the right to opt-out of receiving such information. You may exercise that right at any time by contacting NBN Co as set out below.
If you are seeking to work with NBN Co, your personal information may also be used for the purposes of employee recruitment and assessment.
NBN Co may disclose your personal information in certain circumstances, such as where NBN Co is required or authorised by law, where you have consented to NBN Co doing so, or for any of the purposes or related purposes set out above.
The persons to whom NBN Co typically discloses your personal information to include:
When making such disclosures NBN Co will take reasonable steps to ensure that the recipient is bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations.
NBN Co is likely to disclose personal information to overseas recipients, including service providers in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, India, Singapore and Thailand.
Where NBN Co does disclose personal information to an overseas recipient, it will take steps to ensure that the recipient complies with the applicable Australian Privacy Principles.
You may access personal information about you and seek to correct or update that information by contacting us via the contact details below. Please identify, as clearly as possible, the type/s of information you’d like to access, correct or update as this will help us deal with your request within a reasonable time.
You may also request access to any of the personal information NBN Co holds about you in documents we hold by making an application under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI Act). For more information about this, please visit the FOI Act page on NBN Co's website or contact NBN Co by one of the means set out under How to Contact NBN Co.
Should you wish to make a complaint about the way NBN Co handles your personal information, you may do so by contacting the Privacy Officer through one of the means set out under How to Contact NBN Co. Your complaint will be treated in accordance with the NBN Co Complaint Management Policy (PDF), a copy of which is available on request or from the website.
If you feel that NBN Co is not handling your complaint satisfactorily, you can take the complaint to the Privacy Commissioner. There is information about how to do this on the ‘Making a privacy complaint’ page on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.
NBN Co will take reasonable precautions to safeguard your information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. You should keep in mind that no internet, transmission or technology is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, e-mails sent to or from this website may not be secure.
Alternatively there are several other ways you can contact NBN Co: