The FCSWC has adopted and is bound by the National Privacy Principles set out in Schedule 3 of the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (the Act).
We respect your privacy and in order to be transparent about how we treat the personal information you provide us, we will hopefully be able to answer your questions below in this document.
General Information: General Information is anonymous data that we use to analyse trends, gather broad demographic information for general use and to help us understand your needs and wants so we can improve the quality of your stay with us. General information includes the number of room nights booked and used, guest’s gender, age, where guests are from, room rate, etc.
Personal Information: Personal Information is any information that personally identifies you.
When you make a reservation for one of our Units, we may ask you for personal details such as your name, home address, and work telephone number, club membership number, credit or debit card details and how the account will be settled. We may also ask whether you have any room preferences, disabilities or other lifestyle information. On check-in we will ask for proof that you are the person who made the reservation and for proof of club membership which can qualify you for the members’ rate or as a walk-in guest are the person who is actually booking the room.
Generally, this will be in the form of an identification document such as a driver’s license, state ID card or passport (in other words, a document showing photo identification).
The first reason is to protect your safety. Requiring an ID for check-in is a way to make sure that only registered, paid guests are admitted to the Resort units, and prevents strangers or persons of ill intent from comprising your personal safety.
The second reason is to protect you and ourselves from fraudulent credit card use. Requiring identification upon check-in is a way that we can ensure that the room and services were not booked with a credit card not belonging to you.
While staying with us, we may record the number of times you have stayed and the services you have used and other details you supply to us.
Personal Information may also be collected from the information you provide to us if you enter a competition run by or on behalf of the Resort or you reply to a survey conducted by or on behalf of the Resort.
We may also collect certain Personal Information if the law requires us to collect it or receive it from other sources.
If you do not provide us with Personal Information that we consider essential or necessary, we regret the inconvenience but may have no choice other than to decline your reservation, function booking, entry into a competition or access to our Resorts.
If you wish to stay in a Federation resort on an anonymous basis, we may be able to accommodate your request, but we do not guarantee it. If we do accept your stay with us on an anonymous basis, you will be charged the non-members rate, you will not be able to make a booking in advance, you will need to pay for your accommodation at the time you check-in, and leave with us an amount of money we specify as a security bond (which will be refunded to you on your departure if your room is left in order and you have paid for all services or facilities provided to you or requested by you during your stay).
Some of the information that we ask for is essential such as your name and billing details. These are used so we can contact you during your stay for reasons such as security, letting you know if a message of some form arrives, if a visitor is waiting for you in the office, and so we can ensure we are paid for goods or services provided to you or requested by you.
If you make a reservation, we may also request your contact details, club membership details credit card details or the like. This information is used to pay the deposit, your accommodation or a security bond and so we can identify you when you check-in.
If you supply lifestyle information it may be used for two primary purposes. The first helps us to try and meet or exceed your expectations. For example, if we know which room you prefer when you check-in to our Resort, we can hopefully provide you with the unit you prefer.
The second is to make your stay as comfortable as possible by giving you peace of mind. For example, by providing us with information regarding a disability, our friendly staff can take this into consideration when selecting your room. This information may also be used by our staff, contractors or emergency services in the event of an emergency to assist with your well-being.
Although we may use Personal Information while you are staying with us for the purposes described above, we may also use Personal Information for other purposes.
We may use your Personal Information to update you on news, events, and special deals or if we believe we have something to offer you which may be of interest. This will usually be done via a mail-out, however, if you have supplied an e-mail address or registered for the newsletter, you may be contacted by e-mail. From time to time, we may also SMS or call you regarding this.
Personal Information may also be used if we need to contact you in relation to matters that arose from your stay with us.
We may share General Information with our, advertisers, government agencies, travel agencies or the media. If you have made a reservation (or have stayed) with us, we may disclose your name and date of your reservation (or stay) to our advertisers, government agencies, your club, the media or publish such information in our employee newsletters or promotion and marketing materials.
A few of our employees and contractors may have access to your Personal Information to a level that is necessary to enable them to perform their jobs. They are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any Personal Information held by us.
Other than as stated in this policy, we will not share your Personal Information with a third party outside of government agencies or senior management unless a third party, such as a contractor, needs to know the relevant Personally Identifiable Information in order to perform their duties. If we do intend to disclose such information, we will try to either let you know at the time we collect it or seek your consent.
You have the right to take your name off our contact lists at any time without charge. You may apply to add your name to a contact list at any time should you desire.
If we have provided credit to you or you do not pay your account on time, or you act in an unlawful manner, we may provide this information to credit reporting agencies, government agencies, and your Club. We may also use the information to recover action against you.
because it is required or authorised by law;
to provide you with a service which you have requested;
to assist a law enforcement agency or agency responsible for national security in the performance of its functions;
to protect our rights or property or those of any member of the public; or
to lessen a serious threat to a person’s health or safety.
If the FCSWC becomes aware of or suspects any unlawful activity taking place, it may instigate an investigation and/or report its findings or suspicions to the police or other relevant enforcement agency.
The FCSWC may contract out certain services from time to time. The types of services we may contract out include:
Laundry (including dry cleaning);
Promotions (including newsletters); and
In order for our contractors to perform their duties, it may be necessary for them to have access to Personal Information, or in carrying out their duties they may be able to access Personal Information.
Where the FCSWC is contracting with a company who may receive or have access to Personal Information, it will make reasonable efforts to keep your information secure by contracting with companies who have either:
adopted or are bound by the National Privacy Principles under the Act; or
We may use your Personal Information from time to time to send you marketing materials or promotions that you may be interested in relating to our holiday resorts. You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by using the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the communication you receive from us, or by contacting us via email at email@example.com.
The FCSWC will from time to time engage trusted third-party marketing partners to:
send you marketing or promotional content and offers that you may be interested in;
deliver personalised targeted promotional content or advertising via email, online, or via social media platforms.
Our current marketing partners we work with include but are not limited to:
HubSpot: HubSpot is the CRM platform utilised by the FCSWC used to send email communication to our subscribers and guests. HubSpot collects personal information by way of promotions and forms on any of the FCSWC websites, plus information we have shared with HubSpot by way of bookings or use of wi-fi when staying at any of our holiday resorts.
Cookies are tiny bits of information tracked by most websites when you use them and stored on your devise. The information such as page URLs visited, shopping preferences etc. are used to personalise advertising and tailor a more meaningful experience when using the internet.
We may utilise third parties for analytical and marketing purposes that collect Cookie information. Some third parties also collect information with website integrations (such as videos or social media posts embedded on our website).
These third parties may include:
The settings of most web browsers can be modified to prevent the collection of Cookie Information. You can also delete Cookie Information from your device.
If you desire to access your personal information held by us we are happy to assist you with your request (subject to exceptions where relevant), but before we do, we may require that you prove your identity to us.
When you make a request in person, we may require you produce some form of photo identification such as a passport or an Australian driver's license.
Where you make a request by other means, we may request you supply us with particulars so we can check them with our files and satisfy ourselves as to your identity.
We reserve the right to request that your request is in writing. We have adopted this policy so there can be no confusion as to what information is sought, whom it was sought by, and when it was sought. This allows us to create an audit trail of how the request has been handled. Where a request is made, any correspondence or application may be kept and added to your Personal Information.
How we respond to your request will depend on a number of factors including:
the sort of information you seek to have access to;
the way you made the request (in-person, facsimile, e-mail, mail, etc);
where the information you have requested is stored or located;
how the information is stored;
the technology that has access to the information; and
any exceptions to disclosure that may apply to the information sought.
Where we deny or refuse access to Personal Information, we will provide you with written reasons for our decision.
At the Federation of Community, Sporting and Workers Clubs Ltd, we know that nothing remains the same, which is why we are always looking for ways in which to make your stay more pleasurable. If at any time you wish to update any of the Personally Identifiable Information you have provided to us (or add some information you haven’t provided before), you can do so by emailing your request to the resort holding your personal email or by emailing the Company Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or:
Regular Mail to:
Federation of Community, Sporting and Workers Clubs Ltd
PO Box 5145
Kahibah NSW 2290 Australia
The Federation of Community, Sporting and Workers Clubs Ltd has taken reasonable precautions to protect the security of your Personal Information which it collects. These include protection of passwords using industry-standard encryption, provisions to preserve the security of the information stored on computers or in offices or archives and to prevent unauthorised access, modification, use or disclosure, and back-up systems to prevent accidental or malicious loss of data or information.
Unfortunately, there’s always a risk involved in storing information. Although we will try to take reasonable precautions, we cannot guarantee Personal Information will not be stolen or used without permission. To the extent permitted by law, we will not be responsible for any unauthorised access disclosure or use of your Personal Information.
If you suspect that someone has Personal Information that we have collected and you don’t want them to have it, please alert our Resort Manager immediately.
The FCSWC understands that in this ever-changing world, what is relevant today may not be tomorrow. Where Personal Information is clearly no longer required, we will attend to either destroying or de-identifying the Personal Information.
Where Personal Information exists as a ‘hard’ copy, we will destroy this information by shredding and burning all paperwork.
Where information is de-identified, it will be done in a manner whereby the removal of the Personal Information is permanent and can no longer be matched to re-establish your identity.
Federation of Community, Sporting and Workers Clubs Ltd
PO Box 5145
Kahibah NSW 2290, Australia
Fax CEO +61-2 49460029
This policy and our actions are subject to the Act and any other applicable laws.