Advisory Notes and Privacy


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are advised that the ISX website contains the names and images of people who have passed away. We do so respectfully with the support of family and friends who wish to keep their causes and campaigns alive for generations to come. In all cases a formal silence has been maintained for a nominated period of time in conformance with traditions.


The Privacy Act 1988 and general law place strict requirements on us to treat any information you give us as confidential. 
The information you provide remains private and is only used for the purposes outlined below.

What information we collect & why we collect it 
Contact information such as: name; address; phone numbers and e-mail addresses are used to keep you abreast of any issues or developments we may think you have an interest in as ISX members or as participants in an ISX event or initiative. 
Financial information such as: bank account and credit card details are used to process transactions. 
Sometimes we collect some more personal information about you such as your interests; your professional profile etc. This information is used so we can notify you of any developments within the ISX that may be of specific interest to you. For instance if you were interested or involved in community finance and asset building, and someone from the Grameen Bank were to speak at a function we were hosting, then we would contact you as a person with a specific interest. This information is only collected with your full consen-devt and you may always decline to provide that information to us. 
The information we collect is always treated as strictly confidential and is never disclosed to a third party without your prior consen-devt, or unless required by law. We never make our database available to other organisations.

Opting out of further correspondence 
If you do not wish to receive any further information on ISX or to be contacted about our work, you may contact our Voluntary Secretary directly to cancel any further communications

How this information is held 
The security of your information is important to us. When we have collected information about you it cannot be seen or modified by anyone else. We make all reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is stored securely in both electronic and physical forms. 
Where we use external contractors, such as a conference organiser, any personal information disclosed to the contractor remains confidential to us. 
Any information which we no longer require is destroyed. An exception to this may be the retention of the information for data analysis. However if this occurs then the information will be retained in a form which does not allow you to be identified from that information.

How you can access and correct the information held 
It is our policy to give access to our members to the information we hold on them. This is consistent with our commitment to transparency. 
You may access your information at any time. If you would like to know what information we hold about you please contact our Voluntary Secretary by

If you discover your information is incorrect, incomplete or out of date please notify us and we will try to correct or add the information as soon as possible. If you would like to talk to our office about this please contact our Executive Secretary.

Complaint and dispute resolution procedures 
If you believe we have breached your privacy rights in any way, or you would like to discuss any issues about our privacy policy please contact our Voluntary National Secretary. We will try to satisfy any questions that you have and correct any errors on our part. 
If we do not answer your concerns to your satisfaction you have the right to make a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner. The Privacy Commissioner may be contacted on 1300 363 992 or at