Privacy policy

At School Places, we will in good faith do everything reasonable to protect the privacy and security of your individual identifiable information ("III") in accordance with the privacy principles set out in this policy.

This policy was last adjusted on 31st August 2015.

We reserve the right to change, modify or amend our policy for any reason at any time. All material changes to this policy will be posted on our website prior to them being implemented. Should you have any questions concerning our policy, please email info@schoolplaces.com.au.

What information we collect

We only record III and other information that we reasonably require to do business with you. The information collected to commence discussions is your name, email address and your phone number. Further personal details will be collected during our first call in order to provide you with suitable school vacancy options. These include your location, child’s age, religion (where applicable) and personal preferences in relation to your child’s schooling.

Also, if you contact us with an enquiry or suggestion or request assistance or provide us with feedback or comments we will collect your III such as your full name, email address and/or telephone number.

Other information we collect:

  • When you visit our site, we record general information about your visit for statistical purposes. These statistics do not contain any III.
  • We and third party service providers may, from time to time, use "cookies" to store your preferences, record session information and collect information on how you visit and access our web pages. This information allows us to improve our services. Cookies are small files stored on your computer which allow us to recognise you when you return to our site. The use of cookies is an industry standard and many websites use them to provide useful features for you. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify you, only your computer. Cookies can be deleted from your computer at any time (see your internet browser's help menu for more information); however, this will remove all cookies and not just those associated with the School Places site.
  • This website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the School Places website. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you (including the ability to opt-out entirely) using the Google Ad Preferences page.

How we use your information

We use your III exclusively for the purpose of providing our services and communicating with you in relation to those services and/or your application.

Who we share your information with

We disclose your III to the relevant school/s to whom you have applied for a place. In addition, we will disclose your III if we are required to do so by law or if we believe that someone who poses a threat to our interests (such as site hacking or customer fraud) or whose activities could cause harm to others.

How you control and access your information

We believe that you should have control over the collection and use of your III.

Should you wish to view your III, please email us at info@schoolplaces.com.au. Subject to us completing a suitable identity check, we will comply with your request to amend or delete from our database your III.

How we protect your III

To ensure the confidentiality of your III, we use leading security technology and procedures that are regularly reviewed and updated.