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Social Enterprise Partnerships (SEP) is a not-for-profit organisation, and is a Public Company limited by guarantee incorporated under Australian Corporation law.
We collect and use information about you that is often private in nature. This policy outlines
  • Our contact details

  • A general statement on our information handling policies

  • What information we collect and why we collect it

  • How to opt out of further correspondence

  • How this information is held

  • How you can access and correct the information held

  • Our complaint and dispute resolution procedures

Contact details

Social Enterprise Partnerships
National Office
2 Elm Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Phone: (03) 9326 4481
Fax: (03) 9326 8030
Executive Director: Vern Hughes
General statement of handling policies
We respect your right to privacy and we recognise the trust you are placing in us through your dealings with us. As such we do everything we can to maintain that trust. Our staff are employed on the basis that they will protect information about you. This is our personal standard.
Under law your rights to privacy are also protected. 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.
Which 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 SEP members or as participants in a SEP 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 SEP 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 consent 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 consent, 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 SEP or to be contacted about our work, you may contact our Executive Director 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 Executive Director, Vern Hughes by emailing
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 Director.
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 Executive Director. 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





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