Privacy Policy last updated on 17th February 2015.

Privacy Policy

How We Protect Your Privacy

This privacy policy tells you how we collect, use, and protect your personal information. By visiting our website, you accept and agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy. In particular, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.


We do not provide services or sell products to children. If you are below the age of 18, you may use our website only with the permission and active involvement of a parent or legal guardian. If you are a minor, please do not provide us or other website visitors with any personal information.

Policy Is Part Of Our Terms And Conditions Of Use

Our privacy policy is part of, and subject to, our website’s terms and conditions of use. You may view these terms and conditions on our website.

The Type Of Information We Collect From You

Like most places on the Internet, simply by visiting our website you automatically tell us certain information. This includes basic information such as your IP address, when you visited, the website from where you came prior to visiting us, the website where you go when you leave our website, your computer’s operating system, and the type of web browser that you are using. Our website automatically records this basic information about you.

Our service does not require the use of cookies. In plain English, a cookie is information that our website’s server transfers to your computer. This information can be used to track your session on our website. Cookies may also be used to customise our website content for you as an individual. If you are using one of the common Internet web browsers, you can set up your browser to either let you know when you receive a cookie or to deny cookie access to your computer.

We collect data that you provide us by posting it at our website or by e-mail for the operation of our business. You can always choose not to provide us with information. However, if you do withhold information, you will not be able to access some or all of our websites services and features.

Our service includes regular free information about developments in security of payment legislation and best practice techniques for managing payment. Subscribers will be automatically added to regular newsletters. You may unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link on a newsletter.

Some transactions between you and our website may involve payment by credit card, debit card, checks, money orders, and/or third party online payment services.

In such transactions we do not collect information related to the transaction as part of the course of doing business with you, including your billing address, telephone number, and other information related to the transaction. All credit card information is held by Secure Pay, Australia's biggest internet card verification service. Please refer to Secure Pay for their privacy policy.

Currency And Accuracy Of Information

We do not check the currency and accuracy of information you have supplied, including your own contact details, respondents names, addresses or contact details. It is the responsibility of parties entering data to ensure that it is accurate and up to date. Thepowertool takes no responsibility for inaccurate information supplied by any party or for updating information supplied by any party. In particular we accept no liability for any consequences under security of payment legislation for any inaccurate information that you may provide..

What We Do With The Information

We use your information to operate our website’s business activities. For example, we will use this data to serve and receive payment claims and payment schedules under Australian security of payment legislation. We may contact you about changes to our website, new services, or special offers, resolve disputes, troubleshoot issues, and to enforce our website’s terms and conditions.

By registering on our system you are consenting to the service of documents under the State in which you reside and any State in which you do business via this web site.

As a general rule, we will not give your data to third parties without your permission. However, there are some important exceptions to this rule that are described in the following paragraphs.

We may, in our sole discretion, provide information about you to law enforcement or other government officials for purposes of fraud investigations, alleged intellectual property infringement, or any other suspected illegal activity or matters that may expose us to legal liability.

Although we do not disclose individually identifiable information, we may disclose aggregate data about our website’s visitors to advertisers or other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes.

We may use third party suppliers to provide services on our website. This will include the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Authorised Nominating Authority and an optional online accounting service, if you choose to use it. If a supplier wants to collect information about you, you will be notified. However, you will never be required to give information to a third party supplier. We restrict the way third party suppliers can use your information. They are not allowed to sell or give your information to others.

User Names And Passwords

Your access to parts of our website may be protected by a user name and a password. Do not give your password to anyone. If you enter a section of our website that requires a password, you should log out when you leave. As a safety precaution, you should also close out of your web browser completely and re-open it before viewing other parts of the Internet.

Your Use Of Information And Unsolicitied Junk Email

If you obtain personally identifiable information about another website user, you are not allowed to disclose this information to anyone else without the consent of the user and our consent too.

We hate junk e-mail (Spam). Information you obtain from our website about us or other site users cannot be used by you or others to send unsolicited commercial e-mail or to send unsolicited commercial communications via our website’s posting or other communication systems.

Consent to receiving an email that encloses or links to a payment claim or payment schedule under a construction contract is inferred under the Spam Act on the grounds that the serving of payment claims and payment schedules under Australian security of payments acts is a necessary process in an existing business relationship and that there is a reasonable expectation that the receiving party will receive those commercial messages.

Your Voluntary Disclosure Of Information To Third Parties Who Are Not Our Suppliers

You may choose to provide personal information to website visitors or other third parties who are not our suppliers. Please use caution when doing so. The privacy policies and customs of these third parties determine what is done with your information.


We may use autoresponders to communicate with you by e-mail. These communications will be in the form of newsletters to keep you informed about developments with security of payment legislation, information and advice about payment and contractual issues and to keep you informed about developments in our business and allied third party suppliers. To protect your privacy, we use a verified opt-in system for such communications and you can always opt-out of such communications using the links contained in each autoresponder message. If you have difficulties opting out, you may contact us by sending an e-mail to, or sending us mail to the postal address listed on our web site.

Policy Changes

The terms of this policy may change from time to time. If such changes are made, we will notify you by a notice posted on our website’s home page of the changes that have been made. If you disagree with the changes that have been made, please contact us (by e-mail, using a website contact form, or in writing by mail), and any changes made to this policy will not apply to information we have collected from you prior to making the changes.

If you are concerned about the topic covered by this policy, you should read it each time before you use our website. Any questions or concerns about this policy should be brought to our attention by sending an e-mail to and providing us with information relating to your concern.

Privacy Complaints

Privacy complaints are investigated and resolved in accordance with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner information sheet 27-2008: A step-by-step guide to internal investigations of privacy complaints by organisations.

Australian Legislation

Nothing in this policy overrides the requirements of Australian Federal or State privacy laws.

Privacy Policy last updated on 17th February 2015.
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