Privacy Policy

The Partners-in-Business Institute (PiBI) takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy and the general information handling practices you can expect from us.

If you require any further information concerning privacy and the ways in which we handle your personal information, please contact us.

What does this policy cover?

This privacy policy covers how we treat your personal information that we collect when you use the PiBI website and when you use our services.

This policy does not apply to the practices of a third party that PiBI does not own or control, or to people that PiBI does not directly employ or manage.

Collection of personal information

PiBI collects personal information when you register for membership, when you use certain products or services, when you visit our website or through phone calls, emails, letters or other means.

When you register with PiBI, we ask for your identification details. Once you register with PiBI and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

We take all reasonable measures to ensure that the personal information we hold is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of your information is largely dependent on what you provide us. If you believe your personal information may be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, you may request it to be updated.

How is your personal information dealt with?

We will only use your personal information for business and research purposes. Only de-identified information will be used for research projects unless otherwise agreed by the relevant party or parties.

If we hold personal information about you and that information is no longer needed by us, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify the relevant information.

PiBI will not sell or rent your personal information to anyone. However, we may disclose personal information outside PiBI in the following circumstances:

  • we have your consent to share the information
  • we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested
  • we are required or authorised to disclose such information by law

Internet privacy

If you are a visitor to the PiBI website, we will generally not collect personal information about you unless you provide such information in online forms.

We also automatically received and record information on our host server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page you requested. This information is collected for trend and statistical purposes to enable us to analyse and enhance our website’s functions and capabilities.

PiBI may set and access PiBI cookies on your computer. Cookies do not identify you, but simply allow us to track usage patterns so we can measure the level of interest in various areas of our website. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can configure your browser to reject them.

Security of information

We take appropriate steps to protect the personal information we hold about you from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Your information is password protected for your privacy and security.

We cannot be held responsible for lapses in security caused by third party access to information as a result of your failure to keep your personal information private.

We reserve the right to gather more extensive information about any attempted access to the PiBI website that raises security issues and, if appropriate, make disclosures to the relevant authorities.

How can you have your personal information deleted from our databases?

If you require PiBI to delete your personal information from our databases, you will need to contact us in writing with your request.

Changes to this policy

PiBI may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our website.