This statement explains how the South Australian Government collects and uses the personal information of users of the South Australian Tenders & Contracts Website. The South Australian Government (Us or We) and its commercial website operator Morton Blacketer Pty Ltd (Commercial Operator) are required to comply with the South Australian Government's Information Privacy Principles (SAIPPs), a copy of which can be obtained at: http://www.archives.sa.gov.au/privacy/principles.html. The SAIPPs govern the way in which We collect, use, disclose, store and secure your Personal Information.
We require all users who wish to download tender documentation to be registered on the South Australian Tenders & Contracts Website before access to the tender documentation is permitted. A name and an electronic mail address are required for all registered South Australian Tenders & Contracts Website users.
By using the South Australian Tenders & Contracts Website you consent to the collection and use of your information by Us and our Commercial Operator.
What is Personal Information?
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers.
The South Australian Tenders & Contracts Website, like most other websites, collects the following personal and non-personal information from users that visit the site:
- A record of your visit,
- Your Internet Protocol address,
- the date and time of the visit to the site,
- the pages accessed and documents downloaded and uploaded,
- the previous site visited, and
- the type of browser used.
This information is analysed to determine the Website's usage statistics.
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except where, in the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect our Commercial Operator’s logs.
How do we collect Personal Information?
We collect Personal Information when you:
- register for, or use, our online products and services
- email us
- ask us to contact you
- create an account with us
- complete an online survey
- complete and submit online forms and
- access pages within the system.
Why do we collect Personal Information?
We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of enabling you to participate in the services available through the South Australian Tenders and Contracts Website, to improve your user experience, for statistical analysis and, if you Opt In to receive marketing material, for the purposes of the Commercial Operator.
When We collect Personal Information We will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why We are collecting the information and how We plan to use it.
How do we use Personal Information?
We use the information collected:
- For statistical and reporting purposes
- to notify you of any alterations made to any tender documentation you have downloaded
- for marketing purposes.
The information collected may be displayed on the South Australian Tenders & Contracts Website in the Specifications "Downloaded/Collected by" table for the relevant tender, which is accessible to a category of agency users. The agency may choose whether this information is displayed on the South Australian Tenders & Contracts Website when you download selected tender documentation.
How does the Commercial Operator use Personal Information?
The Commercial Operator operates the Consolidated Tenders Platform which publishes multiple tendering websites including SA Tenders and Contracts at https://tenders.sa.gov.au, and https://consolidatedtenders.com/ (Complementary Website) which aggregates tender and contract data from various Australian government jurisdictions.
The information that you provide for the purposes of participating in South Australian government tenders and contracts is made available by direct feed to https://consolidatedtenders.com/.
At Your choice, the Commercial Operator may use your personal information for the purposes of marketing the services it offers at the Complementary Website.
You may opt in to receive marketing material from the Commercial Operator at the time you register as a user or at any time by logging into the South Australian Tenders & Contracts Website and updating your preferences. You can opt out or unsubscribe at any time by updating your preferences.
Security of Personal Information
You should note that there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the Internet. You should make your own assessment of the potential risks to the security of your information when making a decision as to whether or not you should use the South Australian Tenders & Contracts Website to lodge a tender response.
We store your Personal Information in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, We will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.
Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information We hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing at [email protected].
In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.
Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
It is important to Us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. This may involve Us contacting you. If you find that the information We have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise Us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.
Third Party Links and Websites
The South Australian Tenders & Contracts Website contains some links to other websites. When you click on a link to another site, you leave the South Australian Tenders & Contracts Website and are no longer protected by the South Australian Tenders & Contracts Website privacy conditions.
The Complementary Website, Consolidated Tenders, is a third party website. Unlike the free of charge services and information resources offered by the South Australian Government on the South Australian Tenders and Contracts Website, you may be asked to pay a subscription fee to access the services offered by Consolidated Tenders.
If you choose to access information about South Australian Government tenders and contracts and download and upload documents through the Consolidated Tenders website you do so at your own risk.
The links to the Consolidated Tenders website does not imply that the South Australian Government endorses or supports any of the products or services offered by Consolidated Tenders.
Privacy Statement Updates
This Privacy Statement may change from time to time without notice.
Privacy Complaints and Enquiries
If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Statement please contact us at:
Shared Services SA
25 Nile Street
Port Adelaide SA 5015
Ph: +61 (08) 8462 1401
Email: [email protected]