This Policy applies to Kennedy Barnden Chartered Accountants & Business Services Pty Ltd (referred to as KBCA’, ‘we’, ‘our’, ‘us’) and extends to and covers all operations and functions of those organisations. We recognise the importance of ensuring the confidentiality and security of your personal information.

All third parties (including clients, suppliers, sub-contractors, or agents) that have access to or use personal information collected and held by KBCA must abide by this Privacy Policy. KBCA makes this Policy available free of charge and can be downloaded from its website

This Policy outlines KBCA’s obligations to manage and protect personal information. KBCA is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (‘APPs’), the Credit Reporting Privacy Code (‘the Code’) and the Privacy Act 1988 (‘Privacy Act’).  This Policy also outlines a number of KBCA’s practices, procedures and systems that ensure compliance with the Privacy Act, APPs and the Code.

In this Privacy Policy:

  • ‘Disclosure’ of information means providing information to persons outside KBCA;
  • ‘Individual’ means any persons whose personal information we collect, use or disclose;
  • ‘Personal information’ means information or an opinion relating to an individual, which can be used to identify that individual;
  • ‘Privacy Officer’ means the contact person within KBCA for questions or complaints regarding KBCA’s handling of personal information;
  • ‘Sensitive information’ is personal information that includes information relating to a person’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion, trade union or other professional or trade association membership, sexual preferences and criminal record, and also includes health information; and
  • ‘Use’ of information means use of information within KBCA.



We may collect and hold the following kinds of personal information about individuals, including:

  • name;
  • address;
  • phone numbers;
  • email addresses;
  • occupation;
  • bank account details;
  • drivers’ licence details;
  • any other information that is relevant to the services that we provide.



We generally collect your personal information by the following methods:

  • directly from applications, questionnaires and other forms you complete when you wish to use our services or apply for a position with us;
  • from information disclosed to us by you on the phone, or by sending us correspondence (including letters, faxes and emails) or visiting us in person;
  • from a variety of third party sources, including our business contacts, identity verification service providers, financial institutions, fund recipients or referrers.

The above list is not exhaustive.

In some circumstances we may be provided with personal information about you from a third party. When we are provided with personal information from a third party, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are or have been made aware of the matters set out in this Privacy Policy.

KBCA will not collect sensitive information unless the individual has consented or an exemption under the APPs applies. These exceptions include if the collection is required or authorised by law or necessary to take appropriate action in relation to suspected unlawful activity or serious misconduct.

If the personal information we request is not provided by an individual, we may not be able to provide you with the benefit of our services, or meet your needs appropriately.

KBCA does not give individuals the option of dealing with them anonymously, or under a pseudonym. This is because it is impractical, and in some circumstances illegal, for KBCA to deal with individuals who are not identified.



We may receive personal information about you when we have taken no active steps to collect that information. This is known as ‘unsolicited’ personal information. KBCA’s employees are required to notify the Privacy Officer of all unsolicited personal information received by them. We destroy all unsolicited personal information, unless the personal information is relevant to KBCA’s purposes for collecting personal information.



The personal information we may collect and hold includes (but is not limited to) personal information about:

  • clients;
  • potential clients;
  • service providers or suppliers;
  • prospective employees, employees and contractors; and
  • other third parties with whom we come into contact.


We collect personal information from our web site when we receive emails and online forms.  We may also use third parties to analyse traffic at that web site, which may involve the use of cookies. Information collected through such analysis is anonymous.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information about how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.

Google Analytics

  • Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
  • You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.
  • For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Links To Other Sites

  • Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We bly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
  • We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.



We may use and disclose the information we collect about you for the following purposes:

  • to assist KBCA in providing a product or service to you;
  • completion of documentation and forms;
  • to consider and assess your request for a product or service;
  • to assist in providing wealth management, financial planning and personal risk services;
  • to provide you with information about a product or service and invite you to marketing events;
  • to protect our business and other clients from fraudulent or unlawful activity;
  • to conduct our business and perform other management and administration tasks;
  • to consider any concerns or complaints an individual may have;
  • to manage any legal actions involving KBCA;
  • to comply with relevant laws, regulations and other legal obligations; and
  • to help us improve the products and services offered to our clients, and to enhance our overall business.



KBCA may use and disclose personal information for the primary purposes for which it is collected, for reasonably expected secondary purposes which are related to the primary purpose and in other circumstances authorised by the Privacy Act.

We use and disclose personal information for the purposes outlined in section 7 above. Sensitive information will be used and disclosed only for the purpose for which it was provided or a directly related secondary purpose, unless the individual agrees otherwise, or where certain other limited circumstances apply (e.g. if required by law).

We engage other people to perform services for us, which may involve that person handling personal information we hold.  In these situations, we prohibit that person from using personal information about you except for the specific purpose for which we supply it. We prohibit that person from using your information for the purposes of direct marketing their products or services.

In relation to sensitive information held by us, wherever possible, KBCA will attempt to de-identify the information.  We also undertake to take reasonable steps to delete all personal information about you when it is no longer needed.



We may disclose personal information to:

  • a related entity of KBCA;
  • an agent, contractor or service provider  we engage to carry out our functions and activities, such as our lawyers, debt collectors or other advisors;
  • organisations involved in a transfer or sale of all or part of our assets or business;
  • organisations involved in managing payments, including payment merchants and other financial institutions such as banks;
  • regulatory bodies, government agencies, law enforcement bodies and courts;
  • financial product issuers and credit providers; and
  • anyone else to whom the individual authorises us to disclose it or is required by law.

We may also collect personal information from these organisations and individuals, and will deal with that information in accordance with this Policy.

We may disclose personal information to credit reporting bodies, in order to comply with our obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth) (AML/CTF obligations). To comply with our AML/CTF obligations, we may disclose your:

  • name;
  • date of birth; and
  • residential address

to credit reporting bodies, in order to verify whether the personal information matches the identification information held by the credit reporting body. We may, upon request, provide you with an alternative method of verification, however, any alternative verification method must also comply with the AML/CTF legislation.



We may disclose personal information to our cloud service providers such as Microsoft, DropBox, Xero, Intuit, Reckon Hosted, MYOB and BGL Corp that are located outside Australia in some circumstances. These recipients may be located in the following countries:

  • United States
  • Netherlands
  • Ireland
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong

We will not send personal information to recipients outside of Australia unless:

  • we have taken reasonable steps to ensure that the recipient does not breach the Act, the APPs and the Credit Reporting Privacy Code;
  • the recipient is subject to an information privacy scheme similar to the Privacy Act; or
  • the individual has consented to the disclosure.

If you consent to your personal information being disclosed to an overseas recipient, and the recipient breaches the APPs, we will not be accountable for that breach under the Privacy Act, and you will not be able to seek redress under the Privacy Act.



KBCA recognises how important the security of personal information is to clients. We will at all times seek to ensure that the personal information we collect and hold is protected from inference, misuse or loss, and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. KBCA employees must respect the confidentiality of the personal information we collect.

Personal information is generally held in client files. Information may also be held in a computer database. All paper files are stored in secure areas. Computer-based information is protected through the use of access passwords.

In relation to our computer-based information, we apply the following guidelines:

  • data ownership is clearly defined within KBCA;
  • passwords are routinely checked;
  • we change employees’ access capabilities when they are assigned to a new position;
  • employees have restricted access to certain sections of the system;
  • the system automatically logs and reviews all unauthorised access attempts;
  • unauthorised employees are barred from updating and editing personal information;
  • all personal computers which contain personal information are secured, physically and electronically;
  • print reporting of data containing personal information is limited;
  • KBCA has created procedures for the disposal of personal information; and
  • personal information is overwritten to the extent possible when the information is no longer required.

KBCA performs all employment procedures, including application and termination processes, in a confidential manner.  All individual job attributes, such as classification information and salaries, are confidential.

Where we no longer require the personal information for a permitted purpose under the APPs, we will take reasonable steps to destroy it.



KBCA does not use personal information for the purposes of direct marketing, unless:

  • the personal information does not include sensitive information; and
  • you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose the information for the purpose of direct marketing; and
  • we provide a simple way of opting out of direct marketing; and
  • you have not requested to opt out of receiving direct marketing from us.

If we collect personal information about you from a third party, we will only use that information for the purposes of direct marketing if you have consented (or it is impracticable to obtain your consent), and we will provide a simple means by which you can easily request not to receive direct marketing communications from us. We will draw your attention to the fact you may make such a request in our direct marketing communications.  We will not use your credit information for the purposes of direct marketing.

In relation to sensitive information, KBCA may only use or disclose sensitive information about an individual for the purpose of direct marketing if you have consented to the use or disclosure of the information for that purpose.

You have the right to request to opt out of direct marketing and we must give effect to the request within a reasonable period of time.

You may also request that KBCA provides them with the source of your information. If such a request is made, KBCA must notify you of the source of the information free of charge within a reasonable period of time.



We will not use identifiers assigned by the Government, such as a tax file number, Medicare number or provider number, for our own file recording purposes, unless one of the exemptions in the Privacy Act applies.  KBCA endeavours to avoid data-matching, being the comparison of data collected and held for two or more separate purposes in order to identify common features in relation to individuals, as a basis for further investigation or action in relation to those individuals.



KBCA is committed to ensuring that the personal information it collects, uses and discloses is relevant, accurate, complete and up-to-date.

We encourage you to contact us to update any personal information we hold about you.  If we correct information that has previously been disclosed to another entity, we will notify the other entity within a reasonable period of the correction. Where we are satisfied information is inaccurate, we will take reasonable steps to correct the information within 30 days, unless you agree otherwise. We do not charge you for correcting the information.



Subject to the exceptions set out in the Privacy Act, you may gain access to the personal information that we hold about you by contacting the KBCA Privacy Officer. We will provide access within 30 days of the individual’s request.   If we refuse to provide the information, we will provide reasons for the refusal.

We will require identity verification and specification of what information is required. An administrative fee for search and photocopying costs may be charged for providing access.



This Policy will be reviewed from time to time to take account of new laws and technology, and changes to our operations and the business environment.  Changes to this policy are approved by the Directors/Partners.



It is the responsibility of management to inform employees and other relevant third parties about the KBCA Privacy Policy.  Management must ensure that they advise KBCA’s employees and other relevant third parties of any changes to the Privacy Policy.

It is the responsibility of all employees and other relevant parties to ensure that they understand and comply with this Privacy Policy.



All new employees are provided with timely and appropriate access to KBCA’s Privacy Policy.  All employees are provided with opportunities to attend privacy training, which covers KBCA’s obligations under the Act and the APPs. Employees must ensure that they understand the Privacy related issues that could adversely affect KBCA and its clients if not properly adhered to.



Privacy breaches must be reported to management by employees and relevant third parties. Ignorance of the KBCA Privacy Policy will not be an acceptable excuse for non-compliance. Employees or other relevant third parties that do not comply with KBCA’s Privacy Policy may be subject to disciplinary action.



KBCA has an effective complaints handling process in place to manage privacy risks and issues.

The complaints handling process involves:

  • identifying (and addressing) any systemic/ongoing compliance problems;
  • increasing consumer confidence in KBCA’s privacy procedures; and
  • helping to build and preserve KBCA’s reputation and business.

You can make a complaint to KBCA about the treatment or handling of your personal information by lodging a complaint with the Privacy Officer.



KBCA must ensure that all contractual arrangements with third parties adequately address privacy issues. KBCA will make third parties aware of this Privacy Policy.

Third parties will be required to implement policies in relation to the management of an individual’s personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act.  These policies include:

  • regulating the collection, use and disclosure of personal and sensitive information;
  • de-identifying personal and sensitive information wherever possible;
  • ensuring that personal and sensitive information is kept securely, with access to it only by authorised employees or agents of the third parties; and
  • ensuring that the personal and sensitive information is only disclosed to organisations which are approved by KBCA.



KBCA will conduct periodic privacy audits in order to ensure that it is continuing to comply with its obligations under the APPs.



If you have any questions about our privacy procedures, or if wish to make a complaint about how we have dealt with your personal information (including credit information) you may lodge a complaint with us in any of the following ways:

  • by telephoning – 02 4365 6789
  • by writing to – KBCA Privacy Officer, 484 The Entrance Road Erina Heights NSW 2260
  • by emailing –



If you are not satisfied with the result of your complaint to KBCA you can also refer your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

You can contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner:

  • by telephoning – 1300 363 992
  • by writing to – Director of Complaints, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, GPO Box 5218, SYDNEY NSW 2001
  • by emailing –


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