By using this Website, you are agreeing to this Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, then you are not allowed to use this Website and should immediately terminate such usage.
This Website is provided by Fortis and those entities controlled by Fortis (hereinafter referred to as “we”, “us” or “our”).
Fortis intends for this Website to complement the services that the firm provides. This statement, set forth below, is our privacy statement for the Fortis Group of companies including Fortis and its related entities.
In this Policy we describe the practices we follow to respect the privacy of all visitors to this Website. At Fortis, we have focused on implementing fair information practices that are designed to protect your privacy. We believe that everyone benefits from the free flow of information when that information is gathered and used responsibly.
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Registration is not required for you to use this Website. If you are merely a visitor, we do not collect any personal information about you. However, there may be circumstances in which you choose to register to ongoing updates from Fortis.
In these cases, Fortis may contact registrants to invite them to special events, provide them with information about our services, publications and products, or for other marketing purposes.
Information collected at registration is protected using industry-standard encryption technology as it is sent over the Internet. For example, you may choose to register for:
1. Email alerts
Fortis offers an email alert service to site visitors, in which we send subscribers email updates when new information is added to this Website. If you decide to subscribe, we will collect basic contact information about you, such as your name and email address.
2. Expressing an interest in working for Fortis
This Website enables you to register your interest in working for us or applying for an advertised vacancy. For more detail about the recruitment process and the information required, visit the careers section of this Website.
Fortis may conduct surveys via this Website. Survey participants may be asked for personal information (name, contact information, etc.) in addition to opinions or feedback. The type of information collected in surveys will vary.
4. Thought leadership registration
Fortis occasionally requires registration in exchange for our thought leadership: white papers, articles, studies, reports, survey analyses, booklets, etc. Personal information may be asked for on registration forms and the type of information collected may vary. Fortis reserves the right to distribute certain thought leadership materials only to those who supply the requested information.
5. Event registration
Fortis facilitates event registration via this Website or, at times, via third party web sites. Personal information may be collected via event registration forms and the type of information collected will vary. Fortis may share registrant information with third parties in association with the event.
Examples of “third parties” include hotels, sponsors or co-sponsors, promoters, event organizers (including via third party web sites), speakers, panellists, etc. Please check the details provided at individual events to understand fully how your information will be used.
6. Fortis Alumni
Any personal data that an alumnus submits to Fortis will only be used to maintain contact with that alumnus, and will not be disclosed to any third party without the individual’s express permission.
Sensitive personal data
Fortis does not intentionally collect any sensitive information via this Website unless legally required to do so, for example recruitment purposes. Sensitive personal information includes race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal records and in some cases social security numbers or financial information.
Fortis works to protect the confidentiality and security of such information it obtains in the course of business. Access to such information is limited and policies and procedures are in place designed to safeguard the information from loss, misuse and improper disclosure.
Fortis subscribes to the Safe Harbor Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce and will only disclose personal data to third parties that have agreed in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection. As such, we may disclose your personal information for the following reasons:
Where the transfer is necessary to fulfil your request and involves a third party organisation with which Fortis has a relationship (see “Third Party Links” below); or
In order to fulfil a request that involves more than one Fortis member Firms; or
When explicitly requested by you, the site visitor; or
As required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement; orThe disclosure is reasonably related to the sale or other disposition of all or part of our business.
Note: Fortis does not collect or compile personal data or information obtained by this site for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties.
Data amendments and retention
Information collected from visitors to this Website will only be kept in order to provide the required service. Once the service has been completed all information will be destroyed in accordance with Fortis’s data retention policies. Should you require your information to be updated, amended or deleted from our records please contact outlining your requirements.
Social Media Platforms
You may wish to participate in the various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media platforms hosted by Fortis (“Social Media Platforms”) which we make available to you. The main aim of these Social Media Platforms is to facilitate and allow you to share content. However, Fortis cannot be held responsible if you share personal information on Social Media Platforms that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by another user.
Fortis may also provide links to other social media platforms maintained on separate servers by individuals or organizations over which Fortis has no control. Fortis makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or any other aspect of the information located on such servers.
This privacy statement is not intended for use by children. We understand the importance of protecting children’s information, especially in an online environment, and we do not knowingly collect or maintain information about children.
Changes to this policy
Fortis may change this policy statement as needed. If changes to the statement are made, please note that it may take up to 30 business days before new privacy practices are implemented. Check this page periodically if you would like to monitor changes.
Fortis gives you choices regarding the collection and usage of your personally identifiable information. If you have registered for any Fortis related updates through fortisconsulting.com.au, and do not wish to receive future e-mails, please visit our unsubscribe page within the application you registered.