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This privacy policy sets out how Dry Kirkness uses and protects any personal information you give Dry Kirkness  including when you use this website and should be read in conjunction with our Business Terms and Conditions.

Dry Kirkness is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information including personal information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that we take your privacy seriously and we will handle your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Australian Privacy Principles.

Dry Kirkness may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.


From time-to-time, we collect and store the following information:

  • Personal Information including your name, contact information including email address, physical address, phone number and financial information;
  • Sensitive information including government identifiers such as TFN, Passport, nationality, date of birth, country of birth.
  • Demographic information including country and state.

As part of our recruitment processes for employees and contractors, we collect and store:

  • Personal Information including names, addresses and other contact details, dates of birth, financial information, citizenship, employment references, regulatory accreditation, media, directorships, property ownership and driver’s license information.
  • Sensitive Information including government identifiers (such as TFN, Passport), nationality, country of birth, professional memberships and criminal records.
  • Health Information (particularly in relation to staff and prospective staff records) including medical records, disabilities, immunisation details and psychological reports.

Generally, we will seek consent from the individual in writing before we collect their sensitive information (including health information).

It should be noted that employee records are exempt from the Australian Privacy Principles where they relate to:

  • current or former employment relations between Dry Kirkness and the employee; or
  • an employee record held by Dry Kirkness relating to the individual.


We require this information to understand your needs, provide you with our services, and for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping;
  • Providing one or more of our services to you;
  • improving our services;
  • Periodically sending promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information we think you may find interesting, using the contact details you have provided; 
  • We may also use your information to contact you by email, phone, fax or mail for market research purposes; or
  • Using the information to customise our website according to our clients’ interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial policies and procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website and tailor it to our customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer, however, this may reduce the ability for you to take full advantage of the information on our website.


Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at dk@drykirkness.com.au
  • Clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any direct marketing email you might receive.


Personal information may be disclosed to government agencies, our service providers, agents, contractors, business partners, related entities and other recipients from time to time, if the individual:

  • Has given consent; or
  • Would reasonably expect the information to be disclosed in that manner;
  • We are required to do so by law;
  • The disclosure will lessen or prevent a serious threat to the life, health or safety of an individual or to public safety;
  • Disclosure is reasonably necessary for a law enforcement related activity.

Disclosure of your personal information to overseas recipients

Personal information about an individual may be disclosed to an overseas organisation in the course of providing our services, for example when storing information with a “cloud service provider” which stores data outside of Australia.

We will take all reasonable steps not to disclose an individual’s personal information to overseas recipients unless:

  • We have the individual’s consent (which may be implied)
  • We have satisfied ourselves that the overseas recipient is compliant with the APPs, or a similar privacy regime
  • We form the opinion that the disclosure will lessen or prevent a serious threat to the life, health or safety of an individual or to public safety; or
  • We are taking appropriate action in relation to suspected unlawful activity or serious misconduct.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.


We take all reasonable steps to ensure the personal information we hold, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If we become aware that the Personal Information is incorrect or out of date, we will take reasonable steps to rectify that information.


You can submit a request to us to access the personal information we hold relating to you, or request that we change your personal information. If we receive such a request, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or correcting the information. Should we not be able to verify your identity, we trust you will understand our right to reject your request.


You can make a complaint about how Dry Kirkness manages your personal information, including a breach of the APPs by notifying us in writing as soon as possible.  We will respond to the complaint within a reasonable time (usually no longer than 30 days) and we make seek further information in order to provide a full and complete response.

Dry Kirkness does not charge a fee for the handling of complaints.

If you are not satisfied with our response, you may refer the complaint to the OAIC. A complaint can be made using the OAIC online Privacy Complaint form or by mail or email.

A referral to OAIC should be a last resort once all other avenues of resolution have been exhausted.


Dry Kirkness can be contacted about this Privacy Policy or about the collection and handling of personal information generally by contacting the Privacy Officer by:

  • Emailing dk@drykirkness.com.au
  • Calling +61 8 9481 1118
  • Writing to the Privacy Officer, Dry Kirkness, 50 Colin Street, West Perth  WA  6005.

If practical, you can contact us anonymously, without identifying yourself or by using a pseudonym. However, if you choose not to identify yourself, we will be unable to give you the information or provide the assistance you might otherwise receive.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable to cover our costs for this service. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

Privacy Officer, Dry Kirkness, Ground Floor, 50 Colin Street, West Perth WA 6005

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


This policy was last revised on 2 August 2023.