ConsilAD Privacy Policy

Data Quality

ConsilAD takes all reasonable steps to ensure that any personal information we collect, use or disclose, is accurate, complete and up-to-date.

Data Security

ConsilAD is committed to the protection of personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We operate secure data networks that are protected by industry standard firewalls and password protection systems. Only authorised individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. Sensitive information, such as customer credit card numbers, are encrypted before transmission and we honour your choice for how personal information is intended to be used. ConsilAD is not responsible for the content or practices of sites operated by third parties that have links to our sites, nor does it mean that we sponsor, endorse or approve of the content, policies or practices of such third party sites. Once you have left a ConsilAD site via such a link, you should check the privacy policy of the third party site.


Through this privacy policy we set out our policy of managing personal information. On the written request of any person we will disclose to that person the personal information we hold, for what purpose, and how we collect, hold, use and disclose such information. Personal information may be disclosed where ConsilAD has reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering with ConsilAD’ rights, property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.

Access and Correction

Where we hold personal information on an individual we will provide access to that information on receipt of a written request by the individual. However, where providing access would reveal evaluative information generated within our organisation as it relates to any commercially sensitive decision-making process, ConsilAD may give the individual an explanation for the commercially sensitive decision rather than direct access to the information. Where we become aware that any personal information we collect is incorrect, we will immediately take all reasonable steps to correct such information.


ConsilAD will not adopt as its own any identifier (e.g. number) that has been assigned by another organisation to an individual to identify uniquely the individual for the purposes of that organisation’s operations.

Transborder Data Flows

ConsilAD will only transfer personal information about an individual to someone in a foreign country, if that company/individual has and/or agrees to observe privacy policies no less stringent than our own privacy policies; also that the individual consents to the transfer unless it is impracticable to obtain the consent of the individual to that transfer.

Sensitive Information

ConsilAD will not collect sensitive information about an individual unless the individual has consented to such collection. However, ConsilAD may reveal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires that information. Any information posted on bulletin boards, forums and in chat areas becomes public information

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are able to view our current policies on what information we collect and how we use it. If you need assistance in updating the information you have provided to ConsilAD or you have questions or comments about our privacy policy, contact us.

Privacy - Operation of this website

Our website is:

By using any site operated by ConsiAD you agree to the Legal Notice of ConsilAD set out below. This Legal Notice intended to ensure the privacy of personal information collected by ConsilAD and, as a minimum, comply with the requirements of the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 and the National Privacy Principles that operate in Australia.


When you look at any web site operated by ConsilAD we make a record of your visit and log the following information for statistical purposes – the user’s server address, the user’s top level domain name, the pages visited, the duration of each session, the date and time of visit to the site, and where a visitor goes once they have left the site. We also collect specific personal information from those who choose to give registration details for our web sites, circulation details for our magazines, and other information (including e-mail addresses).

Use and Disclosure

The information that we collect is used to:

  • Make our site easier to use by your not having to enter information more than once.
  • Help you quickly find products, services or information.
  • Help us create content most relevant to you.
  • Enable us to alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services from our web sites and third parties that are relevant to you.

ConsilAD will not sell, trade or rent any personally identifiable information obtained from you to a third party unless we have your consent. We hope that you will want to provide information about yourself to ConsilAD because it will help us to make our sites and services more valuable to you. However, we may from time to time use reputable third parties to manage activities available on our sites including subscriptions to magazines, requests for information, auctions, contests and statistical analysis. These parties may have access to personally identifiable information submitted by users. ConsilAD ensures these third parties use personally identifiable information only for the specific purpose for which it is collected.

Data we collect and why


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We do not share your data.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Privacy – our work more generally

We pay particular attention to our compliance, legal and ethical obligations. This includes:

  1. Licensing and registration. Our investigators are licensed in the jurisdictions where work is undertaken. In NSW this means our investigators have Class 2E (Private Investigator) security licences and the business has a Master Security Licence (formerly CAPI).
  2. Privacy.  Collection of data in a targeted or focused way invokes privacy obligations in many jurisdictions. Accordingly, we record the data we keep, the purpose we keep it for and ensure that the data is secured appropriately. As with all our data collection we can demonstrate how each data item we collect has been collected, stored, accessed and exported. Password access and encryption are key elements of our compliance solution.
  3. Public data collection.  Unless we have explicit consent and agree that our clients have legal entitlement to collect data, all data we collect is able to be demonstrated to have been public and / or we will show the means by which we have accessed the data e.g., social media user accounts used to collect data are logged and preserved with the data collection.
  4. Ethical collection. We do not false-friend, pretext or use constructed identities to collect data for our work.  We are not hackers, but we are experts in collecting data in the public domain.
  5. Forensic method. Where we import, export or manipulate data, copies are preserved at each stage or task in our process. This means that we can demonstrate how we move from one stage to the next and are able to demonstrate the validity of our conclusions and reliability of data.
  6. Data retention. Our matters are archived and taken offline when our clients no longer require access to the data collection. When our clients advise us that data is no longer required and that we have no outstanding, prospective or contingent obligations in relation to an engagement we delete all material and associated records.