Constitution of the Carbon Market Institute

The Carbon Market Institute is a company limited by Guarantee, with its operations and activities governed by a Constitution (last amended 30 April 2014). The Institute is also registered by the Australian Government as a not-for-profit charity organisation.

Constitution of the Carbon Market Institute

The Carbon Market Institute is a company limited by Guarantee, with its operations and activities governed by a Constitution (last amended 30 April 2014). The Institute is also registered by the Australian Government as a not-for-profit charity organisation.

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This policy sets out the privacy policy of The Carbon Market Institute (CMI) relating to the protection of the privacy of ‘personal information’ as defined by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”).

CMI is an organisation that relies on the use of personal information to add value its services to members. We rely on comprehensive and accurate personal information about our members and other people with whom we deal. We collect information from members and non-members so that we can provide services, manage our professional relationships, manage our business, comply with our legal obligations, communicate effectively and enhance the level of service being offered. We have robust systems and procedures in place to protect your privacy whenever we collect, store, use or disclose your personal information and we are committed to abide by the Privacy Act in the conduct of our business.

The main purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information are to provide services and benefits for our members and to maintain and extend our membership. Our working relationships extend to non-members and overseas affiliated organisations in addition to local and international bodies, governments, regulators, academia and other associated industries.

What kind of personal information do we collect and hold?

In accordance with the Privacy Act, ‘personal information’ means any information by which an individual could be identified. The personal information collected and stored by CMI may include, but is not limited to:

  • Photographic identification, including driver’s licence or passport;
  • Members’ official and preferred names, titles, address, telephone, e-mail and facsimile contact details (private and business), date of birth and gender;
  • Members’ qualifications, education and academic history, work experience and skills, occupation, employer information, insurance details, areas of practice, areas of interest, details of complaints and disciplinary action;
  • Financial details including credit card numbers, bank account information and financial status of membership;
  • Information from persons who participate in CMI sponsored seminars, conferences or other events and programs.

How do we collect personal information?

Most of the personal information is obtained directly from members when they complete an application for admission, readmission, concession or payment. Personal information may also be collected directly via communication including over the telephone, written correspondence, or communication via our web site.

Personal information is also collected when members participate in a CMI survey and other CMI information gathering projects. We also collect personal information about members and non-members who register for CMI events, seminars and conferences.

How do we use personal information?

We will use personal information to provide a particular product or service and to contact members about matters pertaining to membership of CMI. This includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Assessing membership applications;
  • Processing payments of applications and events;
  • Providing membership services such as CMI Update, Publications and other member benefits;
  • Invitations to partake in working groups, technical seminars, professional development activities and networking activities;
  • Contacting board and working group members to distribute business papers.

We may use personal information for purposes related or ancillary to the main reason we collect it, such as:

  • Internal accounting and administration;
  • Regulatory reporting and compliance;
  • Providing benefits to members through commercial partners;
  • Identifying other services that may be of benefit to members; and
  • In the event of a complaint made against a member, we use the personal information provided to investigate the complaint.

As a not-for-profit organisation, CMI will enter into sponsorship and commercial benefit partnership arrangements with third parties from time to time. When we enter into a sponsorship agreement, we may use personal information to provide members with information about products, services and promotions offered by our sponsors or benefit partners.