Privacy Policy

1. Our Commitment

The Work Place Clearance Group (WPCG) is committed to protecting your privacy and will treat all personal information provided to it in accordance with the National Principles for the fair handling of personal information, pursuant to the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.

The statement that follows explains how the WPCG collects, uses, discloses and protects the information we collect from you.

2. Collection of Information

WPCG may collect personal information from you through hardcopy forms or through forms provided by WPCG’s web site.

WPCG will only collect and store that information which it reasonably requires to do business with you or which is necessary:

WPCG will not collect or monitor any personal information about you without your consent nor will it use or disclose to others your personal details without prior authorisation unless it is:

Personal information is not collected when you browse the web site anonymously. Browsing is anonymous until personal information is required to make an enquiry or complete an on-line form. When you engage in activities such as on-line ordering, you may be required to submit personal information to WPCG. This information will include data such as you name, company name, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address. If you choose not to provide the information that is requested by WPCG, you may continue to visit the site but you may be unable to access certain services or secure pages.

3. Use and Disclosure of Information

The primary purpose in collecting your information is to fulfil our business commitments to you in providing information about the petroleum industry and to efficiently administer industry-wide training and accreditation programs.

The WPCG does not permit third parties to use information about you other than to perform services that the WPCG has contracted with them to provide. All suppliers, agents and third party companies sign a confidentiality agreement with the WPCG . The WPCG does not sell personal information to third parties.

4. Links to Other Websites

The WPCG has links to third party websites that provide additional information, services and benefits. WPCG assumes no responsibility for the information practices of third-party internet sites where a user of the WPCG website is able to access non-WPCG internet sites through ours. You are encouraged to review each internet site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personal information.

5. Storage and Security of Personal Information

The WPCG stores personal information in a range of paper-based and electronic forms. The WPCG will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that you only provide personal information in a secure environment and when the information is no longer needed it will be destroyed or permanently rendered anonymous.

Our ISP protects the security of your personal during transmission by using Security Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. They also operate secure data networks protected by an industry standard firewall and password protection system.

Notwithstanding the fact that we take all reasonable steps to protect your personal data including the use of encryption technology, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose on-line. You can assist us to keep your personal information secure by ensuring that any password you use on our website is kept strictly confidential, and by logging off when you have finished using a shared computer.

The WPCG limits employee access to the servers and databases that store user information. We have taken all reasonable steps to prevent unauthorised access, disclosure, loss , misuse or alteration of data. You should be aware of the inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet.

6. Cookies

Our Internet Service Provider has assured us that no cookies are employed on this web site.

7. Accessing and Changing Your Personal Information

The WPCG attempts to ensure that all personal information collected and stored is correct and accurate. You are entitled to request reasonable access to the information we hold about you. If you wish to access and/or correct any information held by the WPCG , please email

For privacy issues or concerns, please contact: The Chairman, Work Place Clearance Group – email: