IncNet Privacy Practices
IncNet supports privacy protection as a fundamental part of its business and since 1989 has been committed to maintaining the highest standards of data integrity and security for the IncNet database.
Individuals have rights relating to the use and dissemination of information about themselves. IncNet adheres to the Australian Privacy Principles which form the basis of the Privacy Act 1988, the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 and the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012.
The IncNet Database
The purpose of IncNet is to facilitate effective contact between buyers and sellers in the Australian and New Zealand business-to-business or B2B marketplace. IncNet is a database covering approximately the top 55,000 companies and organisations in Australia and New Zealand. It contains firmographic data on the companies and organisations and relevant decision makers within them.
Accurate information on markets and prospects is the life blood of commerce between companies. IncNet provides relevant and accurate business data to help organisations establish and maintain business relationships. The data researched and complied by IncNet assists companies to contact the right person in the right place to promote relevant products and services. Since starting business in 1989 IncNet has helped thousands of companies to market their business to other companies in a cost-effective manner, reducing wastage and irrelevant communications. This ultimately benefits business productivity, economic activity and jobs growth.
IncNet clients include the world’s best known and respected corporations in the B2B marketplace. IncNet is used continuously by vendors of high value products and services who place a premium on high quality, relevant and targeted data to support their marketing campaigns.
IncNet is a member of the Association of Data-driven Marketing & Advertising (ADMA) and adheres to the Code of Practice established by ADMA to regulate and guide best practice in Marketing.
IncNet is an Australian business established in 1989.
Australian Privacy Principles
1. Collection of Personal Information
IncNet collects information in a lawful manner both from organisations directly and from publicly available sources. IncNet takes reasonable steps to ensure individuals listed in the database are aware of its identity, the purpose of collection and possible use of their personal information and to the extent practicable obtains consent to such use.
IncNet uses personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected – purposes directly related to IncNet’s functions and activities, namely:
- Maintenance of the quality of the IncNet database.
- Provision of information to clients for marketing purposes.
Personal information is limited to:
- First Name
- Last Name
Business information collected:
- Job Title
- Company Name
- Business Contact Details
- Company Profile / Description
2. Use & Disclosure
Information about an individual within a company is used by IncNet to maintain its database and by IncNet clients for marketing purposes. An individual may opt out of receiving further contact or request access to their information or information about IncNet and its operations. (See below for Removal/Opt Out requests)
3. Data Quality
IncNet maintains stringent updating procedures to ensure that data is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
4. Data Security
IncNet employs security procedures to protect information from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access or modification or disclosure. IncNet supplies data only to authorised users who have contracted to provide an appropriate level of data security.
6. Access & Correction
Information about an individual can be accessed by that person upon request at email@example.com. No charge is made for access.
IncNet does not use external identifiers on an individual.
Not applicable to IncNet.
9. Cross-Border Data Flow
IncNet data is predominantly supplied to clients within Australia. Overseas clients who receive IncNet data contract with IncNet to provide an appropriate level of data security and use the data in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.
10. Sensitive Information
IncNet does not collect sensitive information about an individual.
Removal / Opt-Out Requests
Individuals can opt-out from receiving any further contact.
Individuals who do not wish to receive any communication are flagged for removal. This information is maintained for internal use and is not passed on to other parties. This information will be made available to a listed individual upon their request.
Requests for removal are acted on as soon as possible. In compliance with the Privacy Act requests for removal must be submitted by the individual in writing. Submissions can be sent using any of the following:
PO Box 507, North Sydney NSW 2059
Level 3, 201 Miller St,
North Sydney NSW 2060
How did you get my name/our organisation’s name?
Most information, names of individuals or company information is sourced from publicly available sources.
- Business Directories
- Business Media
- Press Clippings
- Tele research
What information does IncNet hold on individuals?
Information IncNet captures on individuals is limited to:
- First Name
- Middle Initial (Rarely)
- Last Name
- Business Contact Details
What happens to my record once I request removal?
Individuals requesting a removal are flagged rather than deleted, to ensure that the individual is not recaptured at a later date. The flagged records are all requests for removal from:
- A particular organisations (sender) communications
- Email Communication
- Total Removal
What information does IncNet hold on organisations?
The information IncNet captures on organisations can include:
- Official Job Titles
- Company Name
- Division Names
- Ultimate Parent Company Name
- Postal Address
- General Switchboard Telephone Number
- General Facsimile
- General Email Address
- Publicly Listed / Private
- Number of Employees
- Sales / Operating Revenue
- Business Activity (Industry Codes and Keywords)
Can I have access to the information you hold on me?
Yes, an individual can have access to their information held by IncNet upon their request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you take our organisation off your list?
Company information is classified as public rather than personal or sensitive information. IncNet is not obliged to remove or delete such information.
Why do you need this information about me/our organisation?
Accurate information on markets and prospects is the life blood of commerce between companies. IncNet provides relevant and accurate business data to help organisations establish and maintain business relationships. The data researched and compiled by IncNet assists companies to contact the right person in the right place to promote relevant products and services. Since 1989 IncNet has helped thousands of companies to market their business to other companies in a cost-effective manner, reducing wastage and irrelevant communications. This ultimately benefits business productivity, economic activity and jobs growth.
Company decision-makers benefit by receiving communications and information relevant to their decision-making function. This helps reduce irrelevant marketing communications, saving valuable time and resources for all involved.
How do I know whether the information you hold is correct?
To maintain data accuracy, information is verified on a regular basis by telephone.
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