From 12 March 2014, the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) replaced the National Privacy Principles and Information Privacy Principles and these apply to organisations, and Australian Government (and Norfolk Island Government) agencies.

This means they apply to all Australian businesses, government agencies and government business enterprises. This means that if your organisation collects personal information directly, or has personal information collected on its behalf by a third party, your organisation is responsible for its security and confidentiality.

As CIO, you are probably the responsible person in your organisation under the APPs. Surveys collect information from people, which means their contact details and other personal information is revealed as part for the survey process.

For this reason, ASR hosts SurveyManager in Melbourne Australia ONLY when you access our SurveyManager product as Software-as-a-Service via our Private Internet Cloud. Alternatively, we will install the product behind your firewall.

Unlike some of our competitors, our clients can be assured that their data will be held securely and confidentially in Australia. This ensures also that ASR is not subject to the USA PATRIOT Act (short for The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001).