Privacy Policy


The Development Circle (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

The purpose of the Site is to provide you with information about our services and events. We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


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While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. The term “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained.

The type of personal information The Development Circle may collect includes:

  • name
  • address
  • email
  • telephone number
  • occupation
  • employment details.

The Development Circle will not collect personal information unless the information is necessary for one or more of its functions or activities. The Development Circle will collect the personal information only by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way.

An individual may decide not to provide Personal Information. Individuals are not obliged to provide The Development Circle with their personal information. However, this choice may result in us being unable to provide any or the full range of our services. In addition, if an individual does not provide personal information required by The Development Circle, the individual may be unable to participate in or have access to services and activities.

If it is reasonable and practical to do so, The Development Circle will collect personal information about an individual only from that individual.

The Development Circle may receive Personal Information about an individual from the following additional sources:

  • Members and volunteers
  • Members’ and volunteers’ professional connections
  • partner organisations
  • potential members
  • independent contractors
  • existing and new subscribers.

If The Development Circle collects information about an individual from a party other than the individual and determines that it could have otherwise collected the information from the individual, The Development Circle will ensure the individual is or has been made aware of the matters set out in this Privacy Policy.


The Development Circle does not collect sensitive information. We will only collect sensitive information with the individual’s consent, or otherwise as permitted by law.

The purposes for which The Development Circle collects, uses and discloses personal information

The purposes for which we collect, use and disclose Personal Information include the following:

  • To consider potential applications for volunteering.
  • To open and administer member and volunteer records.
  • To collaborate with potential partners (e.g. guest presenters, project collaborators, financial contributors).
  • To administer contractors of services.
  • For marketing and communication initiatives such as The Development Circle digital newsletters, events and programs.
  • For planning, product development or research purposes.
  • To manage, review and audit our processes and activities.
  • To manage or resolve legal or commercial issues.
  • To perform any other functions and activities of the incorporation.

We will not use an individual’s Personal Information for direct marketing purposes unless the individual has given us their permission or unless we are permitted to do so under the Privacy Act.

In each direct marketing communication with an individual, The Development Circle will draw to the individual’s attention, or prominently display a notice, that he or she may express a wish not to receive any further direct marketing communications.


Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.


Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy- external site and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google- external site. also uses interfaces with social media sites including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and others. If you choose to “like” or “share” information from this website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your visits to this site with other Personal Information


It is important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you. At any time, you can manage your details through the “Update your preferences” link at the bottom of The Development Circle emails you receive.


The Development Circle will take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse, interference and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. This includes appropriate measures to protect electronic materials and materials stored and generated in hard copy. We use the following data security compliant services to manage client data: G-Suite, MailChimp, and Humanitix.

We will destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if it is no longer needed for any purpose.


The Development Circle may transfer personal information about an individual to a party who is in another state or territory of Australia. Also, from time to time, we may disclose personal information to an overseas person or organisation. If The Development Circle transfers Personal Information to an overseas person or organisation, we will comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act that relate to overseas disclosures of Personal Information.


You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.

The Development Circle will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.

In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.


This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.


If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us using the email below:

The Development Circle