Privacy Policy


1. Introduction

You Can Whistle is an anonymous organisation that provides a service for users to submit content for referral to relevant third party bodies. References to “youcanwhistle”, “you can whistle”, “YCW”, “we”, “us”, and “our” in this Privacy Policy refer to “You Can Whistle”

In this Privacy Policy:

  • “You” means an individual or company who accesses the YCW website

2. General

YCW is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) as amended, including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). The APPs are designed to protect the confidentiality of information and the privacy of individuals by regulating the way personal and sensitive information is collected, used, disclosed and managed. Personal and sensitive information is, generally speaking, information or an opinion relating to an identified, or reasonably identifiable, individual, whether the information is true or not and whether the information is recorded in a material form or not.

This policy explains the types of personal and sensitive information that we may collect and hold, how that information is used and with whom the information is shared. It also sets out how you can contact us if you have any queries or concerns about our collection, use or disclosure of personal and sensitive information, or if you believe we have not complied with this Privacy Policy or the Privacy Act.

3. Your Consent

By using this website,, and/or site that reference this Privacy Policy, or otherwise providing us directly, or through others, with your personal and sensitive information, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, the Privacy Act and other applicable privacy laws.

4. Why we collect personal information

We collect personal and sensitive information for various purposes connected with our activities and operations, including to develop, provide and improve our digital products and services, for verification of our visitors and customers, to understand and meet the needs and requests of individuals we engage with and to meet our legal obligations.

5. The information we collect

The type of personal information we collect may include

  • Contact information such as:
    • name, email address, postal address, company information;
  • User preferences and profile information:
    • form submissions, comments, feedback and user data (see Analytics and Cookies)
  • Personal health information

6. How we collect information

We collect personal information in a number of ways, including:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us via the website or email or when you:
    • Contact us via the contact us page
    • Participate in a survey
    • Use our website or otherwise engage with YCW
  • By gathering publicly available information available from:
    • Other websites on the internet
    • Social media channels (including company pages or posts from users of private social media groups that YCW team members are members of)

Personal and sensitive information may be collected by way of emails, phone conversations (which may be recorded for quality control purposes in accordance with applicable laws), forms filled out by individuals (including via online forms), feedback, enquires, support requests, surveys, competitions, online user-generated content, market research, video conferencing, face-to-face meetings, social media posts and comments and interviews.

We may supplement the information we receive from you with information from third party sources such as our partners, social media channels and other websites. You may in some circumstances have the option of not identifying yourself or using a pseudonym when you deal with us. However, if you choose not to provide the information we need to fulfill your request for a specific service we may not be able to provide you with the requested service or we may not be able to allow you to participate in activities or to use our services.

7. Analytics and cookies

YCW also collects data and statistical information about visitors to our website and digital products using web analytics and session recording technology provided by third party service providers such as Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and Heap Analytics. These services use Cookies to assist us in understanding how visitors access and utilise our website and digital products. Occasionally, we use this information to identify particular individuals. In some circumstances the statistical information may include a visitor’s internet protocol (IP) address, which could be linked to an individual. In some cases your internet protocol (IP) addresses may be collected directly by a third party service provider.

To improve your experience on our site, we use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry standard and most major websites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Cookies do not store any sensitive or personal information. We may share the information captured from cookies with others.

You can find out more information on how Google uses data when you use YCW’s site or digital products at

8. How YCW might use and disclose your personal information

YCW may use and disclose your personal and sensitive information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, or for related purposes which would reasonably be expected by you, or for purposes to which you have consented, and in other circumstances authorised by the Privacy Act or otherwise required or authorised by law.

Generally, YCW will endeavour to not disclose or share your private and personal information unless legally obligated to.

9. Disclosure of personal information to other parties

YCW may disclose your personal information to third parties if legally obligated to.

We do not sell or license your personal information to third parties.

10. Sending information overseas

All personal and sensitive information held by YCW is held in servers located around the world. There may be times when personal and sensitive information is sent overseas. YCW complies with the APPs when sending personal and sensitive information overseas.

11. Security and management of personal information

YCW takes reasonable steps to protect the personal and sensitive information we hold from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. The ways we do this include:

  • Limited access to the information we collect about you.
  • requiring any third-party providers to have acceptable security measures to keep personal information secure; and
  • putting in place electronic, and procedural safeguards.
  • If we no longer require your personal information and are not legally required to retain it, YCW will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify the personal information.

12. Contact us

Any complaints or correspondence in relation to this Privacy Policy should be sent to our Privacy Officer at:
We will endeavour to respond to all complaints and correspondence promptly.

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