Open Day - Privacy Collection Notice

Why we collect your personal information

RMIT is collecting and processing your personal information to:

  • register you for our event and to administer your account;
  • communicate with you about areas of study, courses, programs or events in which you have expressed interest, enrolled or registered to attend;
  • manage your enquiry or attendance in a course, program or event;
  • improve our products and services, including your user experience;
  • inform general business analysis, quality assurance, reporting and planning activities;
  • utilise your data to provide relevant digital content and communications;
  • use your data to enhance your experience when utilising the university’s digital assets.

The “processing" of personal information refers to all activities relating to the management of your personal information, from its collection and use, through to its storage and disposal, and everything in between.

How we collect and process your personal information

We will process your personal information as necessary for our legitimate interests in accordance with applicable privacy laws, and only under the following circumstances:

  • for the purpose for which it was collected;
  • for a related purpose which you might reasonably expect;
  • where you have consented; or
  • if we are required or permitted to do so by law.

We may share your personal information with: 

  • contracted service providers engaged by us to conduct market research or other marketing-related services, including IT and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) services;
  • contracted service providers engaged by us to run events or facilitate event services.

Your de-identified information may also be disclosed to social media and other digital platforms to create audiences for targeted advertising via these channels.

In some instances, your personal information may be transferred outside of Victoria or Australia (for example, where providers are located internationally or use a cloud-based system with servers based in international jurisdictions). We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the interstate or overseas transfer of personal information is in accordance with our privacy obligations.

If you choose not to provide the contact information requested, we may not be able to create your account, register your attendance for or provide you with information about the course, program or event for which you expressed interest.

Online events

We have engaged vFairs to host Open Day on their Virtual Event Platform on our behalf. We may share your personal information with vFairs to facilitate your registration and attendance at the event. vFairs may also collect your personal information as a result of you registering for the event and/or using the vFairs virtual event platform. The privacy policy on vFair’s website details the collection, use, disclosure, and storage of information by vFairs.

RMIT’s Privacy Statement

Refer to the RMIT Privacy Statement for general information about how we process and protect personal information, including:

  • collection, use and disclosure of personal information;
  • accuracy, security and storage of personal information; 
  • your individual rights; and 
  • how to contact us.

Your rights

You may request access to, or correction of, your personal information we hold, or exercise your individual rights as applicable under relevant privacy laws, unless this would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others or would contravene RMIT’s other legislative obligations.

If the lawful collection of your personal information is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of our processing of your information prior to you withdrawing your consent.

Contact

For general information about how the University manages personal information, and for details of how to make an enquiry or complaint, please refer to the RMIT Privacy Statement or contact privacy@rmit.edu.au.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.