Franchising Code of Conduct: exposure draft

Closes 4 Dec 2020

Privacy Collection Statement

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department) is conducting a public consultation process to inform the implementation of amendments to the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014 (Cth) (the Franchising Code).

The department is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles outlined in Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), which regulates how we may collect, use, disclose and store personal information. 

By submitting your feedback on the exposure draft and related material,  the department will collect personal information from you, including your name, e-mail address, your status as a franchisor, franchisee, or advisor (if relevant), the industry sector in which you operate (if relevant), and your comments and opinions on the exposure draft and related material. Personal information is being collected to better understand and contextualise your feedback regarding the proposed amendments to the Franchising Code. Your personal information will be accessed by departmental staff (including contractors) who are involved in the implementation of Franchising Code reforms. Your submitted feedback will be published on the Consultation Hub website, unless you indicate that it should be kept confidential. Your feedback including your personal information may be provided to other relevant Government departments, Ministers, and their offices, involved in the drafting and finalisation of the Franchising Code amendments. Your personal information will not be used or disclosed without your consent, except as set out above or where authorised or required by law.  

Personal Information will be stored and held in accordance with the department’s obligations under the Archives Act 1983 (Cth). For further information, please refer to the department’s Privacy Policy.

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