Privacy Policy

The website is owned and operated by Brisbane Testing Solutions Pty Ltd (“BTS”). This Privacy Policy relates to the collection and use of personal information you may supply to us through your conduct on the website.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. This Privacy Policy is in addition to any other terms and conditions applicable to the website. We do not make any representations about third party websites that may be linked to the website.

We recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of information collected about visitors to our website, in particular, information that is capable of identifying an individual (“Personal Data” ). This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which your personal information, obtained through the website, will be dealt with. This Privacy Policy should be reviewed periodically so that you are updated on any changes. We value and welcome your comments and feedback.

Data Collection

BTS undertakes to collect your data by means that are fair, legal and transparent.

If you visit our website, your web-browser automatically discloses, and our web-server automatically logs, the following information: the date and time, the IP address from which you issued the request, the type of browser and operating system you are using, the URL of any page that referred you to the page, the URL you requested, and whether your request was successful. This data may or may not be sufficient to identify you.

Any additional data that you provide, e.g. in a web-form, may also be logged. This data may or may not be sufficient to identify you.

Any additional data that your web-browser automatically provides may also be logged. This will be the case, for example, if your browser has previously been requested to store data on your computer in ‘cookies’ and submits them each time you request a web-page within a particular domain (such as This data may or may not be sufficient to identify you.

If you disclose personal data to BTS in conjunction with an identifier such as your name or your credit-card details, BTS will collect your data. Moreover, any data that becomes available to BTS through any of the means described in the preceding paragraphs may be able to be associated with that identifier and hence become your data.

Subject to the qualifications immediately below, BTS undertakes to collect your data from you and not from other parties.

This undertaking is qualified as follows:

where BTS reasonably considers that the protection of its financial interests requires that it gather your Personal Data from other sources, or from additional sources. This applies in particular where BTS has a lending exposure to you and seeks information about your creditworthiness;
where BTS reasonably considers that its capability to deliver quality services to you will be materially enhanced by gathering your Personal Data from other sources. This applies in particular to consumer profile data.

Where BTS collects your Personal Data from sources other than you, it undertakes:

To do so only by legal means;
To do so only with your Consent; and
To declare to you what sources it uses, and under what circumstances.

Visitor’s Comments / Feedback

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Use of Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for a period of one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, which may include tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Data Security

BTS undertakes to store your data in a manner that ensures security against unauthorised access, alteration or deletion, at a level commensurate with its sensitivity.

BTS undertakes to store your data only in jurisdictions where data protections are at least equivalent to those required under the OECD Guidelines.

BTS undertakes to implement appropriate measures to ensure the security of your Personal Data against inappropriate behaviour by BTS’ staff-members and contractors.

These include:

Training for staff in relation to privacy; access control, to limit access to your Personal Data to those staff and contractors who have legitimate reasons to access it; particularly in the case of sensitive data, audit trails of accesses, including the identities of staff and contractors accessing the data;
reminders to staff and contractors from time to time about the importance of data privacy, and the consequences of inappropriate behaviour; declaration of appropriately strong sanctions that are to be applied in the event of inappropriate behaviour clear communication of policies and sanctions; and
processes to audit, to investigate and to impose sanctions.

Data Use

Data use refers to the application of your data by any part of BTS, or any staff-member or contractor of BTS in the course of their work.

BTS undertakes to use your data only for:
The purposes for which it was collected; such other purposes as are subsequently agreed between BTS and You; such additional purposes as may be required by law.

In these circumstances, BTS will take any reasonable steps available to it to communicate to You that the use has occurred, unless it is precluded from doing so by law; and such additional purposes as are authorised by law (in particular to protect BTS’ interests, e.g. if it believes on reasonable grounds that You have failed to fulfil your undertakings to BTS or have committed a breach of the criminal law).

BTS undertakes to use your data only if it has demonstrable relevance to the particular use to which it is being put.
BTS also undertakes to use your data in such a manner as to take into account the possibility that it is not of sufficient quality for the purpose, e.g. because it is inaccurate, out-of-date, incomplete, or out-of-context.

Data Disclosure

Disclosure refers to making your data available to any third party. The term disclosure may include many different conditions of data transfer, including selling, renting, trading, sharing and giving.

BTS undertakes to disclose your data only under the following circumstances:

In the course of business being conducted between You and BTS, where disclosure is necessary to a contractor, such as a transport company. Where your Personal Data is disclosed in this way, BTS undertakes to exercise control over BTS’ contractors to ensure that their actions are compliant with these Terms; in other circumstances that are directly implied by the purpose agreed between You and BTS at the time of data collection or subsequently.
Where required by law, such as a provision of a statute, or a court order such as a search warrant or subpoena. In these circumstances, BTS will take any reasonable steps available to it to communicate to You that the disclosure has occurred, unless it is precluded from doing so by law;
Where permitted by law (e.g. the reporting of suspected breach of the criminal law to a law enforcement agency; and in an emergency, where BTS believes on reasonable grounds that the disclosure of your Personal Data will materially assist in the protection of the life or health of some person), provided that BTS will apply due diligence to ensure that the exercise of the permission is justifiable.
In all cases, BTS undertakes to disclose only such of your data as is necessary for the particular circumstances.