Mercury Computer Systems (Aust) Pty Ltd - Collection Notice (APP 5)

This collection notice describes how Mercury Computer Systems (Aust) Pty Ltd collects and manages personal information. This notice is provided in accordance with Australian Privacy Principal 5.

1. Why we collect personal information

We collect personal information by lawful and fair means, for the purpose of conducting our business of developing, promoting, selling and supporting software and related products/services. This includes collecting and using personal information for direct marketing purposes.

2. How we collect personal information

We receive and store personal information entered onto our website, provided to us over the telephone, provided to us directly or given to us in other forms.

3. Consequences of not collecting your personal information

If we’re unable to collect your personal information, we may not be able to process your request or provide our goods/services to you.

4. Who we disclose your personal information to

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. Personal information is only disclosed to a third party when it is required for the delivery of our services. We also may need to disclose personal information as requested or authorised by law.

5. Cross border disclosure

Personal information that we collect may be stored, processed in or transferred between parties located in countries outside of Australia. These include, but are not limited the United States and New Zealand.

We use MailChimp to distribute our electronic newsletters. MailChimp are based in the United States and have a robust privacy policy.

You can view MailChimp’s privacy policy here -

We use cVent to organise and manage events, functions & conferences. cVent are based in the United States and also have a robust privacy policy.

You can view cVent’s privacy policy here -

Both MailChimp & cVent comply with the U.S.–E.U. and U.S.–Swiss Safe Harbor Framework regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. MailChimp also has TRUSTe’s Privacy Seal, which means their privacy policy has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with their program requirements.

6. Personal information collection you may not be aware of

We use Google Analytics on our websites (including to help collect certain information about our website visitors, such as browser type, operating system, website visited immediately before coming to our site, etc. This information is used in an aggregated manner to analyse how people use and access our website. We and/or third parties (such as Google Analytics) may use cookies on our website. Cookies are very small files which a website uses to identify you when you come back to the site and to store details about your use of the site. Cookies are not malicious programs that access or damage your computer. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can choose to reject cookies by changing your browser settings. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website. Our website may use cookies to analyses website traffic and help us provide a better website visitor experience. In addition, cookies may be used to serve relevant ads to website visitors through third party services such as Google Adwords. These ads may appear on this website or other websites you visit.

Google’s privacy policy, which covers both Google AdWords and Google Analytics, can be found here -

If you wish, you can also prevent your data being used by Google Analytics, by using Google’s opt-out service –

7. Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy contains information about how you may access any personal information of yours held by us, and how you may seek to correct that information. It also contains information about how you can lodge a complaint about our privacy practices, and how we will deal with that complaint. You can view our Privacy Policy in full here –

8. Contact details

Mercury Computer Systems

Level 3 / 271 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Ph: 03 9602 2255

Email: [email protected]