STEM Punks Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is very important to STEM PUNKS. We are committed to maintaining the security of all Personal Information provided to STEM PUNKS, whether by individuals with whom we do business, visitors to and users of our websites or otherwise. This Privacy Policy details how we collect, use and manage this Personal Information.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy and applicable data protection and privacy laws:

  • “Personal Information” is defined as information and data, whether recorded in a material form or not, relating to an identified or identifiable natural person that is processed by or on behalf of STEM PUNKS, whether or not by automated means; and

  • STEM PUNKS is considered the “data controller” in respect of the Personal Information that it collects, uses and manages in connection with this Privacy Policy.


Whose information do we collect?

STEM PUNKS collects Personal Information from a range of individuals in the context of its business activities, including:

  • representatives of our suppliers, customers, sponsors and business partners;

  • contractors;

  • industry association representatives;

  • users of the STEM PUNKS website; and

  • job applicants.


What information we collect and why we collect it


We collect Personal Information from you where it is relevant for our purposes as further detailed below.


Business use


STEM PUNKS may collect a range of information in a business context, such as your name, gender, job title, photographic identification, email address, home address and other contact details, details of your business and other interests, experience and/or academic and professional qualifications, third party references, communications with you, feedback or survey responses that you provide to us, financial and payment information, and information collected from clearance questionnaires and/or interviews.

STEM PUNKS uses information collected from you for business-related purposes, including negotiating, concluding and performing contracts, managing business relationships, administering real estate leases and licences, recruitment, conducting clearance procedures, managing accounts and records, communicating with you and third party contacts, supporting corporate social responsibility activities, security, legal, regulatory and internal investigations and debt administration.

Our website

When you use our website, STEM PUNKS collects certain standard information that is sent by your browser to our website. This includes technical information, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, language, time zone setting, access times and any referring website addresses.

STEM PUNKS uses this information to administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes. STEM PUNKS also collects certain information to provide users with a personalised experience when visiting our websites. Through the use of a ‘cookie’, STEM PUNKS can record information about your visit to our website including the clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), the pages visited, page interaction information and methods used to browse away from the page. This information is used anonymously and in aggregate, and is collected and logged for statistical purposes. Through analysis of these records, STEM PUNKS is able to provide an improved service when users revisit our websites. See below for further information on our use of cookies and related technologies.

Other than as stated in this Privacy Policy, no attempt is made to identify our website users or their browsing activities except:

  • where a law enforcement agency exercises a warrant to inspect logs or any such information is otherwise required to be produced by STEM PUNKS to authorities or regulators; or

  • where STEM PUNKS believes it is required to collect and produce relevant electronic documentation to fulfil its obligations to third parties, including statutory organisations under local law.

Access to other websites via hyperlink

Other websites that may be accessible via hyperlinks from the STEM PUNKS website are owned and operated by third parties and are not subject to the STEM PUNKS Privacy Policy. STEM PUNKS has no control over the content of those websites. Please review the privacy policy of each individual website you access and assess whether the policy is satisfactory to you before you use the other websites.


Cookies & Related Technologies

Our websites and mobile applications (“apps”) use cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use an app. Cookies collect information about users and their visit to the website or use of the app, such as their Internet protocol (IP) address, how they arrived at the website (for example, through a search engine or a link from another website) and how they navigate within the website or app. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites.

STEM PUNKS uses cookies and other technologies to facilitate your internet sessions and use of our apps, offer you services according to your preferred settings, track use of our websites and apps and to compile statistics about activities carried out on our web sites and/or through our apps.

You may set up your web browser to block cookies or remove cookies stored from your computer or mobile device. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use certain features and functions of our websites and apps.

Providing Personal Information

At times, STEM PUNKS may ask you to voluntarily supply Personal Information, such as your name, email address, location, telephone number and preferred means of communication, for purposes such as subscribing to STEM PUNKS news alerts or requesting further information from STEM PUNKS, including through the forms available on our website.

Where we ask you to voluntarily supply Personal Information we will use it to provide you with the information or services that you have requested from us.

Disclosure of the information we collect

STEM PUNKS may share your Personal Information with people within the company who need to know that information for business or legal reasons, for example, in order to carry out an administrative function such as processing an invoice, or to direct a query that you have submitted to the relevant department within STEM PUNKS.

We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties including the authorities, STEM PUNKS's advisors, suppliers of IT services and third parties engaged by STEM PUNKS for the purpose of providing services requested by you; to protect any intellectual property rights in any materials displayed on or otherwise available from STEM PUNKS's website; for the purposes of seeking legal or other professional advice; to respond to a legal request or comply with a legal obligation; and to enforce STEM PUNKS's website Terms and Conditions of Use.

Because STEM PUNKS operates globally, we may share the Personal Information you submit to us with any entity within the STEM PUNKS group worldwide. These entities are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information and are restricted from using it for any purpose other than the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.


Retention of Personal Information

STEM PUNKS’s aim is to keep your Personal Information for no longer than is necessary for regulatory or STEM PUNKS business reasons. The amount of time that records are kept for varies depending upon the type of Personal Information they contain.

Complaints and Concerns

If you have a concern or complaint about how STEM PUNKS has used your Personal Information, as a first step, you should raise this in writing with STEM PUNKS, using the contact details available on our website or via the Contact Us form.

Changes to this Privacy Policy and Contact

Any changes STEM PUNKS may make to this Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be submitted via the Contact Us form available on our website.