Sawtell Golf Club  Privacy Policy

The purpose of this document is to tell you how Sawtell Golf Club manages your personal information.

Sawtell Golf  Club is committed to the protection of your personal information. Sawtell Golf Club’s Privacy Policy tells you what sort of personal information we will typically hold, for what purpose and how we collect, hold, use, disclose and protect that personal information.

Our Privacy Policy contains the following important information:

Security of your information
Disclosure of your information
Collection of your personal information
How we use the personal information you give us
How & when you can Opt Out of receiving communication
How to access, correct or update your information
What else you should know about Privacy

When you visit the Sawtell Golf Club site, you are encouraged to read the information provided on the Sawtell Golf Club site you are using.

If you have any concerns or questions, please email us at

Security of your information

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that all information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up-to-date and stored in a secure environment accessed only by authorised persons.

Transmissions sent to, or from Sawtell Golf Club are routinely monitored for quality control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

While we strive to protect your personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us. These activities are conducted at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security.

Disclosure of information

The information we collect from you is strictly confidential. Sawtell Golf Club will not reveal, disclose, sell, rent, licence, share or pass that information on to any third parties.

However, third party organisations are contracted to administer the data collected from our web users and membership listing from time to time. These organisations are required to keep all information confidential, or are subject to a statute or binding scheme, which imposes similar restrictions regarding the handling of personal information.

Subject to the exceptions below, if we wish to use or discard any of your personal information or data for any purpose other than those specified to you at the time of collection, we will not do so unless you have explicitly given us permission to do so by opting to receive third party offers when membership is offered or at any subsequent point after registration.

Exceptions to non-disclosure requirements

In certain circumstances we may disclose your personal information, for the purpose other than that specified to you at the time of collection. Generally this will occur when:

  • You would reasonably expect us to disclose the information for that new purpose;
  • The new purpose we plan to use your personal information for is related to the original purpose that we initially disclosed to you; and it is impracticable for us to seek your consent. In particular, Sawtell Golf Club reserves its rights to use your personal information: Where there are reasonable grounds to believe that disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life or health;
  • Where Sawtell Golf Club suspects that unlawful activity is or has been engaged in and uses the personal information, information or data to investigate the suspected unlawful activity; or where the use is authorised or required by law or reasonably necessary to enforce the law; or where there are reasonable grounds to believe that disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life or health.

Collection of your personal information

When you provide Sawtell Golf Club with your personal information via the Internet or otherwise, we will inform you of how the information will be used. In all cases, your information will be held in strict confidence.

Generally we will not collect personal information form you revealing specific personal preferences or traits (including, for example, radical or ethnic origin, or your political views, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, or details of health, disability or sexual activity or orientation).

The types of personal information that we generally collect from you will depend on how you use The Sawtell Golf Club Web Site the purpose for which you are providing your personal in formation to Sawtell Golf Club generally. The information that we may collect will be gathered from what you volunteer to provided to us and from what we track through your use of facilities at the Club.

How we use the personal information you give us

We use your personal information for a number of reasons including:

Date of Birth

We need to ask for your date of birth to ensure that you are of legal drinking age and a able to be in authorised areas of the Club.

Your contact details

Information that we collect, such as name, address, postal address, contact phone numbers, email address, year you stated membership is used for identification purposes and to allow us to contact you will personalised information on promotions and offers. You may opt out of receiving communication by any or all of the contact methods you have provided at any time.

Additional information about you and your interests

We ask you to provide details by way of surveys or questionnaires competitions and the like on your drinking habits and preferred brands, preferences regarding entertainment, gaming and golf to enable us to understand our marketplace better and to tailor our marketing programs more effectively.

How and when you can ‘Opt Out’ of receiving communication

Sawtell Golf Club will provide you an express opportunity to decline receiving any further marketing communications from Sawtell Golf Club via an ‘opt out’ mechanism.

Please email the Club on or call direct the Administration Department at the Club on (02) 6653 1006

How to access, correct or update your information

You may request access to review or modify personal information which you have provided via the Clubs Website or by any other means. Contact us by either email or phone . Sawtell Golf Club reserves the right to refuse to amend information where, for example:

  • Providing access would be unlawful, may prejudice an investigation of possible unlawful activity, may prejudice enforcement of laws, or denying access is specifically authorised by law.
  • Your request for access is frivolous or vexatious; or
  • Providing access would have an unreasonable impact upon the privacy of other individuals.

If Sawtell Golf  Club does not allow you to access your personal information, we will provide you with the reasons for our decision.

What else should you know about privacy

Remember that you will have to exercise reasonable care when accessing, or providing information, where you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like the library or Internet Café or even just using the handicap program at the Club. You as an individual are responsible for the security of and access to your own computer and information.

For further Privacy information, please refer to The Australian Privacy Commissioner’s Web Site by linking to

Thank you for taking the time to read the Sawtell Golf  Club Privacy Policy

For further Privacy information, please refer to The Australian Privacy Commissioner’s Web Site by linking to

Thank you for taking the time to read the Sawtell Golf  Club Privacy Policy


Sawtell Golf Club Sustainability Policy

Energy Efficiency

We work to reduce energy used by lighting, heating, ventilation , air conditioning, appliances, office equipment, and transport. Equipment is maintained to ensure it is operating efficiently and not wastefully. Kitchen staff turn off gas burners when not in use. Ice machines are turned off whenever possible, and ice is stored for use in down periods. LEDs, Compact fluorescents and low-wattage lights are used where practicable. Staff are encouraged to economise in the use of transport when travelling to and from work.

When equipment is not being used overnight, it is turned-off, and not left on standby. Lights in storerooms use movement sensors and switch off automatically when not needed. Hot water pipes are insulated, and ceiling insulation has been installed to reduce the need for air-conditioning and heating. We monitor the monthly use of electricity and gas to ensure that we are maintaining good practices.


Where possible lights are turned off until the area is used. Many areas lighting is controlled by movement sensors. In toilet areas where there can be an abundance of natural light the lights are controlled by movement and light senors

Water Conservation

Methods and technologies are used for kitchen appliances and equipment in a way that does not compromise hygiene and cleanliness, and also in landscaping. Flush toilets are not set to automatic and have a system installed that waterless urinals; taps are fitted with devices to reduce water flow. Sinks in kitchen are not over filled. Wash cycle in dish washers is set to the minimum cycle to save water and electricity. Shut off nozzles are fitted to hose outlets and minimum amounts of water are used for hosing hard surfaces. Water use is monitored regularly to ensure we are maintaining good practice.


We recycle glass, plastic, metal, cardboard, paper, corks, waste oil, ink and toner cartridges is a part of our daily operations, where possible, and within food- safety guidelines.

Source Reduction

Wherever possible, suppliers take back the packaging supplied with deliveries or eliminate it altogether. Suppliers are encouraged not to use polystyrene foam boxes and packages for any deliveries to the Club.


Photocopying and printing is done on both sides of paper, and communication is done by email wherever possible instead of using paper. Menus are available on the internet website for customers to view at any time. Recycled paper is used for photocopying.


Sustainable food is used to support the long term viability of agriculture, fishing and grazing. Where possible we use organic produce and avoid the use of genetically modified food. We source food locally to reduce the use of transport.


Chlorine-free Paper Products such as napkins, table cloths and paper towels where possible are used that are unbleached or whitened with alternatives such as hydrogen peroxide, oxygen and ozone.

Tree Free

Tree-free products are used wherever possible, and we endeavour not to purchase timber products sourced from old-growth forest timbers.


Non-toxic Cleaning Products are used that are biodegradable, free of hazardous ingredients and safe for people and the environment.

Green Power

Our electricity supply contract is reviewed regularly. The proposal accepted is chosen for the suppliers willingness to strive to use renewable sources of energy, ensuring a reduction in air pollution.


Employee Education is at the heart of our environmental commitment, and staff are given regular updates about our environmental issues, goals and results. Training is given regarding the Clubs environmental issues and best practice in hospitality. Staff give the program enthusiastic support and are encouraged to provide ideas for improvement. It would not be possible without their commitment and contribution. If you would like to know more about our environmental program, email us


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