Privacy & Confidentiality
Impossible Metals collects, stores and uses personal information in accordance with relevant privacy laws in the jurisdictions in which it operates. Impossible Metals takes all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of personal information, including storing all personal information provided to it on its secure servers. All persons have the right to request access to personal information that Impossible Metals may hold about them, or to correct personal information held by Impossible Metals. Impossible Metals may disclose information to a government agency when required to do so by law, or in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.
Conflicts of Interest
A conflict of interest arises when an employee, contractor or director of Impossible Metals has a ‘secondary interest’ which could improperly influence the performance of that person’s duties and responsibilities in their work for Impossible Metals.
A ‘secondary interest’ means anything that can have an actual or perceived impact or influence on the workplace participant, including:
- The personal, professional or business interests of a Impossible Metals director, employee or contractor; or
- The personal, professional or business interests of individuals or groups with whom a Impossible Metals director, employee or contractor is closely associated (for instance, relatives, friends or even a rival).
Improper use of Position, Information & Assets
This Policy prohibits Impossible Metals directors, employees and contractors from using their position, information acquired in their position, or access to Impossible Metals assets, to obtain a benefit or advantage for themselves or any other person connected with them.
Declaring & Managing a Conflict of Interest
All Impossible Metals directors, employees, contractors and volunteers have a responsibility to consider whether their actions or decisions associated with Impossible Metals could give rise to an actual or perceived conflict of interest, and if so, to take action to declare and manage that conflict.
Impossible Metals employees and contractors must register or declare actual or perceived conflicts of interest in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, who shall note them on the Register of Interests.
Measures that may be adopted to mitigate a conflict of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Engagement of a qualified third party without an interest in Impossible Metals to advise on or participate in the matter;
- Restricting or removing involvement of a director, employee or contractor in matters in which they have (or are perceived to have) a conflict of interest;
- Requiring a director, employee or contractor to relinquish assets or other private interests that conflict with the interests of Impossible Metals, if the director, employee, or contractor wishes to retain his or her involvement with Impossible Metals.
Complaints or allegations of misconduct against employees, directors and contractors, must be managed in accordance with the Complaints and Disputes Policy.
Changes to this Policy
This policy is reviewed under Impossible Metals’s mandatory annual policy review schedule and is next due for formal review in October 2022.
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