Privacy Policy

Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs (TCHEF)

Dedicated to Promoting Culinary Excellence and Education for Chefs, and Culinary PROFESSIONALS

Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs Inc. 

PO Box355, Seddon West, Victoria 3011
ABN A0093856C

Privacy Policy

The Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs is committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of all information collected from our members and other stakeholders. In accordance with the Privacy Act 1988, this Privacy Policy outlines the information collection practices utilized by the Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs, how that information is used, and the choices you can make about the way the information you provide to us is collected and used.

Information We Collect

When you engage with the Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs, such as by submitting an application, registration, or inquiry, we need to collect information about you to effectively manage your membership, provide our professional services, or complete any necessary business transactions. In some instances, for staff training and quality assurance purposes, or to verify discussions, telephone calls may be monitored or recorded. This information includes, but is not limited to, your name, contact details, requirements, and pertinent company, business, and financial information. It is essential to provide this information to access our products and services.
We collect some information automatically when you visit the website via third-party vendors such as Google Analytics. This is aggregated, information collected in an anonymous form and includes information such as the number, date and timing of visits to the website and the pages of the website visited frequently. This information is not personal information and collected for statistical purposes only. For further details of how we use Google Analytics, please refer to the ‘Website Useage Management’ section below.

AITC Website

Similar to most websites, our website automatically tracks certain information when you visit, including the URL you came from, your browser, and your IP address. This data is used to enhance our services and does not contain personally identifying information. We do not retain this information unless you voluntarily submit it for membership registration or other transactional purposes. If you access the secured or “members only” section of our website, cookies may be used to store information about your site usage, facilitating a more efficient browsing experience.
Please note that this policy is specific to the Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs’ website and services. Privacy policies on other websites accessed via links on our website are the responsibility of their respective owners. Additional websites or programs hosted or operated by the Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs (on domain names other than ( may have distinct privacy statements and disclosures tailored to those websites or programs.

How We Use Your Information

The information you provide is collected and stored by us to assess your needs and requirements and to enable the Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs to efficiently operate the organization and provide relevant services or information. Your information may also be used for purposes that you would reasonably expect, such as research, staff training, and enhancing our services.

Interactions with our social media platforms

If you access social media/subscription channels such as instagram, Facebook, YouTube; LinkedIn and the Business Victoria Update, you should be aware that any information you post onto such media is available for the public to see. You should therefore check your individual privacy settings for profiles and accounts on social media networks and their privacy policies. BV strongly recommends that you regularly check and configure the privacy settings for your profiles and accounts to make sure that you know what information you are making available, and to which audience.

Sharing of personal information on TChef social channels, including through the closed Facebook Group, is done on the onus of the individual posting. Any third party personal information, including but not limited to email addresses and phone numbers, should be shared only with the express consent of the individual to whom the information pertains. The administrators of social channels reserve the right to remove posts without consulting the poster where issues of consent or data privacy are deemed to be of concern.

Data storage

Please note that the personal information you submit using some of the services on our website (including Google By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy for the purposes set out above.) stored on secure databases which reside in Australia, and in some cases, by a United States of America owned company with the database located in Japan. If you do not want your personal information being stored offshore, please do not submit personal information to us when you use any of the services on our website.

Courses and webinars

If you do not accept these terms of use, do not use the Courses & webinars section of this website. If you continue to use content found through the courses and webinars section you will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

In these Terms of Use, the expressions ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ are a reference to the Australian Institute Of Technicalchefs

The content of the Courses & webinars section is provided for information purposes only on an ‘as is’ basis. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content provided.

You must not access or use content in the Courses & webinars section for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use.

Information, data and advice in Courses & webinars is provided on the basis that site users undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. We make no representations, either expressed or implied, as to the suitability of anything on or available through this content for any particular purpose.

This contains links to other websites (Linked Sites). Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with Linked Sites.

To the extent available at law, we do not accept any liability to any person:

If you use automatic language translation services in connection with this site you do so at your own risk. We make no representations, express or implied, as to the accuracy or usefulness of any translation of the information on this website.

Our links with Linked Sites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by us of the owners or operators of those Linked Sites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, their content, products or service, privacy practices or other policies. Third-party sites should contain their own privacy notices, and those third parties are responsible for their own privacy practices. Any privacy or other complaints in relation to a Linked Site must be made to the owners of that site.

You may be asked to enter into an end user agreement with the owner of the Linked Site for its services. We are not a party to, nor liable under, any third party agreement and you must make independent enquiries before entering into any agreement on a Linked Site at your sole risk.

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information

It is important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

Security of Personal Information

Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.

When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

You may request access to any personal information that the TChef may have collected about you. You may also request correction of your personal information if you believe that it is not accurate, complete or up-to-date. For access and correction, contact:

Secretary of The Australian Institute of TechnicalChefs INC

PO Box355, Seddon West, Victoria 3011

TechnicalChefs will pass on the information to the Manager, Freedom of Information & Privacy, as required.