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Catfish Data Privacy Statement

Eureka Privacy Policy

Last updated 4 June 2019

At Eureka Productions Pty Ltd ABN 48 610 838 812 (“Eureka”) we think privacy is important. We are committed to ensuring the privacy and protection of personal information from customers and business clients. 

This Policy reflects both Australian privacy law and Eureka’s policies in relation to the use and protection of personal information (which is information that could reasonably be used to identify you). Information relating to your rights under Australian privacy law can be found on The Australian Privacy Commissioners website at 

This Policy will be available for free access on our website at all times. Let us know if you would like a hard-copy of this Policy sent to you.

 1. How is Information collected and what is collected? 

Generally, Eureka collects personal information from you when you apply to participate in the production of Eureka’s programming.

Eureka only collects or holds your personal information if it is reasonably necessary and relevant to Eureka’s production activities. This personal information may include:

•     your full name, address and other contact details (like your telephone number, social media addresses); 

•     your date and place of birth;

•     your email address; 

•     details of your “catfish” relationship experience; and

•     records of your correspondence with us.

Eureka will take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate, up to date and complete.

From time to time, Eureka may receive information relating to you that we have not requested and which is not otherwise described above (“Unsolicited Information”). If Eureka does receive Unsolicited Information, we will check whether it is reasonably necessary for us to keep it. If it is, we will treat the Unsolicited Information in the same way as the other information described above. If Eureka determines that it is not reasonably necessary for us to keep it, we will, as soon as practicable, destroy or de-identify the relevant Unsolicited Information.

2. How do we hold your personal information?

Eureka may hold your personal information in electronic or hard copy form. We will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify your personal information once it is no longer needed, unless we are required by Australian law, or a court or tribunal order, to retain it.

3. How do we use and disclose your personal information?

The personal information collected by Eureka is used to enable Eureka to assess your suitability for participating in Eureka’s programming. 

Eureka may need to disclose some personal information about you in certain circumstances to third parties. For example, to service providers we engage and to the proposed broadcaster and distributor of Eureka’s programming.  We will require these organisations to agree to comply with this Policy and with strict conditions governing how personal information is to be handled. 

Eureka will only disclose personal information in accordance with this Policy, if required to by law or as permitted under the Privacy Act.  For example, if we are legally required to do so (such as pursuant to a court or tribunal order or under taxation laws), if there is a serious threat to an individual’s health or safety, there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful activity, for the conduct of surveillance and intelligence gathering by an enforcement body, or to assist in locating a missing person.

Eureka may use de-identified information for its own marketing and promotional services.

4. Access to and Changing your Information 

You have the right to seek access to information that Eureka holds about you. You also have the right to ask us to correct information about you, which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. You may access the information that Eureka may have collected about you by placing your request in writing and sending it to us using the contact details below. Please include your phone number and enclose a copy of a form of identification such as a current driver's license or passport with your request.

Eureka’s policy is to consider any requests for access or correction within 28 days of receipt. If we are unable to correct your information, we will provide to you within a reasonable period a written notice setting out the reason, and the complaint mechanisms available to you.

Lou Collins, Eureka Privacy Officer
Eureka Productions Pty Ltd
Level 2, 67-69 Chandos Street
St Leonards
Sydney, NSW, 2065

5. Making a complaint

If you are not satisfied with how we have handled your personal information, please contact Eureka’s Privacy Officer via the details listed above.

You can also lodge a complaint with the Federal Privacy Commissioner. For more details on how to do this, please visit

6. Information Security

Eureka will ensure that it takes reasonable commercial steps to keep secure any information that we hold about you. Eureka has security measures, proprietary data protection algorithms, in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. 

From time to time, we may also need to transfer your information overseas. For example, we may store your personal information in a cloud, or other type of networking electronic storage which is based in a jurisdiction outside Australia. If we do this, Eureka will ensure reasonable steps are taken so that the overseas recipient does not breach the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), or the Australian Privacy Principles in relation to that information, or adheres to laws substantially similar to Australian privacy laws. Eureka will also take reasonable steps to prevent unauthorised access and reduce the risk of disclosure to unknown entities.

8. Online Privacy Considerations 

Other matters specific to Eureka’s collection and use of personal information online are set out below. 

i. Cookies. For each visitor to our websites, our server may automatically collect information about your session. Most web browsers are set by default to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to receive any cookies you may set your browser to either prompt or refuse cookies. Note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to fully enjoy Eureka’s websites. 

ii. Social Media. Eureka’s websites may contain links to online forums such as Facebook and Twitter. Think carefully before you post or publish any personal information in these forums as it may be publicly available. 

iii. Links to other websites. Sometimes Eureka’s websites will contain links to third party websites or services. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of each third party website or services you visit because Eureka is not responsible for privacy practices of those sites.