How ESSA uses and protects member data

31 January 2024

ESSA continues to monitor their cyber security posture with the security and storage of member data our number one priority. We continue to follow any nationwide recommendations as suggested by the Australian Cyber Security Centre. ESSA have in place a secure cloud location which is protected by multifactor authentication and password protocols. We also have a robust security system for our operating platform to put additional limitations on who can access ESSA data.

ESSA limits access to member data internally, to ensure only staff with a work requirement will have access to sensitive information. We use reputable digital service providers with Australian-based servers so members can be assured their information remains on our shores.

We don’t share any of your data with third parties except with organisations detailed in our Privacy Policy and where you have given authority to be on our Find an Exercise and Sports Science Profession search. Our servers are backed up daily and serviced by local cyber security and IT experts.

Our professional development platform and member database is located in a secure cloud-based system. In addition, ESSA has invested in an online-based application system that simplifies individual and course accreditation applications.

ESSA staff also play an important role in protecting our digital assets and member data. Cyber security news, including current examples of tactics like phishing scams, suspicious emails and unwanted text messages are regularly shared on discussion boards and in face-to-face meetings to further reduce our risk of exposure.

For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

If you have concerns about your data stored with ESSA, please contact Member Services on 07 3171 3335 or via email.