We love our site and are very happy to see you drop by or sign up. As we interact with you, we collect personal information about you, and we have drafted this policy to set out how we manage the personal information we receive. Given some of the awesome content on our site, we think it is important to be transparent about how we use your information.
As an overview, we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for the purpose it was supplied for, to let you know about our products and services and/or to provide our services. This means you may receive updates from us or emails about our content or activities from time to time. You can always opt out of our emails and we remove email addresses from our communications list when asked. Our full contact details are at the end of this policy.
We do not sell or give away access to the personal information you provide to us.
This policy applies to your use of our website (‘site’) and related public access areas and covers visitors, regular users and subscribed users of our site. By visiting or using our site or subscribing to our services, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set out in this policy. If you do not consent to any of the terms of this policy, please do not provide any personal information to us or subscribe to our services.
You can browse this site anonymously (although our cookies may identify and use your IP address). If you identify yourself to us, at that point we will collect your personal information. If you sign up to become a member or subscriber, we will let you use an alias when you use our site or interact with others. For billing purposes though, we must collect and use your real name, address and contact details.
Collecting personal information
At all times we try to only collect the minimum amount of information we need to provide you with information you have requested, market our services or provide our services.
The main way we collect personal information about you is when you give it to us, for example:
- when you contact us (for example you might provide your email address and name)
- when you submit information to our website (for example if you post comments on our site)
- when you ask for access to the information we hold about you
Other than as set out in this policy, we aim to only collect information directly from you.
Social Networking, public forums and links to other websites
We may provide links to other websites, blogs or forums or use social networking services including Twitter and Facebook or provide community notice boards or comments sections on our website (collectively called ‘public access areas’). When you communicate with us using public access areas, we may collect your personal information. Any information you make available, including your personal information, will be available for public viewing. Even after you terminate your account with us, information you have posted on public access areas may still be viewable. By using public access areas, you agree your use is at your own risk and that we are
not responsible for any information that you disclose or communicate or the consequences of that disclosure.
For your own safety, we strongly recommend you never disclose personal information on public access areas.
Collecting sensitive information
We do not actively collect sensitive information about you. Sensitive information is information about your health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or criminal history. We will take steps to appropriately protect any sensitive information we do receive. Given the nature of our site, inferences could be made about your sexual preferences based on your user history. This is a relatively low risk however if this is important to you, please consider how you use our site and the information you make available.
Collecting information about minors
Our site is not designed for, or intended to be used by, persons under the age of 18. If you are a visitor to our site and you are under the age of 18, we request that you do not use our site, do not comment in any of the public access areas and do not provide your personal information. If we unintentionally collect information about a person under the age of 18 and become aware they are under 18, we will take steps to delete that data where possible.
If you are a parent or guardian and find your minor has given their personal information to us (particularly if we may not be aware they are a minor), please contact us immediately so we can delete their data where possible. Importantly, if a minor has posted information to a public access area, we may not be able to remove their information.
If you provide us with a testimonial, you give us your consent for the use of your either your name or your alias, image (if supplied) and the date to be displayed on our website or in our other marketing material, together with the content of the testimonial that you provide. You agree we may use this information for as long as it remains relevant to our business. You also agree that we may edit your testimonial provided we do not change the intention of what you said (sometimes the testimonials we receive are too long and we only include parts of the testimonial).
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Some website features may not function properly without cookies.
Security and overseas recipients
Your personal information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. When we no longer require your personal information for the reason you supplied it (or a longer period if we are required by law to keep it for longer), we will take reasonable steps to securely destroy it or de-identify it. While we take reasonable care, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
Where possible, we ask that data be stored in Australia, but that it not always an option. By using our services, you consent to having your personal information sent overseas. We do use appropriate password protection for our systems.
Disclosure – How we use your information
As an overview, the information that we collect about you is used for the purpose it was provided, keeping you up to date with our products and providing our services. We do not publish your personal information.
We may give access to the information we hold to appropriate and competent advisors or authorities for the purpose of obtaining advice or to our trusted third-party service providers. For example, we will provide your personal information to Paypal if they require us to do so for billing purposes, some IT maintenance will necessarily result in the IT company having access to our customer personal data. In these scenarios, the service provider will only be able to use the data for delivering the services we have requested. We may also, in connection with the sale, transfer or merger of our site, transfer your personal information to the buyer of the site.
We may also disclose your personal information (including alias information):
- if we are required to do so by law; or
- if, in our absolute discretion, we feel we should report any unusual, disturbing or potentially criminal behaviour to the police or feel there is a threat to any person or our site;
- in instances of alleged or actual fraud, abuse or illegal conduct.
Mandatory Data Reporting
If any of your personal information is lost or accessed or disclosed by us in an unauthorised manner, whether intentionally or unintentionally, we will comply with mandatory data breach notification requirements which require us to notify any affected person within 30 days if the loss or disclosure of data is likely to result in serious harm to that person.
This site is managed in Australia in accordance with Australian Laws. If you live in a country with laws that do not allow the use of this site, please do not use our site.
Our services are not currently available to EU residents If you are a resident of the EU, our website is not designed for your use, please do not provide us with your personal information. We advise that our privacy systems are not GDPR compliant and we request that you do not use our services.
Accessing and correcting your personal information
You may request a copy of the information we hold about you, which will only be provided electronically. You have the ability to make a request to amend or correct that information. If we do not agree with your requested change, we will let you know and will keep a copy of your request and our reply with our information.
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, please write to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what the problem is. We will respond to your concerns within 30 days.
If you are not happy with how we manage your concerns, you can contact the Australian Privacy Commission, available at http://www.oaic.gov.au.
We will regularly review and periodically update this policy. Updates will be posted to our website with a new ‘last updated’ date. Please check back regularly to see if we have made any changes.
Our Contact Details
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