The Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site.
This statement will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our users' needs.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.
1. Email Information
In addition to providing the foregoing information to our partners, if you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
2. Web Site Use Information
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site may utilise a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and Web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of providing you with appropriate services or a response to a request you make. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site. The lists used to send you such information is managed to safeguard the security and privacy of your personal information. As a user, you will be given the opportunity, at least once annually, to notify us of your desire not to receive such information.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s Web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one Web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that Web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related Web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from Web page to Web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalised.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use Web site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather information about our Web site users’ browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our Web site. This information assists us to design and arrange our Web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our Web site to better meet the needs of our users.
Cookies help us collect important statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our Web site as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our Web site and evaluate our Web site’s visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you.
Sharing Information with Affiliates
We will not share any personal information with affiliates unless you consent to such disclosure.
How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
Our website is hosted by a third party. Although associated security safeguards are considered as very high, we nevertheless cannot guarantee that Email that you may send to us is secure, unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information to us through email.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
1. Information Security. Personal information we collect will be protected from unauthorised access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction in applying appropriate information security practices. As most information exchange will be web or email-based, we will collect and store emails for safety and reference purposes, at least on a monthly basis.
2. Evaluation of Information Protection Practices. Periodically, and as appropriate, our practices will be reviewed for compliance with policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing the Administrator.
Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties?
We do not disclose personal information to outside parties unless you consent to such disclosure.
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.
Policy Version 1.0 / MAY 2002