Privacy

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Australian FLEX is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the FLEX magazine website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Australian FLEX website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Australian FLEX collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Australian FLEX also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Australian FLEX. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Australian FLEX for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Australian FLEX website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Australian FLEX public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Australian FLEX does not read any of your private online communications.

Australian FLEX encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you visit when you click on links on the Australian FLEX website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Australian FLEX is not responsible for you privacy or other content on websites outside of the Australian FLEX and Australian FLEX family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

Australian FLEX collects and uses your personal information to operate the Australian FLEX website and deliver the services you have requested. Australian FLEX also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Australian FLEX and its affiliates. Australian FLEX may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Australian FLEX does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Australian FLEX may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Australian FLEX may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Australian FLEX, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Australian FLEX does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Australian FLEX keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Australian FLEX, in order to determine what Australian FLEX services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within Australian FLEX to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Australian FLEX websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Australian FLEX or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Australian FLEX; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Australian FLEX, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Australian FLEX website use “cookies” to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise Australian FLEX pages, or register with Australian FLEX site or services, a cookie helps Australian FLEX to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Australian FLEX website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Australian FLEX features that you customised.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Australian FLEX services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Australian FLEX secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. Australian FLEX secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Australian FLEX will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Australian FLEX encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Australian FLEX is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Australian FLEX welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Australian FLEX has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Australian FLEX at ianb@paragonmedia.com.au. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.