Your personal information is important to us
We recognise that your privacy is very important and that you have a right to control personal information. We know that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that seriously. Personal information is information or an opinion about an individual whose identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained. It includes all personal information regardless of its source.
How we collect information about you
Whenever you visit this Website, our servers will automatically record information about your usage of this Website, such as the time of the visit, its duration and the pages you visit. This is to assist us in improving this Website and to ensure that advertisements on this Website are most directly relevant to your interests. In these instances, the information we collect about you remains anonymous.
Collection of some of your personal information is essential for completion of some of the functions and activities of this Website. We will, if it is reasonable or practicable to do so, also collect your personal information from you. This may happen when you click on a “Request more information” button and agree to proceed to fill out a “Request more information” form.
The data entered by you on a form on this Website may include your name, postal or email address, date of birth or other information considered necessary for any request or application process you may be undertaking. No matter how your personal information is collected, it is dealt with by us in accordance with the National Privacy Principles.
Using and Disclosing Personal Information
In order to meet your specific needs or provide you with a service which you have requested, we may disclose your personal information in certain circumstances, to third party organisations whose products or services you may require or to third party service partners of MGDS Ventures Pty Ltd who are engaged to assist in facilitating the provision of the products or services you may require. This may happen when you click on a “Request more information” button and complete and agree to submit a “Request more information” form.
We may also disclose your personal information to other organisations when you agree to submit a “Request more information” form including financial institutions and credit card providers and their service providers and third party service partners of MGDS Ventures Pty Ltd.
We may also disclose your personal information if it is:
- Required by law;
- We suspect that your use of this Website is in breach of the Terms & Conditions;
- To protect our rights or property; or
- To lessen a serious threat to a person’s health or safety.
Where your personal information is disclosed, we will seek to ensure that the information is held, used or disclosed consistently with the National Privacy Principles and other applicable privacy laws and codes.
Data Security – Protecting Your Personal Information
We store information in different ways, including in paper and electronic format. The security of your personal information is important to us and we take reasonable steps to protect it from misuse and loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Some of the ways we do this are:
- confidentiality agreements for our employees and contractors;
- security measures for systems access;
- only allowing access to personal information where the individual seeking access has satisfied our identification requirements;
- access control;
However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record keeping purposes. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to receive any cookies, you may set your browser to refuse them. In some instances this may mean you will not be able to take full advantage of parts of this Website.
We may use independent companies to measure and analyse Internet usage across this Website. The tracking collects the following core information on usage of this Website:
- The number of page views (or page impressions);
- The number of unique visitors;
- How long these unique visitors (on average) spend on the website;
- Common entry and exit points into the website.
This aggregate, non-personal information is collated and provided to us to assist in analysing usage of this Website. The data is also accessible by media organisations and research companies for the purpose of conducting industry comparisons with other Internet sites.
The advertisements that you see displayed on this Website are delivered on our behalf by third party advertising companies. No personal data, for example your name, address, email address or telephone number are used during the course of serving our advertising, but, on our behalf, our third party advertisers may place or recognise a unique cookie on your browser. This cookie does not collect personal data about you nor is it linked to any personal data about you.
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Further information on privacy
For more information about privacy issues in Australia, visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner’s website (www.privacy.gov.au).