In this agreement, references to ‘BSON’, ‘us’, ‘we’ or ‘our’ means Brisbane Suburbs Online News ABN 55 329 606 109 and we are the operator of AscotNews.com.au and any other websites or platforms operated by us (‘website’). References to ‘you’ or ‘your’ means you as the person or legal entity using our website.
We collect, hold, use and disclose personal information for the purpose of letting you know about our products and services or providing requested services to you. You may receive updates from us from time to time. We do not sell or give away access to the personal information you provide to us.
You can browse this website anonymously (although cookies may identify your IP address). If you identify yourself to us, at that point we will collect your personal information.
Collecting Personal Information
At all times we try to only collect the information we need to keep you updated about our progress or to provide services requested by you.
The main way we collect personal information about you is when you give it to us, for example:
- when you contact us
- when you submit information to our website
- when you ask for access to information we hold about you
You agree that we may retain any of your personal information indefinitely, although we are not obliged to do so.
If you provide us with a testimonial, you give us your consent for the use of your name 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.
Other than identified in this policy, we only collect information directly from you.
Social Networking Services and Links to Other Websites
We may provide links to other websites or use social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public about our work. These sites have their own privacy policies. When you communicate with us using these services we may collect your personal information. We will only use it to help us to communicate with you and the public. The social networking service will also handle your personal information for its own purposes.
Collecting Sensitive Information
We do not actively collect sensitive information about you, including 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.
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.
The information collected by these tools may include the IP address of the device you are using and information about sites that IP address has come from, the pages accessed on our site and the next site visited. We use the information to help to track your use of our websites to improve your user experience and the quality of our services. To find out how to opt out of tailored advertising please check the options available here – http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
Security and Overseas Recipients
We rely on third party providers such as Google, Basecamp and Facebook to store the information you have provided to us securely. We do use appropriate password protection for our systems.
The information that we collect about you is used only for keeping you up to date. We do not publish your personal information. We may give access to identification data we obtain and transaction records to appropriate and competent advisors or authorities for obtaining advice or for services we require, for example IT or accounting services.
We may also use your personal information for billing purposes, to investigate disputes and for security purposes, or as required to do so by law.
Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information
You may request copies of the information we hold about you, which will only be provided electronically. You can make a request to amend or correct that information. If we do not agree with your requested change, we will keep a copy of your request with our information.
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, please write to 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.
[Last Updated 30 June 2018]