2. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We collect personal information to provide Company Services and for our business operations. If you choose not to provide the information we request from you, we may not be able to provide you with the services you require. We describe the main types of personal information we collect and the main reasons why we collect that information below.
Registration Information is the information you provide to Company when you register for or acquire a Company Service. This may include information you provide us to:
– create an account;
– become a subscriber;
– become an advertiser;
– post comments;
– receive a newsletter; or
enter a competition.
Registration Information includes, for example, your name, delivery or postal address, email address, gender and birthday.
You are able to use some Company Services without providing any personal information (for example when browsing our digital products as a casual user) or by providing an alias. We usually tell you when you are able to use Company Services in this way.
Public Information and Posts include comments or content that you post to the online Company Services and the information about you that comes with those posts. This may include your name, user name, comments, likes, tweets, status, profile information and picture(s). Public Information and Posts are available to everyone who views our websites and may be displayed in search results on external search engines, even after you cancel your account with us.
Information from third party Social Media. If you access or log-in to a Company Service through a third party social media service or connect a Company Service to your social media profile, we may also include information from that social media service. This may include:
your user name for that service;
any information or content you have permitted the social media service to share with us (such as your profile picture(s), email address, followers or friends lists); and
any other information you have made public (including other posts you make using your social media profile).
Information from Other Sources. We may supplement the information we collect about you with information from other sources. This may include information from publicly available sources (such as other published content) and data providers, as well as information from affiliated businesses or related companies in Australia or internationally.
– we hold about you once you become an employee;
– we keep after your employment relationship with us ends,
– where that collection, use or disclosure relates to your employee relationship with us and the records we hold about you as an employee.
Company also collects personal information about our suppliers and individuals employed by our suppliers (including service and content providers), contractors, dealers, related companies, agents and corporate customers. We will explain why we are collecting this information and how we will use that information, unless it obvious from the circumstances.
3. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
We use the information we collect about you to provide Company Services to you. As part of our service to you we may use your personal information:
to fulfill administrative functions associated with these services (for example billing, credit and account management);
to enter into contracts with you or third parties;
to measure and improve Company Services and their individual features;
– to improve your experience by delivering content (including editorial, marketing and advertising) we think you will find relevant and interesting;
– for other marketing and client relationship purposes;
– to allow you to comment on content, and participate in games, competitions, or rewards programs;
– to provide you with customer support; and
– to respond to your enquiries.
Where your personal information is contained in an advertisement which we publish for you, we may also use your information to publish that advertisement in other media. We do this in accordance with our terms and conditions for the initial publication. If you include personal information in any posts or in a letter, email or text message to an editor or journalist, we may publish your name and suburb to identify you as the author of that post if we publish it in any media.
When we collect your information, we may explain that we will use and disclose your information in other ways. For example, if you win a competition, we may disclose your information to relevant regulatory authorities and publish your details in accordance with the competition terms.
We may also remove certain information or alter the information we collect about you so you can no longer be identified from that information. We do this so that we can use it or disclose it to third parties for other purposes.
We use the information we collect about you for the following additional purposes:
To deliver relevant advertisements and content and operate News Connect. Company and our advertisers and advertising networks may use the information we collect about you to provide you with relevant advertisements and editorial content when you use Company Services. We may also use your personal information so that relevant advertising can be provided to you when you use services or visit websites of other organisations.
In addition, we engage third-party advertising networks to help us target our messaging to you through interest-based and contextual means. Through these ad networks, we can track your online activities over time and across third-party websites and apps by obtaining information through automated means, as described above. This data collection takes place both on our sites, apps and through marketing emails and newsletters which we send you and on third-party websites and apps that participate in these ad networks. This process also helps us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.
To contact you. From time to time, we may send you promotional materials or other information which we think may interest you. For example, we may send you an invitation to participate in various activities (such as customer surveys) or special offers.
To share with business partners. Company may share your information with business partners so they can send you marketing communications. This will only happen if you have expressly agreed to this.
To protect the rights of Company and others. We may share your information with other third parties where we are lawfully entitled to do so. This includes when we have a reasonable basis to believe that sharing your information is necessary to:
– protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of the Company Services or members of the public;
– protect against fraud or for risk management purposes;
– comply with the law or legal process in any country; or
– respond to requests from public and government authorities.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If Company sells all or part of its business or assets, we may disclose your information to the party or parties involved in the sale transaction. We may also do this if Company is involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business. We may disclose your information prior to the sale, transfer or merger so that the party or parties involved can consider the transaction and complete any due diligence.
4. HOW CAN YOU ACCESS YOUR INFORMATION?
If you would like to access, review, correct or update your personal information, you may contact us (see section 8). When you contact us, please provide your name and contact details (including your email address, address, and telephone number) and specify clearly what information you would like to access, review, correct or update. We will need to share your information with others who can help us respond to your request. We will try to respond to your request as soon as reasonably practicable. If we refuse your request we will generally tell you why.
5. HOW CAN YOU OPT OUT?
Direct marketing. If you do not want to receive promotional messages from us, you can change your account settings or follow the unsubscribe instructions which we include at the bottom of our emails and text messages. If you have installed our app, you can stop push notifications by changing the settings in the app or on your mobile device.
If you have linked any of your social media profiles to your account for any Company Service, you can cancel that link by changing your account settings. If you need any assistance with changing your account settings, please call us (see Section 8).
6. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU
If you share your information with a social media service (including by posting information to that service), this information may not be removed even after you cancel your account. If you delete your account with us, your account information may still be accessible by others for a short period of time because of the way that your information is stored on the internet.
Complaint. If you think we have breached the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) or other applicable privacy laws, you can contact us (see Section 8) to make a complaint. When you contact us, please include your name and contact details (including your email address, address, and telephone number) and clearly describe your complaint. We will need to share your information with others who can assist in responding to your complaint. We will contact you within 7 days to let you know the next steps in resolving your complaint and to obtain any further information we need to consider your complaint. As soon as reasonably practicable and in any event within 30 days, we will let you know our decision. If you are not satisfied with our response, you may refer your complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (www.oaic.gov.au).
7. HOW YOU CAN CONTACT US
If you would like to raise a privacy concern in relation to information (including photos or videos) which we have published in any of our print or digital publications, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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