We collect the following information about you as a result of your use of our Site:
We may use the information we collect from or about you to:
When you use our Site, we may use “cookies” (small summary data files containing unique identifiers which remain on your computer or device) to track and analyse site usage in order to understand how users engage with the Site, enable you to sign in to the Site without entering your username and password, store your preferences, facilitate relevant advertising, and to improve the functionality of the Site.
We may also log IP addresses (the electronic addresses of computers connected to the internet) to analyse trends, administer the website, track user movements, and gather broad demographic information.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set your browser or device so that your computer does not accept them.
We will not rent or sell your information to third parties without your consent.
We may disclose your personal information to our employees, forum moderators, business partners, contractors or external service providers in relation to the operation of our Site, information systems or our business.
Where your personal information is passed on to third parties, we take reasonable steps to ensure that these individuals and/or organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information. Where information is transferred outside of Australia we believe that the recipients of such information are subject to a law binding scheme or contract which effectively upholds principles for fair handling of the information that are similar in all material respects to the Australian Privacy Principles.
By using our Site, you acknowledge and accept that any information or content that you voluntarily disclose by posting to the Site, such as forum and blog posts, photos, videos, comments, and profile information (such as username and profile photo), is available to the public. You can control the public visibility of certain information (such as your building blog) through your member privacy settings.
We recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of information collected about visitors and registered members of our Site, in particular personal information.
We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information you may transmit or provide to us , and we review and update our security measures in light of current technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.
In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.
As a Member of our Site, you can access and update your personal information, account, notifications and privacy settings from the “Profile & Settings” pages on our Site.
If we are acquired by or merged with another entity, we may transfer the information we have collected about you to the other company. We may also disclose certain personal information to a company as part of the planning or review for a potential merger, acquisition or transfer of assets.