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For Pity Sake Publishing Pty Ltd (FPS) as the publisher and manager of this website (“Website”), is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and takes any obligations imposed on it under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) very seriously. As a result, FPS has implemented practices, procedures and systems to:
This Policy sets out how we handle the personal information we collect and hold, and should be read in conjunction with any other agreements we may have with you, as those agreements may set out further assurances in relation to privacy and security.
The kinds of personal information we may collect and hold are:
We do not keep files containing all of the above information on all people who contact us, or with whom we deal. In many cases, we may have only one or two pieces of data relating to any particular person.
We collect and hold personal information for a variety of purposes – and different kinds of personal information are used for different purposes. In each case, however, the personal information we collect and hold is reasonably necessary for our functions and activities including, in order to provide you with services you would expect from us. These purposes are:
FPS only collects personal information by fair and lawful means, including when visitors to our website:
We prefer to obtain any personal information we collect directly from you. In some cases, however, it may be unreasonable or impractical to obtain personal information directly, and we may obtain that information from someone else. If you are concerned about what personal information we may hold about you, please see below for instruction on how you can access and (if necessary) correct that information.
In many cases, you will need to provide your real name when interacting with us. You may however – wherever lawful and practicable – use a pseudonym (or simply not identify yourself) when dealing with us. For example, if you have a complaint or concern about our site, or a general question about any of our products or services, you are welcome to contact us without identifying yourself. In some cases, however, if you do not provide us with information, we may not be able to provide you with our products or services, or respond adequately to you.
For clarification on when you must identify yourself, please contact our Privacy Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +61 (0)478 099 076. (You may use a pseudonym – or simply not identify yourself – when making such an enquiry.)
Generally, only our staff will access your personal information, and then only on a “need to know” basis. We may, however, also disclose your personal information:
However, please note that FPS’s obligations of confidentiality to subscribers to its Murmur software will generally mean that personal information you provide through answering a survey question via Murmur will be more stringently protected than as set out above.
If you want to review (and, if necessary, correct) personal information that FPS may have collected and holds on you, please contact our Privacy Officer – email@example.com or telephone +61 (0)478 099 076.
We will respond to your requests to access and to correct your personal information as soon as possible (but in any case within a reasonable period).
Contact our Privacy Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +61 (0)478 099 076 – if you have any complaints about breaches by FPS of any applicable privacy principles or of any registered code that binds it.
We will treat any complaint about a breach of privacy legislation or any relevant registered code seriously, and will investigate any breach of which we become aware – including how it occurred and how best to prevent such a breach occurring again.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy and is not subject to misuse, interference or loss, or unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. For example, apart from using secure servers, we implement firewalls and password access and, where relevant, impose limits on who can access personal information.
While we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption software for security, please also note that the transmission of information (including over the Internet) is never completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information – particularly while it is being transmitted to us – so any transmission is at your own risk and we cannot accept responsibility for misuse or loss of, or unauthorised access to, your personal information where the security of information is not within our control.
If you suspect any misuse or loss of, or unauthorised access to, your personal information, please let us know immediately.
If we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access our services or parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
FPS holds personal information securely on servers located in Australia. We will not, however, otherwise transfer your personal information overseas to a country that is not subject to a comparable privacy scheme or to an organisation that does not implement privacy obligations at least comparable to the obligations that apply in Australia.
Contact our Privacy Officer at email@example.com or on +61 (0)478 099 076 if you have any concerns about privacy issues, including in relation to: