Personally identifiable information is any specific data that could disclose you as an individual, such as your name, address, telephone number, billing and shipping information, credit card information, or email address. The types of information we collect: when you visit our website, you do not have to tell us who you are or reveal any personally identifiable information. Unless you expressly agree to say to us, we will never know who you are, and you can interact with our website relatively anonymously.
When you visit our website, our servers automatically record basic information about your usage, such as the type of internet browser and operating system you are using, the date, time, and duration of your visit, and the pages you viewed. This information is anonymous and does not identify you as an individual, nor will we combine it with information that does identify you as an individual. This information is collected and analysed to provide us with a greater understanding of how you use our website. Where necessary, we collect personally identifiable information on specific areas of our website, for example, if you register on a forum, enter a competition, or subscribe to an email newsletter. The personally identifiable information collected may consist of a username or unique user ID and contact information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, telephone, and fax numbers. You can make purchases on our website. In this case, we must collect your order information, credit card details, and delivery instructions to facilitate payment and shipment.
How we use or disclose the information we collect In general, the information we collect is used for our analysis to improve our products and services. We use personally identifiable information to fulfil your requests or orders for specific services or products. We may also use personally identifiable information to perform other functions, including demographic analysis of site usage (who visits our website and what interests them), customising advertising and content seen by our users, and improving our marketing and promotional efforts. We will not intentionally disclose any personally identifiable information, and we do not sell, trade, or rent such information to third parties (such as advertisers or telemarketers).
Any personally identifiable information you provide will only be provided to third parties if:
- You consent to such disclosure.
- We are compelled or authorised to do so by law.
- Our website or business is sold to or merged with another entity.
- There is a threat to someone’s life or health.
Any information you provide to us is stored and held under generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect your personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorised personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information, and these personnel are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, we cannot guarantee that unauthorised access to your personally identifiable information will be prevented.
Your access to the information we hold if you would like to access, correct, update, or deactivate any personally identifiable information you have submitted, please request firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Privacy’ as the subject line. We will modify or deactivate any information that could be used to identify you as soon as practicable after your request unless we are required or authorised by law not to do so. Once deactivated, your data will not be accessible; however, due to system backups to various types of data storage media, your data may, in some circumstances, remain on these types of data storage media.
Transborder (interstate and international) data movement At times, personally identifiable information collected from our website may be transferred between our offices or data storage facilities in Australia or internationally. By using our website and submitting such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfers and hosting of such information. Our website may be viewed and hosted anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have specific laws regulating the collection, use, and transfer of personally identifiable data.
Links to other websites Our website provides links to third party websites outside our network and immediate control. We do not accept any responsibility for their activities, and we advise you to examine the terms and conditions of using their websites before disclosing any information to them.
Our policy on children’s privacy protection We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. This website is not intended for users under 16, and TBCE does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under 16. Such users are prohibited from submitting their personally identifiable information to us and using our forums and chat areas. Any info such users submit will not knowingly be used, posted, or retained by us.
How to contact us for more information If you have any questions or comments regarding this policy, please email us at email@example.com.