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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy ("Policy") explains in general terms how we protect the privacy of your personal information. We are firmly committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information and maintain electronic and procedural safeguards to protect personal information in our care.

What is personal information?
Personal information is information or an opinion, in any form (whether true or not) about an individual whose identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion.

How do we collect personal information?
In general, we collect personal information that you submit voluntarily through our website. We may request information about you when you create or edit your account or user profile, join forums upload content or when you request information. Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including personal information into any postings, comments, or forums within our community.

What personal information do we collect?
Generally, the type of personal information we collect about you is the information that is needed to facilitate the creation of your account and posting and comments on the forums. For example, we may collect details such as your name, address, telephone number, email address. We are required by law to obtain your consent to the collection of sensitive information. We will assume that you have consented to the collection of all information which is provided to us for use in accordance with this Policy, unless you tell us otherwise.

How do we use personal information?
We may use and disclose your personal information for the purposes for which it was collected, or for a related or ancillary purpose such as any one or more of the following purposes:
    ▪    Identification of fraud or error;     
    ▪    Regulatory reporting and compliance;     
    ▪    The information is health information and its use is necessary for records relevant to public health
    ▪    Developing, improving and marketing our organisation     
    ▪    Servicing our relationship with you by, among other things, providing updates on promotions and services we think may interest you;    
    ▪    Internal administration.  
Information that is provided by you may be used to keep you better informed about Australian Fishing Online and its activities and services, such as by way of newsletter, brochures and other material. Individuals have the right to opt out of receiving such additional mailings or you may choose to receive only specific communications. Any requests to update or change your contact information should be directed to us through our online form.

Is the information disclosed to third parties?
We may disclose your personal information:    
    ▪    • as permitted or required by law;     
    ▪    • to various regulatory bodies and law enforcement officials and agencies to protect against fraud and for related security purposes.
Other than the above, we will not disclose your personal information without your consent unless disclosure is either necessary to prevent a threat to life or health, authorised or required by law, reasonably necessary to enforce the law or necessary to investigate a suspected unlawful activity.

Security of information
We have implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security procedures in an endeavour to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your personal information, no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with personal information.

We regularly review security and encryption technologies and will strive to protect information to the fullest extent possible.

Access and correction of personal information
Subject to the exceptions set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), we invite you to access and correct any personal information we may hold on you. If we deny access, we will provide you with the reason for such denial. 

Linked sites
Our website may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of any linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

Changes to our Policy
From time to time it may be necessary for us to review and revise this policy. We reserve the right to change our policy at any time, should this occur the amendment will be displayed on our website.

Third Parties

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Spam Defense
The IPS Spam Defense Service passes the email address and IP address of the registering member to the service to determine the likelihood a registering account is a spam source.
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