The Humanist Society of Victoria Inc. respects and protects your privacy.
- Personal Information
- Data Collected via Technology
- Data Collected by Third Parties
- Use of Information
- Access to Information
- Links to Other Sites
- Problems or Questions
- Further Privacy Information
Personal information about visitors to the Site is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted by the visitor. We collect such personal information when visitors complete our online e-newsletter subscription form, our membership form and our contact form so that we can provide requested services and to answer or forward any requests or enquiries. We do not give our e-newsletter subscription list, or any part of it, to any third party without your prior consent.
We may also require visitors to the Site to register their personal details before allowing the posting of comments using our comment forms and on our forums. Visitors who voluntarily add personal information and non-personal information to their profile during the registration process, or at a later date, authorize for this information to be made public and do so at their sole discretion and risk. Visitors who add, create, upload, submit, distribute or post content, blogs, blog comments, article comments, forum postings, data, text, photographs, graphics, or other information to the Site also authorize for this information to be made public and do so at their sole discretion and risk. Blogs, comment sections and forums offered on the Site are for public and not private communications. Humanist Society of Victoria Inc. cannot guarantee the security of any information visitors disclose through any of the comment areas and public forums available on the Site.
Names of members who have made donations or bequests are acknowledged in the Victorian Humanist newsletter and on the Site, unless you request to remain anonymous.
It is our intention that this policy will protect your personal information from being dealt with in any way that is inconsistent with applicable privacy laws in Australia.
Data Collected via Technology
Our web host’s server collects information through technology in log files to make the Site more useful for visitors. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in a most user-friendly manner and to continually improve the Site to better meet the needs of our members, prospective members, newsletter subscribers and visitors.
The data collected in our web host server’s log files include your computer’s IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type, referring/exit web pages and computer operating system type. This information does not identify you personally. We use this data from time to time to compile aggregate statistics, monitor trends and track site usage. We also use the information to make sure our technology is compatible with that of our visitors. We are then better able to offer content and services that match our visitors’ needs.
Data Collected by Third Parties
We do not collect financial information, such as bank account and credit/debit card numbers. Online membership and donation forms that take payment are hosted by our authorized third-party agents, Stripe and TidyHQ. Data collected from online forms include, but is not limited to, first and last name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone numbers and gender.
We provide social media sharing buttons that may access your personal data via third party APIs when you are logged in to your social media account(s). Third party social media sites have their own privacy policies. Refer to the privacy policies of these sites for more information.
Use of Information
Apart from where you have consented or disclosure is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was submitted, personal information may be disclosed in special situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Also, we may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires disclosure.
We may engage third parties to provide you with goods or services on our behalf. In that circumstance, we may disclose your personal information to those third parties in order to meet your request for goods or services.
We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to the Site, 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.
However, we will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may transmit to us or from our online services. Once we do receive your transmission, we will also make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
In addition, our contractors, suppliers and representatives 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.
Access to Information
We will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information that we hold about you and to keep this information accurate and up to date. If, at any time, you discover that information held about you is incorrect, you may contact us to have the information corrected. In addition, our contractors, suppliers and representatives are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us.
Links to Other Sites
We provide links to websites outside of the Site, as well as to third party websites. These linked sites are not under our control, and we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of companies linked to the Site. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, we advise you to examine the terms and conditions of using that website and its privacy statement.
Problems or Questions
Further Privacy Information
For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at https://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy-law/.
21 Apr 2019 Initial Release