We respect your privacy
Whenever we collect, handle, store, use or disclose personal information that you provide to us when using the websites or via e-mail, we seek to comply with the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
What is personal information?
Personal information is any information (whether fact, opinion or evaluative material) about you as an individual, from which your identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained.
The following statement sets out:
- a. our policies on the management of personal information; and
- b. what sort of personal information we hold, for what purposes and how we collect, hold, use and disclose that information.
For what purposes do we collect personal information?
We only collect personal information about you for the purpose of delivering and improving the websites and the services we provide and to enhance and develop our relationship with you.
When do we collect personal information?
Where possible, we will only collect your personal information that you provide directly to us. Generally, we collect personal information about you in the following situations:
- a. you register as a site user;
- b. you send us an e-mail;
- c. you post a message;
- d. you give us personal information when using any part of the web site, and
- e. you use our services.
We will only collect information that is related to the services that you ask us to provide to you.
We track usage patterns for our site. When you visit the websites, our server logs the following information provided by your browser:
- a. the type of browser and operating system you are using;
- b. the previous site that you visited;
- c. your server's IP address (a number which is unique to the machine through which you are connected to the Internet - usually one of your service provider's machines);
- d. the date and time of your visit;
- e. the address of the pages accessed; and
- f. the documents downloaded.
We only use the information logged by our server for the purpose of statistical usage analysis or systems administration.
Search terms that you enter when searching our database engine are collected, but are not associated with any other information that we collect. We use these search terms to ascertain what people are looking for at our websites, and to improve the services that we provide.
Disclosure of information to others accessing the site
Any person who is a user of our websites may access, download and print any information you provide to our chat rooms, billboards and pagebuilder sites. By accessing any of our billboards, pagebuilder sites or like services, you consent to the disclosure of any personal information you provide while participating in any of these services to any other person participating in any of these services, whether at the time you are participating or at a later time. We are not responsible for the use or disclosure by others of the information you provide to our websites.
If you send us an e-mail
If you send us an e-mail containing personal information we take steps to ensure the confidentiality of that information. The content of e-mails is sometimes monitored for maintenance and fault detection purposes or for legal compliance purposes.
We may use your e-mail address for the purpose for which you provided it. We may also use your e-mail address to respond to feedback given about the websites, and to confirm receipt of e-mails if we need to contact you for any reason. We may send you an e-mail providing general information about services that we provide or that are available to you from other persons, to provide any information you request. Each time we do that, we will give you the opportunity to choose not to receive more e-mails of that type.
Do we disclose personal information to anyone else?
It is generally our policy not to disclose information to external organisations, however, we may sometimes need to disclose your personal information to others for the purposes set out above. Examples of the types of organisations we may wish to disclose information to for these purposes are:
- a. our related bodies corporate; and
- b. parties outside McPherson Media Group who are contracted to us to provide a particular service on our behalf, such as: mailing houses for bulk mailing of letters and notices, printers for marketing material, and other service providers.
Those contracted parties are not authorised by us to use personal information for anything other than the purpose for which we supplied that information to them.
Sometimes the law requires us to disclose personal information. For example, information may be disclosed to a court in response to a subpoena or to a Government agency. We may also disclose personal information where you consent to us doing so. That consent may be written, verbal or implied from your conduct.
From time to time we may use your personal information to inform you about our services and products or promotions that we think may be of interest to you. We will generally give you the opportunity to choose not to receive these direct marketing communications. You can let us know at any time if you do not wish to receive direct marketing communications by contacting us by the means below and we will remove your details from our direct marketing database.
If the law requires us to provide you with information about our products or services, we will provide that information even if you have elected not to receive information about those products or services generally.
Security of personal information
Security of personal information is important to us and we take all reasonable precautions to protect personal information for misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Some of the ways we protect personal information include:
- a. external and internal premises security;
- b. restricting access to personal information only to staff who need it to perform their day to day functions;
- c. maintaining technology products to prevent unauthorised computer access or damage to electronically stored information, such as requiring identifiers and passwords, firewalls and anti-virus software; and
- d. maintaining physical security over paper records.
The internet is not a secure environment. If you use the internet to send us any information, including your email address, it is sent at your own risk.
We will correct inaccurate information
We rely on the personal information we hold in conducting our business. Therefore, it is very important that the information we hold is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
We do everything we can to ensure that the personal information we hold is accurate, complete and up-to-date whenever we collect or use it. This means that from time to time, we will ask you to tell us if there are any changes to your personal information.
If any of the information we are holding is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date, we will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
We will dispose of information no longer required
If we no longer require any personal information we hold for the purposes for which we collected it, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify that information.
You can access personal information we hold about you
You may gain access to the information that we have collected about you, by contacting us as set out below. If any of the information we are holding is inaccurate, we will correct it for you. We will not charge you for making a request for access. However, we may charge you if we incur costs in providing access to this information.
Third party web sites
Our sites may contain links to other sites that are owned or operated by third parties independent of us. Those owners or operators are responsible for informing you about their security and privacy practices. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any sites linked to our site. Therefore, prior to disclosing your personal information on any other website, we recommend that you review the terms and conditions of use for that website and its privacy statement.
If you believe that the privacy of your personal information has been compromised by us, please let us know. You can make a complaint by contacting us as set out below.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or your dealings with this site, you should contact email@example.com
Your use of this website is governed by the terms and conditions that are set out below.
1. McPherson Media Group grants you a limited licence
McPherson Media Group Ltd ('we' or 'us') grants you a limited licence ("limited licence") in relation to the content of the website. This includes the text, registration facilities, hyperlinks, software and the underlying HTML or XML. You may display it on your computer, print it, download it, and use it but only for your own personal and non-commercial use in relation to the Services we provide on this website. You may be required to become a registered user of part of the website, in which case, the licence in relation to the content of that part of the website is granted subject to you becoming a registered user of that content.
2. Under 18
If you are under 18 years of age, you must not enter into any transaction facilitated by the website without the permission of your parent or guardian. We are not responsible in any way for any liability, loss, damage or expense you incur or suffer that arises because you enter into any transaction facilitated by the website when you are under 18 years of age.
3. Entire Agreement
The entire agreement between you and us is this document, together with any other Service Agreements which we may require you to enter into in relation to particular Services. To the extent of any inconsistency between this document and those Service Agreements, this document takes precedence, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
4. You must not alter etc in any way
You must not do anything which alters the website, or interferes with or affects its operation. This includes removing anything from it, adding anything to it, linking it to or from another website, and distributing any part of it to anyone else.
5. Links to website
You must first obtain our written consent if you wish to create a link to or from our website, or any part of our website.
6. You may post material to our website
While using the Services on this website you may be given the opportunity to post material. However, you must not:
- a. post material that is obscene, threatening, defamatory or inappropriate;
- b. post material that infringes the rights of a third party (including any intellectual property rights); or
- c. cause us to infringe the rights of a third party (including any intellectual property rights) by publishing material that you post. We are not responsible in any way for any liability, loss, damage or expense you incur or suffer that arises because you post material that is obscene, threatening, defamatory or inappropriate, or that infringes the rights of a third party (including intellectual property rights).
7. We are entitled to remove posted material
We are entitled to remove from the website without notice any material you have posted to it that, in our opinion, is obscene, threatening, defamatory, inappropriate or infringes the rights of a third party (including intellectual property rights).
8. You grant us a licence
10. Things we don't promise
We do not promise you any of the following:
- a. That you will have uninterrupted or error-free access to, and use of, the website.
- b. That the website or any files available for downloading will be error-free or free from viruses, faults or defects.
- c. That the content of the website (including the text, registration facilities, hyperlinks, and the underlying HTML or XML) is accurate, complete, or suitable for a particular purpose. You rely on your own judgment in relation to any matter concerning the accuracy, completeness or suitability of the content.
11. No affiliation etc
We are not affiliated with any person whose goods or services are linked to or from the website or any linked website. We do not sponsor, endorse or approve of any of those goods or services unless expressly indicated.
12. No agency
No agency partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created between you and us as a result of this document.
13. Exclusion of liability
To the maximum extent the law allows:
- a. we exclude every warranty or condition of any kind that might otherwise apply in relation to the website, its content and its useability.
- b. we are not liable, and each of our officers, employees and agents is not liable, for any liability, loss, damage or expense you incur or suffer that arises out of your use of (or reliance on) any of the content of the website or your inability to use it. This applies even if we have been informed that the liability, loss, damage or expense will or may result.
14. Limitation of liability for implied warranties we can't exclude
In the case of an implied warranty that the law says we cannot exclude, our liability is limited, in cases where the law allows it, to any one or more of the following, at our option:
- a. in the case of goods:
- i. the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods.
- ii. the repair of the goods.
- iii. the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods.
- iv. the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired.
- b. in the case of services:
- i. the resupply of the services.
- ii. the payment of the cost of having the services resupplied.
You indemnify us against any action, liability, claim, loss, damage, proceeding, expense (including legal costs) ('Claim') suffered or incurred by us arising from, or which is directly or indirectly, related to:
- a. your breach or non-observance of any term of this document;
- b. any breach or inaccuracy in any of your representations or warranties provided to us; or
- c. any action or claim brought by a third party which relates to any or all of the content that you or other users provide to this website. In relation to a Claim, we may require you to conduct the defence, including negotiations for settlement or compromise prior to the institution of legal proceedings or modify, alter or substitute any potentially infringing part of the content that you or other users provide to this website to render that content non-infringing. You must comply with any requirement we notify you about in writing in relation to your obligations under this clause.
16. General compliance with laws
You must comply with all laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations which apply to you in relation to your use of this website and Services.
17. Alteration to content
We are entitled to alter any of the content of this website at any time. However, we are not under any duty to do so.
We own the copyright in the website and all of its content. We reserve our rights in it. Apart from uses permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) or by this licence, no part of any material may be reproduced, modified or provided to the public, in any form and by any means, without our written permission. If you take a copy of anything on the website, you must attach a copyright notice specifying us as the copyright owner and a copy of this document.
19. Trade marks etc
We own our trademark and device. No permission is given for their reproduction or publication, except to the extent allowed by this limited licence.
If a clause or part of a clause can be read in a way that makes it illegal, unenforceable or invalid, but can also be read in a way that makes it legal, enforceable and valid, it must be read in the latter way. If any clause or part of a clause is illegal, unenforceable or invalid, that clause or part is to be treated as removed from this document, but the rest of this document is not affected.
21. Variation of conditions of use of website
When you register to use certain parts of this website or the Services you will be given a login ID and a password to access those parts or Services. If at any time you forget or misplace your login ID or password, please contact us at [Insert email address] and we will issue you with a new login ID and password. You must not disclose your login ID or password to any other person or use your password for any unauthorised purpose.
If you breach any of the terms of this document we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend or permanently prevent your access to all or parts of this website or the Services. In any event, we may terminate your right to use any of this website or our Services at any time and for any reason without prior notice to you.
The fact that we fail to do, or delay in doing, something we are entitled to do under this document, does not amount to a waiver of any obligation of, or breach of obligation by, you. A waiver by us is only effective if it is in writing. A written waiver by us is only effective in relation to the particular obligation or breach in respect of which it is given. It is not to be taken as an implied waiver of any other obligation or breach; or as an implied waiver of that obligation or breach in relation to any other occasion.
25. Time of receipt of e-mails
An e-mail is to be treated as having been received at the time it entered the information system of the addressee in an openable and readable form. Receipt may be proved by an electronic or paper record of that event.
26. Governing law
This document is governed by the law of the State of Victoria.
For the purposes of this document:
"Services" include facilities provided on this website to users in relation to real property transactions including sales and purchases, leases and development, job advertisements and searches, classified advertisements, vehicle sales and purchases and photograph purchases.