Effective Date: July, 2014
HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
We may collect and store personal or other information that you voluntarily supply to us online while using the Site (e.g. while on the Site or in responding via email to a feature provided on the Site). WeedSmart.org.au only contacts individuals who specifically request that we do so or in the event that they have signed up to receive GRDC Weed Alerts or have used our Contact Form. WeedSmart.org.au collects personally identifying information from our users during online registration. Generally, this information includes name and email address for registration to receive GRDC Weed Alerts. All of this information is provided to us by you.
Google and Cookies
This Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses ‘Cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help this Site analyse how users use the Site. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of this Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this Site, compiling reports on website activity for the Site operators and providing other services relating to Site activity and internet usage.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our Site, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’re headed when you leave our Site. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyse trends among our users to help improve our Site.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use the information we receive from you as follows:
Customising Our Site
We may use the information you provide to us (including your name, email address, and other related information) along with any computer information we receive to customise our Site.
Sharing Information with Affiliates and Other Third Parties
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your name, email address and other related information to third parties for marketing purposes. We may provide this information to Affiliates that provide services to us with regards to our Site i.e. website hosting companies, GRDC email service provider; such Affiliates will only receive information necessary to provide the respective services and will be bound by confidentiality agreements limiting the use of such information.
Your information is stored at the list server that delivers WeedSmart.org.au and grdc.com.au newsletters. Your information can only be accessed by those who help manage those lists in order to deliver email to those who would like to receive WeedSmart.org.au and grdc.com.au newsletters.
All of the newsletters or emails that are sent to you by WeedSmart.org.au and grdc.com.au include an unsubscribe link in them. You can remove yourself at any time from our newsletters or mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link that can be found in every communication that is sent to you.
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online – for example in comments under articles on this Site – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorised third-party use of such information.
We retain the right to collect and use any information not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access our Site with a web browser and aggregate such data for internal analytics that improve our Site and Service. At no time is your personally identifiable information included in such data aggregations.
Legally Required Releases of Information
We may be legally required to disclose your personally identifiable information, if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other members; and/or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of AHRI, our users, employees, and Affiliates.