AU Photographer is committed to protecting your privacy while using our website.
This policy only applies to AU Photographer and not to other companies' or organisations' websites to which AU Photographer is linked.
Collection of information
Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name, email address or information about your photography business, experience etc. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not.
AU Photographer collects two types of information:
1. The first type is anonymous information. For instance, we may collect information to tell us that five thousand people visited our home page today, but we do not know their names, where they live or their date of birth - they are 'anonymous' to us.
Another example of AU Photographer collecting anonymous information is site users are invited to respond to surveys on the AU Photographer website. The surveys may ask you for demographic information such as your age, gender and postcode. This information is collected for research purposes and remains anonymous. Many of the individuals who access our services are anonymous to us.
2. The second type of information that AU Photographer collects is personal information. AU Photographer will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, email address, or postal address, when you provide it to us. With this information, AU Photographer can provide a variety of personalised and enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users. We hope that you will find it beneficial to provide individually identifiable information about yourself to us because it will make our services more valuable to you.
Sometimes, we may specifically ask for personal information about you when you sign up to use a service. Certain information may be required, such as your name, internet address, phone number, billing address, credit card number, in order to provide that service or product to you. This information may also be used to inform you of additional products and services which may interest you. You can choose not to receive such information when you are undertaking product or service registration on our website. We may also ask about your interests, but it is your choice whether to respond.
How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to AU Photographer is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide it to us, for example when you enter you information in our Photographers Directory.
Use of anonymous information
AU Photographer automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of AU Photographer like the numbers and frequency of visitors to AU Photographer and its areas. This collective data helps us determine how much our audiences use parts of the site, so we can improve AU Photographer for as many users as possible. AU Photographer may publish or provide this aggregate data to other people.
Use of personal information
AU Photographer will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. AU Photographer will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.
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There will be occasions where it will be necessary for the AU Photographer to disclose your personal information to third parties. AU Photographer may be required by law to disclose the information, or AU Photographer may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested. However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Otherwise, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside AU Photographer unless you have authorised us to do so.
Interacting with AU Photographer
There are many interactive features on AU Photographer that you can contribute to. These include: Guestbooks, Forums, Event Diaries, Reviews, Voting, Mailing Lists and Email.
When interacting with AU Photographer, we suggest that you use your discretion and exercise caution when providing your personal information.
Note that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as chat rooms or message boards, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the internet. This information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any personal information. Be responsible whenever you are online.
Access and correction: personal data
If AU Photographer holds your personal information, AU Photographer will where possible provide you with access to the information. AU Photographer will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.
Complaints about privacy
If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our websites, please Contact AU Photographer.