Providing personal information
So that you can register with us, or enter a promotion, OzNetwork may ask you to provide information such as name, email address, birth date, gender, postcode, occupation, industry and personal interests. You have the option not to provide us with this information and to remain anonymous. However, this may limit our ability to provide you with services which have restricted access or are based on our users’ preferences or personal interests.
We may also run promotions or contests on our sites which are sponsored by other companies or co-sponsored by OzNetwork. Some, or all, data collected during such promotions or contests may be shared with the sponsors or co-sponsors. In such cases, you will be notified prior to the data collection or transfer. You have the option to choose not to participate in a promotion if you do not want your data to be shared.
Who collects information?
Our staff at OzNetwork usually collect the information we request. However, in order to provide some services to you, we may need to share your personal information with a partner company. Our partners provide users with services, such as contents, email, shopping and classified ads. In order to use these services, it may be necessary to enter information which is directly collected by our partners but not by OzNetwork.
If data is to be collected by another company, you will be notified prior to its collection or transfer. You have the option to choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
Use and disclosure of personal information
OzNetwork is committed to providing our users with personalised services. We collect data so that we can offer contents and services based on user preferences. If you have indicated on your registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from us and from our partners, we may occasionally send you emails about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you.
If you do not wish to receive such emails, you have the option to choose not to receive them upon registration. Should at any time after registration you wish not to receive direct mail, please notify us of your decision.
The information collected by cookies will assist in controlling the frequency of advertisements to individual computers and in targeting advertisements based on user preferences and locations. We also use information about your interests to display banner advertisements. We may provide broad statistical customer data to our advertisers but sensitive information will not be collected or shared without your consent. We may also use such information to monitor traffic patterns and to administer our site.
When you participate in our promotions or contests, we will ask for your email address in order to update your score, entries and status in prize drawings. When you have chosen to participate in these promotions or contests and to provide us with your personal information, you may receive promotional emails. Occasionally these promotion-related emails may include targeted advertisements.
When you have consented to provide us with your personal details, we may send emails to you with information which we think you will find useful, such as new OzNetwork products and services. We may also contact you to see if you are interested in participating in our market research. Users will be able to choose not to receive such emails by notifying OzNetwork of their decisions.
We will not sell or rent users’ information to others. We will ask you at the time of data collection if you consent to sharing your information with a third party. You will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. Sometimes it is a pre-condition for the supply of a specific service, promotion or contest that you authorize the collection and sharing of your information.
If you do not consent, you can choose not to use that service or participate in that promotion or contest. On occasions we may be required by law to disclose your personal information.
We may keep track of your IP address to administer our website and for diagnosis of our server. We may also collect IP addresses to gather broad demographic and statistical information about our users, such as their location and internet service provider, as well as information on how our site is used.
Access and correction
OzNetwork allows access to users’ personal information for specific services upon request. Users who wish to access and correct personal information about themselves which is collected and maintained by us, should notify us of their intentions. However, reasonable time must be allowed for retrieval of information and internal administration.
We have the right to refuse a request for access and/or correction if such a request is frivolous or vexatious. You may also be able to correct your personal information on the web pages of the relevant services.
We currently do not have a method for deleting user information from our database. Users have the option to delete the cookies stored on their computers, but this will cause them to be perceived as a new user with no known user data. You may also change a setting in your browser, instructing it not to accept cookies, but this could prevent you from receiving some specific services.
OzNetwork contains links to other sites not affiliated with OzNetwork. These sites have their own privacy policies in relation to personal information. OzNetwork has no control over – and thus cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices or content – of these unaffiliated web sites.
Our partners or advertisers may ask you for personal information. We cannot be held responsible for their privacy practices. However, we will take reasonable steps to encourage our partners and advertisers to adopt privacy policies similar to our own.