Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Steve Waugh Foundation Australia (SWF) is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products and services. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for you.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what kind of information we may gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct this information. Our policy allows you to choose what kind and how much information you provide to us and to control how we use whatever information you give us. Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have.

This policy applies only to SWF and not to other companies' or organisations' websites to which SWF is linked.

Collection of information

Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. You could be asked to provide information such as your name, email address or information about what you like and do not like. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not. Providing this information allows us to tailor the information you receive in return, that suits your preferences.


SWF collects two types of information. Anonymous and personal information.

Anonymous information is used to help us improve our services, website or any other part of the organisation. We may collect information to tell us that people visit this Privacy Policy today (for example), but we do not know their names, where they live or their date of birth - they are 'anonymous' to us. This information is collected for research purposes, is used in the aggregate (where possible), and remains anonymous.

Personal information that SWF collects is 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, SWF 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.

How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to SWF 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 take part in a discussion forum or enter one of the competitions on our websites.

Use of anonymous information

SWF automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the numbers and frequency of visitors to the SWF website. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our audiences use parts of the site, so we can improve SWF website to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it, for as many users as possible.

Use of personal information

SWF will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. SWF will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.

Disclosure

There may be occasions where it will be necessary for SWF to disclose your personal information to third parties. SWF may be required by law to disclose the information, or SWF may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the services you have requested. 

This disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Other than that stated above, 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 SWF unless you have authorised us to do so. For example, when you contribute to an online forum you may want to publish your name and email address.

No sale of personal information

Under no circumstances will SWF sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.

Interacting with SWF

When interacting with SWF, 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 SWF holds your personal information SWF will where possible provide you with access to the information. SWF will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.

Security

SWF operates secure data networks that are designed to protect your privacy and security.

Complaints about privacy

If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our websites, please notify SWF. While the SWF accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.

Changes to SWF privacy policy

If we decide to change the SWF Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here.