2. Types of Information Collected and Uses of Collected Information
We collect two types of information about our Website Users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that does not identify a specific End User. This type of information may be things such as a Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") of the website you visited before coming to the site, the URL of the website you visit after leaving our Website, the type of browser you are using and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address.
We use Non-Personally Identifiable Information to troubleshoot, administer the Website, analyse trends, gather demographic information, comply with applicable law, and cooperate with law enforcement activities. We may also share this information with our authorized Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, and programming.
Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information is information that identifies a specific End User. When you engage in certain activities on the Website, such as creating an account, ordering a product or service from us or our partners, submitting content and/or posting content in discussion forums, entering a contest, filling out a survey, posting a review, sending us or our partners feedback, requesting information about our services, submitting an affiliate agreement, applying for a job, posting a video or signing up for special offers from third parties through the Website (collectively, "Identification Activities"), we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself.
It is optional for you to engage in an Identification Activity.
If you elect to engage in an Identification Activity, however, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information about yourself, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including post code), email address, telephone number and date of birth (although we will generally only require an email address and name). When you order products or services, we may also ask you to provide us with your credit card number, expiration date and authentication codes or related information. Depending on the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some is identified as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory information for a particular activity that requires it, you will not be permitted to engage in that activity.
3. Release of Personally Identifiable Information
We will not share your Personally Identifiable Information with other parties except:
We may share your information with Merchants. From time to time, we provide offers from particular merchants (referred to as " Merchants") who, as part of the offer, request information on customers who purchased the offer. In those cases, we may need to share some of your Personally Identifiable Information with Merchants.
Sharing this Information will allow Merchants to contact you directly if they choose. Please note, What's On Group will only ever share Personally Identifiable Information with a Merchant if you decide to engage in an Identification Activity - also, information will only be provided to the specific Merchant who was involved in that Identification Activity.
Please note that we will only provide a Merchant your information with an opt-in notice to you, in which you will have a chance to choose to not give the Merchant your personal information.
What's On Group specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability for any actions of any Merchants who have received information in this manner.
Please note, all Merchants are informed that they are only permitted to communicate with you for the purposes of the specific promotion, we do not have any responsibility for the actions of the Merchant, and the actions of the Merchant are not in our control.
We may share your information with Authorised Third Party Service Providers. We may at times provide services and products through third parties. These "Third Party Service Providers" will often undertaken certain functions on our behalf, this may include sending and distributing communications. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with such Service Providers to fulfill orders, deliver packages, send postal or email, administer contests or sweepstakes, remove repetitive information on customer lists, analyze data, provide marketing assistance, provide search results and links, process credit card payments, operate the Website, troubleshoot, and provide customer service.
We may also collect personal information from individuals and companies ("Affiliates") with whom we have business relationships and may share your information with these Service Providers in order to accomplish various administrative tasks. For example, when you order a service, we release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for the service and, if applicable, release your address to the delivery service to deliver the service.
Likewise, we may release an Affiliate's information to our bank to send out a payment. We encourage Merchants and Third Party Service Providers to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your Personally Identifiable Information by such parties is governed by the privacy policies of such parties and is not subject to our control.
What's On Group retain the rights to use the collective data base to support promotional opportunities offered and generated through www.whatson.com.au. What's On Group respect the privacy of both our merchants and end users thus use of contact details will be limited to newsletters and only for content meeting the interests of the end user's historical search data
4. Release of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may disclose or share Non-Personally Identifiable Information with Partners, Affiliates and Advertisers. For example, we may share aggregated demographic information (which does not include any Personally Identifiable Information) with "Third Party Advertisers" or "Third Party Advertising Companies" and other parties as provided below: We may use Third Party Advertising Companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use Non-Personally Identifiable Information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide, through the use of network tags, advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. We may also employ Third Party Service Providers to track and analyze Non-Personally Identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our Users to administer our Website and improve the quality of the site. We may also publish this information for promotional purposes or as a representative audience for Advertisers. Please note that this is not Personally Identifiable Information, only general summaries of the activities of our Users. Such data is collected on our behalf, and is owned and used by us.
5. Updating and Correcting Information
We believe that you should have the ability to access and edit the Personally Identifiable Information you provide us. You may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please indicate your name, address and email address, and what information you would like to update when you contact us. We encourage all Users to constantly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on the Website. It may also not be possible for to entirely remove all information due to backed up data.
6. User Choices on Collection and Use of Information
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, however, such information may be necessary for certain activities on the Website. As a condition of purchase of our products and services, we may send you Administrative or Promotional emails. We will send you information regarding your account activity and purchases as well as updates about our products and promotional offers. You cannot opt-out of Administrative Emails. "Administrative Emails" relate to a User's activity on the Website, and include emails regarding a particular User's account, requests or inquiries, and purchases of products and services. You are able to opt-out of Promotional Emails. Promotional Emails may advertise our products and services, including exclusive sales and other offers, and/or the products and services of our Advertisers and Affiliates. If you do not want to receive Promotional Emails from us, you may elect to opt-out of receiving Promotional Emails at any time after registering by e-mailing us at admin@, or by hitting the "unsubscribe" button at the bottom of any of our e-mails. When contacting us, please indicate your name, address, email address, and what Promotional Emails you do not want to receive.
7. Security of Information
We take security seriously and take numerous precautions to protect the security of Personally Identifiable Information. You can access your Personally Identifiable Information on our Website through a password and your email address. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone. Any Personally Identifiable Information provided resides on a secure server and can only be accessed by certain personnel or contractors. We encrypt certain sensitive information using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that your Personally Identifiable Information is safe as it is transmitted to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can ever be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we employ commercially reasonable security measures to protect data and seek to partner with companies which do the same, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Website, and are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.
8. Data Tracking
In order for us to customise your experience with www.whatson.com.au
9. Privacy Policies of Third Party Websites
10. Miscellaneous Privacy Issues
Children may use the website if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Public Areas. There are parts of the Website in which you are able to publicly post information about yourself, can communicate with others, or can review products, restaurants, and submit media content.
This information may be accessible by other consumers and companies and may appear on other websites or web searches, and therefore this information could be read, collected, and used by others.
Please note, if you publish your personal email address along with a public review, you may receive unsolicited messages. As a result, we have no control over who reads your postings or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so please use caution when posting any personal information.