Privacy Policy

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about how Photoland (“Photoland”) manages your personal information.

This Privacy Policy explains Photoland’s privacy practices in relation to its Internet web site www.photoland.com.au (“Site”). In some cases this Site may link or refer you to other web sites or organisations, which have their own privacy policy and practices.

In this Privacy Policy, when we refer to ‘personal information’, we mean information that can identify you or from which your identity can be reasonably ascertained - for example, your name and contact details. By using this Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right, to modify or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time and this Privacy Policy should be read with the other terms and conditions applicable to the use of this Site.

Personal Information

You can use this Site without telling us who you are. The only personal information we collect about you is that which you choose to tell us. For example, we may need to collect your personal information so that we can provide you with services or to answer or forward your requests or inquiries. It is our intention that this Privacy Policy will protect your personal information from being dealt with in any way that is inconsistent with applicable privacy laws in Australia.

How Information is used

Personal information that visitors submit to this Site is used only for the purpose for which it is submitted unless we tell you otherwise in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection.

If Photoland receives a request not to send commercial electronic messages to certain email addresses, Photoland may indefinitely retain details of those addresses and the request so that it can comply with the request.

Disclosure

Apart from where you have consented or disclosure is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was submitted, personal information may be disclosed in special situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with Photoland’s rights or property, users of this Site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Also, we may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires disclosure.

Security

We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our Site, and we review and update our security measures in light of current technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. We will nonetheless endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may transmit to us.

In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.

Use of Cookies

“Cookies” are data that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies, which are industry standard and are used by many web sites, including ours, can facilitate a user's ongoing access to and use of a site. They may allow us to customise the Site to your needs. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature. But you should note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with some features of our on-line services.

Like many web site operators, we also use software to analyse and record visitor numbers and other details such as:

This aggregate, non-personal information is used by us to assist in analysing the usage of our web site.

Access to your personal information

We will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep any information that we hold about you accurate and up to date. If, at any time, you discover that information held about you is incorrect or if you otherwise wish to review or correct that information, please contact us.

Links To other Web Sites

We may provide links from this Site to other web sites (“linked sites”). Unless we tell you otherwise, these linked sites are not under our control, and we do not accept responsibility for the privacy practices of those sites or their operators. Before disclosing your personal information to any other web site, you should examine the terms and conditions of those sites and their privacy practices.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

Photoland’s services are constantly evolving. This may affect the types of information we collect and how we use it. If this occurs, we will update our Privacy Policy. We therefore encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy so that you remain informed of any changes to it.

Further Information

For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner's website at www.privacy.gov.au.