Collection of information
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, age, internet address or screen name, billing address, type of computer, 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 SRA 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.
Use of anonymous information
SRA automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of SRA Online like the numbers and frequency of visitors to SRA Online and its areas, very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. 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 SRA Online to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many users as possible. SRA Online may publish or provide this aggregate data to other people for internal marketing or research purposes.
Use of personal information
SRA Online will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. SRA Online will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.
There will be occasions where it will be necessary for SRA to disclose your personal information to third parties. SRA may be required by law to disclose the information, or SRA may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested. The disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information. Otherwise than 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 SRA 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 SRA sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.
Interacting with SRA Online
There are many interactive features on SRA Online that you can contribute to. These include: Guestbook’s, Forums, Event Diaries, Reviews, Bogs, Online Voting, Community, Mailing Lists and Email. When interacting with SRA Online, 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. For example, when participating in an SRA forum, guest book or chat area, your name will appear on the message board. SRA recommends that applicants registering online do not use their real names, but a pen name or pseudonym. You must not intentionally use the name of another living person.
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 SRA Online holds your personal information SRA will where possible provide you with access to the information. SRA will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.
SRA 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 website please notify SRA Online. While SRA accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.
Our website address is: http://sra.com.au
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.