Respecting your privacy and the law
The privacy of your personal information is important to Treadstone. We are committed to respecting your right to privacy and protecting your personal information. We are committed to complying with the National Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth), the Information Privacy Principles in the Information Privacy Act (Vic), as well as other applicable laws and codes affecting your personal information.
Collecting your personal information
It is intended that the websites owned by Treadstone can be used anonymously. However, the types of personal information that Treadstone collects will depend in part on the nature of your dealings with us. We may collect personal information from you when for example you wish to enter into contractual arrangements with us in which case we may collect details such as your name, address, credit/debit card number and expiry date, postal address, telephone numbers, date of birth and any other information that is commercially required by Treadstone for the purposes of entering into a contract with you. However, Treadstone does not collect personal information that it does not need.
When you visit the website we may collect general information that will not personally identify you such as:
- internet browser;
- operating the system;
- date of visit;
- time of visit;
- path taken through the website.
This information alone does not identify any individual and Treadstone will not combine it with information that does identify you as an individual. Such information merely provides statistics that Treadstone may use to analyse and improve the websites owned by Treadstone.
Our website may use “cookies” to gather statistical information. It will be possible for you to decline Treadstone cookies by adjusting the “accept cookies” setting on your browser, however, this may affect the functionality of the website on your browser.
Use of your personal information
Treadstone reserves the right to use or disclose any information as necessary to comply with any law, regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of the websites owned by Treadstone, to fulfil your requests or to cooperate within law enforcement investigation or any investigation on a matter of public safety.
Access to and correction of information
Treadstone will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information which it holds about you and to keep this information accurate and up to date.
You may request access to your personal information held by Treadstone by contacting us. At your request, Treadstone will provide you with the details of all of your personal information which it may hold.
If, at any time, you discover that information held about you is incorrect, you may contact Treadstone to have the information corrected.
Storage and security
Treadstone takes every possible step to ensure we protect the personal information that we collect. Personal information will be managed confidentially and securely and destroyed appropriately when no longer required. Treadstone will monitor and implement advances or management processes, to safeguard all personal and sensitive information.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information and sensitive information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal or sensitive information. Please be advised that Treadstone does not accept any responsibility for any misuse, loss or unauthorised access to such information.
Links to other websites
You may be able to access external websites by clicking on links that Treadstone has provided. In such a case, those external websites are not subject to Treadstone’s privacy standards, policies and procedures. You will need to contact or review those external websites directly to ascertain their respective privacy standards, policies and procedures.
Treadstone is not responsible for the content, policies, practices, security or the privacy obligations of any external websites, including the website to which you will be directed if you make a payment should it be possible to make payments to Treadstone on line.
Your sensitive information
Treadstone will not collect information about you that reveals your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or affiliations, membership of professional or trade associations, membership of a trade union, details of heath, disability, sexual orientation or criminal record.
No contract or liability
Further, because Treadstone does not control the privacy policies of its subcontractors or external website providers, Treadstone recommends that you read and full understand their respective privacy policies.
For further information about privacy issues and the protection of privacy visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner’s website at http://www.privacy.gov.au