1. VisitVineyards.com is committed to best-practice privacy standards
We are committed to protecting your personal information. Our policy is based on the National Privacy Principles, developed by the Office of the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner which came into effect 21 December 2001. We also comply with further guidelines and laws introduced in Australia to strengthen protections for your privacy (eg anti-spam, etc).
2. Collecting information and unsubscribing
The only personal information we collect is what you tell us about yourself, when you subscribe and for instance through competitions and newsletter registrations. We will use your personal information to notify you of updates to the web site, new services, competitions and launch and sale of products or services via email, mobile or our newsletter, as agreed by you. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our database, or no longer wish to receive emails or newsletters from us and/or our business partners. You may unsubscribe from our newsletter and/or surveys by clicking Unsubscribe in the footers.
3. Use of 'cookies'
Some VisitVineyards.com webpages use 'cookies' to help us remember who you are. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies help us provide you with services and features that are tailored to your needs when you visit the VisitVineyards.com web site again, and help save you download time.
We also use third party advertisements on visitvineyards.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our website, which also sends these advertisers (such as Google via Google AdSense) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you are currently using to view our site. This is generally required for geotargeting purposes (showing ads for New South Wales Vineyards to someone in Sydney) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (displaying wine ads to some who frequents wine sites for one example)
Cookies in themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's browser(s). The cookies simply operate as a unique identifier. This lets us know what you find interesting and useful, which allows us to keep improving our web site and provide you with a personalised service. Cookies are also used if you purchase wine or other products or services from our partners, to identify you as the purchaser.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. If you do not wish to receive any cookies you may set your browser to refuse them, although this means you may not be able to use certain features on our site and you may be required to re-enter your password more frequently.
4. Our use and disclosure of your personal information
VisitVineyards.com will not use or disclose any information about you without your consent unless legally required to do so or if we consider it necessary to:
VisitVineyards.com will seek to take all reasonable steps to keep any information we hold about you secure, accurate and up to date. Your information is stored on secure servers which are protected in controlled facilities. We do not store any credit card details or other financial information. VisitVineyards.com will take all reasonable steps to ensure that our employees and contractors respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by VisitVineyards.com. You should notify us immediately if there is any unauthorised use of your information or any other breach of security. However, VisitVineyards.com does not accept responsibility for any consequences of the unauthorised access to your information.
5. How to access, correct or update your information
If at any time you want to know exactly what personal information we hold about you, you may request your details of that information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will endeavour to provide you with the information within seven days. If you wish to correct or update your information, you can login and change it, or please email us.
6. What else you should know about privacy
You should always close your browser upon leaving the website, especially if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence. You are responsible for the security of and access to your own computer. Please be aware that personal information that you disclose in publicly accessible online forums, such as through email or chat sites, can be collected and used by others.
To the extent that you disclose information on the Internet to parties other than VisitVineyards.com, different rules may apply to the use and disclosure of your personal information. Since we do not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to their privacy customs and policies. We encourage you to read their privacy statements before you disclose your personal information to other parties.
Ultimately you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your username and passwords and any account information.
7. If you have a problem
8. More on privacy
You can obtain further information about privacy in Australia and the protection of your personal information on the website of the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner at www.privacy.gov.au