XFactor Ideas takes your privacy seriously, and adopts the highest standards to safeguard your information. Sensitive information will not be gathered via the XFactor Ideas website and no information at all will be shared with third parties other than law enforcement agencies or other Government agencies, the instructions of which XFactor Ideas must statutorily or legally comply.
XFactor Ideas is bound by the National Privacy Principles as set out in the Privacy Act 1988 and the Privacy Amendment Act 2000. General correspondence sent to this web site will be treated as a public record and will be retained as required by the Public records Act 2002. Our collection, use and disclosure of web based information is set out below:
The Information We Collect
When you visit our site you may provide us with two types of information. This includes personal information you actively choose to disclose (“Active Information”), and information we collect in a way not visible to you, on an aggregate anonymous basis as you and others browse our site (“Passive Information”).
Active Information You Choose to Provide
The type of active information we collect may include your name, business name, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses. This information permits us to supply information and services to suit your needs.
Passive Information Collected
Search engines we use may utilize a standard technology called “cookies” to collect information about how our site is used. Passive Information gathered may include the date and time of visits, the site pages viewed, time spent at our site, the sites visited just before and just after our site. Passive Information is collected on an aggregate basis without any association to your personal information so that you remain anonymous. If you do not wish to transmit “cookie” information about yourself, you may turn off the cookie function in your web browser; please consult the “Help” section of your browser to correctly do so.
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are a standard feature of web browser software (eg Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, etc.) that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser for the site to simplify subsequent interactions with that site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s information exchange on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from site to site and to complete information exchanges over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use the Active Information Collected?
The active information you provide to XFactor Ideas may be used for a number of purposes connected with our business operations, which include:
Providing you with the information and/or services requested;
Dealing with requests, enquiries or complaints and other customer related activities;
Carrying out market and service analysis;
Contacting you about requested information and services;
Carrying out any activity in connection with a legal, governmental or regulatory requirement on us or in connection with legal proceedings, crime or fraud prevention, detection or prosecution. We may also use your personal information for purposes related to those described above.
We will not use your information for purposes other than described above unless we have your consent or there are specified law enforcement reasons.
Sharing your Active Information
XFactor Ideas will never disclose summarised reports of personal information provided by you unless we are required by law or government agency to disclose both Active and Passive information.
Information you have provided to us
We will not disclose your personal information to third parties, unless we are required to by law or government agency.
How Do We Secure Active Information and Passive Information?
We secure your personal information submitted by you by using reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, or accidental loss or destruction of Active Information and Passive Information. Your postings on this site and other communications you may have with us via email may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your sending information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so and we request that you do not send or post sensitive information through these means.
Your Information In Relation to Others We Link To
You may be able to access other websites through our site. When you do so you are doing so subject to their policies regarding privacy and data collection and you should read those sites’ privacy policies to make sure you agree to them before using such sites. When you choose to use such sites, you should read their privacy policies to make sure you agree to them before making purchases.
Access to your Personal Information
Upon your request, XFactor Ideas will take reasonable steps to let you know, generally, what sort of personal information we hold, for what purposes and how we collect, use and disclose that information.