APF Inc. Website Security and Privacy Statement
About This Security and Privacy Statement
This Security and Privacy Statement applies to this website which is operated by Australian Parachute Federation Inc. ("APF Inc.") under the domain name "apf.asn.au" ("APF Inc. website"). The APF Inc. website is operated on behalf of APF Inc. and its related body corporate.
This Security and Privacy Statement may also apply to services offered by APF Inc. on websites hosted by third parties. If so, express reference to this Security and Privacy Statement will be made on those websites.
APF Inc. understands and appreciates that you, as an APF Inc. website visitor, are concerned about your privacy and about the confidentiality and security of information we may gain about you online. APF Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy. This APF Inc. Security and Privacy Statement explains how your personal information will be treated as you access and interact with the APF Inc. website.
As the APF Inc. website develops and as technology evolves, APF Inc. will continue to strive to provide you with better and more customised services and with a more effective website. APF Inc. encourages you to review the Security and Privacy Statement periodically because the Security and Privacy Statement may change from time to time.
In addition to the provisions of this Security and Privacy Statement, there may also be specific and additional privacy provisions which apply to certain sections of the APF Inc. website. Because those specific and additional provisions also relate to your privacy protection, you should review them wherever they are accessible by you on the APF Inc. website. In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of this Security and Privacy Statement and those other specific and additional provisions, the specific and additional provisions will prevail.
Security of Information
APF Inc. regularly reviews developments in security and encryption technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Accordingly, although APF Inc. strives to protect such information, APF Inc. cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we take reasonable steps to preserve the security of the information in our own systems.
The information that APF Inc. collects about you is dependent on how you use the facilities offered by the APF Inc. website.
If you visit an unsecure area of the APF Inc. website (that is, an area where you are not required to log on) to read, browse or download information, our system will record the date and time of your visit to our site, the pages viewed and any information downloaded. However, our systems will not record any personally identifiable information.
The APF Inc. website offers a number of interactive facilities including tools such as online surveys and application forms. If you use any of the tools we generally do not capture any personal information that you may enter when using these tools.
If you decide to complete an online application form or online survey, the information that you enter into the online form or survey will only be collected by APF Inc. if you submit your online application or survey. If at any stage you cancel your application or log out prior to submitting your application or survey, the information you have entered up to that point will be automatically deleted. You can suspend and save online applications. If you suspend or save your application, for example because you wish to complete it at another time, the information that you have entered will be retained in our systems so that you may recover the information when you resume your application. You may only recover this information within 30 days. After this time, the information is deleted. Online applications that have been suspended or saved will not be viewed by us and are not processed by us.
The APF Inc. website also contains links to the websites of third party providers of goods and services ("Third Party websites"). If you have accessed Third Party websites through the APF Inc. website and if those third parties collect information about you, APF Inc. may also collect or have access to that information as part of our arrangements with those third parties.
Where you access a Third Party website from the APF Inc. website, cookie information, information about your preferences or other information you have provided about yourself may be shared between us and the third party. You cannot usually be identified from the information that is shared; if you can be identified from this information, we will seek your consent before sharing such information.
Third Party websites should contain their own privacy statements and those third parties are responsible for their own privacy practices.
Collection of IP addresses
It is necessary for APF Inc. to collect your IP address for your interaction with various parts of the APF Inc. website. Your IP address is the identifier for your computer when you are using the internet.
For instance, APF Inc. collects and stores your IP address when you log into APF Inc. As part of our security for APF Inc. uses this information when we attempt to detect and prevent fraudulent transactions. We store your IP address for security and audit purposes. Your IP address will not be used by us or released to any third party except in the case of security, inappropriate behaviour or fraud issues, such as unauthorised access to your or our computer systems or fraudulent transactions.
We use "cookies" as a fundamental part of our interaction with your Internet browser. The purpose is to provide you with better and more customised service and with a more effective website.
A "cookie" is a small text file placed on your computer by our web page server. A cookie can later be retrieved by our webpage servers. Cookies are frequently used on websites and you can choose if and how a cookie will be accepted by configuring your preferences and options in your browser.
- to allocate an APF Inc. identification number to your Internet browser (but we cannot identify you from this number);
- to determine if you have previously visited the APF Inc. website;
- to identify pages you have accessed and Third Party websites you have accessed; and
- for security purposes.
Most of the APF Inc. website operates by using this type of cookie.
Accordingly, if you wish to make full use of the APF Inc. website, it is required that you accept cookies.
- Online applications;
- Online surveys.
You may still be able to use some information-only pages even if you do not accept cookies.
How We Handle Email
We will preserve the content of any e-mail that you send us, if we believe that we have a legal requirement to do so. Your e-mail message content may be monitored by our APF Inc. employees for security issues including where e-mail abuse is suspected; our response to you may be monitored for quality assurance issues.
Use and Disclosure of Information
Acceptance and Changes to Security and Privacy Statement
This is the current Security and Privacy Statement. It replaces any other Security and Privacy Statement for the APF Inc. website published on the APF Inc. website to date. APF Inc. may at any time vary the Security and Privacy Statement by publishing the varied Security and Privacy Statement on the APF Inc. website. You accept that by doing this, APF Inc. has provided you with sufficient notice of the variation.