ScubaZine is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products and services. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for you and your children. |
ScubaZine is concerned about protecting the safety and privacy of young people using our services. We encourage you to participate in your child's online experience. We also encourage you and your child to visit the age-appropriate web sites.
This policy applies only to Fouray Pty Ltd and not to other companies' or organisations' websites to which ScubaZine is linked.
Collection of Information
Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name, email address or information about what you like and do not like. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not.
The second type of information that ScubaZine collects is personal information. ScubaZine will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, email address, or postal address, when you provide it to us. With this information, ScubaZine can provide a variety of personalised and enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users. We hope that you will find it beneficial to provide individually identifiable information about yourself to us because it will make our services more valuable to you.
Sometimes, we may specifically ask for personal information about you when you sign up to use a service or sumbit some information. Certain information may be required in order to provide that service or product to you.
How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to ScubaZine 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 or submit some information on our websites.
Use of Anonymous Information
ScubaZine automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of ScubaZine like the numbers and frequency of visitors to ScubaZine 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 ScubaZine to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many users as possible. ScubaZine may publish or provide this aggregate data to other people.
Use of Personal Information
ScubaZine will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. ScubaZine will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.
Some parts of ScubaZine uses a technology called 'cookies'. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Sites where you are prompted to log-in or that can be customised typically require that you accept cookies. The cookies used by ScubaZine do not collect personal information and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are, your screen name or e-mail address.
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 ScubaZine unless you have authorised us to do so. For example, when you contribute to a the Dive Services or Club may want to publish your name and email address.
No sale of personal information
Under no circumstances will ScubaZine sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.
Interacting with ScubaZine
There are many interactive features on ScubaZine that you can contribute to. These include:
Buddy Search, Forums, Event , Reviews, Dives, Clubs, News and General Information.
When interacting with ScubaZine, 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 ScubaZine forum, dive buddies or chat area, your name will appear on the message board. If you do not want your real name to appear use a false name but do not under any circumstances use somebody else's name.
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 ScubaZine holds your personal information ScubaZine will where possible provide you with access to the information. ScubaZine will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.
While ScubaZine accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.