Privacy

This Website Privacy Statement applies to this website which is operated by the Esther Foundation under the domain name estherfoundation.org.au (“Website”). This Website Privacy Statement explains how personal information will be treated as you access and interact with the Website.

Where this Website Privacy Statement refers to “personal information”, it means information which identifies an individual or from which identity can reasonably be ascertained eg. name, address and phone number. We will post any changes to this Website Privacy Statement on the Website, so we encourage you to check this Website Privacy Statement from time to time. The Website Privacy Statement current at the date of collection will be the relevant privacy notice in relation to personal information collected on that date.

Information collected

The information about you which the Website may collect may include the content of any electronic forms submitted through the Website, requesting us to provide products, services or information personalisation preferences you select as you use the Website.

In common with many websites we or our internet service providers may also collect aggregated information which tells us about visitors to the Website but not the identity of those visitors. For example, we may collect information about the date, time and duration of visits and which pages of the Website are most commonly accessed. This information is used by us to help to administer and improve the Website.

Cookies

Like many major websites, the Website may use “cookies” which store some information on computers accessing the Website. Cookies may be used by us for a variety of purposes. For example, we may use cookies to recognise a computer which has previously visited this Website or to help us maintain a user’s session. Cookies may also be used to manage security and store information about the type of browser being used. With most Internet browsers, users can erase cookies from their computer’s hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, some parts of this Website may not function fully for users that disallow cookies.

Use and disclosure of information

In addition to providing our products and services to you, we may use or disclose personal information that we collect about you:

  • for the purposes for which it was collected
  • where you have consented to the use or disclosure
  • to provide you with promotional information about our products and services such as product releases, seminars or other special promotions – in accordance with privacy laws
  • for administrative purposes including research, planning, service development, security and risk management to the extent that we are required or authorised by law to do so.

We may also share personal information with our related bodies corporate and with third parties. The types of third parties to whom we may disclose personal information includes:

  • service providers including organisations that provide archival, auditing, consulting, banking, marketing, advertising, mailing, delivery, recruitment, call centre, technology, research, utility and security services
  • government bodies including courts and tribunals.

We may use and disclose aggregated non-personally identifying information collected through this Website as part of our process of constantly improving the Website.

How we handle email and "Feedback" messages

The Esther Foundation may preserve the content of any email or other electronic message that we receive. Any personal information contained in those messages will only be used or disclosed in ways set out in this Website Privacy Statement. The message content may be monitored by our service providers or the Esther Foundation employees for purposes including troubleshooting, compliance auditing and maintenance or where email abuse is suspected.

Links

This Website may, from time to time, contain links to the websites of other organisations which may be of interest to visitors. Linked websites are responsible for their own privacy practices and you should check those websites for their respective privacy statements.

Security

We use a number of mechanisms to protect the security and integrity of personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as completely secure. So while we strive to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us and individuals do so at their own risk. Once any personal information comes into our possession, we will take reasonable steps to protect that information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

From time to time, we may restrict access to certain sections of the Website to registered users with passwords. For your own protection, we require you to keep any such passwords confidential. If you feel your password has been compromised, please notify us immediately and we will change this for you.

Access to information

If you wish to request access to any personal information which we hold about you as a result of our information collection practices outlined in this Website Privacy Statement, please contact us using the "Contact details" set out below. Please provide as much detail as you can about the particular information you seek, in order to help us retrieve it. An access fee may be charged to cover our costs of providing the information to you.

Contact details

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback about privacy, please contact our office as set out below:
Address: PO Box 87, South Perth 6951 WA
Phone: 08 9368 6828
Email: info@estherfoundation.org.au



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