Website Terms & Conditions
Terms & Privacy
TweedCoastScoop.com.au (website), ABN 90 435 996 413
These terms apply to TweedCoastScoop.com.au (website), unless stated otherwise.
The website is updated by The Tweed Coast Scoop team for your pleasure and you are welcome to browse the content subject to these terms.
While Tweed Coast Scoop has done everything in its power to make sure the content on the site is correct at all times, we take no responsibility for errors specific to content provided by a third party. If content has changed since the time of publishing, or technical or typographical errors, please contact us and we will endeavour to update as quickly as possible. The content contained on the website is subject to change without notice.
Tweed Coast Scoop makes no warranties to the quality, accuracy, and completeness of the content.
The website contains numerous links to other third-party websites (TPW). Tweed Coast Scoop cannot guarantee the links will be maintained following the published date if TPWs change URL page details.
Tweed Coast Scoop owns the copyright to the website so no content, images, graphics, layouts and other components cannot be reproduced without prior approval. Tweed Coast Scoop is the author of all original material on the website and should be recognised in all situations. You can link to content on the website if you credit Tweed Coast Scoop with providing the content on your website. As a courtesy, please email email@example.com if you are considering this.
The purpose of this statement is to let you know what information is collected about you when you visit the Tweed Coast Soop website, how this information is used, to whom it is disclosed, and your ability to have any incorrect personal information amended. Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have. This statement has been prepared in accordance with the Australian Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 and the GDPR where necessary.
COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
Tweed Coast Scoop is committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our site. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for all. 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, and email address. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not. We will only use any personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it.
THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
Tweed Coast Scoop website collects two types of information. The first type is anonymous information. The web server makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes:
• The user’s server address
• The user’s top level domain name (e.g. com, .gov, .net, .au, etc.)
• The date of your visit to the site
• The pages accessed and documents downloaded
• The previous site visited, and
• The type of browser used
• Domain site cookies
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law-enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the internet service provider’s logs.
The second type of information that Tweed Coast Scoop collects is personal information. Personal information is requested in order to provide personalised and enhanced services that are not available to anonymous users. Personal information requested in this site includes:
email address – we will record your email address if you send us a message, subscribe to an email newsletter, or complete a form where this information is requested. If subscribing to an email newsletter you may “unsubscribe” at any time from the newsletter mailing list. Email addresses will not be added to any other mailing lists. We will not disclose your email address without your consent unless required to by law.
name, address and phone number – the website may include forms where name and address are requested, when buying something directly from the website. In these cases, personal details are required for shipping and to enable subsequent contact with you and/or to enable authentication of the information provided. We will not collect or solicit personal information via this website that would be unlawful, unnecessary or unrelated to the functions or activities of Tweed Coast Scoop, or unfair or unreasonably intrusive. It is not mandatory for you to provide your personal details to access Tweed Coast Scoop, only if you choose to subscribe, enter a competition, participate in a survey or fill in another form that requires your personal information.
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
HOW INFORMATION IS USED
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
to personalise your experience – your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs to improve our website – we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you
to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
We will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. Information will be stored for the necessary amount of time depending on the purpose of collecting it. We will not use it for any other purpose without your consent. There may be occasions where it will be necessary for Tweed Coast Scoop to disclose your personal information to third parties. Tweed Coast Scoop may be required by law to disclose the information, or may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested. For example, if you subscribe we will need to disclose your personal information to third parties in order to send you newsletters (Mailchimp) or when you enter a competition via the website (WordPress). Due to server locations, some personal information will be transferred, securely, internationally. Under no circumstances will Tweed Coast Scoop sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information. Your details will only be passed on to third parties for the purpose of external correspondence if you have opted in for Tweed Coast Scoop to do so.
COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that all information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, and up-to-date and stored in a secure environment accessed only by authorised persons. Transmissions sent to or from Tweed Coast Scoop are routinely monitored for quality control and systems administration. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from our website. These activities are conducted at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security.
HOW USERS CAN ACCESS AND CORRECT THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION/CONTACT THE DATA CONTROLLER
Tweed Coast Scoop website (data controller) holds your personal information. To request any corrections, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
This privacy statement applies only to Tweed Coast Scoop and not to other companies’ or organisations’ websites to which it is linked. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PRIVACY
Remember to close your browser and logout of your internet connection when you have finished your session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or internet cafe. You as an individual are responsible for the security of, and access to, your own computer.
Any content on these websites that does not relate to the official business of Tweed Coast Scoop must be taken not to have been sent or endorsed by Tweed Coast Scoop. No warranty is made that the websites or links are free from computer viruses or other defects.