How to contact us about privacy
Your privacy is very important to us. If you have any questions regarding our information practices and other privacy aspects of the Site. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection and Purpose
We collect your personal information disclosed to us during the registration process. We may also collect personal information from you in the course of your use of our Site including, but not limited to:
(a) Contact Us Page;
(d) Email alerts; and
(e) Publicly available information.
We collect the following types of personal information:
(b) Geographic location;
(c) Email address; and
(d) User Generated Content.
We confirm that we will not assign any unique identifiers to an individual unless the assignment of that identifier is necessary to enable SwipedOn to carry out the services. Pursuant to Privacy Principle 12 of the Privacy Act 1993, in the event that Swiped On assigns unique identifiers, SwipedOn shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that such unique identifiers are assigned only to individuals whose identity is clearly established.
The purpose for which we collect personal information is to provide you with the best user and service experience possible on the Site and for our internal business purposes that form part of normal business practices. Some provision of personal information is optional. However, if you do not provide us with certain types of personal information, you may be unable to enjoy the full functionality of the Site.
We may also conduct user surveys to collect information about your preferences. These surveys are optional and if you choose to respond, your responses will be kept anonymous. Similarly, we may offer contests to qualifying users in which we ask for contact and demographic information such as name, email address and mailing address. None of this information is shared with third parties, except in summary form, if at all. Information we gather through a contest may also be disclosed to third parties as necessary for prize fulfilment and other aspects of any contest or similar offering.
In accordance with Privacy Principle 8 of the Privacy Act 1993, you warrant that any personal information you provide through the Site is accurate, up to date, complete, relevant, and not misleading and SwipedOn is able to use and rely on such personal information for the purpose outlined above.
Comments Submitted by users
We value your input and encourage you to help us expand and make improvements to the Site by providing us with any thoughts or comments you might have regarding our services or the operation of the Site. You can submit any comments you have to us by contacting us. If you provide this information, we will only use it to acknowledge or respond to your comments. Submitting comments via email will not cause you to receive any secondary or promotional material, unless specifically requested by you. In certain circumstances, we may ask for your permission to post your comments in marketing or promotional materials.
We do not intentionally gather personal information about browsers who are under the age of 13.
In accordance with Privacy Principle 10 of the Privacy Act 1993, we may disclose personal information only to our service providers who assist us in operating the Site. We will only disclose personal information to an unrelated third party with your consent. This may include targeting advertising to you about our Services.
Apart from such circumstances, we may disclose personal information in special situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.
We may also disclose personal information as required by law.
In the event that we sell or buy businesses or their assets, or engage in transfers, acquisitions, mergers, restructurings, changes of control and other similar transactions, customer information is generally one of the transferable business assets. Thus, your personal information may be subject to such a transfer. In the unlikely event of insolvency, personal information may be transferred to a trustee or debtor in possession and then to a subsequent purchaser.
If you voluntarily provide information in publicly accessible areas of the Site, the information can be viewed and therefore used by others. We advise users not to disclose contact information that they do not wish to have publicly available. We are not responsible for personal information you choose to submit publicly.
Access and Correction
Privacy Principle 6 and 7 of the Privacy Act 1993 allows you to get access to, and correct, the personal information we hold about you in certain circumstances. If you would like to obtain such access, please contact us on the details set out above.
Retention of Information
Pursuant to Privacy Principle 9 of the Privacy Act 1993, we only retain information for as long as required, allowed or we believe it useful, but do not undertake retention obligations. We may dispose of information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law that specifically requires the handling or retention of information. You must keep your own, separate back-up records.
You must do what you reasonably can to ensure the security of your personal information. It is your obligation that you protect yourself against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Please log out of the Site when you have finished using a shared computer. Be wary of including sensitive information in your emails to us as they are not necessarily secure against interception. We will not ask for passwords in an email and you should assume that if you get such a request, it must be fraudulent.
We have processes in place to ensure the security of your personal information. We have physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard and prevent unauthorised access, maintain data security, and correctly use your information.
However, neither people nor security systems are infallible, including encryption systems. While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Transfer out of New Zealand
We may transfer some data on the Site (including any personal information) to our service providers and data centres located overseas, including but not limited to the United States. You hereby expressly and voluntarily grant your informed consent to such transfers.
We reserve the right to amend this Policy at any time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately. If we make a significant change to the Policy, we may issue a notice by email or through notice on the home page of the Site. We encourage you to check the Policy from time to time to check for changes.
Last updated on: 18 Sep 2014
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your browsing device, e.g. a computer or smartphone, when you visit a website. Cookies can be recognised by the website that downloaded them, or other websites that use the same cookies. This helps websites know if the browsing device has visited them before.
Cookies do lots of functions, like helping us understand how the Site is being used, letting users navigate between pages effectively, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your browsing experience. Cookies can also help ensure marketing you see online is more relevant to you and your interests.
What types of cookies does SwipedOn use?
The types of cookies used by most websites can generally be put into five categories: Strictly Necessary, Performance, Functionality, Tailored Content and Targeting.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential for the full functionality of the Site. They enable you to navigate around the Site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas. Without these cookies, you may not be able to access all the functions of the Site.
These cookies collect information about how you use the Site, e.g. which pages are the most visited and if you receive any error messages from any pages. These cookies do not gather information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and only used to improve how the Sit works.
These cookies allow the Site to remember the choices you make, e.g. your user name, language or your region. These cookies can also be used to remember the changes you made to text size, font, and other parts of pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide Services you have requested, e.g. watching a video or commenting on a post. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Tailored Content Cookies
These cookies help the Site provide enhance features and display content in a way that is relevant to you. They help determinate what information is shown on the Site based on how you have used the Site previously. These cookies also track your browsing activity on other websites.
These cookies are used to delivery advertisements that are more relevant to your and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you seen an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They remember that you have visited a website and this information may be shared with other organisations such as advertisers. This means that after you have been to the Site, you may see some advertisement about our services elsewhere on the Internet.
How long will cookies stay on my browsing device?
The length of time a cookie will stay on your browsing device depends on whether it is a persistent or session cookie. Session cookies will only stay on your browsing device until you stop browsing. Persistent cookies will stay on your browsing device until they expire or are deleted.
First and third party cookies
First party cookies are cookies that belong to SwipedOn, while third party cookies are cookies that another party places on your browsing device through our Site.
How to control and delete cookies through your browser
The browser you are using to view the Site can enable, disable or delete cookies. To do this, please follow the instructions provided for your browser.
Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of the Site or Services. Other parts of the Site may also not work properly. You can find out more information about how to change your browser cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Please note that we use GoogleAnalytics, which may use their own cookies. Information about Google’s cookies is available from: https://www.google.com.au/policies/technologies/types/
Third party websites cookies
Other websites may use different cookies from what SwipedOn uses. You acknowledge and agree that SwipedOn is not responsible for any third party websites and you access third party websites at your own risk. Please understand other websites are independent from SwipedOn so you must inform yourself of their separate cookie policies.