Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At www.stgiles.org.au, we want to make your online experience satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
stgiles.org.au gathers information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters and from participation in polls and surveys. Under no circumstances does stgiles.org.au divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
stgiles.org.au gathers user information in the following processes:
- Contact Form
stgiles.org.au gathers the name, email addresses and phone number of users who voluntarily enter these details for return contact use and for the online donation
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
- Usage Tracking
stgiles.org.au tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. stgiles.org.au does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
stgiles.org.au sometimes tracks and catalogues the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine user preferences based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
- IP Address
Whenever you use our web site, or any other web site, the computer on which the web pages are stored (the Web server) needs to know the network address of your computer so that it can send the requested web pages to your Internet browser. The unique network address of your computer is called its "IP address", and is sent automatically each time you access any Internet site. From a computer's IP address, it is possible to determine the general geographic location of that computer, but otherwise it is anonymous.
We do not keep a record of the IP addresses from which users access our site except where you have specifically provided us with information about yourself, in which case we also record your IP address for security purposes. An example of this would be when proceeding to a checkout to finalise an order you may wish to make. After completing the form provided, your IP address will be stored along with a transaction number.
stgiles.org.au operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. For online donations, your financial details are passed through a secure server using the latest 128-bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption technology.128-bit SSL encryption is approximated to take at least one trillion years to break, and is the industry standard. If you have any questions regarding our security policy, please contact us.
- Your Consent
- External Sites
stgiles.org.au contains links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third party vendors and other third parties. You acknowledge that the organisation is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, these External Sites. Please contact the site administrator or Webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such External Sites.