WE RESPECT YOUR PRIVACYProtecting your privacy is important to us. We hope the following statement will help you understand how we use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us on our website.
For information about your rights when using online services and making purchases over the Internet, refer to Consumersonline.gov.au (www.consumersonline.gov.au) - the Commonwealth Government's one-stop-shop for consumer information in Australia.
Australia's new national privacy principles are due to come into force in December of this year. There are 10 National Privacy Principles that form the backbone of the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act and Mortgage Free Australia Pty Ltd endeavours to adhere to all of these principles.
The Privacy Commission at www.privacy.gov.au provides comprehensive information on the Act.Concerns
Information Collection and Use
Surveys and Contests
Site and Service Updates
Correction/Updating Personal Information:
Notification of Changes
If you have questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Statement, please contact:
Personally identifiable information is information, such as your name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address that can be used to uniquely identify you. Anonymous information is not personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information about how you use our site (such as pages you view). Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or I.P. addresses (as explained below) of internet browsers that visit our site, the time of day the site was visited, and other non-personal information. Anonymous information is information that is not tied to any person who is not registered as a Mortgage Free Australia member, but helps us know what our users do (for example, the average stay on our site lasts over 10 minutes).
Mortgage Free Australia Pty Ltd (Mortgage Free Australia) is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Mortgage Free Australia collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
In order to use some services on this website, such as the Members Area and Mortgage Reduction Plan Software, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. Other information collected is done so for the purpose of allowing us to provide a more personalised experience for people using our site.
We request information from users on our order form. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fulfil customer orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the person placing the order.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company (PayPal) to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. From time to time, we may partner with other parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing the services the user has requested.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we [MORTGAGE FREE AUSTRALIA] are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
External links are included solely for the convenience of users, and do not constitute an endorsement by Mortgage Free Australia of the sites linked or referred to.
Mortgage Free Australia does not prohibit links to its web pages, provided that any such link does not suggest an endorsement by or affiliation with this Company. Preferably, other web sites should link to the Mortgage Free Australia at www.mortgagefreeaustralia.com. However, Mortgage Free Australia does not expressly authorize links to its web pages on other third party web sites, and reserves the right to request that unsuitable links are removed.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. For a comprehensive overview of our security measures, please view our Security Policy. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below. These details are also contained in each email we send.
We also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service.
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your post code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done within the member area by going to the "Change My Details" page, or by emailing our Customer Support (email@example.com).
Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having newsletters, special discount offers and other relevant information sent to them in emails. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter, special discount offers or other materials may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to us with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line of the email, or they can email us at directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORTGAGE FREE AUSTRALIA WILL USE ALL REASONABLE ENDEAVOURS TO PROTECT AND KEEP CONFIDENTIAL AND PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IN ITS POSSESSION IN RELATION TO ITS SUBSCRIBERS. IF ANY CONFIDENTIAL OR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IS ACCESSED BY A THIRD PARTY, WHETHER BY NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE OF MORTGAGE FREE AUSTRALIA, ITS AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, RELATED BODIES CORPORATE, AFFILIATES OR ASSOCIATED PARTIES, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, MORTGAGE FREE AUSTRALIA IS NOT LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY PERSON CLAIMING THROUGH YOU IN ANY WAY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, COSTS, LIABILITY OR OTHER FORM OF CONTRIBUTION.Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on the Mortgage Free Australia web site. The publishers, however, shall have no liability to any person or entity with respect to any inaccuracy, misleading information, loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by the information contained on the site.
Changes and additions to the information contained on the Mortgage Free Australia site are made frequently. The publishers may make such changes and additions to the web site at any time without prior notice.
Mortgage Free Australia makes no guarantee that the site or any of the files located at www.mortgagefreeaustralia.com and www.mortgagefreeaustralia.com.au will be free of viruses or any other contaminating or destructive properties.