ADvantage privacy policy

03:06, May 22 2009

These are the details of the ADvantage Privacy Policy.

1. Information we collect

Your use of the ADvantage Services ("the Services") will involve our collecting personal information about you, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. We may also collect demographic information, such as your age, gender, preferences, and interests. Information collected by us may be combined with information obtained by our related companies in the Fairfax Media group.

This information is used by us for the operation of the Services, to maintain quality of the Services, to provide general statistics regarding use of the Services and to assist us to deliver customised content and advertising to our customers.

Where possible, information will be obtained directly from you, but otherwise it may be provided from others (with your consent), or generated within or by the systems used to provide our Services.

You may decide not to provide information to us. However, if you do not provide it, we may not be able to provide our Services to you.


You may ask to see any information we hold about you and we will provide it as long as we have such information and can readily retrieve it. You may also correct any incorrect information we hold about you.

We may provide your personal information to others to:
a) provide our Services for you and others
b) keep you informed of and conduct, sales and marketing activities in relation to Services available to, or planned for, you from us and other people;
c) exercise any lawful right we or any of our related companies, our contractors, credit reference and debt collection agencies, communications network operators and selected business partners may have.

Although we may publish aggregated information relating to your use of the Services, such as usage patterns, we do not disclose information in a form that could reasonably be expected to identify you, without your prior permission.

2. Disclosure of information

We may disclose information about you or your use of the Site and/or Services without your prior permission if we believe that such action is necessary to:
a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process, or to help maintain the law;
b) protect our rights or property or those of our related companies;
c) act to protect the interests of our, or our related companies, customers or others.

We do not sell, rent or lease our visitor or customer information to third parties.

3. Third party websites

We encourage you to review the privacy statements of websites if you follow links from ADvantage to them, so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites linked from the Site.

4. Changes to our Policy

We may, at our discretion, update or revise this Policy from time to time. Any changes will take effect immediately once they are posted on our Site. Your continued use of our Services after any changes have been posted on our Site signifies your acceptance of those changes.


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