The domain name registrant and the moderators of this Website (Moderators) together hold in the highest possible regard integrity in data protection and safekeeping the privacy of the information of people posting content on this site and visitors to our site. We respect the fact that people posting content or visiting our site entrust data to us, as a necessary part of us making this platform available to people as a safe and secure place on which to do so. We take very seriously the responsibility that comes with receipt of your personal information, and our use of that data is in accordance with all laws and regulations that apply to us.
As such, we recognise that your privacy is very important to you.
|2.||Who we are
We are the registrant of the domain name www.wordsonsergebenhayon.com and host and moderators of this website. We collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about you.
We are Australian domiciles regulated by Australian laws, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and are responsible for the handling of your personal information under those laws. Also, if you are a visitor to our site who is located in the European Economic Area and we offer services to you, how we handle your personal information is regulated under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The GDPR establishes a uniform data protection law across the European Economic Area and aims to protect the privacy and use of EEA residents’ personal information. We are responsible as ‘controller’ of your personal information for the purposes of the GDPR.
We are bound by, and are committed to supporting, Australia’s Privacy Act 1988 and Spam Act 2003 in relation to electronic direct marketing.
This notice applies to the collection and processing of your personal information by us or on our behalf and tells you how we collect and process your personal information, the legal basis for processing it, what we use it for, and who we share it with. It also explains particular rights you have in relation to the processing of your personal information.
We welcome your feedback. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about this notice, our privacy policies and procedures, or if you wish to exercise the rights you have under applicable privacy laws, which are explained further below.
You can contact us by using the Contact Us page of this website.
|5.||What personal information do we collect and use?
When you visit our website, or interact with us through our webpages and applications or otherwise, we may collect personal information about you as follows:
We may also collect other information relating to your use of our website, as detailed in section 19, below.
|6.||How do we collect your information?
We collect personal information in a variety of ways.
These include from you directly, including when you interact with us in writing, electronically and when you visit our website, webpages or use our applications (including when you submit a contact request form via the Contact Us page (above)).
|7.||Can you opt out of providing personal information?
If you do not want us to collect or use your personal information for a specific purpose, you should let us know accordingly via the Contact Us page (above) and we will use reasonable measures to observe your request. However, if you were to do so, this may result in you not being able to access, or use, all or part of our website.
If personal information has been collected, we may still use or disclose that information:
|8.||How do we use personal information we collect?
Your privacy is respected, and we do not sell, rent or trade your personal information.
We use or may later use your personal information for a variety of purposes to effectively conduct our website (and that is all), including to:
Where the GDPR applies, we rely on the following lawful reasons to collect and use your personal data:
On occasions, more than one of the foregoing reasons may apply.
|9.||To whom do we disclose personal information?
From time to time we disclose your personal information to third parties including:
The third parties with whom we share personal information may be located overseas including, but not limited to, our partners or affiliates in USA, Canada, Belgium, Germany, UK, Ireland, Spain, New Zealand and more. Please note that some countries outside the UK or EEA (including Australia) do not have the same data protection laws as the UK or EEA.
Some of your data may be stored on servers in the United States.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area and do not wish your data to be stored in the United States, then you should not use this site.
If you have any queries about the basis upon which we may transfer or store your personal information outside of Australia, please contact us using the Contact Us page (above).
If you are an individual or sole trader, you may request that information supplied to third parties for the purposes of verification / authentication be de-identified.
|10.||Your rights under the GDPR (if applicable)
Under the GDPR and the Australian privacy laws, you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:
For further information on each of the aforementioned rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see, for example, the Guidance from the United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
|11.||Direct marketing and your privacy
On occasions, we may use the personal information that we collect from you to identify particular features of our site which we believe may be of interest to you. We may then contact you to let you know about these matters. We will give you a choice to ‘opt out’ (unsubscribe) from receiving such information in the future.
|12.||How can you ‘opt out’ from promotional and marketing material
You can opt out of receiving marketing information by any one of the following methods:
|13.||Electronic Direct Mail policy
Your ability to ‘opt out’ by unsubscribing via the electronic means provided will remain functional for at least 30 days after we send our original communication to you. If you wish to ‘opt out’ using the electronic means provided, you will need to do so within 30 days after the relevant communication is sent to you. After this time, if you have not opted out and wish to do so, another ‘opt out’ method should be used (e.g., using the Contact Us page above).
We will use all reasonable endeavours to process your request as quickly as we can, but, in any event, in a fair and reasonable timeframe: we will aim to complete your ‘unsubscribe’ request within five working days of receipt if the request is received electronically.
|14.||With your consent
If any information that you provide us is more sensitive and therefore falls within a special category of personal information, such as health information, we will collect and process this information only with your express consent.
|15.||What do we do with personal information when it is no longer needed?
We will destroy or archive personal information that is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected, or if we are no longer permitted or required by law to retain it, using secure methods to destroy the information.
We may need to retain certain personal information after we cease providing you with services in order that we are able to enforce our terms, to identify, issue or resolve legal claims and/or for proper record keeping.
We may also retain a record of any stated objection by you to receiving marketing for the purpose of ensuring that we respect your wishes and not contact you further.
|16.||How you can access and correct your personal information
We will, at your request and subject to applicable privacy laws, provide you with access to your personal information that is held by us.
We will endeavour to ensure that personal information that we hold about you is up to date, accurate and complete, but will generally assume that any information provided by you is free from errors and omissions unless you tell us it needs to be corrected. As such, it is important that you keep us informed if personal information that we have about you is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. We ask that all requests are made using the Contact Us page (above). We will take reasonable steps to action them quickly and promptly.
You may instruct us to remove any previous consent that you provided to receive marketing communications from us.
You may make a request for access to, or correction of, any personal information that we hold about you. We may request you to verify your identity and (for access requests) specify what type(s) of information you require before processing your request.
A fee will not apply to making a request for access or update to or deletion of your personal information. However, a fee may in our discretion apply and be charged for providing the information to you. The fee covers the cost to us in collating, copying and providing certain information to you. We will only charge this fee where it is lawful for us to do so.
In some circumstances where we correct a record, we may still require retention of the original record.
Your right to access your personal information is not absolute.
In certain circumstances, the law may permit us to refuse your request to provide you with access to your personal information. These circumstances may include where:
If we refuse to provide you with access to or correct your personal information, we will provide you with an explanation in writing.
Please note that if the GDPR applies to you then you will have additional rights (see section 10, above) and, where your GDPR rights are different from what is stated here, then, we will respect your GDPR rights in preference to the rights in this section.
Many websites, including our website, use ‘cookie’ technology.
Cookies’ are small text files that are used by a website to recognise repeat users (or their computers or mobile devices), store registration data, and facilitate the user’s ongoing access to and use of the site. This allows a website to track usage behaviour and compile aggregate data for navigational or content improvement. ‘Cookies’ are not programs that come onto your system and damage files.
You can disable ‘cookies’ or request that a warning when ‘cookies’ are used to enable you to accept or reject them by adjusting your internet browser settings. However, disabling or rejecting ‘cookies’ may mean that you are not able to access parts of our website or take advantage of the improved user experience that ‘cookies’ can help provide.
|19.||Use of our website
When visiting our website, a record of your visit may be recorded in Google analytics or similar services. This record may include the following types of information:
Your personal information is not recorded.
This information is NOT shared with any third party other than those assisting us to enhance your user experience or protect your information (as detailed in section 9, above).
We understand that you may be concerned about the security of the personal information that we collect from you. We will take reasonable steps to protect personal information which we hold from misuse, loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
We have systems and processes in place to maximise the security of your personal information, including the use of the industry standard encryption on our website.
For site and service security purposes and to ensure that our services are available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic in order to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, or cause damage to our site.
However, you should be aware that, when using our website or our services, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as completely secure.
|20.||How long do we keep your personal information?
Your acknowledgment that you are aware of the change, modification or update is implied from your continuing use of the website.
|22.||Feedback, queries and complaints
We always welcome feedback. Feedback is a valuable opportunity for us to improve the services that we deliver to you. We are committed to working with visitors to our site and people using our platform to ensure that concerns or questions are addressed without delay.
If you have a query regarding our privacy practices or wish to complain about a breach of privacy or data protection laws, you can contact us using the Contact Us page (above). We will then respond in writing as quickly as possible, but in accordance with any timeframes required by law, and we will give you details about how we propose to deal with the complaint as soon as reasonably practicable. We may ask you to provide further information about your complaint in order to assist us to assess your complaint.
If, for any reason you do not wish to complain to us initially or if you are unhappy with how we propose to resolve a complaint, then a complaint may also be made to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, by visiting the OAIC’s website and following the steps. Please note that where it applies, the GDPR also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU member state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred.
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Phone: 1300 363 992
Office of the UK Information Commissioner
Phone: 0303 123 1113
[Updated 21 June 2022]