Ward Partners Privacy Statement
Your Personal Information
Personal information about visitors to our sites is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. For example, we may need to collect such information to provide you with further services or to answer or forward any requests or enquiries. It is our intention that this policy will protect your personal information from being dealt with in any way that is inconsistent with applicable privacy laws in Australia.
How We Collect Personal Information
In the course of providing our services, we collect personal information in a variety of ways. For example, information is collected when you:
- Respond to our Buyers Wishlist, or Market Appraisal forms, or any other form
- send us an email
- ask to be placed on one of our mailing lists,
- apply for a job with us,
- make an enquiry about our services,
- visit our web site, or
- become a client or debtor of the company.
This is information provided by you and you provide most of the personal information directly to us and for a specific purpose. You are not obliged to provide any information to us, however the information you choose to give enables us to service your needs more adequately by providing our services and replies to your queries or requests for service. Information that you provide us about yourself and about the types of property you may be interested in purchasing or leasing is treated with the strictest confidence. This information is securely stored and is only accessible by authorised employees of Ward Partners who also ensure that your personal information is protected and safeguarded.
How we use the information we collect
Use of the information for a secondary purpose
We may sometimes use the personal information we collect for a secondary purpose, that is, for use in a way different from the original reason for collection. We will only do this in the following circumstances:
- where you have consented, or
- where the secondary purpose is directly related to the primary purpose, and
- you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose the information in such a way, or
- where we are permitted or required by law, or it is in the interests of public safety to do so.
These are bits of information that the web site puts on to your computer hard drive for tracking user navigation and customising web site information to improve user participation. Internet browsers are frequently already set to accept cookies. The cookies acts as a memory for you and remembers details about you so you do not have to enter the same information over again every time you access the site. However you do not have to accept the cookies and you may opt out and refuse to have them transferred to your computer hard drive. You may also set your Internet browser to warn when cookies are being used. Further information is available from your internet browser provider if required.
Accessing Personal Information Held About You or Correcting Your Personal Information
You can also request that we let you know what personal information we hold about you or that information about you be corrected or deleted. This is part of our commitment to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate, complete and up to date. You may contact us on (02) 9816 2277, visit our office at 33 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill, fax us on (02) 9816 2444 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your personal information held by us.
We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our site. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.However, we will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may transmit to us or from our online products and services. Once we do receive your transmission, we will also make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems. All information is protected by a security password system.In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.
Links to other sites
We provide links to Web sites outside of our web site, as well as to third party Web sites. These linked sites are not under our control, and we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of companies linked to our website. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, we advise you to examine the terms and conditions of using that Web site and its privacy statement.
Further Privacy Information
For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner's website.