Drive Section is committed to protecting your personal information and privacy. As such, we maintain strict confidentiality concerning you and your personal information.
- Collection of personal information
- Use and disclosure of personal information
- Storage and security of information
- Third parties and your information
- Cookies and other tracking technologies
- Accuracy of your information
- Access to information we hold about you
- Disclosure of information overseas
- Your consent
- Variation and your consent to variation
1. Collection of personal information
Personal information that we collect can include contact details such as your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address. If reasonable and practical, we will collect this personal information directly from you. This will include contact details and any other information that is relevant to providing services to you.
This may take place in a number of ways, including when you submit comments. You may also provide information to us via email or our Discord server.
We may also collect personal information from third parties such as publicly available sources of information. All personal information that we collect is reasonably necessary for providing our services to you, and purposes relating to it including:
- enhancing your use of, and improving this website
- keeping you informed of relevant upcoming events and activities relating to Drive Section
- allowing services and functions offered on the website to be provided to you
If you do provide us with any information via this website, that information will only identify who you are if you provide us with these details, such as contact details listed above.
Our web server collects information for statistical and marketing purposes when you visit this website. This information includes:
- the name of your Internet service provider, mobile carrier, or data services provider
- your Internet Protocol (IP) address
- the number of users who visit this website
- the date and time of each visit to this website
- the pages accessed on this website
- the type of browser used to access this website
- the links users click on this website
- the features used by users on this website
- the content and images selected by users
- how users arrived at our website and its pages
Drive Section will not collect any sensitive information from you. This includes information that reveals your race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union memberships, or details of your health or disability.
In the case that we are unable to collect personal information reasonably required by Drive Section, we may not be able to do business with you or the organisation you are connected to.
2. Use and disclosure of personal information
We may use personal information about you for the primary purpose of providing you with our services, which may include providing information about services offered by our business partners and for which you would reasonably expect us to use that information, including sending you information about new developments, products, services and special offers by post, telephone or any form of electronic communication.
We may use any email address or other personal information you provide to us at any time for this purpose and you authorise us to do so by voluntarily providing your personal information.
You can, at any time, opt out of receiving marketing material by contacting us. You agree and acknowledge that even if you opt out of receiving marketing material, we will still send you essential information that we are legally required to send you relating to the services we provide. Once you opt out of receiving marketing material from us, you agree and acknowledge that this removal from our distribution lists may take several business days after the date of you request to be removed.
3. Storage and security of information
We will use all reasonable endeavours to keep your personal information in a secure environment, however, this security cannot be guaranteed.
We store the information you provide to us and the information we collect electronically, on computer servers established by our hosting provider.
Our hosting provider maintains all data in a highly secure server environment to prevent unauthorised access and data security. Advanced security measures – including firewalls, security protocols, and surveillance – are taken to ensure the continued service and protection of our services from natural disaster, intruders, and disruptive events.
These security measures are designed to ensure that your personal information is not subject to unauthorised access, loss, or misuse. If you reasonably believe that there has been unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, please contact us at email@example.com
If we no longer need your personal information – unless we are required under Australian law or a court or tribunal order to retain it – we will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify your personal information.
4. Third parties and your information
We are not responsible for the content or practices of linked websites, nor their policies regarding the collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information.
5. Cookies and other tracking technologies
When you visit our website, our server may attach a ‘cookie’ to your computer’s memory. A cookie assists us by storing information on how visitors to this website use it, and the pages that may be of most interest to them. Cookies are set each time you register, log in, or log out of our website.
If you choose, you should be able to configure your computer so that it disables ‘cookies’ or does not accept them. However, please note that turning off cookies will restrict your use of this website.
Upon viewing or subscribing to our website, our servers will collect log file information including your web request, IP address, browser type, number of clicks, domain names, pages viewed, and other browsing information. This information is used to improve our website and the services we provide to you.
Both the website and our emails to you may also use pixel technology to track your online usage patterns and the emails from us that you open. Please note that pixels and other types of clear GIF technologies do not collect any personal information from you.
In addition, our website may also utilise third party tracking tools from our service providers to help us collect and analyse user information.
6. Accuracy of your information
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information held by us is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant, and not misleading. If you believe that any of your personal information is not accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant, and not misleading, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take all reasonable steps to correct it in an appropriate timeframe.
7. Access to information we hold about you
If you request access to the personal information we hold about you, we will respond to your request within a reasonable period of time and, where practicable, give access to the information in the manner requested by you. This will be subject to any exemptions allowed under the Privacy Act.
We may also charge a reasonable fee for providing that information.
You may request this information by sending an email to us at email@example.com
When contacting us you have the option to either not identify yourself or to use a pseudonym. However, this will not apply if it is impracticable for us to communicate with you that way. We are required or authorised under Australian law (or by court or tribunal order) to only deal with individuals who have identified themselves.
8. Disclosure of information overseas
We may transfer personal information to people in foreign jurisdictions to fulfil our business purposes. For example, this may include creating custom audiences on Facebook, whose servers are overseas; or if our service providers have overseas servers. By providing your information to us, you consent to this transfer of information.
9. Your consent
10. Variation and consent to variation
We will take any and all privacy complaints seriously. Any complaints will be assessed by an appropriate person with the aim of resolving any issues in a timely manner. We request that you cooperate with us during this process, and that you provide us with any relevant information that we may require.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of our assessment of your complaint, you may wish to contact the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.