Thrifty Privacy Statement
We are committed to protecting your privacy. We respect your privacy and your right to know how your personal information is being used. We believe that respect for your privacy forms part of the ongoing trust we wish to develop with you. We are sensitive to the concerns that our customers and users may have with regards to the confidentiality, security and use of their personal information and would like to reassure you of our position on this matter. By accessing our site, you accept our terms and conditions of its use, including consent to the collection and use of your personal information and our right to make amendments to this statement from time to time. We encourage you to review this statement to inform yourself of any amendments. We will, where possible summarise the amendments which are made.
This statement has been prepared in accordance with the National Privacy Principles as outlined in the Privacy Amendment (Private sector) Act 2000. The principles can be viewed at the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner at http://www.privacy.gov.au/.
How we collect personal information
In general we collect information about you from you when you register with Thrifty to receive a service or information. Thrifty may be limited in our ability to provide the requested service if the necessary information is not provided. Thrifty will collect personal information only by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way. If it is reasonable and practicable to do so, Thrifty will only collect information about an individual from that individual. If Thrifty collects personal information about an individual from another party, Thrifty will take reasonable steps to ensure that the individual is or has been made aware except to the extent that making the individual aware of the matters would pose a serious threat to the life or health of any individual.
How we use your personal information
Thrifty will, at all times intend only to use your personal information for the purpose in which it was collected or for a directly related purpose.
Other reasons that we may use your information is:
• Identify you and assist you
• Provide the service you require
• Administer and manage those services, including charging, billing and collecting debts
• To conduct checks for credit worthiness and for fraud
• Purposes permitted, required or authorised by or under law
• Improvement of Customer service
• Research, development and maintenance of our business systems, infrastructure and services
Before using your personal information, we will make all practicable attempts to provide you with an opportunity to give us permission to send you marketing or promotional material (such as promotional email offers), with an opt-in/opt-out option. That is, we will send you such material only if you elect to receive it or if it is provided to you in response to your request. If at any time you choose not to receive marketing or promotional material please notify via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 07 55709999 or by post to PO Box 9060 QLD 9726.
How can you access your personal information?
You have a reasonable right to access the personal information we store about you. If you find that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, then we will correct it. In the case that your personal information changes (such as email address, contact numbers etc) customers can notify our privacy officer to make amendments by emailing email@example.com or mail to: The Privacy Officer, PO Box 9060 QLD 9726.
Security of your Information
Thrifty takes all reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.
Thrifty uses "Cookies". Cookies are pieces of information that a website can transfer to an individual's computer hard drive for record keeping. Cookies can make using our websites easier by storing information about your preferences on a particular site. To enable us to monitor and improve the functionality of this site, we may gather information about you, including details of your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address, as well as the details of the website you came from. Our site may link to other websites. We are not responsible for their data policies, procedures or content.
We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal data including use of encryption technology, but cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. Whenever a user enters private information or uses credit card facilities, we will always use digital certificates to encrypt all communications between you and Thrifty. The digital certificates utilise Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") technology. Our SSL technology is the current industry standard. You accept the inherent security implications of dealing online over the Internet and will not hold Thrifty responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.
To make use of certain features on our website visitors may need to register and to provide certain information as part of the registration process. To provide you with services we make available to other customers to our site we require certain mandatory information. If you tell us more about yourself we can offer you more value, but your supplying such information is entirely voluntary. If you wish to remain completely anonymous, you're still free to take advantage of the wealth of content available on the Thrifty site without registration.
What Else should I know about Privacy?
Remember to close your browser when you have finished your session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like an Internet caf?. You as an individual are responsible for the security and access to your own computer.
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