Privacy Policy

Effective July 24, 2018

The Australian Software Company (TASC) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy governs and describes how we collect data and how we use that data. Please read fully this Privacy Policy and also our terms of service and by visiting this Site you consent to the practices described in this Policy and our terms of service.

General Use

Generally when you are interacting with this Site you are not required to provide any personal information.

Cookies

We use cookies to administer the Site and track your movements within the Site. Cookies allow us to improve your online experience within the site and more accurately determine usage of the site. Features such as trending topics are improved by the use of cookies.

We also may use the Google Analytics service which combines cookies with analysis services to help us to track and report Site traffic and other information. This information is shared with Google and is based of software provided by Google.

Google provides mechanisms to opt-out of Google Analytics and you can do this by installing a browser add-ons for this purpose. For more information about Google privacy visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

When you perform a search on this Site we use Algolia as the search provider and your search term is sent to Algolia. Please visit Algolia for information about their privacy policy.

Registered Users

If you choose to register on the Site then we collect your username, name, email address and a password. We use your email address to verify your identity and we do this in an attempt to reduce spam and abuse on the Site.

The Site has the facility for you to upload an Avatar. We only use the Avatar for display purposes throughout the site. If you do not provide an Avatar then we use a default image. The Avatar can be reset to the default image and when done the old image will be removed from our system.

This Site also provides mechanisms such as subscribing to threads and other opt-in techniques that may result in you receiving email notifications from us and you agree that we may contact you for these opt-in purposes.

We will not contact you by email except if you have opted-in or for important administrative purposes that require your notification.

We may use your email address to link you with our product registration services allowing us to provide information about any software licenses linked to your email address.

By posting on this Site you agree, once posted, the information you provide is in the public domain. You also agree you have the right to post the information. Information contained in posts may be used by third parties for any purpose.

Data Usage

We do not share your personal information with any third party, except as described above, or as part of our duty of disclosure.

The information we collect when you visit the Site is not used by TASC to personally analyze you. We do not use the information for the purpose of marketing to you unless you request that we contact you.

If you post on this forum you may not delete your account unless you specifically contact us and request your account to be deleted. You may access, edit and delete your posts. If you have no posts on the Site then you may delete your account.

If you wish to change your account details such as your email address then, unless we provide otherwise, you must contact us and make a request for change.

For residents of the European Economic Area (EU) you have certain specific data protection rights and TASC shall take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

For EU residents, in certain circumstances, you have the data protection right to: rectification of information that is inaccurate or incomplete; object to our processing of your personal data; request that we restrict of processing of your personal data; withdraw consent where TASC relied on your consent to process your personal data. You have the right to data portability and a copy of information we have relating to you shall be provided, upon written request, in machine readable, commonly used format. However we also reserve the right to delete your account and remove all information relating to you instead of providing data portability. Contact us to discuss and make requests regarding your personal data.

Security of Personal Information

TASC is committed to taking reasonable efforts to secure the personal information you choose to provide to us. We employ a variety of measures to protect the privacy of your data including the use of firewalls, encryption and physical access controls to devices that hold your data.

Information Transfer

Your information may be transferred outside of your jurisdiction and maintained on computers located outside of your location. By using this Site you agree that your information may be transferred to our choice of location and we may move your data to a different location and jurisdiction without notice.

Duty of disclosure

TASC may disclose your information if requested: to comply with a lawful request, to protect and defend the rights of TASC and/or it's employees, protect against legal liability, to investigate or prevent wrongdoing.

Links to Other sites

Posts may contain links to third party sites and we do not verify that these sites are appropriate and malware free. We also recommend you review the privacy policy on any third party site you visit.

Jurisdiction

This policy shall be governed and construed by the laws of New South Wales, Australia.

Contact Us

By mail:
Attn: Privacy Officer, The Australian Software Company, PO Box A1151, Sydney South, NSW, 1235, Australia

By Email: privacy@tasc.com.au

Registration

Your username and email address must be unique to the forum and your username is displayed.

Your name and your email address are not displayed except within your profile, visible only to you.

See Terms link below for complete terms and conditions.