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Web Privacy


This policy and procedures are to ensure that Cahoots adheres to quality practices and that effective and efficient controls are maintained regarding the use and care of private information of Cahoots website visitors. Cahoots respects the privacy of website visitors information and is committed to protect the personal information that website visitors share with us. Generally, website visitors can browse through our website without giving Cahoots any information about themselves. When Cahoots does need personal information to provide services that are requested by website visitors or when website visitors choose to provide Cahoots with their personal information, this policy describes how Cahoots will collect and use this personal information.

Information Collection

Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, email address, telephone number a home, postal or other physical address, birth date, gender and such other information when needed to provide a service that a website visitor requested.

As website visitors navigate through this site, certain anonymous information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without actively providing the information) using various technologies, such as cookies, Internet tags or web beacons, and navigational data collection (log files, server logs). The website visitors internet browser automatically transmits to this site some of this anonymous information, such as the URL of the web site they just came from and the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the browser version their computer is currently using; the date and time they access the site and the pages that they access while at the site. This information is used to help improve the site, analyze trends and administer the site. Website visitors may set their browser to notify them when a cookie is sent or to refuse cookies altogether, but certain features of this site might not work without cookies.

Cookies and Tracking Technology

A cookie is a small data file that certain Web sites write to a hard drive when someone visits them. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information a website visitor may supply themself. A cookie can’t read data off a hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. A website visitor may accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, however it is possible to modify browser setting to decline cookies.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Cahoots assures website visitors that unless they give Cahoots specific permission we will not transfer their personal information to third parties.

Ability to Review and Delete Information

A website visitor can always ask to review any personal information that we have collected from them, have us update, correct or delete this information and/or instruct us not to use this information and/or instruct us not to use this information in the future. If they wish to exercise this right, simply contact us on coord@cahoots.org.au.

The Cahoots website may contain links to websites operated by other companies. Some of these third-party sites may be co-branded with a Cahoots logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by Cahoots  Although we choose our business partners carefully, Cahoots is not responsible for the privacy practices of web sites operated by third parties that are linked to our site. Once a website visitor has left our website, they should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party website to determine how they will handle any information they collect from visitors.

Changes to Web Privacy

Cahoots will amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way it treats website visitors personal privacy or data we will update on the website.

Inappropriate and Illegal Content

Website visitors shall not use the Cahoots website (particularly the forum) to transmit, distribute or store material that is inappropriate (such as online gambling), as reasonably determined by Cahoots, or material that is illegal, defamatory, libelous, indecent, obscene, pornographic, enables online gambling or inconsistent with the generally accepted practices of the Internet community. Website visitors shall not use the Cahoots website to transmit, distribute or store material that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other component harmful to Cahoots, any other network or equipment, or other Users.

Intellectual Property

Website visitors shall not use the Cahoots website in any manner that would infringe, dilute, misappropriate, or otherwise violate any privacy or other personal rights or any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, copyrights and laws protecting patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary information.

Fraudulent/Misleading Content

Website visitors shall not use the Cahoots website to transmit or distribute material containing fraudulent offers for goods or services, or any advertising or promotional materials that contain false, deceptive, or misleading statements, claims, or representations.

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